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IT Network Manager

Company: J.R. Simplot
Location: Boise
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held global food and agriculture company headquartered in Boise, Idaho. We are a true farm-to-table company with an integrated portfolio including food processing and food brands, phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, and other enterprises related to agriculture.SummarySimplot is seeking an experienced, highly motivated IT Manager in Boise, Idaho to lead a team of talented Network Engineers who maintain a diverse and expanding global network. We are looking for a leader with the ability to mentor and develop critical talent while driving technical engineering strategies in support of Simplot's network connectivity and infrastructure requirements.
As a pillar of the Infrastructure Operations and Services organization, the Network Engineering team designs, implements and manages secure connectivity solutions which support Simplot's current and future business demands. Must be in Boise, ID or willing to relocate.Key Responsibilities Manage the performance and development of a network engineer team consisting of engineers with a diverse level of technical expertise. Develop innovative and forward-looking network technology roadmaps governed by strategic direction, business requirements, resourcing, and financial constraints. Drive a portfolio of projects, activities, processes, and initiatives to ensure targets and deadlines are achieved. Implement global network technology solutions that are cost effective, resilient, scalable, and meet availability and performance expectations. Ensure all activities and metrics associated with the health, performance, and reliability of all network components and services in the global network, including capacity planning, availability, and performance are tracked and reported. Ensure new and existing network solutions meet Simplot's Information Security standards and policies across enterprise and manufacturing business environments. Stay current with emerging technologies and ensure best practices are utilized and aligned with the overall organizational and business strategies. Oversee change management and audit activities associated with the network environment including documentation, maintenance, and operational procedures. Provide timely update of projects and issues to senior management. Drive the adoption of development and release practices to deliver Infrastructure as code / configuration as code and network automation. Accountable for financial management of a global network budget and manage the portfolio of network vendor and partner relationships.Typical EducationBachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university
Relevant Experience10+ years related experience and/or training
Required CertificationsOther Information 10+ years related experience Demonstrated experience in global enterprise networking environments Experience leading a technical team and guiding/mentoring individual contributors Strong understanding of current and emerging security principles and methods Strong understanding of ITIL, CMDB, capacity, service and change management Strong understanding of wireless technologies, including wireless security and network authentication services Strong understanding and experience with data/voice network technologies and solutions Strong understanding of firewall, VPN, and IPS/IDS technologies Strong understanding of hybrid cloud networking and security (LAN/WAN, SD-WAN, SaaS, SASE, Azure, AWS) Strong understanding of local/global load balancing, proxy, and application delivery controller technologies MADO experience and understanding of complex network integrations Experience working with a TEM for onboarding and managing telecom expenses, assets, and invoices Understanding of automation, CI/CD, and configuration/source management Excellent communication and business engagement skills Strive to continuously learn and evolve both leadership and technical skills Desire to work across a challenging, global environmentJob Requisition ID:18907Travel Required:Up to 25%Location(s):Simplot Headquarters - BoiseCountry:United States**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **

Keywords: J.R. Simplot, Boise , IT Network Manager, Executive , Boise, Idaho

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