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Project Manager - Connectivity Network Services

Responsibilities

    • Manage deployment, operations, tooling, documentation, and ongoing support of experimental and commercial off-the-shelf wired and wireless technologies in complex and diverse environments.
    • Drive successful field site survey and acquisition efforts including negotiations with landlords, industry partners, local governments, and utilities.
    • Take initiative in unclear and dynamic situations to help stakeholders and partners define and subsequently realize goals.
    • Manage highly cross-functional projects in a matrix organization covering a range of areas (experimental products, data center, network,logistics, supply chain, hardware/software engineering).
    • Identify operational pain points and opportunities to improve business practices and drive internal process improvements across multiple teams and functions.
    • Review operational issues and determine if a technology solution is required or a process correction needs to be made.
    • Elicit detailed program requirements by engaging the business to capture clear functional design artifacts using techniques like use cases, data diagrams and process flow diagrams.
    • Provide hands on program management during analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases.
    • Lead business readiness activities including training, testing and rollout.
    • Foster a culture of data driven decision making.
    • Drive continual improvement of cost productivity.
    • Identify areas of risk and drive mitigation with subject matter experts within the organization.
    • Work independently with minimal supervision
    • 6+ years of  experience in technical or engineering project/program management with a demonstrated track record of improving processes, programs, and using technology solutions to deliver business value in a high-tech operations space.
    • 2 years of experience leading optical and/or wireless network deployments.
    • Extensive experience leading executive-level discussions and negotiations with internal and external parties.  
    • Experience driving successful project execution in collaboration with external partners in industry, government, and academia.
    • Thorough understanding of the OSI model and networking standards including TCP/IP and the 802.11 family.
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt and learn new skill sets.
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, and organizational skills with clear focus under pressure.
    • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
    • Be independent, thorough, and results-orientated in examination and analysis.
    • Ability to collaborate with different individuals across organizations, within other geographies, and willingness to "roll-up the sleeves" in order to accomplish all necessary tasks.
    • Resourceful, action-orientated with the ability to get things done, overcome obstacles, and develop creative solutions to problems.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a diverse, cross-functional team.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 3+ years of network engineering and design experience
    • Mobile operator and/or ISP network planning, deployment, and operations experience, including municipal site acquisition and landlord lease negotiations.
    • Experience working in emerging markets
    • PMP and CCNA/JNCIA certifications or equivalent
    • Vendor management and contracts experience
  • MBA or graduate degree in a technical discipline Preferre
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, quantitative, or related discipline (Required)
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