Director of Network and Support Services
at Nelson

Date Posted: 9/5/2017

Job Description

Job Number: 2111347 Job Title: Director of Network and Support Services
Location: San Rafael
Compensation: $130k+

The Director of Network and Support Services provides leadership, vision, and management to the Network team and Support Services team and oversees the infrastructure of the network and technical systems as well as the technical support services. This position serves as the principal infrastructure architect and lead systems administrator.

Job Title Responsibilities:
Provides leadership, vision, and management to the network team and support team. Develops departmental strategies and processes to optimize operations.
Establishes guidelines for, and oversees the design of the overall network and systems
Enforces network and systems policies and procedures.
Studies system usage, makes recommendations for improvements, and determines network system requirements.
Analyzes existing network and system procedures for efficiency and effectiveness.
Analyzes and assists in defining disaster recovery responsibilities and procedures. Determines requirements for data backup procedures.
Evaluates network technologies for potential acquisition and directs the evaluation of various hardware and software resources to best satisfy the needs of the network and systems architecture.
Manages and develops standards and procedures for the network team. Plans, designs, and integrates data telecommunications networks. Monitors and analyzes existing network hardware and software and evaluates potential network enhancements. Performs highly advanced networking and systems administration work.
Insures the alignment of the support team with the existing and evolving infrastructure and technical services of the university and recommends technical training initiatives
Researches, recommends and implements cyber-security policies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Title Requirements:
* Bachelor's degree in related field
* Minimum 10 years of experience managing complex networks
* Experience managing datacenters and core network hubs
* Proven aptitude to design robust and effective technical systems
* Ability to manage multiple priorities successfully
* Excellent communication and collaboration skills
* Strong team management experience
* Proficient in all relevant management and programming tools
* Deep experience with Microsoft, Linux and Apple systems
* Ability to solve complex issues rapidly

Preferred Qualifications:
* Linux, KVM, Ceph, MySQL, Postgresql, clustering, load balancing, apache
* Nagios/Centreon, Solar Winds, Firewalls (Fortinet, Smoothwall), Splunk

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: San Rafael, CA
  • Job Type: Education
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/5/2017

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