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Think Lab Program Manager


Our Technology team wakes up every day with one goal in mind - connecting Canadians to the people and things that matter most. Together, we are proud to support 30 million Canadians each month through managing a robust portfolio that champions leading-edge technology. We drive large-scale, complex, and high-visibility technology projects and programs that shape the future of technology in Canada and expand connectivity from coast to coast. If you are interested in being a part of this, consider applying for the following opportunity:


We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Program Manager to lead the THINKLab, a collaborative research and innovation initiative aimed at advancing next-generation technologies and fostering made-in-Canada solutions. As the Program Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the THINKLab, including managing research projects, coordinating industry collaborations, and facilitating technology enablement. This role requires strong leadership skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders from academia, industry, government, and the Rogers ecosystem. 


What you will be doing:
Leadership and Strategy: 

  • Develop and implement the strategic vision and goals of the THINKLab in alignment with Rogers' Innovation and Connected Canadians agendas. 
  • Collaborate with senior executives, including the Program Sponsor and Program Owner, to define priorities, objectives, and success metrics for the THINKLab. 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the THINKLab team, ensuring effective execution of projects and initiatives. 

Project Management: 

  • Initiate and manage research projects that explore market opportunities and commercial applications for emerging technologies. 
  • Translate research findings into potential commercial applications and support the development of intellectual property (IP). 
  • Collaborate with industry partners, academia, and government to facilitate industry-initiated development projects and accelerate the commercialization of emerging technologies. 

Collaboration and Partnership: 

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including top customers, academic institutions, technology partners, and government agencies. 
  • Work closely with strategic customers to understand their industry challenges and organize working groups for collaborative research and development initiatives. 
  • Engage with academia to identify emerging trends, recommend curriculum enhancements, and promote talent development in strategic technology areas. 

Talent Development and Outreach: 

  • Attract and recruit multi-generational talent focused on critical technologies, including youth and underserved communities. 
  • Develop and implement scholarship programs and internship opportunities to support underserved and underrepresented communities. 
  • Organize and support technology hackathons to foster innovation and collaboration among diverse participants. 

Communication and Events: 

  • Coordinate and participate in joint events, including biannual social and networking events, conferences, and technology hackathons. 
  • Promote the visibility of the THINKLab and Rogers' innovation initiatives through effective communication strategies, both internally and externally. 
  • Collaborate with the Marketing/Communications team to ensure consistent messaging and branding for the THINKLab. 


What you have:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., engineering, computer science, business administration). 
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in program management, research and development, or innovation-related roles. 
  • Strong understanding of emerging technologies, including 5G, DOCSIS & Fiber technology, Digital & Cloud, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Cyber Security. 
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders. 
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously. 
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Experience in building and maintaining partnerships with industry, academia, government, and other relevant organizations. 
  • Knowledge of agile methodologies and experience working in agile project environments is preferred. 
  • Familiarity with funding mechanisms, grants, and matching funds from government and private enterprises is a plus. 
  • Passion for innovation, technology, and making a positive impact on Canada's competitiveness and talent pipeline. 
  • Must be able to commute to the Calgary office at least 3 days per week based upon our hybrid work model.


Note: This job description provides a general overview of the responsibilities and requirements for the position. The specific duties and qualifications may vary depending on the needs and evolution of the THINKLab. 

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: Rog-ShawCourt 630 3 Ave SW (8007), Calgary, AB 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Network Design
Requisition ID: 307435
At Rogers, we believe the key to a strong business, is a diverse workforce where equity and inclusion are core to making everyone feel like they belong. We do this by embracing our diversity, celebrating our different perspectives, and working towards creating environments that empower our people to bring their whole selves to work. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential by removing any barriers for equal participation. We work with our candidates who are experiencing a disability throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Recruitment Process FAQ.  


Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check as part of the hiring process. 
Posting Notes:  Technology 







Calgary, AB, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

*available for full-time and part-time permanent employees, some restrictions apply

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