Director, Network Systems

Date: 
Property:  101 INNOVATION (0008)
Location: 

Irvine, CA, 92617

Division:  Innovation Technology (IT)
Req ID:  36250

Position Summary:

The Director or Sr. Manager of Network Systems is responsible for the planning, design, architecture and ongoing support of the IT network systems (networking, telephony, wireless (WiFi and Cellular), mobile devices, etc.). The right candidates will possess a combination of strong technical competencies, strong business acumen, excellent budgeting and planning skills and a proven track record leading high-performance teams. Attention to detail is critical.

Job Duties:
  • Develop and effectively manage a 5-year planning budget for capital expenditures and an annual zero-based operational budget.
  • Manage, train and mentor network team members(on-site and offshore) to ensure the reliability, availability and security of our computing environment, while promoting individual growth and career development.
  • Define network strategies and develop appropriate roadmaps to ensure our network is capable of meeting key business and technology objectives.
  • Build and maintain relationships with IT leaders and business executives to develop a clear understanding of business needs, ensuring cost-effective delivery of IT services to meet those needs, and responding with agility to changing business priorities.
  • Work closely with the VP of Security (CISO) and Sr Director IT Infrastructure to ensure the security of our infrastructure.
  • Remain current with emerging technology and its applicability to our business. Conduct research and develop a culture of innovation and exploration.
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring of the network and ensure service level agreements are maintained. Provide appropriate analytics.
  • Ensure network configurations are backed-up or replicated and we are well prepared to recover systems following a disaster event.
  • Interface with application teams to ensure the appropriate level of network access is assigned to all applications.
  • Analyze network Service Desk ticket information and seek continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Take point on urgent or complex network issues, ensuring appropriate actions are taken and root cause is determined. Act as an escalation point for the network team.
Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or information systems management, or equivalent experience.
  • 6+ years of infrastructure network leadership, 15+ years of IT experience.
  • Experience with Ruckus, Google (GCP and G-Suite), Palo Alto, Aruba Clearpass, RingCentral, Cisco and Contact Centers. Former Network and Cloud Architect or Engineer experience a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of running and maintaining cloud-based and hybrid services. Cloud compute, storage, and databases experience a plus.
  • Proven experience or demonstrated capability in leading IT transformational initiatives in complex and dynamic environments.
  • Extensive knowledge managing outsourced service providers.
  • Exceptional understanding of ITIL frameworks and lean principles.
  • Experience with creating and executing network disaster recovery plans.
  • Experience with managing Carrier relationships and negotiating Carrier contracts.
  • Experience managing Telecom Expense Management providers and auditing Carrier spend.
  • Great problem solver.


About Us:
Irvine Company is a privately held real estate investment company and master-planner committed to creating and sustaining communities that thrive for generations.

Irvine Company is respected for its master planning and environmental stewardship of the Irvine Ranch in Orange County, including diversified operations throughout coastal California. Irvine Company brings to life neighborhoods and sustainable communities with a full range of housing, jobs, retail centers, schools, parks and open space.

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