Director, Network Engineering

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Full time

Overview: The Director, Network Engineering oversees the design, deployment, management, and maintenance of the enterprise-wide architecture required to provide secure and highly available cloud, SaaS, and on-premise services utilized by the College. The Director provides management and direction to a team of network professionals and manages vendor relationships to further the goals of the College.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Collaborate with CTO and IT leadership, and business leaders in the development of network strategies. Ensure networks and systems teams implement these strategies effectively and in a timely fashion.</li> <li>Mitigate network-related risks by developing and implementing robust security protocols and disaster recovery plans in conjunction with Security team.</li> <li>Lead a team of network engineers to collaboratively work with IT technical leads and program leaders in the development and integration of new technology into the College&rsquo;s educational and administrative ecosystem.</li> <li>Establish department plans, goals, performance expectations, provide regular feedback, and facilitate professional growth of staff. Foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous learning.</li> <li>Responsible for the operations, maintenance, and enhancements to the College&rsquo;s VoIP services, card access, and security camera infrastructure based on network roadmap.</li> <li>Lead project lifecycle for the implementation of network related wiring plans, upgrades/installation of LAN/WAN hardware, equipment and software purchases, and network documentation.</li> <li>Keep current with emerging network technologies, cybersecurity threats, and emerging technologies to inform strategic decisions.</li> <li>Drive network strategy for utilizing industry best practices, technologies, and reference architectures in development of new network initiatives and personnel development.</li> <li>Continuously identify and prioritize expenditures, while optimizing efforts, and minimizing total cost of ownership.&nbsp;</li> <li>Manage team projects and delegates tasks as necessary.</li> <li>Develop and manage the network engineering budget and ensure that all network projects are delivered on time and within budget.</li> <li>Develop relationships and collaborate with external vendors, service providers, and partners to optimize network services.</li> <li>Assume additional responsibilities as required.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>YOUR TEAM WILL INCLUDE</strong></p> <ul> <li>Network Engineer</li> <li>Senior Network Engineer</li> <li>Infrastructure Architect</li> <li>Principal Enterprise Network Engineer</li> <li>Principal Infrastructure Network Engineer</li> <li>Unified Communications Voice Engineer</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>WHAT EDUCATION AND SKILLS YOU WILL NEED<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Computer Information Systems or equivalent work experience.</strong></li> <li>A <strong>minimum of 15+ years in leadership roles with a significant amount of experience leading architecture, engineering and support teams; 15+ years of proven experience with Ethernet networks and 10+ years managing large scale network projects; at least 5 years managing a budget; working with cloud platforms and technologies is a benefit.</strong></li> <li>Proven talent for building highly functional teams.</li> <li>Ability to <strong>work with ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse students, staff and faculty.</strong></li> <li>Develop and maintain vertical and horizontal working relationships promoting cooperation among one's staff and peers.</li> <li><strong>Must have strong project management skills</strong>.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.</li> <li><strong>Proven expertise in configuring and deploying enterprise class network switches, routers, firewalls, and associated equipment.</strong></li> <li>Proven experience with VoIP infrastructure required.</li> <li>Extensive <strong>experience of providing technical direction to project development teams</strong>.</li> <li>Demonstrated management experience with the ability to determine and deploy resources to achieve goals on time and in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.</li> <li>Ability to <strong>create an environment where direct reports have the freedom and security to take initiative</strong>; deal with complexities with resilience, resourcefulness, and optimism; and appreciate open mindedness, creativity, and agility in thought and tactics.</li> <li>Embrace ideas and changes created by all community members.</li> <li>Ability to <strong>work independently to solve problems</strong>; look for opportunities to take on responsibility; take thoughtful risks; and effectively act on new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.</li> <li>Ability to anticipate and effectively handle change; demonstrate willingness to try new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.</li> <li>Must have <strong>excellent written and verbal communication skills</strong>.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <strong><br /><br />HOW AND WHERE YOU WILL WORK<br /></strong><br /> <ul> <li>Occasional nights and weekend work required.</li> <li>Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver&rsquo;s License for one year and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College&rsquo;s insurer&rsquo;s criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College&rsquo;s vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee&rsquo;s driving record based on the College insurer&rsquo;s criteria; and safety training as required by management.</li> <li>Will require some lifting and work on ladders and in confined spaces.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ADDITIONAL SKILLS YOU MAY HAVE<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Cisco and Checkpoint experience a plus.</li> <li>Experience with card access and network security camera and NVR systems a plus.</li> </ul>