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Technical Project Manager

About Network Infrastructure

The mission of the Network Infrastructure (NI) Business Group is to be the most trusted partner for the world’s most critical network infrastructure. NI will respond to the ever-increasing demand for networks with higher capacity, greater reliability, faster speeds, and lower costs.

  

Job Description

About Deepfield

Deepfield is dedicated business line and a part of Network Infrastructure business group. At Deepfield, we build software-based solutions that cover IP network intelligence, analytics and distributed denial of service (DDoS) security. Using our Deepfield portfolio, our customers can obtain unique, real-time network and services insight that can help them improve their network performance and security, and optimize their customers’ experience for the 5G, cloud and IoT era.

We are engaged in cutting-edge research at the intersection of data science, visualization, and network analytics and, as a result of our work we create, deploy, and maintain the largest global network analytics platform.

Come join us and help advance state-of-the-art network intelligence and analytics.

What We Do at Deepfield

Our customers are internet-focused companies that are fully immersed in the 21st century: our solutions have found their place in the largest networks of today – from service providers (cable and multiple system operators, telecommunications service providers, and cloud providers) to webscale companies and large digital enterprises. There's no shortage of data in these environments; the challenge is in turning all that data into meaningful and actionable information that can be used to drive improved network performance and customer experience, create better strategic business decisions and automate networks and network operations.

The biggest players in the industry are turning to Deepfield for all these answers.

What you will do?

Deepfield is seeking an engineering project manager to help improve existing processes and define new ones as we grow our company and product portfolio. Our ideal candidate must be

innovative and flexible, willing to work within a dynamic environment where priorities can and will shift quickly.

We are an agile shop and the project manager is expected to facilitate planning and scoping exercises with product and engineering managers, attend daily scrums and other Agile ceremonies, and proactively help to unblock team members from making progress.

Communication is key! The project manager must communicate project status to teams, internal and external, via a variety of methods: paper, slack, email, phone, message in bottle. If we can be communicating better, the project manager is expected to show us how!

Speak BGP, Python, Linux, or network mumbo jumbo? Excellent! We have a technical environment — be prepared to learn how the internet really works. The project manager will know how our products work and how current tasks fit into the larger picture, technically and strategically.

Estimate much? Did we miss a deadline? Are we too distracted? The project manager will know exactly where we were, are, and plan to go. While guiding the team through our release cycle, you'll challenge the team to focus on delivering a minimum viable product on time and within budget. Roadblocks will be identified and removed, while seeking to identify where improvements or changes can be made.

     

    Job Responsibilities & Competencies

    • Hold a deep understanding of project details, dependencies, timelines, and use cases
    • Communicate project progress, obstacles, and project risks to leadership
    • Proactively lead and support development teams to refine their processes to become highly effective teams
    • Collaborate with team leads to create, maintain, and organize backlogs
    • Balance competing priorities and demands from our customers, sales, technical operations, and R&D
    • Facilitate inter-team communication: between dev teams, between dev, and dev ops/sales, and between product management and engineering

     

    Qualifications

    A minimum of 3 years' experience working in software

    • Familiarity with Jira or a similar project management tool
    • Management experience with agile methodologies
    • Exceptional time management and analytical skills
    • Ability to lead multiple project teams simultaneously and see them through to completion

     

    Perks

    • The excitement of having immediate impact across a global customer base and some of the most important internet companies
    • A group of people that actually enjoys hanging out together! We have frequent company events such as demos, tech talks, outings… oh, and did we mention food?
    • The opportunity to apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve interesting and challenging problems
    • Innovative teammates with diverse interests and hobbies
    • A relaxed, flexible, and fun environment located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor stocked with plenty of snacks and sunlight
    • Opportunity to learn about other cutting-edge technologies and engage in collaboration with a diverse set of colleagues all over the world

     

    Imagine creating technology that has the potential to change the world. Working with us, you will have a positive impact on people’s lives and help to overcome some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Nokia culture welcomes people as their true selves. Come create technology that helps the world act together.

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