Antech Diagnostics

Network Engineering Manager

ID 2021-5107

Overview

 

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For more than 30 years, Antech Diagnostics has been the hallmark of the veterinary industry.  At the heart of Antech is our love for pets. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Veterinary Health, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

 

Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom.

 

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets.

 

The Network Engineering Manager is a hands on position supporting the network infrastructure for all of the Antech 70 facilities, including home officer workers, lab locations and offices.

 

The role of network engineering manager is responsible for all aspects of Antech’s network systems including software and hardware.  The role recommends, implements and maintains the network and telecom architectures, LAN and WAN.  The role also ensures all aspects of the network systems are secure as possible.  The role reports to the Director of Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) and directly manages a team of 3 staff members with dotted lines to other support staff. 

Responsibilities

JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

·         Manages the development of network design, and ongoing review of system configurations in collaboration with relevant team members.

·         Develops system and organizational roadmaps that ensure business and service continuity. Develops tactical plans and ensures execution of plans.

·         Monitors network utilization to ensure enough bandwidth, resources, and licensing are available to meet user demand.

·         Manages the development, documentation and implementation of operating procedures, and systems documentation, best practices, knowledge base, disaster recovery backup and recovery.

·         Helps with financial planning and budgets for the infrastructure group.

·         Liaisons with senior management, peers, and vendors to ensure that all new requests and designs are consistent with current operational standards and make the best use of resources.

·         Ensures all networking software and hardware versions, maintenance levels, registration and inventory and provides upgrades as necessary to insure appropriate security and patch levels are maintained.

·         Manages all vendor relationship and negotiates and manages vendor service agreements.

·         Ensures compliance with all established policies and procedures and participates in ongoing activities such as incident response and disaster recovery exercises.

·         Leads the network team in coordinating troubleshooting and appropriate resources to respond to major problems and incidents to ensure resolution. Provides leadership and direction through technical subject matter expertise to team members.

·         Evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity. Responsible for employee development, including hiring, cross training, retention and performance evaluations of staff.

·         Manages maintenance to minimize production downtime and maximize network productivity.

·         Plans upgrades/expansions by ensuring changes are in place and implemented as necessary.

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

·         Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited university

·         Experience:  Seven (7) years of experience of related networking experience including five years of experience managing core Cisco products

·         License/Certification: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) required.

·         Management:  Two to Three years experiencing managing or leading a team.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•         In-depth knowledge of all networks, especially those used by the company like Cisco Core switches, Fortinet and Cisco Firewall etc.

•         Knowledge and experience in managing firewalls and other security products like Cisco ASA, Fortinet etc.

•         Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirement related to the functional area

•         Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management

•         Ability to provide leadership and influence others

•         Ability to lead and manage a team of technical resources to meet the project requirements

•         Ability to evaluate contracts and manage vendor service agreements

•         Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of organization, demonstrating a willingness to listen and respond appropriately

•         Ability to develop long-range business plans and strategy

•         Ability to exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for managing and planning financial process implementations and enhancements to existing financial processes and systems

•         Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus

•         Ability to mediate and resolve complex problems and issues

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

•         Extensive sitting, phone, and computer use.

•         Extend and reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers.

•         Occasionally required to bend, kneel, stoop, or crouch.

•         May be required to lift, move, and carry up to 15 lbs.

•         Specific vision abilities required including close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

•         Hearing ability to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person.

•         Ability to communicate verbally on the telephone and in person.

•         Fluency in the English language.

•         Extended hours may be needed.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The associate can be remote or office based. 

 

If the associate is office based, the associate will primarily work in a typical office environment including use of cubicles, computers, and overhead lighting. Temperature extremes will be minimal to nonexistent. 

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

The associate will be required to use a computer, spreadsheets, data base management, email, and the Internet.  The associate is frequently required to use a calculator; fax, copy machine, and phone system. 

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