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Network Engineering Director

Atlanta, GA 30303

Posted: 06/06/2019 Job Category: Network Engineer Admin Job Number: 1640

Network Engineering Director

 

Network Engineering Director Responsibilities
  • Oversee the function and availability of the company' s  enterprise-wide network infrastructure, with a team of network engineers and administrators supporting daily operational requests and longer-term projects.
  • Manage team to measurable key-performance indicators and service levels.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional technology and business stakeholders to prioritize requests and projects.
  • Understand and manage network-related expenses and projects with capital expenditures.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with network equipment and telecommunications vendors.
  • Manage and support the underlying network, including:
    • Production data center infrastructure for
      • PCI and HIPAA compliant network environments
      • corporate online storefronts, CRMs and related customer account systems
      • public and private cloud integrations
      • mission critical call center operations
    • Corporate data center infrastructure for
      • DevOps development environments
      • corporate platforms supporting administrative requirements (finance, corporate services such as email, DNS, fileshares, data warehousing, and virtual desktop environments)
      • corporate offices for administrative and engineering employees
  • Define and evolve a multi-year roadmap for data center, call center and office networks to keep up with latest technologies aimed at improving speed-to-market while lowering expenses.
  • Manage enterprise-wide DDOS defenses.
  • Manage enterprise-wide network routing, switching, and firewalls, from configuration, change management, and monitoring.
  • Support 24/7 operations with crisis management, including:
    • Hands-on troubleshooting and crisis team leadership.
    • Communication to peers and executives with relevant progress updates and resolution steps.

 

Network Engineering Director Required Skills
  • Deep understanding of network technologies, including:
    • Dynamic routing: BGP, EIGRP, HSRP, OSPF, STP
    • OSI network layers
    • IPv4 and IPv6
    • Network Virtualization with VLANs, Cisco VPCs, VDCs, network fabrics
    • Load Balancing
    • IPSec/IKE VPN, HTTPS VPN
    • Cisco IOS and Nexus routers and switches, ASA firewalls, AnyConnect VPN
    • Fortinet Firewalls, FortiAnalyzer
    • SolarWinds
    • DDOS mitigation techniques
    • Network protocols: telnet, FTP, NFS, CIFS, SMB, LDAP, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, SMTP, SNMP, NTP, SIP, RTP
    • How web servers, DNS and mail servers work
    • WAN connectivity best practices and strategies
    • MPLS, IPVPN, QoS, policy-based routing
    • Packet and netflow analysis
    • Packet replication, flow diversion for security monitoring
    • Wireless networks
    • On premise and cloud-based security: IPS, IDS, WAF
    • Disaster Recovery planning and testing
    • TCP and UDP stack tuning in multiple operating systems
    • TCP MSS tuning
    • Application level networking (code implementation and troubleshooting)
    • Network performance tuning and troubleshooting
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent crisis management skills.


Network Engineering Director Required Experience
  • 10+ years of network engineering leadership for enterprises with multiple offices, call centers, and multi-10G data center environments.
  • 5+ years managing capital and operational budgets related to network and telecommunications expenses, as well as relationships with equipment vendors and telecommunications carriers.
  • CCIE level certifications or demonstrable similar experience.
  • Undergraduate level bachelors' degree or higher, preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems.

 

Sam Slonkosky

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