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Director Network Engineering

Company: Equifax
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Job Description:

  • Alpharetta, Georgia, United States of America
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America As Director of Network Engineering, your primary responsibility will be to lead a diverse global team responsible for the architecture, design, implementation, and support the Equifax global network. This will involve managing a local team of engineers and working with the Network Services team in the LATAM, AP and EU locations. You will work closely with the teams from Network Operations, NOC and other cross-functional teams who are managing systems and applications, to drive efficiency and improvements in supporting/managing the business. This position is within the Infrastructure as Services team that operates Equifax global backbone, datacenter, and access networks. The IaaS team is centered around hiring and developing diverse talents who are passionate about building and operating best-in-the-breed infrastructure through technology and innovation. Who is Equifax?-- At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence.-- We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life's pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. The Perks of being an Equifax Employee?
    • We offer excellent compensation packages with market competitive pay, comprehensive healthcare packages, 401k matching, schedule flexibility, work from home opportunities, paid time off, and organizational growth potential.
    • Grow at your own pace through online courses at Learning @ Equifax. What you'll do:
      • Drive bottoms-up improvements for Network Architecture & Engineering design, Implementation, documentation and 3rd level support
      • Lead crisis/incident event management incidents as needed
      • Customer/partner engagements to represent engineering concerns/needs
      • Mentor technical staff and drive programs to improve effectiveness and efficiency
      • Lead the development of innovative network engineering processes and tools from concept to delivery with a focus on new technologies, particularly Cloud (GCP, & AWS), SDN and automation
      • Provide leadership to manage demands from projects and technology upgrades including recommendations for vendor tools/solutions and global alignment of networks.
      • Mentor, manage and motivate a high-performing team of senior professionals and set clear priorities to achieve department goals and KPIs.
      • Manage oversight of complex network engineering processes based on a combination of vendors, custom solutions, and internal resources.
      • Decision making authority is broad and can have significant material impact on cost, business planning and success of Equifax core business.
      • Support adoption of new technologies and tools, recommend capability improvements to network engineering, and assist in lab/ QA deployments for technology trials.
      • Ensure that information security and risk management are embedded within the culture requiring continuous improvement to a complex set of functions to coordinate security and compliance risks related to information systems and assets.
      • Drive coordination, consensus and execution to mitigate cyber risk issues and emerging threats in such a dynamic environment.
      • Direct the continuous and secure design and maintenance of the corporate , data center, and cloud networking infrastructure, including network security and Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plans.
      • Assist in the development of a strategic roadmap to ensure network engineering and operations goals are met.
      • Ensure service level targets are met, and address all service-level complaints.
      • Participate in disaster recovery/business continuity activities, as needed.
      • Establish standards and governance in future acquisitions to mitigate risk and maximize network stability.
      • Provide subject matter expertise in interactions with partners and customers, program manage collaboration projects externally and internally
      • Manage the software lifecycle. Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field; or equivalent work experience
        • Minimum of 10 years of Network work experience in Engineering and Operations
        • Leadership experience in recommending, implementing, maintaining, state of the art network hardware and software systems.
        • Network & Infrastructure experience specific to large size organizations (1000 employee minimum)
        • Ability to be flexible, decision oriented, and motivated to support management initiatives
        • Demonstrate a consultative approach to strategic decisions with a particular emphasis on delivery
        • A proven track record in managing vendor relationships and contract negotiation
        • International & Domestic Travel. Extra Points for any of the Following:
          • Current or held advanced network technical certification (e.g., CCIE/CCNP, JNCIE/JNCIS, or relevant industry certification etc.
          • Experience or background with automation using Terraform, Ansible and/or Python would be desired.
          • Proven track record of driving change and transformation in network engineering processes, tools and technologies through metrics driven, KPI based methodologies, and an evidence based operational improvement and decision making approach to best meet business objectives and priorities.
          • Experience working with highly effective engineering teams through major technology transitions.
          • Prior experience in a dedicated role around defining network engineering strategic planning.
          • Prior experience in multi-vendor networking technologies.
          • Hands-on experience in deploying large scale network technologies.
          • Great communicator and able to drive consensus across diverse/global technology teams.
          • Demonstrated experience of metrics driven management with accountability. Success Attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?
            • Accountability
            • Bravery
            • Curiosity
            • Collaboration
            • Think and act differently
            • Trust
            • Ownership
            • Decide-Execute-Ship We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don't delay, apply today - we're looking for you! Please apply. #L1-MD2# Primary Location:USA-Atlanta JV WhiteUSA-MA-Boston-Boylston-StreetFunction:Function - Tech Engineering and Service OpsSchedule:Full time Email this job to: Your name For US Applicants--
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              Equifax participates in E-Verify and Right to Work (English and Spanish).-- Get tailored job recommendations based on your interests. Alpharetta, Georgia, United States of America Full time Who is Equifax? At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial... Alpharetta, Georgia, United States of America Full time Who is Equifax? At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial... What we do, where we are. Equifax is a global data, analytics, and technology company. We believe knowledge drives progress. We blend unique data, analytics, and technology with a passion for serving customers globally, to create insights that power decisions to move people forward.

              Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500-- Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 11,000 employees worldwide.

              Equifax is an Equal Opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, service in the Armed Forces, protected veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status or any other status protected by law. Equifax and the Equifax marks used herein are trademarks of Equifax Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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