Program Manager

Update: 8/13: Report to VP – Terry Pattison- He is very demanding so this person needs to have thick skin and handle high pressure environment. 

100-130k base
8+ years exp.  Sr. Project Manager title is fine 
Need to be SME in meeting deadlines, Tracking, Reporting in real time. 
Be able to handle someone showing up at their desk and having to swithc gears. 

Will assist in managing all projects across entire Software platform.  Jira and Agile environment.  

Dish Tech – So working with hardware teams – STB's device level stuff. 

Profile of guy they wanted to hire for this role is below: 

Henry Alcala –

Job Title: Staff Program Manager

Location: US-CO-Englewood


DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.



Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers!


We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.


Opportunity is here. We are DISH.



As part of Dish Technologies Software Engineering, the Staff Program Manager is responsible for collaboration and coordination of Software Engineering Projects as a proactive partner with Product Management, Software Engineering Management, Hardware Engineering and Manufacturing.



  • Responsible for DISH TV Weekly Performance Report, DT Software Engineering Weekly Quadrant Report and Centers of Excellence (CoE) status updates. These currently include Android TV CoE, Audio/Video Streaming CoE and Mobile CoE
  • Collaborate with BTC and Ukraine Engineering teams to schedule and track deliverables, project risks, and statuses
  • Proactively partner with a diverse, cross functional team to resolve process problems; e.g. Ad Sales, Product Management, Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Proficient in data-communication concepts to converse with technology experts, and relate to their challenge
  • Work cross-functionally as a leader to effectively guide projects from concept to deployment and facilitate large cross-functional meetings
  • Ability to operate in uncertainty and adapt quickly is paramount as the environment is fast-paced and evolving.
  • Support work intake process, may drive projects and development initiatives by working with a cross functional team of impacted partners
  • Exercises superb follow-up and follow through skills in all facets of program management to drive problems to resolution quickly
  • Effectively interface with technical personnel and learn the technical flow of complex systems
  • Work independently to achieve high performance and produce the desired results
  • Responsible for complete understanding of the customer profile including key managers and personnel
  • Document all aspects of projects including requirements, risk, issues, schedule, and meeting agendas/notes




Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in software project management
  • Familiarity with Jira or Agile documentation control software
  • Experience writing technical documentation such as functional specifications
  • Ability to understand technical aspects of software development
  • Experience in working in a fast paced environment
  • Fundamental understanding of software design and development

Understanding of software test/engineering processes

Sr. Program Manager

I need a very seasoned Large Program Manager preferably with an addtiional Executive Leadership background (Director or VP Level) in Cable/Telecom/ and or Wireless.

Project Manager – OSS/Inventory Management

Update: 7/21/20 : IT Side- Manage Projects with strong understanding of Inventory mgmt and how it affects customers. 
Mgmt of "Physical Assets"  and "Service Requirements".  They will make sure the network inventory is available to customers.  its in the realm of things like "Data vs Voice Network availability" 

OSS/Inventory Management: Lead the implementation of an Inventory Management system that collects operations data and synchronizes it with dynamic network information. This includes resources available, consumed, repository for service instances, 5G network slices, virtual and physical resources.


OSS/Inventory Management Project Manager to lead the implementation of an inventory management system that collects data and synchronizes it with dynamic network information. This includes resources available, consumed, repository for service instances, 5G network slices, virtual and physical resources.


Job Responsibilities:

Own the technical vision, direction, development, and delivery of a specific OSS domain within the end to end IT architecture.

  • Ensures the domain delivers the business functionality required by becoming the subject matter expert via hands on working experiencing within the domain.
  • Develop and evolve the specific domain strategy that aligns with the end to end architecture and the business objectives.
  • Continuous evaluation and recommendations of vendor solutions, technology capabilities, and industry trends.
  • Daily functional architecture duties such as analysis, design, functional requirements, and integration activities specific to the domain supported. • Primary business liaison to the user groups that will be utilizing and/or maintaining the domain in the production environment.
  • Influence, coach, and educate project teams, other teams, vendors, and business partners on the purpose, business functionality, and platform interactions/dependencies of the domain(s) supported.
  • Own key relationships both up and downstream of the domain to ensure alignment of domain purpose, requirements, and business functionality it needs to support.
  • Provide domain level expertise and direction to Project Managers, Business Liaisons, System Analysts, other Architects and Developers.
  • Engage across project teams, vendors and other stakeholders to ensure business projects and enabling technology are delivered in line with the domain supported. • Communicate technical decisions to non-technical audiences and build consensus around them.
  • Participate in conversations with various teams to brainstorm for new ideas and ways to improve domain capabilities and development delivery.

Experience / Qualifications:

  • Have 5+ years of hands on experience developing and/or supporting telecommunication OSS platforms (wireless experience a plus).
  • Knowledge of telecommunication industry best practices within the OSS domain and across the end to end architecture.
  • Consider yourself a great visual communicator and are able to create documents that describe systems, integrations, software functionality, and other key concepts using tools like Visio,, etc.
  • Familiarity with public cloud offerings (AWS, GCP)

Program Manager – IT Security

Job Title: Senior Program Manager (Security)
# Positions: 1



Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable of turning ideas and strategies into world-class results.


Job Description

A Senior Project Manager for Security is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of IT security projects, ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals.



  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects
  • Present and negotiate with customer, senior management, and IT teams
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Develop full scale project plans working with various teams
  • Assemble and coordinate project staff and manage project resource allocation
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and necessary weekly/daily or ad hoc meetings
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Provide direction and support to project team
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions, and perform risk management
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Provide project evaluations and assessment of results throughout and post project deployment



  • 7+ years of Project Management experience
  • 5+ years in IT and Security; Security certifications, training, and NIST experience a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to interact effectively with IT management, software development and test teams, and infrastructure teams
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • Knowledge of technical hardware project management techniques and tools
  • Working knowledge of IT systems and other infrastructure including hardware and software
  • Direct work experience in technical infrastructure and security project management capacity and vendor management
  • Proven experience in people management, strategic planning, risk management, and change management
  • Solid experience with GSuite, Visio, and MSProject
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior level executives.
  • Strong negotiation/facilitation skills with an ability to gain consensus
  • Ability to consult with customers at a business level.
  • Ability to translate and communicate a customer's strategic opportunities into requirements for the technical teams
  • Excellent written and presentation skills and strong decision making skills
  • Ability to facilitate solutions in a complex IT technology and business environment and able to adapt quickly to change.
  • Ability to manage customer expectations throughout the project implementation and delivery process. 
  • Ability to work on teams in a lead and participative capacity with many different and diverse stakeholders.
  • Formal knowledge of project management principles, processes, and tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Engineering, or related degree
  • PMP certification and Advanced Degree preferred

Desired Knowledge Areas:

  • Microsoft Active Directory / Exchange email
  • UNIX servers, SQL servers, Windows servers and clients
  • NAS and SAN Storage
  • Data networking
  • Wireless systems
  • Enterprise software releases
  • AWS and Cloud Services
  • Security and enterprise monitoring systems and tools