Engineer Lead, Network

You will prepare, gather and translate technical requirements into cloud-based infrastructure solution designs that align with business needs - positively impacting the organization from bottom to top.

Toronto, ON

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Our employees make a difference by providing a secure retirement for 327,000 working and retired Ontario teachers. They&rsquo;re the reason for our success and talent development is one of the most important tenets of our strategy.<br /><br />We look for people who are willing to truly embrace the three cornerstones of our culture: innovation, agility and partnership. We provide our employees with the tools, resources and learning opportunities they need to be the best at what they do &ndash; so together we can support our mandate to deliver outstanding service and retirement security to our members &ndash; today and tomorrow.<br /><br />Ontario Teachers&rsquo; is headquartered in Toronto with offices in London and Hong Kong. With $191.1 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2018, we are responsible for providing immediate, personalized services to our members along with investing across a variety of asset classes in virtually every corner of the world.

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Overview: <h2><strong>The opportunity</strong></h2> <p dir="LTR">As we undertake an exciting new project, EPIC - the transformation of our service and delivery model, we are adding an Engineering Lead, Network to be part of an organization-wide investment in new and optimized technology. It is a revolutionary time here as we bring all ownership of IT infrastructure and expertise in-house.</p> <p dir="LTR">As the Engineering Lead, Network you will manage all strategies around F5 Load Balancing and CISCO networks, design layered systems for resilience in a Nexxus platform and plan continuous improvement. You will prepare, gather and translate technical requirements into cloud-based infrastructure solution designs that align with business needs - positively impacting the organization from bottom to top. You will play both a strategic and tactical role, focusing on customer and partner satisfaction, system design quality and system availability resulting in a better, faster, more flexible and more reliable platform for our digital <span class=" WCE1 ">transformation.&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="LTR">This is an exciting opportunity as you plan the capabilities of infrastructure as code, empower a team, mentor junior members, and work across peer groups. This is a chance to expand your skills in architecture, people management, and cloud services.<br />&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Who you'll work with</strong></h2> <p dir="LTR">You will be part of a collaborative and innovative team, dedicated to introducing a strengthened technology foundation across the organization. This is a nimble team, continuously learning through experimentation, research, and professional development opportunities.</p>
Responsibilities: <h2><strong>What you'll do</strong></h2> <ul> <li><strong><u>Analyse System Requirements. </u></strong>You will: <ul> <li>Analyze existing network systems to ensure they are effectively meeting the needs of the organization.</li> <li>Examine business requirements to identify the needs for optimization, integration or new computing, storage and operating systems, as well as secure connectivity solutions.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><u>Recommend Alternative Technologies and Improvements.</u></strong> You will: <ul> <li>Undertake market research and conduct evaluations including Proof of Concepts of new technologies.</li> <li>Present your recommendations for alternative technologies or improvements to senior management.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><u>Lead Design and Review of New Systems</u></strong>. You will: <ul> <li>Lead the design and review processes for new Infrastructure systems and network services including the documentation for the proposed integration and implementation of any new system or service.</li> <li>Work with the integration and implementation service providers to ensure proper understanding of the IT system designs.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><u>Define IT Standards, Strategies, and Priorities.</u></strong> You will: <ul> <li>Design and oversee technology specific operations.</li> <li>Develop and document standard operating procedures, management of technology licenses and asset management.</li> <li>Prioritize and assign services to be performed by vendors.</li> <li>Evaluate OTPP and vendor operations performance.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <h2><strong>What you'll need</strong></h2> <ul> <li>The education. You have a college diploma in Network Design or an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. You have CCNA, CCNP and F5 certifications</li> <li>The experience. You have 7-10 years of progressive experience in network planning, design and implementation including: <ul> <li>5+ years of experience in designing Enterprise Infrastructure Services running various Compute, Network and Storage ecosystems.</li> <li>3+ years in designing, developing, deploying, administering, and managing network technologies and services.</li> <li>Hands-on experience implementing 3-year and 5-year plans aligning technology selection with TCO and ROI objectives.</li> <li>Engineering, deploying and managing tools on Windows/Linux platforms and a minimum of 3 years using CISCO, CheckPoint, Aruba, RiverBed, RSA, Infoblox and F5, SolarWinds, and Juniper.</li> </ul> </li> <li>The knowledge. You are familiar with global information technology service models and working with a managed service provider. You have a strong understanding of common IT organization functions, inter-relations, and dependencies. You are a go-to expert for your peers and stakeholders, a top trouble-shooter and careful change planner.</li> <li>The leadership. You can inspire, empower and influence a team of junior designers and developers. You are comfortable presenting ideas and teaching new concepts. You can create and follow timelines, deliverables and work plans. You are self-motivated and take ownership of your work and that of your team. You are detail-oriented, organized and analytical. You can innovate solutions to complex problems.</li> <li>The <span class=" WCE1 ">relationship-building</span> experience. You are comfortable working with individuals at any level. You have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h2><strong>What we're offering</strong></h2> <ul> <li>Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives</li> <li>Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development</li> <li>Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account</li> <li>Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan</li> <li>Competitive time off</li> <li>Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR">At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.</p>