FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 – Technology Implementation Manager, NZL

If you are interested in a once-in-a-lifetime job in the sports industry, this is your chance. We are looking for someone to lead and strengthen the team in charge of organizing the biggest women’s sporting event in the world: the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.

To ensure the successful operational delivery of the ninth edition of this competition, we have set up a Local FIFA Subsidiary (LFS). Its aim is to improve the experience of over 1.1 billion people watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup, by delivering innovative solutions across all operational areas.

We are currently looking to recruit our Technology Implementation Manager – NZL

Job responsibilities

This role has responsibility for the delivery of infrastructure and services within the portfolio of works, within budget and timescales, to ensure an efficient and high-quality delivery of services to all relevant target groups.

Act as subject matter expert on infrastructure implementations, providing strategic and technical advice to the Senior Infrastructure IT Manager and Head of Technology on any relevant subject areas, and act as a true role model in representing Technology internally and towards external partners.

Job duties

Working closely with the Network Manager, Cyber Security Manager and other leaders within FWWC2023 to ensure key technology deliverables are implemented and operationally ready, on time and within budget, including, but not limited to:

  • Working closely with the Implementation Manager (AUS), Network Specialists and Infrastructure Specialists, assist with the implementation of the Broadcast contribution Network, Event Telecommunications Network (WAN, LAN, WiFi) ensuring operational readiness to support the tournament.
  • Ongoing monitoring of the operational readiness of infrastructure within the portfolio to support the running of the tournament.
  • Facilitate the collection of the specific project requirements, adhering to robust change management protocol.
  • Working closely with the FIFA Zurich Cyber Security Manager, to manage the implementation of any security related services into the FWWC2023 technology environment.
  • Support Technology Equipment Allocation Process and integration with other Technology services.
  • Plan in collaboration with FIFA’s and venue relevant parties the implementation, handover, support and operation of the ETN, BCN and other technology implementations during the event and technical readiness exercises.
  • Track the progress of all implementations leading up to the timely availability of components and services and including the commissioning/decommissioning of the systems in all venues.
  • Report progress, issues and risks related to Technology projects and operations, according to IT governance and keep counterparts aligned 
  • Ensure that all information pertaining to the delivery and support of all service and product implementations are communicated to and well understood by all parties.
  • Effectively manage stakeholders and perform adequate communication with relevant parties.
  • Manage third-party service providers during every phase of the project.
  • Support the smooth termination of the venues/sites and hand-back to venues.
  • Deliver technical guidance, coaching & mentoring to team members.
  • Prepare good practice and educational material for personnel.

Qualifications & experience

  • A minimum experience of 5-8 years in Infrastructure Services delivery across a broad range of technologies including networks, security, reprographics, and related technology infrastructure.
  • University degree or similar higher education/experience, in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Computer Science or related field.
  • Strong IT skills and relevant knowledge in networks, wired and wireless infrastructure implementation, network integration and connectivity.
  • Network technology certifications such as CCIE, CISSP, or equivalent experience desirable.
  • Expertise with connectivity services (DWDM, dark fibre, MPLS, VPN, etc.) desirable.
  • Expertise in structured cabling (copper and fibre) in a heterogeneous model.
  • Experience in international sports / event management (desirable).
  • Project Management experience.

Skills

This position requires a person who can make key decisions for the business through critical problem-solving and an ability to use sound judgement. You will need to possess high energy levels, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leadership, effective negotiation, excellent communication, analytical skills and problem-solving skills and positive relationship-management skills.

Closing Date: 29 January 2023

Based in Auckland.

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