Network Builds Program Manager

IBM   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Information Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 46 days ago

Job Description

IBM cloud (IaaS) has a global network that is deployed using cutting-edge platforms and is looking for experienced IT Project Manager to manage the Network Build Projects within our Cloud. The IT Project Manager, with experience in networking concepts, will manage networking projects in production environments while working closely with network engineering. In this role, you will focus on the build out and expansion of data centers and PoP's across the globe. You'll work closely with multiple teams (network, procurement, logistics, infrastructure etc), to plan and aggressively execute on the data center & PoP expansions. You will further be responsible for the development and implementation of consistent processes and visibility measurements for consistent and effective management of our infrastructure. This is a highly visible position that requires technical understanding of datacenter infrastructure, networking (physical), and strong project management experience

The primary responsibilities will include program management of a number of Network Services for the IBM Cloud.

  • Cataloging and owning project requests
  • Coordinating, leading, and managing project meetings and collaboration sessions
  • Defining project scope, and developing detailed project plans
  • Resource capacity planning and velocity tracking
  • Planning, owning, leading, coordinating, and driving the project
  • Working with vendors and non-local organizations
  • Documenting results
  • Coordinating and facilitating communication between departments and project team members to ensure project team alignment
  • Work with the project team to identify the level of effort required for tasks or projects
  • Work with cross-functional departments to ensure they are engaged and prepared to implement new project initiatives including associated process changes
  • Maintain project plan, timeline, status deck, sprint plans and backlogs
  • Work directly with Network management, vendors and business owners to ensure timelines are committed to and those commitments are upheld.
  • Manage bill of materials, build rack elevations, and work with teams to rack / cable & configure infrastructure globally
  • Coordinate installation of new or retrofit equipment globally in support of physical network expansion
  • Enforce process and procedure
  • Produce, manage and report on project plans
  • Risk management

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years project management experience in a networking environment
  • Proven ability to manage diverse cross-functional teams
  • Proven track record managing multiple projects involving systems, software and network engineers
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • PMI/PMP certification preferred or equivalent formal training/experience
  • CCNA or JCNIA network certification
  • Proficient in the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) process