Project Manager, Network Automation and Systems Integrations

| Greater Boulder Area

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, dedicated Internet access, and colocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP Backbone and 44 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its Cloudlink service, Zayo provides low latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Position Description

The Project Manager for Network Automation and Systems Integrations owns end to end implementation of high visibility and high priority network automation projects with a deep understanding of business impact. An effective Project Manager for Network Automation and Systems Integrations is proficient in Telecommunications service delivery and provisioning across all functional layers with the ability to apply a revenue impact and cost efficiency emphasis on automation. Creative problem solving, critical thinking and implementing an Agile Development Methodology is imperative to the success of the role. An ability to understand complex system dependencies and make decisions based on Product Management rules and network automation logic is essential. The position requires strong attention to detail. Personal communication skills are critical, as this role demands constant interaction across various teams including business development, network engineering, product operations and service delivery. An individual with a hunger to solve problems and improve operational performance will excel in this position. In this role, the Project Manager will gain a deep understanding of the impact of software defined telecommunications delivery in the financial success of an organization as well as additional functional group business process at an accelerated pace by taking ownership for teaching self and asking thoughtful questions of management. The Project Manager will operate as main point of contact for multiple functions across the full scope of Zayo's internal organizations to identify requirements, dependencies, and timelines between technical and business teams. Works closely with QA/Production Support, Business Analysts and fellow project managers that support multiple development teams to ensure teams are contributing to the company roadmap and making data-driven decisions to positively support the business and drive revenue growth.

Responsibilities

  • Become a subject matter expert on customer facing network provisioning best practices, service delivery, business operations and automation processes

  • Develop growth strategies for areas of responsibility and provide business rationale, suggested priority and risk assessment

  • Drive project success by following development operations processes in line with effortless / agile / lean methodologies

  • Apply advanced analytical methods to proactively identify improvements and cost efficiency vs revenue impacting roadmap

  • Own end to end implementation and ongoing enhancements directly into customer facing platforms, including thoughtful tracking of success metrics

  • Own timeline, risk assessment and implementation of multiple network automation initiatives simultaneously

  • Establish new processes in line with business requirements and Company roadmap

  • Be the main point of contact for Product, Engineering and Business Development teams to develop strategy, gather requirements and maintain feedback loop throughout project

  • Drive information gathering in order to make thoughtful recommendations for business decisions relating to system implementation, modification, maintenance, etc.

  • Drives high impact performance driven culture

  • Excellent project management processes to be employed when applicable, including:

    • Develop project plan

    • Define revenue impact, success metrics and risk assessment

    • Identify project components, teams involved, inter-relationships between work functions, and ensure effective and proactive engagement

    • Apply business priorities to project; ensure project will meet the stakeholders’ goals

    • Identify Critical Path and manage key issue resolution.

    • Understand team ecosystem, projects, and workload to define appropriate prioritization of tasks

    • Break down project into accelerated deliverables with a clear definition of Minimum Viable Product and subsequent phases

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University in Computer Science, Network Engineering or Related Areas

  • Proficient understanding of Telecommunications services including Ethernet, IP and Connect to Cloud configurations

  • Understanding of API first development and customer facing integrations

  • 3-5 years of product, project management, software development, and/or technology development operations experience preferred

  • Outstanding organizational skills, highly resourceful and proven project management

  • Strong analytical business acumen and financial aptitude

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

  • Ability to follow lean / Agile development operations principles

  • High level of ​salesforce.com​ knowledge, including but not limited to object design and reporting structures

  • Aptitude for learning new/different processes within the company to better understand other data architectures and workflows

  • Ability to view issues and concerns from multiple perspectives, and to keep the “big picture” in focus

  • Comfortable with understanding and applying material conditional logic

  • Capable of independently solving logic based problems

  • Strong desire for teamwork and working in group settings

  • Capacity to work on multiple projects and meet various deadlines

  • Attention to detail and a basic understanding of aesthetics is essential

Rewards

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance
  • Fitness membership discounts
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

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Location

Our Boulder campus is located in the 29th Street Mall 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 secruity 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 stand up
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
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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.
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.
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.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Zayo provide 12 weeks paid maternity leave, 2 weeks paid paternity leave, and 4 weeks paid adoptive/foster leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
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 Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
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
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Video Games.
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
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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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