Senior, Software Product Manager at Zayo

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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Senior, Software Product Manager 

Position Description: 

The Senior, Software Product Manager is responsible for leveraging the product roadmap and vision and establishing a cohesive, innovative and industry leading software strategy and implementation directly in alignment with Zayo’s strategic goals. This position is functionally aligned to the Product Management roadmap across layers and works in collaboration with Network Planning and Architecture in order to deliver network automation solutions that drive an accelerated delivery time for strategic product offerings. They manage strategy, coordination and effective handoff to software development teams while defining necessary data and inventory policies and audits that ensure the success rate of services provisioned through software across Zayo’s network. This position works in an agile development environment, interfacing with scrum masters and acting as the software product owner within the designated scrum teams. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Deep technical network automation understanding spanning all layers of the OSI model

  • Ability to execute on a highly iterative and innovative Network Automation strategy driving a drastic decrease in delivery times of highly virtualized products

  • Experience with network automation strategy including a solid understanding of SDN/NFV and legacy network models, advantages of each, and opinions on how to leverage each

  • Coordinates with Network Planning and Capacity Management to ensure software readiness and success rate of automation across Fiber, Transport and Packet products

  • Outstanding organizational skills, highly resourceful and proven project management.

  • Owns a cohesive software implementation plan that directly supports the customer portal end-to-end implementation of products in Zayo’s Digital experience. Including but not limited to project design, assignment, and prioritization, ensuring every project adheres to the below requirements:

  • Project priority is clearly understood and reflected at all times

  • Project justification includes support via either data analytics or specific use case (ideally both)

  • Business and technical requirements are clearly and completely identified and reviewed with stakeholders prior to assignment to IT development team scrum master

  • Process flowcharts are included in design (where applicable)

  • Network Data Policy and Audit is outlined in collaboration with Network organization

  • User Acceptance testing plan created and attached prior to beginning UAT phase of project

  • Ensures broad endorsement / adoption of all initiatives

  • Project / Roadmap visibility for all stakeholders and executives

  • Proven ability to document highly complex processes, procedures, and/or policies in a network architecture and software development context 

  • Deep understanding of Telecommunications technologies: Connectivity, Colocation and Cloud products and Quote to Cash process.

  • Deep understanding of the people and cultural norms that are behind our values, processes & technologies. 

  • Strong analytical business acumen and financial aptitude.

  • Active involvement in broader network automation community outside of Zayo including MEF, TMForum and new technology deployments

  • Proficient in interpreting business and technical requirements and making decisions that are optimal for Zayo’s vision.

  • High performing, attention to detail and results-oriented.

  • Highly motivated with an eagerness to learn new technologies, be part of a collaborative team, and maintain a transformational and creative mindset.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both technical and non-technical issues and resolve problems at all levels of the organization both internally and externally.

  • Ability to balance short term with long term strategies and resource allocation. 

  • Industry Acumen – Profound understanding of industry and business dynamics. 

  • Ability to build strong and trusted relationships at all levels of organization.

  • Ability to present and communicate with executives. 

  • Distinctive problem solving and analysis skills, impeccable business judgment.

  • Strong storytelling skills.

 

Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Network automation software requirements: ensure requirements are clearly understood by software engineering teams in order to execute on business vision. Partner with stakeholders and fellow product owners in order to ensure smooth go to market of new software releases.

  • Operational efficiency: drives high-impact organizational and operational efficiency initiatives that improve customer experience, employee engagement & profitability. 

  • Strategic Planning and Implementation: partner with leadership to cross-cut existing organizations and deliver high impact processes. Develop growth strategies for areas of responsibility and provide business rationale, suggested priority and risk assessment aligned with Zayo’s business strategy. 

  • Data analysis: gather and analyze large amounts of information expeditiously, developing compelling, insightful recommendations. 

  • Problem Solving: approaches problems in rational manner using sound strategies that ensure comprehensive understanding and effective resolution. 

  • Change Management: develops methods for supporting innovation and change across the organization. 

  • Innovation and leadership: provides innovative thought leadership. Drives high impact performance-based culture.

  • Cross-functional collaboration: highly collaborative ensuring alignment with business initiatives, priorities aligned with Zayo’s values.

  • Prioritization and productivity: handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously while appropriately prioritizing long-term projects with urgency of immediate demands.

  • Process Enablement and Communication: write a variety of executive, customer & training presentations and reporting across organizations. Develop and operate forums for effective communication – Chatter Groups, Google Sites, Webinars, releases, agendas.

  • Status Reports: provide real-time and current information on all deliverables, while monitoring and evaluating activity / progress on projects to determine need for change / escalation.

  • Undergraduate degree in an engineering, computer science, management or technical field is a plus

 

CO pay range: $92,000-$128,835

Benefits, Rewards & Wellness

  • Annual Incentive Plan (AIP) - Full-time Zayo employees are also eligible for discretionary AIP which is based on the performance of the Company, an employee’s business segment, and the individual employee

  • Sales Incentive Plan - Full-time Zayo sales employees are also eligible for discretionary incentive cash compensation through our Sales Incentive Plan

  • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Retirement 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Please note, in accordance with Zayo's commitment to providing and maintaining a workplace free of recognized hazards, all U.S. and Canadian employees and any employee, vendor, customer, or visitor who enters a Zayo office or facility in the U.S. and Canada must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of such vaccination. If you are hired by Zayo, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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Location

In Colorado we have campuses in Downtown Denver and on 29th Street Mall in Boulder, where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial security to our employees and their families.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
We encourage our employees to give back to our communities by providing 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per quarter.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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