Technical Program Manager (TPM) Customer facing post-sales support manager of the Government and Education team for the State of California.  TPM acts as a customer advocate responsible for ensuring, maintaining and enhancing the performance of global customer networks in order to deliver customer satisfaction and generate potential additional revenue.  Responsibilities include providing technical support on complex customer service issue in a 24x7 capacity, including escalation management, root cause analysis, account governance. Pre-sales design consulting, post-sales network optimization and design reviews and act as local subject matter expert for assigned customers.  The TPM will partner with the customers’ Account Teams, in particular the Service Program Managers (SPM) to develop and manage network and service plans.


The TPM’s main responsibilities are:

• Network Optimization and Business Continuity

• Life Cycle Performance Management including Service Level assurance

• Problem and Change Management (including Risk Management and Service Improvement Plans)

• Customer Relationship Management


The TPM is assigned on average to one to three complex and integrated services customers on a permanent basis. The role requires a flexible approach to the business day.


In-depth technical / network / telecommunications knowledge

Bachelor degree preferred

Extensive experience in technical program or service management, a technical customer facing role, or management of international projects / networks or similar role

Experience in customer relationship management. Customer facing and/or consultancy skills.

Ability to interface and work with customers at C-level.

Excellent understanding of troubleshooting techniques and problem solving skills.

Experience in management of international / global projects / networks or similar role

Intermediate level understanding and experience with routing and switching technologies.

Intermediate level understanding and experience with DNS, DLSW, VRF, MPLS

Intermediate level understanding and experience with VoIP, SIP

Experience with high availability environment with 99.95% SLA

**Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper and Adtran routers
  • Experience with routing protocols, specifically BGP and EIGRP
  • Experience with Verizon Hosted IP Centrex (HIPC)
  • Experience with Verizon Wireless 4G LTE

CCNA or equivalent

Preferred - ITIL Advanced Certification, Project Management Prince 2 certification

Proficiency with MS Office applications

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.