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Project Manager, Wireless

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Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: California, CA, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49821


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

The Wireless PMO team is responsible for Program Management and Project Management activities for Corning Wireless In-Building solutions such as the SpiderCloud ERAN, Corning ONE DAS and Mobile Access Legacy DAS product lines. The Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of deployment projects of Corning Wireless networks in carrier and enterprise sites throughout the United States. This includes working with Field Engineers, Solution Engineers, Support Engineers, third-party system integrators, major wireless carriers, and customer enterprise IT departments


Key Responsibilities 

• Lead the planning and implementation of projects. Accountable for execution within the defined project constraints

• Facilitate the definition of project goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects

• Coordinate internal resources and Telco Operators/third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects; involve all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

• Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

• Develop detailed project plans/methods to monitor and track progress

• Ensure resource availability and allocation

• Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques

• Perform risk management to minimize project risks

• Present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management

• Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes while successfully managing the relationship with the clients and all other stakeholders

• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

• Monitor and report on budgeted project expenditures

• Provide weekly reports on activities and project status to the Manager of Wireless Customer Program Management

• Efficiently manages assigned projects to ensure internal and external customer satisfaction

• Continuously improves project management practices based on lessons learned in the design and implementation processes

• Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase

• An effective team member who can collaborate with others in open and productive dialogues Initiative

• Recommend changes or policies to increase department effectiveness and customer satisfaction

• Recognize and act on new opportunities while maintaining focus on the company goals, customer accounts and program/project objectives • Proven ability to work in a fast paced, 24x7 availability environment


Minimum Requirements 

• Very good technical background, preferably in the fields of telecommunications or engineering

• Fiber Optic Splice knowledge, experience a plus • Proven working experience in project management in the wireless telecommunications sector

• Working experience in LTE or UMTS wireless networks

• Strong technical skills in data equipment such as routers, switches, and wireless LAN; wireless Core; practical cabling standards

• Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in wireless networks and PoE+ LANs.

• Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

• Quick learner with excellent written & verbal communication and problem-solving skills

• Solid organizational skills with attention to detail, multi-task, and cope with deadlines

• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, Procore and Box

• BSEE with a focus on wireless networks or telecommunications

• Experience with field deployments, technology acceptance processes, and support services

• Must be a strong problem solver, self-motivated, organized, and analytical

• Passionate about improving our customers’ experience and relationship • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams

• Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively with Sr. Management and business critical customers

• Must be able to work from a remote/home office location to manage a team of remote engineers spread across the U.S. Equivalent Job in COC  


Desired/Preferred Skill

• Five or more years related project management experience and/or training

• Ideally this is related to management of in-building RAN networks, but extensive small-cell and/or DAS may be suitable

• PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus


Work Location:

Los Angeles, CA Candidate must be located within 2 hours of LAX and can work from home


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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