Full Time Job

Network Engineering Manager

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Hunt Valley, MD 06-10-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Sinclair Broadcast Group seeks a motivated and experienced Manager of Network Engineering to join the Corporate Information Technology Department. The individual will develop, integrate, and support key Enterprise infrastructure solutions.

• Manage a geographically dispersed Network Engineering team including senior, mid-level and junior levels, aligning the team efforts to stated business goals and operational efforts
• Lead technical operations activities that involve multiple IT teams and stakeholders across various technology domains
• Train, mentor, and empower the team to develop the necessary subject matter and technical expertise
• Manage and maintain supplier, vendor, and service provider contracts and relationships
• Collaborate with the Director of Infrastructure Operations Engineering to ensure infrastructure operational objectives meet performance, security, and business requirements
• Provide technical leadership, mentoring, and coaching for all technical services staff and foster a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and pro-active solutions
• Drive the creation and maintenance of best practice standards and comprehensive documentation for Network Engineering Operations team
• Drive infrastructure automation, continuous improvements through reporting and metrics
• Collaborate with aligned architects, platform engineering, application managers, project managers, and infrastructure teams to drive emerging technology standards to industry best practices
• Stay abreast of current technologies and make recommendations based on knowledge and research
• Provide technical leadership across multiple live sports businesses – Tennis Channel, Bally Sports, etc., building relationships with business, production, and engineering stakeholder groups.
• Develop performance metrics, promoting data-driven decision making to ensure the highest level of service delivery and ongoing performance.
• Manage and update department work processes, institute and promote best practices including documentation, standards development, capacity planning and status reporting.
• Partner with architecture, engineering and production teams to develop the future state technology map supporting live production.
• Research and lead efforts to design, configure, and deploy new tools and technologies to improve automation and operational efficiency.
• Develop policies and standard procedures contributing to efficient operations; provide training to IT staff and general staff on network best practices

Managerial requirements include:
• Responsibility for direct management of and planning for the Network Operation Engineering team. Supporting live events and ongoing broadcast application, workflow, and content support within multiple environments from an infrastructure perspective.
• Establishment of KPIs and SMART goals to modernize the practice of live events, ongoing support for broadcast infrastructure, and application platforms.
• Coaching and mentoring team members for professional growth.
• Management of implementation and delivery activities aligned to SLAs for internal customers.
• Building relationships with customers and stakeholders to better understand their needs and goals.
• Quickly dive in and understand the environment in which you operate, set the pace for how STP meets our customer's needs while balancing resource management across a shared service model.

Experience, Skills & Competencies:
• Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field.
• 5+ years in a technical infrastructure leadership position at Manager – experience leading high performing technical teams including performance management, mentoring, and team development.
• 10+ years of relevant IT systems / enterprise networking / cloud analysis / support experience.
• 5+ years of relevant experience directly administering and supporting cloud-like enterprise network environments.
• 5+ years of experience automating IT processes with a focus on configuration management.
• Experience supporting and managing private and public cloud solutions.
• Experience troubleshooting networks both traditional and virtual, including performance management and troubleshooting, configuration, and application/end-user experience.
• Experience with stand-alone, converged, and hyperconverged infrastructure.
• Strong analytical problem-solving skills with a focus on data-driven decision-making.
• Ability to quickly grasp technical issues and offer solutions.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Outgoing and enthusiastic personality.
• Customer-focused, positive, can-do attitude and desire to interface directly with end-users, and management at all levels.
• Advanced knowledge of networking protocols TCP/IP, VoIP, DNS and DHCP and how to troubleshoot network events and problems

Preferred candidates would also meet one or more of the following criteria:
• AWS/Azure/GCP Certifications.
• Arista ACE Certification
• Cisco Professional Certification preferred
• Network-focused certifications.
• Practical knowledge of scripting languages like Python, Go, .NET, PowerShell.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv52e7-44-192-65-228-42 in your application.