Network Engineering is seeking a Network Technical Program Manager for a contract position with our team in Seattle. This individual will be responsible for prioritization, scheduling and execution of network changes and upgrades across the company's Data Centers. You will manage our cross-functional projects, which require working with all organizational levels and groups including network operations, network engineering staff and internal project management teams, as well as external vendors. You will develop and manage project schedules, identify risks and clearly communicate them to project stakeholders, define problem solving and risk mitigation strategies, and facilitate conflict resolution through the full project cycle. A strong background in IT infrastructure, technology deployment or computer science is essential for your success in this position. You must have a proven track record of project completion that is on time and within budget. You must be able to command the intellectual respect of engineers as well as run extremely effective projects on compressed and timelines while dealing with ambiguity with grace and maturity.
Manage multiple competing cross-functional projects/programs simultaneously, some on a global scale.
Interact with engineers, technicians, project managers and senior management on a daily basis
Run meetings, create and maintain timelines, and keep large, diverse groups informed of progress and obstacles.
Work with engineers to develop detailed and creative solutions to complex problems, while keeping a watchful eye on timelines and costs.
Ensure consistency in deployed configurations and track exceptions for follow up
BS or MS degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience in an IT-related field.
Experience in commercial data center, co-location environments, and/or optical transport/network environments are a plus.
Excellent organizational skills and project tracking abilities; experience of procurement and logistics, strong focus and attention to detail; the ability to work in a very fast-paced, hectic, and energetic environment, yet able to maintain high quality standards; project/task prioritization and schedule development.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels.
Ability to succeed and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities
Demonstrated ability to influence and develop productive working relationships with resources and dependent teams
PMP or the commitment to achieve this certification within one year of hire date
MCSA\CCNA certifications or equivalent in either networking or system administration.