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Project Manager - Connectivity Network Services
Ref No.: 18-01443
Location: Menlo Park, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 04/02/2018 to 04/02/2019
Job Title: Project Manager - Connectivity Network Services
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Duration: 1 Year

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

Skills:
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