Full Job Description
Join the thousands of innovators, advocates and forces who are making an impact every day at one of the biggest footwear brands in the world. Whether you love to connect with consumers on the retail floor or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the SKECHERS team is the place to be. Learn more about our brand at skx.com.
Looking for an experienced Manager for our Corporate and Retail Network Engineering team to help guide the design, development, and support of our scalable networking solutions facilitating communications between internal customers, applications, and hosted/vendor solutions. As a member of the IT Infrastructure & Operations Team, this position will be responsible for day-to-day management and growth of a best-in-class Network Engineering Team dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions in support of Skechers global growth schedule.
Essential Job Results-
You have an analytical mindset, you are innovative & always challenging the status quo. Strong experience working with a growing team and establishing new processes and capabilities. You have previous experience with both Corporate and Retail environments supporting our customers.
The person in this role will:
Develop an effective team by driving the recruiting and hiring of engineers, conduct performance reviews, and support individual career development. Ensure primary and backup support resources are identified and trained for 24x7 support model
Communicate with Sr leadership to plan and implement Strategic Roadmap initiatives. Strong cross collaboration with other IT and Retail personnel as well as vendors and contractors to coordinate and implement roadmap projects
Implement process improvement by empowering peer departments with procedures and toolsets to best support the business. Facilitate change management, incident management and notifications as well as root cause analysis
Collaborate with technical architects and engineers to develop technical designs and solution recommendations
Partner with other internal infrastructure teams and third-party vendors to develop consistent and scalable solutions
Standardization of Information and Technology environment to ensure cost effective use of resources and service reliability
Provide technical oversight and handle escalations for activities related to the retail and corporate network infrastructure
Participate in design and production deployment of new networking solutions or updates to existing environments
Manage network manufacturer and vendor technical relationships in support of service offerings
Manage network infrastructure Change, incident, and problem queues
Accountable for delivering root cause analysis reports as related to retail and corporate infrastructure
Accountable for business continuity of infrastructure services
Additionally, an ideal candidate would have:
Proven ability to Solve Business Problems / Objectives through Implementation of infrastructure technology solutions
Ability to interpret end user/ business requirements to specifications into technology solutions to achieve the desired results
Results-oriented with good verbal and written communication skills.
Proven attention to detail with problem solving skills
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects effectively.
Ability to work successfully under limited supervision in a diverse environment and function effectively, working both independently and as a team player
Education and Experience-
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MS/MIS or equivalent work experience
Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of Global Enterprise technologies
A collaborative approach to align synergies within the Infrastructure group as well as peer groups
5+ years experience managing network engineering team performance and budgets
7-10 years of experience in Network design, engineering, and operations support
Experience partnering with security to design solutions that adhere to internal guidelines
Proven ability to work in a cross-functional, fast paced environment managing multiple priorities
Experienced in ITSM and Change Control Environment
Knowledge of connectivity between multiple data centers is a plus.
Proficiency in multiple hardware vendors including Palo Alto (this is a hard requiremnet), Cisco, Fortinet and Aruba.
Advanced knowledge of network layer security including: Firewalls, 802.1.x, Network Authentication Systems, SD-WAN and VPN/Remote Access solutions.
Required Technologies: Data Center network design, Spine/leaf configuration, VXLAN, edge routing eBGP, iBGP, OSPF, VRFs, SD-WAN, Integration with public cloud providers (AWS / Azure)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times. The employee is regularly required to lift a 35 - 40lb dress form for garment evaluations.