Connectivity Technologies and Ecosystems Manager - Wifi

Attempting to connect the world requires an alternative approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. Through organisations like the Telecom Infra Project (http://www.telecominfraproject.com/) (TIP) and through direct engagement with individual operators around the world, the team collaborates globally with the telecom industry to identify and execute a range of connectivity programs. If you have passion for working with operators, ISPs, technology vendors and other industry stakeholders to drive innovative, cutting edge, cost efficient wireless and network infrastructure projects that will deliver internet access to the unconnected while significantly scaling current networks - then this is a great role for you.
As a Connectivity Technologies and Ecosystems Manager you will work closely with the Facebook Connectivity team and TIP ecosystem members to develop Wi-Fi technologies. In parallel, you will interface with industry leading technology partners, including hardware/software vendors and systems solution providers. Finally, you will work closely with network operators adopting the telecom infrastructure to understand how Facebook and its partners' contributions can be of most impact to this diverse ecosystem. This position is full-time and is based in London.

Competitive Salary including the following benefits apply: Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Pension Benefits, Life Assurance, Childcare Benefits , Gym Benefits, Transport benefits, Laundry Benefit. Posted- 15th Oct 2019. Closing date - 13th Nov 2019.

CONNECTIVITY TECHNOLOGIES AND ECOSYSTEMS MANAGER - WIFI RESPONSIBILITIES

  • An industry expert who questions the status quo and uses their strategic vision for the connectivity technology landscape to shape Facebook's efforts in the Wi-Fi domain. Ultimately they will enable infrastructure solutions with the operator community, drive deployments at scale and influence the industry at large.
  • Represent Facebook in key industry consortia and events and stay abreast of developments in the Wi-Fi domain (technology R&D, use-cases, hardware/software evolution, etc), sharing learnings internally with the wider engineering and partnership teams.
  • Manage the relationship with network operator and technology partners to identify the most impactful opportunities, help reduce friction and remove obstacles preventing technology readiness and market adoption.
  • Identify key Wi-Fi use cases, business case gaps, and common technical requirements from operator partners to drive design parameters within Facebook programs and the global technology vendor community.
  • Define cutting edge business and technical approaches for telecom infrastructure deployments and engage with operator partners to showcase them and scope and execute trials and deployments of innovative infrastructure solutions that will help deliver on the vision for wider scale telecom infrastructure adoption.
  • Foster win-win partnerships between Facebook and partner companies
  • Write white papers, blog posts and create other collateral to share with the broader community with the goal to introduce and help drive adoption of TIP infrastructure solutions.
  • Support the direction and expansion of the team, helping to scope future roles as the charter of the team grows.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Previous experience (8+ years) in tech business development, product management, or as a manager/engineer in areas related to Wi-Fi.
  • Firm understanding of the Wi-Fi industry
  • Firm understanding of the use cases and business models that provide connectivity to end users, design trade-offs and common deployment and operational challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to speak to technical and business audiences including C-level.
  • Ability to translate technical features into end-user use cases and identify related business opportunities, and vice-versa.
  • BS or higher in Engineering or equivalent degree/experience. MBA is a plus.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 35% of the time.
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Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com .

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