Manager, Network, FIFA World Cup 2026

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 19 Jul, 2024
Full time Leadership & Management

Job Description

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.
Reporting organisationally to the Senior Telecom Manager, the network manager will be a key member of the FIFA26 Technology team, and work in close collaboration with the Technology teams based in Canada, Mexico and Zurich and other key individuals responsible for delivering   to manage all the networks planning, delivery, and operations for the FWC26 offices, the FIFA World Cup 2026 and related Tournaments/Events.

The main responsibilities and oversights of the Network Manager for the FIFA World Cup 26™ include:
•    Review Network Infrastructure design and ensure all the aspects of the Network deliverables are implemented at venues and offices according to FIFA requirements and are integrated into overarching operational model:
o    Broadcast Contribution Network Transport
o    Offices Network
o    Event Network
o    Stadium Network
o    Other Legacy Networks (airports, Trainings Sites, Hotels, etc.)
•    Actively participate in the scope definition, procurement liaison, supplier selection and onboarding of Telco and Network suppliers 
•    Lead the management of network infrastructure build and implementation, ensuring timely availability of components and services and including the commissioning and decommissioning of venues
•    Overseeing the effective and efficient provision of Network services for FIFA Offices, Tournaments and Events at select FIFA Events. Track the progress of network implementation, report status, issues and risks related to Network projects and operations, according to IT governance and keep counterpart aligned  
•    Performing equipment configuration, tests, handover, monitoring and troubleshooting
•    Manage Network Engineers
•    Liaise and / or support with Network projects in clarifying requirements, adhering to robust change management protocol.  Ensure that all information pertaining to the delivery and support of Event Network are communicated to and well understood by all parties.
•    Deliver technical guidance, coaching & mentoring to team members, including preparation of good practice and educational material for personnel

Our requirements:

•    University degree or similar higher education, in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field
•    Technology certifications such as CCNP, CCIE, CISSP, or equivalent experience
•    Proven track of record of delivery of wireless networks in complex and high-density areas
•    Expertise in structured cabling (copper and fibre) in a heterogeneous model
•    Strong IT skills and relevant knowledge in Telecom Infrastructure Service, including infrastructure design and implementation, network integration and connectivity. 
•    Should have broad understanding of Telecom Infrastructure and Information Technologies in Sport Events and sufficient experience in design, commissioning and operation of following systems: BCN, WAN/MAN/LAN, MPLS, VLAN, VoIP, CATV/IPTV, Multicast, Spectrum, Mobile Networks
•    A minimum experience of 8-10 years in Network (routing/switching/security/wireless technologies)
•    Experience in the Sports / major event industry
•    Proven track record of successful delivery of complex Network projects
•    Fluent in English 
•    Spanish and/or French proficiency is a plus
•    Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio & Project) and planning software and online collaboration tools