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Systems Manager I in Twinsburg, OH at Windstream

Date Posted: 2/5/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Twinsburg, OH
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5 to 7 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job ID:19000300

Windstream is looking for a Manager to lead our Data Center Network Operations Team. This role reports to the Director of IT Systems and Network Services and will lead the team of network engineers providing management, architecture leadership, advanced troubleshooting, and security compliance.

Responsibilities include:
  • Day-to-day management of the Data Center Network Design team
  • Accountable for the uptime and operational integrity of data center network infrastructures.
  • Contribute to the planning, design, and implementation of new locations and data center expansion in line with business objectives
  • Stay abreast of new technologies and best practices to introduce new features across the organization.
  • Ensure connectivity and bandwidth for employees and contractors
  • Ensure accurate monitoring, logging, metrics, and alerting of network connectivity.
  • Troubleshoot network performance issues.
  • Support network issues from wireless access to transit.
  • Management of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Occasional air travel required
Desired Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of Network Engineering experience
  • 5+ years supporting Cisco switching and firewalls
  • Experience in supporting high volume Internet sites from the edge/core to access layers, including firewall and load balancing
  • Proficiency on network platforms including: Cisco & a10 infrastructures
  • Expert understanding and hands-on experience with routing protocols and configuration, specifically MPLS, and BGP
  • Strong understanding of 802.11 a/b/g/n radio technologies.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based architectures in public and virtual private cloud environments (AWS).
  • Scripting and automation experience using Perl, Python, etc. to help streamline routine network configuration tasks
  • Firm grasp and experience in troubleshooting networking protocols such as IPv4, IPv6, STP, 802.1q, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, LDP, VRF, and IPSec
  • Thorough knowledge of TCP internals and other Layer 4-7 protocol such as HTTP, SSL, DNS, etc.
  • High degree of familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; ability to configure Mac, UNIX and Windows server networking.
  • Experience in helping to evaluate and implement Network Management systems.
  • Familiarity with network monitoring and troubleshooting tools such as SolarWinds.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:  

College degree in a Technical or related field and 5-7 years professional level experience with 2-3 years supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or 9+ years professional level related Technical experience with 2-3 years supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Technical experience required.


EEO Statement: Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.