The Associate Director, Network Engineering designs, analyzes, plans and modifies network components supporting customer communication implementation activities. The Associate Director, Network Engineering requires a solid understanding of how organization capabilities interrelate across department(s).
The Associate Director, Network Engineering is responsible to lead the engineering and design, planning, implementation, and establishment of operational and maintenance programs to deliver best-in-class next generation network infrastructure. This includes optimizing all aspects of network eco-system, including performance, resiliency, availability, resource utilization and innovation. This person will drive implementation of standards and lifecycle processes. This person will be responsible for leveraging state-of-the-art virtualization, automation, software-defined networking (SDN) technologies, and incorporation of ML and AI capabilities to develop and deliver a robust, scalable, network eco-system. He/she will work with various leaders across the enterprise to coordinate network solutions to meet challenges of technology, regulatory, security, and competitive conditions. Scope of accountability includes both underlay and overlay for the Data Centers, WAN for remote site connectivity, and Hybrid Cloud network. Prepares the analysis of the short-term or long-term capacity needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling. Conducts network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies. Develops alternative routing scenarios and changes in required sequence of network activities. Conducts economic and population growth studies to determine impact on network capacity and development plan projections. Decisions are typically related to identifying and resolving complex technical and operational problems within department(s), and could lead multiple managers or highly specialized professional associates.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree or equivalent,
10+ years of technical experience in Network Technologies
2 years + of recent Management of Network teams in large enterprise level organization
Ability to travel 1 week a month onsite to Corporate location in Louisville KY
Network engineering certification such as CCNA through CCIE or the equivalent;
Experience delivering production-quality software;
Experience in programming software defined networking and automation;
Experience with implementing and operating a software-defined network environment, especially VMWare NSX;
Experience interfacing and integrating business and technical requirements;
Project and/or program management experience;
Experience implementing, integrating, and managing network to connect public and private cloud platforms
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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