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High energy individual to help build the network that powers the world’s largest online services.
Lead project acquisition initiatives for cloud infrastructure network in Australia and New Zealand including metro, long haul, subsea and network colocation
Support our large-scale colocation efforts within Australia & New Zealand to ensure resiliency, diversity and quality uptime of our network services portfolio
Meet and exceed network expansion and cost reduction requirements
Apply domain expertise in Layer 1 technologies to help MSFT determine best path forward, acquire best capability with lowest project risk at market leading costs
Communicate the business and overall status via internal systems and executive review
Collaborate with internal business and networking technical teams to identify and define strategic initiatives necessary to meet Microsoft's ongoing needs for both expansion and cost reduction.
Build strategic relationships with vendors; Identify unique opportunities for partnership or expansion with these teams
Partner and ensure contracting compliance with service suppliers, legal team and physical security teams for continuous and consistent rigor ensuring contracts contain the correct SLA’s, indemnifications
Partner with the MSFT field sales & marketing organization to enable 360 degrees of interaction (sell to, sell with, buy from) with network suppliers and partners
Own the purchase orders that support network spend and purchase order planning year over year
Travel up to 40% of the time
BS or BA degree (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience)
Proven track record of landing large infrastructure builds on time and under budget
6+ years of experience in networking technology commercials
Expert level domain and market knowledge of Australia and New Zealand domestic fiber providers and capability, subsea systems connectivity and Co-Location providers in/to both countries
Command of Australia and New Zealand’s network peering landscape
Demonstrated results in negotiations and/or business development obtaining services from high-technology providers in data center and Internet technologies – high degree of financial acumen planning and measuring investments across a variety of commercial models
Proven experience in contractual/MSA negotiations/SLA establishment across major Layer 1 network technologies
Proven ability to evaluate and drive large scale subsea investment opportunities
C Suite executive communication skills – verbal and written as applies internally and externally
Working knowledge of optical networking: Fiber optics and DWDM technologies, Open systems architectures
Demonstrated expertise with outside and inside fiber plant design and implementation
Proven ability to manage and mitigate time pressured or fault level escalations as needed with grace
Demonstrated expertise on turning demand signals into commercially actionable activity
Solid grasp and experience with workflow management
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including financial analytics.
Demonstrated experience owning and beating internal KPIs around quality, cost and time
Good PC skills, MS office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
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