Technical Project Manager
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
A Global Media Company is seeking a Technical Project Manager to join their team in Sunnyvale, CA!
The Performance Engineering Group has an exciting and challenging mission: Optimize the utilization of Verizon Media’ s infrastructure in our world-class data centers around the globe. To achieve this, we work closely with our engineers to make the most efficient use of resources by optimizing their hardware and software stacks. In addition, we create total cost of ownership (TCO) models to dictate hardware component selection with cost/performance as a major guiding factor, i.e. the best bang for the buck for our unique environments. This two-pronged approach drives us to build cost-effective infrastructure at scale, resulting in significant cost savings.
We have strong partnerships with our technology suppliers to evaluate bleeding edge technology which puts us in a distinguished advisory role to influence the industry. This positions us ahead of the technology curve and gives us an exciting glimpse of upcoming industry directions, thereby allowing us to select the best strategic solutions to address Verizon Media’ s future needs.
We are looking for a passionate candidate to guide and support our internal customers through the CARwash process, as well as to drive retirement, capacity grooming and tech refresh efforts. You will need to analyse current hardware deployments work with properties to address capacity related issues.
You will need to coordinate with many different individuals and groups throughout the company. You must be comfortable driving contact and interaction. You must be prepared to lead and help those who might not initially understand why they need your help. You must be able to track your results and present them to management.
You will be expected to set, track and report on the progress of your goals every quarter. You must be able to deliver on a deadline.
You should have strong analytical skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills, and the desire to use them! You should be capable of conveying complex technical concepts to a broad audience. You will be interacting and meeting with internal customers on a regular basis, and a successful candidate will be looking forward to this type of opportunity.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail. Past PM experience is a plus
Ability to interact with all levels of a company, and drive consensus
Proven experience with large distributed environments
Experience with scale-out applications
Strong sense of humor! :)