DISH Staff Engineering Program Manager in Englewood, Colorado

DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $14 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.

The Staff Program Manager leads enterprise delivery of projects supporting our NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) Portfolio. The PM will interact with executive sponsors and change agents to identify scope, requirements, and manage projects through the full project lifecycle.

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

  • Manage executive project expectations including owning escalation, communication, and C-level interaction on critical strategic projects for the company.

  • Manage the planning, development, design, and implementation of the wireless network deployment

  • Manage the coordination and project deliverables between internal DISH project organizations as well as 3rd party partners to deliver the project on time and on budget.

  • Work cross-functionally as a dynamic leader to effectively guide projects from concept to deployment and facilitate large cross-functional meetings guiding large project teams.

  • Document all aspects of the project including requirements, risk, issues, schedule, and meeting agendas/notes.

  • Ability to operate in uncertainty and adapt quickly is paramount as the environment is fast-paced and evolving.

  • Up to 50% travel.


A successful Staff Program Manager will have the following:

  • BS or MS in Engineering or technical degree or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • 10+ years managing wireless network deployment projects.

  • Technical understanding of LTE and/or NB-IoT Networks.

  • Must possess high energy to maintain a sense of urgency throughout project and to set the tone for all teams involved.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to manage large meetings.

  • Dynamic personality and can quickly establish trust and rapport with all levels of the organization.

  • Strong ability to document, vet requirements, and drive quality within a program or project.

  • Experience managing vendor relationships.

Vacancy Name: 2018-46047

External Company Name: DISH Purchasing Corporation

External Company URL:

Street: 100 Inverness Terrace East