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Network Engineering Manager

The Friedkin Group

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 24, 2021.

SUMMARYPlan, organize, and manage network staff to ensure the stable and secure operation of the organization’s network infrastructure.

This includes developing, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing key functional areas specific to virtual and physical server infrastructure.

The Network Services Manager will also manage cloud network services consumption and direct activities to resolve hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion.RESPONSIBILITIES* Performs analysis of network infrastructure environment needs and contributes to design architecture, integration and installation.* Maintains hardware and software lifecycle maintenance and asset refresh needs.* Works with consultants to ensure that the networking platforms provide sufficient resources to deliver the desired level of business performance.

Coordinates with other departments in order to understand and meet their requirements.* Evaluates hardware and software requirements and capabilities and makes recommendations.

Checks systems in order to optimize performance and to initiate recovery action after system failures.* Establishes budgetary requirements for equipment replacement.* Establishes and controls systems access and security.

Performs regular security access audit reviews.* Monitors customer service and maintains infrastructure stability, collects and analyzes key performance metrics required for regular consumption and capacity analysis.* Manages network operations scheduling, backup, storage and retrieval functions.* Coordinates third-party maintenance for hardware and software services.* Develops or establishes strong relationships with service providers.* Negotiates and contracts with consultants, technical personnel and vendors for services and products.* Prepares and maintains documentation of network configurations and infrastructure architecture.* Develops, maintains and tests disaster recovery plans.* Directly supervises employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.* Performs other non-essential duties as assignedSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESDirectly supervises one or more employees.

Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.QUALIFICATIONS* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or comparable experience plus a minimum of 5-8 years in Production IT management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.* Advanced networking certifications preferred.

* Extensive experience required managing teams and with responsibility for completing complex deployment projects within budget and on specific timelines.

* Experience designing and/or troubleshooting server infrastructure problems and providing superior customer service.

Experience with popular server OS platforms.

* Experience working with network monitoring systems or equivalent experience.

* Detailed understanding of IP addressing, IP routing protocols, Internet technologies and standards, Internet security issues, circuit technologies, communications engineering standards, web and network access technologies, computer office software suites.

* Extensive experience managing complex Active Directory environments.* Extensive experience managing multi-tenant Azure and AWS implementations.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThe physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of the job, the associate is required on a daily basis to analyze and interpret data, communicate, and remain in a stationary position for a significant amount of the work day; and frequently access, input, and retrieve information from the computer and other office productivity devices.

The associate is regularly required to move about the office and around the corporate campus.

The associate is occasionally required to travel to other sites, including out-of-state, where applicable, for business.

The associate must frequently move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move up to 25 pounds.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While the job is generally performed in an office environment, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, areas in which moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals are present, and outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the office environment is typically quiet, but the associate may be occasionally exposed to loud noise levels.

Travel RequiredMinimal travel is required for this position (up to 20% of the time and on a domestic basis).*Legally authorized to work in the United States, without SponsorshipThe Friedkin Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces by conducting pre-employment drug testing.

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