Senior Event Technology Manager

Federations & Major Events
Zurich , Switzerland
Full Time
23 / 02

As the organiser of some of the biggest and most iconic sport events in the world we lead the way in the sport and event industry.

We are now looking for a Senior Event Technology Manager that is part of FIFA and supports us on our mission.

Full description

The Position

These are your key tasks:

  • The Senior Event Technology Manager will be responsible to manage the venue planning, delivery, and Technology operations for key FIFA Tournaments, including the FIFA World Cup
  • Responsible to develop relevant strategies and operational plans and documentation (including processes and procedures)
  • Ensure all relevant stakeholder groups are familiar and compliant with the Terms of References
  • Ensure all aspects of the IT deliverables (Venue Network, Broadcast Contribution Network, HQ Network, Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Digital Workplace, Telecommunications, VoIP, End-user support) are implemented at venues according to FIFA requirements
  • Based on Technology standards and requirements developed by FIFA, implement the IT strategy for the planning, implementation and operations of all venue IT services for the assigned Tournament.
  • Lead the management of infrastructure build and implementation, ensuring timely availability of components and services and including the commissioning and decommissioning of venues
  • Lead the operational delivery and project management of other Technology teams, external contractors, and venue staff
  • Present regular programme updates to required groups and forums, as required
  • Lead the scope definition, procurement liaison, supplier selection and onboarding of relevant Technology suppliers
  • Help to execute FIFA Technology's strategy and roadmap for Tournaments and Events, ensuring their continuous alignment with business requirements
  • Overseeing the effective and efficient provision of Technology services for FIFA Tournaments and Events at select FIFA Events
  • Lead and / or support with LFS Technology projects (including recruitment activities)
  • Enable, participate and support the wide ranging governance requirements across programmes / projects

These tasks are a good start. Time will change. Take it and shape it.

Your Profile

We work hard at FIFA.
We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.

And we respect our values. Always.

For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.

The specific competencies we require for this position are:

  • Professional certifications in the area of project management (e.g. PMP, Prince2, etc.)
  • Excellent cross group collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to lead virtual teams across groups, conflict management and driving consensus to deliver on program milestones
  • Excellent Leadership skills and able to manage and motivate other team members and Event IT Project Managers
  • Highly adept at consulting, negotiating, communicating, consensus building and facilitation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, training, and presentation skills
  • Ability to adapt speech to audience coming from a broad spectrum of disciplines and with various levels of technical knowledge
  • Minimum of 10 years overall IT experience and minimum 6 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in the Sports / major event industry is a must
  • Proven track record of successful delivery of complex IT programs and projects

We are FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.

Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018 attracted almost four billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in France in 2019 one billion viewers. The opportunities for growth are exciting.

We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have an office in Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.

You can find more information about us on the FIFA career page and on


Good Match?

Building the new FIFA is stimulating and demanding.

We seek people who can help take us to the next level. People who constantly challenge us to innovate and find better ways. Are you the right kind of player for our team?

Equal. Diverse. Inclusive.

Come as you are.

Perks & Benefits

The biggest benefit of a career at FIFA is the privilege to work for the beautiful game and create something that matters.

Alongside that privilege, we also offer some extra perks and benefits:

  • Health and fitness
  • Home office
  • Language courses
  • Continuous learning
  • Pension
  • Relocation allowance
  • Sustainability
  • Vacation
  • Volunteering


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