Loon is on a mission to connect people everywhere by inventing and integrating audacious technology. A network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, Loon combines advancements in materials science, atmospheric modeling, machine learning, and communications systems to expand connectivity to unserved and underserved areas around the world. Loon is one of the newest independent companies within Alphabet.
Loon is seeking a Technical Program Manager to lead ground network deployment supporting the Africa region. The function will report into the global ground network deployment team within Loon. This person will work closely with internal stakeholders to develop deployment plans for the region and execute on the approved plans for this critical Loon market. Loon ground network deployment requires a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for millimeter wave spectrum required to operate the Loon ground station system. The ideal candidate will have experience in outdoor equipment deployment supporting high availability networks.
Coordinate cross functional deployment planning for the EMEA region focused on Africa
Develop ground installation and deployment schedules
Work closely with the regulatory team on equipment homologation and spectrum licensing
Manage 3rd party vendors for turn-key managed services
Maintain demand forecast for material requirements to support deployment schedules
BS in electrical (or mechanical) engineering or equivalent with 5 or more years of experience in wireless systems
2 years of outdoor equipment deployment experience with terrestrial microwave or satellite applications
2 years of experience working with backhaul layer 2 & 3 networking
Terrestrial microwave or satellite network operations experience with a systematic approach to troubleshooting.
Experience with EMEA region (Africa) regulatory, standards, procedures and permitting requirements.
Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, and demonstrated ability to script/program and report out on process improvements, issues, and highlights.
Experience with Google Technical Infrastructure Deployment.
Team player, self starter and quick learner with strong solution oriented attitude and demonstrated an ability to effectively operate in a fast paced team environment