IT Engineer Technical Lead - Network Engineering

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Mid-level Manager

Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: Design, build, test, implement, maintain, and optimize the network, telecommunications, desktop, and mobility system infrastructure and operations.&nbsp; Monitor and optimize the performance of operating systems and applications.&nbsp; Diagnose system failures and take corrective action.&nbsp; Use strong client service orientation to ensure all requests and problems are resolved.&nbsp; Coordinate and work on multiple cross-functional initiatives and projects as a technical lead or advisor.&nbsp; Develop/build highly complex systems that may have system-wide impact, integrate across the organization, and involve multiple technical environments and disciplines.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Participate in short- and long-term planning efforts with stakeholders and IT groups.&nbsp; Develop cost/time estimates.&nbsp; Identify and communicate how IT solutions can support the achievement of short- and long-range business goals.&nbsp; Develop the prioritization of requirements and match resources with requirements.</li> <li>Work with business analysts, Architecture, and stakeholders to understand business needs.&nbsp; Lead the evaluation of technical requirements for projects to determine the impact to the infrastructure.&nbsp; Determine systems specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility. Assist in the business process redesign and documentation for new technology as needed.</li> <li>Lead, create, and collaborate with cross functional teams to develop design documents that can be implemented.&nbsp; Participate in technical design review of applicable projects.&nbsp; Develop custom integration solutions.</li> <li>Lead the design and implementation of security solutions. Ensure the integrity of host computers, multiple databases and secure data transfer.&nbsp; Direct efforts to demonstrate that information systems are compliant with appropriate corporate policies, industry standards,<br />government regulations, and contractual requirements.&nbsp; Identify discrepancies resulting from security audits, develops plans for corrective actions and tracks actions to closure.</li> <li>Establish requirements, methods and procedures for routine maintenance.</li> <li>Lead or provide technical direction for the planning, designing, and execution of testing efforts.&nbsp; Ensure that tests evaluate all possible impacts on the current infrastructure or application.</li> <li>Coordinate and lead the deployment and review of new, modified or enhanced system components or services.&nbsp; Certify the functionality of components and services.</li> <li>Develop and maintain metrics around the system and institute a process for continuous improvement.&nbsp; Perform periodic reviews with users and vendors.&nbsp; Define and ensure continuous monitoring procedures are set according to the standard procedures and requirements. Coordinate problem resolution among a variety of functional areas and provide subject matter expertise support for diagnosing and resolving problem.&nbsp; Provide guidance to other team members.</li> <li>Lead the development of contingency plans including reliable backup and restore procedures.&nbsp; Identify business continuity/disaster recovery risks and mitigation plans.</li> <li>Support and establish systems environment standards.&nbsp; Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and standards.</li> <li>Work with vendors to resolve problems.&nbsp; Ensure that external parties are adhering to contract requirements.&nbsp; Evaluate vendor solutions to ensure compliance with requirements and cost-effectiveness.</li> <li>Develop SLAs for external relationships.</li> <li>Provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring to team members. Develop reports and presentations for senior management, as needed.&nbsp; Provide performance feedback to managers, as needed.&nbsp; Recommend training programs targeting specific areas of improvement.</li> <li>Other duties may be assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred.</li> <li>7 years of relevant IT work experience required.</li> <li>Relevant certification is required.</li> <li>Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of broad range hardware and software products.<br />&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES</strong>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Knowledge of major products and services and product and service groups</li> <li>Ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.</li> <li>Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments</li> <li>Written and verbal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with system users and other technical colleagues.</li> <li>Ability to work independently or within a team environment.</li> <li>Analytical thinking skills.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ADDITIONAL DEPARTMENT PREFERENCES</strong></p> <ul> <li>CCNP, CCIE certification a plus.</li> <li>Minimum of 10 years of experience with related technologies.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>BCBSM is seeking a network engineer technical lead to research business needs and recommend network solutions, including architecture &amp; design.&nbsp; This professional is a seasoned network engineer with WAN/LAN focus, including Cisco Networking, who can drive configuration policies and compliance ensuring standards are met.&nbsp; Additional experience is preferred related to the following:</strong><br />&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Load Balancers:</strong></p> <ul> <li>F5 load balancers (LTM, ASM, APM)</li> <li>Experience with Azure, AWS or similar IaaS cloud offerings</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Network Engineering:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Cisco Networking (knows IPAM and troubleshooting)</li> <li>Understanding of routing protocols, including EIGRP &amp; BGP</li> <li>WLAN</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Firewall:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Checkpoint, Palo Alto Cisco ASA Firewall Experience</li> <li>Experience with Azure, AWS or similar IaaS cloud offerings</li> </ul>