Senior Manager, Telecomms, FIFA World Cup 2026

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 31 May, 2024
Full time Digital Leadership & Management Technology

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 Director Event Technology Operations, the Senior Telecom 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  the Telecom Infrastructure planning, delivery, and operations for the FWC26 offices, the FIFA World Cup 2026  and other related Tournaments/Events 

The main responsibilities and oversights of the Senior Telecom Manager for the FIFA World Cup 26™ include:
•    Review Telecom Infrastructure design and ensure all the aspects of the Telecom deliverables are implemented at venues and offices according to FIFA requirements:
o    Broadcast Contribution Network
o    Event/Stadium/Offices/Legacy Networks
o    Cabling
o    Mobile Network
o    Radio and Spectrum
o    Telephony (VoIP)
o    Telecom Rate Card
•    Actively participate in the scope definition, procurement liaison, supplier selection and onboarding of Telecom and Network suppliers 
•    Lead the management of Telecom 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 Telecom services for FIFA Offices, Tournaments and Events at select FIFA Events. Track the progress of Telecom Infrastructure implementation, report status, issues and risks related to Telcom Infrastructure projects and operations, according to IT governance and keep counterpart aligned  
•    Manage an international Team of Telecom Experts/Managers including remote personnel in other countries/time zones
•    Liaise with and / or support other projects in clarifying requirements, adhering to robust change management protocol.  Ensure that all information pertaining to the delivery and support of Telecom Infrastructure 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
•    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 Telecom Infrastructure Projects
•    Experience in Management of distributed international team of telecom experts and professional
•    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