Project Manager



Memphis, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

xAI’s mission is to create AI systems that can accurately understand the universe and aid humanity in its pursuit of knowledge. Our team is small, highly motivated, and focused on engineering excellence. This organization is for individuals who appreciate challenging themselves and thrive on curiosity.

xAI is seeking a Project Manager to lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects from start to finish at our Memphis data center. If you thrive in a dynamic, high-growth, tech environment and relish the opportunity to collaborate with passionate and driven co-workers, we'd love to hear from you!

This is an in-person role based in Memphis, Tennessee and will require about 20% travel.


  • Work with stakeholders to plan requirements, identify risks, manage project schedules, and communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the company
  • Manage the delivery of network infrastructure projects from inception through delivery
  • Assist upstream planning and acquisition teams in developing infrastructure requirements, priorities, and delivery date expectations
  • Serve as primary contact for engineering teams and escalate engineering management chains when delivery timelines are at risk
  • Lead project status meetings while keeping downstream teams at xAI aware of project and delivery statuses
  • Oversee all documentation, test results, and technical drawings while working with vendors and xAI staff to coordinate record keeping and communication
  • Ensure a safe and productive work environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 7+ years of experience working in program management ideally in large scale Tier 3 or 4 facilities
  • 5+ years of experience working in program management

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Experience with network planning and engineering
  • Experience in vendor management in the telecommunications/network industry
  • Knowledgeable of different fiber types
  • Experience installing, certifying, and troubleshooting fiber in hyperscale data center environments
  • Experience installing structured cabling
  • Highly proficient using a light meter, OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer), OPMs (optical power meter), fiber certifier, loopback, and optical probes
  • Able to understand different types of switches and port identifications
  • Able to properly clean fiber and validate cleanliness
  • Ability to use judgment and analytical skills in complex installations
  • Ability to prioritize and use time management practices as well as prioritize tasks based on fluctuating needs
  • Ability to adapt, make decisions, problem solve, and collaborate efficiently under pressure
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word, Teams, Project, etc)

Additional Requirements

  • Position is subject to pre-employment drug and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Position is subject to pre-employment and annual post employment background checks
  • Comfortable working in an environment requiring exposure to noise
  • Available to work evenings and weekends, as the schedule varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility is required

Pay Range: $100 - $125 per hour

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at xAI. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and various other discounts and perks.