Given the number of layoffs during this recession, there areprobably a lot of IT directors who are willing to go for almost anyjob, there’s something to be said for the companies that put someeffort into their recruiting.

A good case in point is Vancouver-based SierraWireless, which recently posted an ad with their recruiting firm for avice-president of information technology and systems. Like manyorganizations — and especially a vendor — you might have expectedSierra Wireless to offer a list of certifications they expected,technologies with which they expected candidates to be experienced or(at best) some business-related skills they wished to bring to the ITgroup. Instead, Sierra Wireless and its recruiters tell a story — acompelling one — about a company that’s going through some changes andgrowth. It sets some context for the work environment that thesuccessful candidate would enter. Best of all, they position SierraWireless as someplace an IT professional could not only find a job, buta career. Imagine if more enterprises were as articulate in the waythey reach out to the IT community. Full details below. And best towhomever gets in.

Providing customers and partners with world-class support, SierraWireless is a leading designer and developer of wide area wirelesssolutions for mobile computing and machine-to-machine communications.With offices in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong,the company offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise,consumer, original equipment manufacturer, specialized verticalindustry, and machine-to-machine markets. Cost effective, innovative,and responsive to consumer needs, Sierra Wireless’ core competencieslie in airlink innovation, wireless systems integration, softwaredesign, and operator certification.

In 2008, Sierra Wireless experienced exceptional growth andprofitability, having introduced many new products, expanded its globalchannels, and achieved the best financial results in the company’shistory. Sierra Wireless also took a major step in strengthening itsstrategic position with the acquisition of France based Wavecom S.A, amove tantamount to strengthen Sierra Wireless’ presence in Europe andAsia, while solidifying its position as a leader in the M2M market withan expanded roster of products, enhanced scale, and broad research anddevelopment capability.

An exciting opportunity now exists for you to be at theforefront of Sierra Wireless’ information technology operations and toposition IT as a valued-added service partner to the business.Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, as the Vice President,Information Technology & Systems, you will be responsible forformulating and overseeing the planning and execution of a computingand information technology strategy to meet Sierra Wireless’ expandedbusiness requirements. You will direct and manage a global team toensure the provision of business driven IT services that will enablethe organization to achieve its corporate goals and objectives.

To submit your resume and related information online, pleaseselect where you heard about the opportunity and click “Add to List”below. Alternatively, for further information about this opportunity,please contact Elizabeth Abraham, Amy Gill or Caroline Jellinck at Ray& Berndtson in our Vancouver office at (604) 685-0261 or  elizabeth.abraham at

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