IT Director of Enterprise Networking

Genuine Parts   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Automotive


11 - 15 years

Posted 44 days ago

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Job Description

The GPC Director Enterprise Networking provides leadership, technical direction and operational oversight to the Enterprise Network teams that are responsible for all networking systems, WAN/LAN/Internet, Data Center operations, Unified Communications platforms, VoIP systems, communications systems (voice and video) and daily operational support. This role will consult, architect, and deliver a high availability network that is built with a focus on customer-centric availability and resiliency.


  • Manages and sets priorities for the design, maintenance development and evaluation of all network systems and related areas
  • Manages the financial resources, contracts and personnel budgets for projects and operations relating to the network team; makes determinations regarding the financial soundness of decisions and makes recommendations to improve overall cost effectiveness of the networkinfrastructure & IT across the organization; plans and manages the organization’s budget
  • Oversees the creation and execution of roadmaps outlining the technology strategy and the investments in infrastructure that will enable the company’s strategic plans across all business areas
  • Establishes key performance indicators and service level agreements for continually improving the performance of IT operations
  • Oversees the development and implementation of operational policies and procedures to ensure the most efficient delivery of Enterprise Network services
  • Works closely with senior leadership to ensure alignment between the network and enterprise architectures and initiatives to ensure strategic planning
  • Works collaboratively with the information security team to assist in the prevention, detection, and mitigation of securityevents
  • Tracks, reports upon and manages key enterprise-wide networkinfrastructure metrics, including team performance and capacity planning, ensuring alignment with requiredsupport and key initiatives
  • Manages vendor relationships and SLAs

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, or related field of study and or experience
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience leading IT network functions
  • Minimum 5+ years of deep experience with Network Engineering
  • Minimum 3-5 years of hands-on architecture and design expertise
  • Cisco Certified engineer in one or more of the following (CCIE, CCDE, CCDP, CCAr, CCDA, CCNP, CCNA)
  • Strong executive presence and leadership knowledge, resulting in the ability to forge cross-functional partnerships and drive strong, organization results
  • Demonstrated success managing a 24/7/365 large scale large scale, high availability network environments
  • Demonstrated technical skills in all phases of operations network design, implementation and analysis techniques
  • Experience successfully leading, motivating, and building a network engineering and operations teams
  • In-depth technical expertise and a demonstrated capability to drive complex networking and communications projects to successful completion and manage department and project budgets and funding
  • Ability to assess stressful troubleshooting situations, establish a plan of action, and manage resources to a successful resolution
  • Ability to plan and execute procurement efforts of systems, services and other related items as applicable to competitive bidding procedures, RFP generation and bid evaluation, contract negotiations and vendor management
  • Ability to develop, maintain and report on complex project schedules, resource loading, critical path dependencies, budget versus actual variances, and project milestone achievements
  • Broad understanding of IT/Communication industry trends and tools as they apply to providing solutions to stated business issues and opportunities.
  • Ability to manage cross-departmental projects and make quick decisions based on information provided to ensure Change Management protocols are being followed

Desired Skillsets

  • Cisco networking and networksecurity technologies and protocols
  • Expert knowledge and experience in the deployment and maintenance of enterprise switched networks, including (VTP, STP, HSRP, trunking, VLANs, port security and monitoring) in a multi-vendor environment
  • Experience in Disaster Recovery
  • Knowledge of LAN, WAN, SAN, VMware, telecommunications, security and data center systems, equipment and technologies
  • Experience with load balancing and WAF technology, such as F5
  • In-depth knowledge of Voice over IP; experience with Cisco and Microsoft VOIP products
  • Experience with Solarwinds and other network management and monitoring solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of Data Center network design, architecture, protocols and network topology Multi-vendor Data Center networking hardware experience including Cisco, Juniper, Arista, F5, A10, etc.

GPC believes the fair and equitable treatment of employees, customers, suppliers and other persons is critical to fulfilling its vision and goals. GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC’s policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons