Softworld Network Engineering Manager in Dulles, Virginia
Network Engineering Manager
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September 29, 2016
TITLE: Network Engineering Manager
TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent
LOCATION: Dulles, VA
DESCRIPTION: Experienced leader to manage our Production Networks organization, consisting of Network Engineers who run the company’s data center networks, our international service-provider grade backbone, and the development of automation tools for command and control of those networks. We are looking for someone with a deep technical background and a huge passion for inspiring and leading people, while creating a fun and energetic atmosphere for your team.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Think outside the box to chart the next generation of network services we offer our customers, balancing the need to scale our infrastructure along with our push into public cloud • Manage the integration of past/present/future technology acquisitions onto our networks and into our data centers • Drive automation efforts to enable deploying and scaling our services much more efficiently. • Help align Production Networks roadmaps with business priorities. How do we enable what they need to accomplish more quickly, cost effectively while improving performance and reliability • Be an influential figure in the technology roadmap of our vendors, driving both change and consistency where needed. • Inspire your team to provide 24/7 operational support for the services you support, proactively solving issues before they become problems and training your folks to solve business problems vs. just performing operational tasks.
EXPERIENCE: • Network Architecture and design experience • Experience with major networking vendors, such as Juniper, Arista, Cisco, and Brocade, and aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each • Experience with routing protocols and technologies, from routing protocols like BGP, OSPF and ISIS to advanced features like policy routing, virtual routers, MPLS, MLAG, and VPNs, as well as an understanding of Internet routing. • Experience with code development, with at least some familiarity with programming languages such as Python, Perl, Java, and C • Working knowledge of the basics of DNS, load balancers and delivery controllers, firewalls, host networking, optical networks/WDM, and storage networks. • Outstanding communication skills for the ability to explain, at all levels of the organization, the output and recommendations, you will need to influence and lead others to follow the guidelines by which this role will help to create; • Familiarity with public cloud offerings such as AWS.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field