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Director, Network Engineering - Datacenter Operations

Company: Marriott International, Inc
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Job Number Job Category Information TechnologyLocation Marriott International HQ, 10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland, United StatesSchedule Full-TimeLocated Remotely? NRelocation? NPosition Type Management JOB SUMMARYMarriott International is transforming its global network technology to offer the most advanced, most secure, most reliable, and most scalable networks in the hospitality industry. Building a scalable, regionalized network that leverages cloud infrastructure is a key enabler to drive this transformation. To help lead this initiative, we are seeking an innovative and hands-on network engineering leader for our Data Center Network Operations Engineering team overseeing Marriott s next generation network infrastructure including both on-prem and cloud networks as well as the global WAN. This position supports daily operations in the engineering and maintaining routing, switching, firewalling, and load-balancing network solutions. If you are the type of technology leader who understands network connectivity and security, this could be the role for you.We are looking for a leader who has proven hands-on experience in:Leading network engineering teams and providing technical guidance to designing and implementing network infrastructureEngineering a large enterprise or service provider data center network in areas of routing, switching, firewalling and load balancing in both on-prem and cloud settings.Operating networks and managing to KPIs for network availability and performance.Managing IP Address resources including for IPv4, IPv6, and RFC1918 space.Driving operational processes to improve network uptime, performance, and recovery.Leveraging network instrumentation and automation to identify meaningful insights from network performance.CANDIDATE PROFILERequired Education and Experience:Bachelor s degree in computer science or related technical field experience/certification8+ years experience in designing and implementing complex and creating road maps for integrated networking solutions with multitudes of technologies including routing, switching, firewalling, and load-balancing.5+ years experience in leading and managing technical teams.3+ years of hands-on network operations experience.Preferred:Certification in network and/or security technologies (e.g., CCIE, CCNP, CISSP, Cisco DevNet, etc.)Knowledge in network management including use of tools for element management (e.g. Palo Alto Panorama), performance management (e.g. NetScout) and automation (e.g. Ansible)Accomplishments in developing technology roadmaps and strategiesExperience in network operations including managing changes, incidents, and problems.Comfortable applying a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to define successAbility to build strong relationships and network throughout the broader IT communityUnderstanding in the design, implementation, and operational support of mission critical productsStrong influencing skills and an ability to overcome barriers while driving changeAbility to research emerging technologies and trends, standards, and productsExcellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences including executives, business stakeholders and IT teamsStrong attention to detail with an ability to operate effectively across multiple prioritiesExperience operating in Scaled Agile FrameworkExperience in creating and managing a budget that aligns to technical roadmaps.CORE WORK ACTIVITIESLead a team of high-performing network and firewall security architects and engineers to maintain our next-generation networks in data centers, third party co-location sites, and public clouds.Provide a tier III team escalation point for Network Operations incidentsManage network software, hardware, and support contract lifecycles especially for upgrades to introduce bug fixes, remediate security vulnerabilities, and prevent vendor end of support.Be accountable for driving the implementation of solutions in collaboration with the Architecture team to satisfy internal and external customer requirements in agreed upon timelines under an Agile project management framework.Oversee capacity planning of the network including for bandwidth, port availability, and network device processor capability.Optimize network performance and operational support through analysis of key performance metrics as part of the ITIL lifecycleCollaborate with Finance and Technology Business Management to create budgets to support lifecycle and capacity management.Partner with and manage vendors to deliver technical and support solutions based on contractual services agreementsWork with vendors and the Test and Cert Team to assess risk for new codes and to minimize the introduction of defects into the production network.Maintain a library of process documentation for network best practices, standard operating procedures, and for incident responseDriving measurable business value through the development and implementation of network automation solutionsManage the performance of the team members and provide mentorship for their growth and performance.Managing Projects and PrioritiesDevelops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work for self and direct reports.Provides direction and assistance to other teams regarding projects. Determines priorities, schedules, plans and necessary resources to ensure completion of any projects on schedule.Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new plans or programs. Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the quality of the teams operations.Provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of processes or programs.Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders.Supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.Leading Discipline TeamChampions leaders vision for product and service delivery.Works with direct reports and peers to develop and implement strategies and goals. Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding goals to produce desired results.Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep team moving forward toward achievement of goals.Provides targeted and timely communication of results, achievements and challenges to direct reports, peers, and leaders.Managing and Conducting Human Resources ActivitiesInterviews and hires employees.Promotes the fair and equitable treatment of employees.Facilitates regular, ongoing communication in department (e.g., staff meetings).Fosters employee commitment to providing excellent service, participates in daily stand-up meetings and models desired service behaviors in all interactions with customer and employees.This position requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment, subject to applicable law. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation request is received and approved.Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.Marriott International is the world s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?

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