Strategic Programs Manager – Digital Interconnection

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Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company®, operating over 250 data centers across the globe. Digital leaders harness Equinix’s trusted platform to bring together and interconnect foundational infrastructure at software speed. Equinix enables organizations to access all the right places, partners and possibilities to scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value, while supporting their sustainability goals.

 

Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams. We hire hardworking people who thrive on solving challenging problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills and try new approaches, as we grow our product portfolio with new software and network architecture solutions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

 

 

Strategic Programs Manager – Digital Interconnection

 

 

 

Job Summary

 

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company. Much of the Internet you know flows through our rapid interconnected network and data centers. Our Equinix Internet Exchange is the world’s largest Internet Exchange, and our Equinix Fabric has the largest market share in Software-Defined Interconnection.

 

We are looking for a “hybrid” Program Manager to partner with Product Management, Engineering, and GTM teams to support strategic programs throughout the various stages of the product life cycle. This hybrid role combines the strong delivery skills of a traditional program manager with the emerging trends of agile methodologies to solve problems. An agile PMO is a leader who collaborates with teams to develop an agile program framework, focusing on the ‘why’ and ‘what’ as much as the ‘how’ and supporting the team in meeting their commitments.

 

You will join an empowered team and thrive in a culture that encourages innovative problem-solving, learning, autonomy, and work-life balance while focusing on the highest P&L-impacting initiatives. You will work with smart minds who are committed to building the PMO of the future, which goes beyond the traditional program management function to solve business problems.

 

Success in this role will require listening to the product development teams within our Digital Service Product Business to identify problems, craft strategic solutions, and execute using data-driven decision-making and influence.

 

Responsibilities

Problem-solving and business analysis

  • Develop data-driven business analysis models to drive optimization at various stages of the product life cycle.
  • Derive insights from quantitative and qualitative data analysis for operational efficiency opportunities and develop executive-ready presentations with recommendations to solve the business problem at hand.
  • Gather requirements from stakeholders and customers to enable a sufficient business analysis.
  • Influence stakeholders to gain approval, alignment, and resources for strategic projects for data-backed efficiency opportunities and strategic initiatives
  • Measure the impact of the work being delivered, track and communicate key program metrics and facilitate relentless data-driven improvements for the organization

 

Planning and Execution

  • Lead multiple strategic initiatives for the Digital Interconnection portfolio by navigating ambiguity, understanding context of product life cycle, and developing a programmatic approach for resolution.
  • Gather and verify program requirements, establish goals, outcomes, metrics, and timelines.
  • Develop a program framework and operating cadence for the strategic programs with plan of record and key milestones.
  • Develop change management and communication plans for transformational initiatives.
  • Drive execution, identify risks, and mitigate organization impediments, encouraging constructive conflicts.
  • Work cross-functionally with Product, Engineering, Marketing, and Communications teams to scope, manage and execute strategic projects
  • Create dashboards and support executive communication mechanisms to provide program visibility to senior leadership. Support customer communications where needed.
  • Take end-to-end ownership of initiative through planning, initiation, timely risk mitigation, and seamless execution.

 

Business Operations

  • Support executive communications and engagements within the organization. Help shape the agendas for cadence of executive meetings.
  • Support the annual planning process, including business case creation, portfolio prioritization, development of annual Objectives and Key Results, budget and headcount.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience. MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in program and product management with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • 2+ years of experience working in a global, high-tech, XaaS product company
  • Proven experience building data-driven business analysis models, financial planning & analysis, and developing strategic recommendations for solving business problems

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work efficiently and manage effective relationships in a global, cross-functional organization to meet commitments for successful programs in the product lifecycle.
  • Must be self-directed and work in complex and dynamic ecosystems
  • Excellent communication skills – listening and communicating, with the ability to influence, collaborate, and deliver solutions in a changing environment
  • When faced with issues, you apply lateral thinking and analyze available information to solve complex problems.
  • Experienced in management consulting and/or business process re-engineering

 

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

The United States targeted pay range for this position in the following location is / locations are:

  • San Francisco, CA / Bay Area: $128,000 to $211,000 per year
  • California (Non-SF/Bay Area), Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Washington state: $119,000 to $196,000 per year
  • Colorado, Nevada, Rhode Island: $108,000 to $178,000 per year

Our pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time position determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is based on additional factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training.

This position may be offered in other locations. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

The targeted pay range listed reflects the base pay only and does not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Employees are eligible for bonus, and equity may be offered depending on the position.

As an employee, you become important to Equinix’s success. Details about our company benefits can be found at the following link:

USA Benefits eBook

 

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability. If you are a qualified candidate and need assistance or an accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

 

Equinix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and, in the U.S., an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to unlawful consideration of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, sex, pregnancy / childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, political / organizational affiliation, status as a victim or family member of a victim of crime or abuse, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

The United States targeted pay range for this position in the following location is / locations are:

  • San Francisco, CA / Bay Area: $128,000 to $211,000 per year
  • California (Non-SF/Bay Area), Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Washington state: $119,000 to $196,000 per year
  • Colorado, Nevada, Rhode Island: $108,000 to $178,000 per year

Our pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time position determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is based on additional factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training.

This position may be offered in other locations. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

The targeted pay range listed reflects the base pay only and does not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Employees are eligible for bonus, and equity may be offered depending on the position.

As an employee, you become important to Equinix’s success. Details about our company benefits can be found at the following link:

USA Benefits eBook

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