Site Engineering Manager
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Position: Site Engineering Managerâ
Business Segment: Corporate IT
Posted Position Title: Site engineering manager - Networking Services Africa
Career Level: Experienced
Function: Information Technology
Function Segment: Networking Services
Location: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces:
City: Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi
Postal Code: 01685
Relocation Assistance: No
Site engineering manager will partner with business associates across Africa to deliver large scale enterprise networking solutions. In addition provides
day to day support to BlueSky roll out, then incremental adds and manage OBS BlueSky relationship in Africa (Sub Saharan + North Africa).
o Partner with business associates across Africa to support large scale enterprise networking solutions meeting the critical needs of a workforce of >300,000 employees in >160 countries
o Implement network solutions based on company network standards to solve enterprise challenges including distributing workloads across multiple public and private cloud environments, and an increasingly externally connected workforce
o Act as customer interface to our service providers in Africa to ensure providers are delivering network services according to Corporate IT agreed SLAâs.
o Act as point of contact for all network build projects in Africa and provide status updates of these projects to GE business and Corporate IT management.
o Effectively communicate to all levels of the organization including SMEs, Principal Technologist, CTO, CIOs, etc
o Review new design and architecture standards and provide input to enhance quality and ensure standards can be operationalized.
o Provide subject matter expertise in all Network services to support the GE business teams in Africa. Able to gather and communicate regional needs to global network teams
o Partner with the businesses and teams to provide cost effective network solutions meeting business requirements and company strategic direction for networks. Provide direct technical and engineering project support to the GE businesses for their specific local and global requirements.
o Actively manage and oversee large/complex network build projects like campus, HQ and manufacturing sites as well as support acquisitions, divestures and integration projects.
o Review as-is and to-be network drawings for adherence to standards. Work with Design/Build and Run team on AI running rules for what non-standard network designs would be supported by Run.
o Be responsible for large program implementations (like voice/video/site audits) between ISS and business teams
o Represent network build team on network standards & NxIâs projects.
o Work with IT Risk/BU security teams for any network build projects that require security sign off.
Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:
o Bachelorâs Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering from an accredited college or university or relevant experience
o Minimum 7 years of experience supporting large enterprise network infrastructure at a Fortune 500 company
o Minimum 5 years of experience in a primary program management role in network infrastructure area.
o Must be willing to work out of a Corporate IT Office Location
Preference will be given to EE candidates.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
Desired Characteristics: o Cisco Certifications such as CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, CISSP, CCDE. Similar certifications in areas related to network virtualization or internetworking solutions also a plus o Project management certification such as PRINCE2, PMP o Leverages communication and collaboration to solve problems with global peers across various functions
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