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Sr. Manager - Networking

St. Louis, MO 63105

Posted: 03/28/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Category: Project Management/Business Analysis Job Number: 12294

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver, and Dallas Areas.


We are currently looking for a Senior Manager – Networking to join our team.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Primarily responsible for the design, modification, and deployment of the firewall environments across multiple data centers. 
  • Work with vendors, Information Security Office, and other infrastructure and application development teams to insure network security system is providing all required services. 
  • Direct and manage a team of 5 Network Security Engineers. 
  • Work with the team and other stakeholders, to establish, manage, and fulfill the strategic network security roadmap and develop state-of-the-art network security practices. 
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with the infrastructure and application teams who consume network security products.  
  • Drive the core functions of the team, while also being an active participant in planning associated with the combined infrastructure services strategy. 
  • Setting and enforcing achievable quality standards for products and services.
  • Evaluating and prioritizing work assigned to your team(s).
  • Managing the complete lifecycle process for the services supplied by your team (from cradle to grave).
  • Balancing time between multiple complex projects and baseline maintenance/tech-debt efforts.
  • Effectively balancing customer experience, security and cost control.
  • Developing and managing team(s) through full employment cycle including performance management, and career development; build an effective leadership bench and lead others in doing the same.
  • Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships and feedback loops with both service partners and customers.
  • Managing vendors and service contracts.
  • Effectively translating technical issues/topics into business impact and value.
  • Representing team in conversations and presentations to senior leadership and stakeholders.
  • Managing crisis situations associated to your service area.
  • Preparing root cause analysis communications.


Required Qualifications
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • 5+ years of experience managing an IT staff, which included selecting and developing strong performers, and conducting performance and salary reviews
  • 2+ years of experience managing infrastructure engineering/operations teams
  • 2+ years of previous IT infrastructure experience as an administrator or engineer
  • Must be able to travel between St. Louis campuses
  • Experience delivering services distributed over physical, virtual (internal), and public cloud infrastructure
  • Experience of driving large scale infrastructure transformation, especially around adoption of service/infrastructure automation
  • Experience owning/partnering to drive transformation across an organization, build acceptance and alignment behind a significant change mission
  • Must be committed to incorporating security into all decisions and daily job responsibilities
  • Experience applying Agile concepts to infrastructure development and delivery
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, interact and influence across the IT organization
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills that result in conclusive recommendations / decisions
  • Works with a high degree of autonomy, integrity and accountability
  • Must be comfortable and effective at presenting to various audiences
  • Must have strong team work qualities with the ability to establish and maintain solid working relationships with peers, vendors, senior management, and other departments within IT
  • Must be detail oriented with strong problem solving and time management skills
  • Must have proven experience in working and communicating effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate after-hours response to incident-related managerial escalations when necessary
  • Must be committed to incorporating security into all decisions and daily job responsibilities
  • Must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. without a requirement for work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field preferred
  • Broad infrastructure domain knowledge (network, systems, storage, database, security, monitoring, data centers)
  • Specific experience with Palo Alto systems
  • Experience with a Cisco enterprise network environment
  • Experience having driven an Infrastructure transformation to adopt Infrastructure as Code and managing infrastructure as software through configuration and automation
  • Familiar with Cisco ACI, F5, and Infoblox DDI products


Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
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Nick Bilpush

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