Director of Network Engineering



Springfield, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Director of Network Engineering

Springfield, Massachusetts Technology Job ID R13956


  • Responsible for the design, engineering, and operations of all network infrastructure platforms across our home office and remote locations
  • Lead a highly skilled technology team responsible for all aspects of our network.
  • Serve as the technology sponsor of project and programs designed to improve our efficiency, stability, and performance of the network environment.
  • Ability to define, document and streamline processes to provide better support for the environment.
  • Build strong relationships across our technology organization and our field customers.
  • Develop a plan/strategy for hardware refresh and vulnerability management to mitigate risk and exposure to the environment.
  • Manage key vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Manage incident and service requests for the team via an online ticketing/request system, direct involvement in incidents that cause service impact and act as an escalation point.
  • Provide enterprise network support and thought leadership on the strategic direction of our technology.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously across the team and provide collaborative cross group solutions that benefit and enhance the environment.
  • Interfacing with field technicians and operations staff, internal engineering teams, equipment vendors, and network service providers.
  • Remain up to date on new and emerging technologies through training, seminars, and manufacturer demonstrations.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Network and Voice to set yearly objectives and goals for the teams to accomplish.
  • Provide technical leadership and vision, mentoring, coaching, career development and feedback for performance management.
  • Review monthly expenses against budget and account for variances monthly; identify business investments or savings opportunities that will improve service and reduce overall year to year budget expenditures.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 4+ years of experience leading teams in a customer focused technology support role is required.
  • 6+ years of experience working in a Network or Security Operations environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field preferred, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience managing and leading multiple projects simultaneously throughout various phases, effectively collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of network concepts, protocols, architectures, and devices/components.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Strong decision-making skills with the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience in developing and managing large budgets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal and collaborative skills; with the ability to effectively relate and communicate at all levels, including explaining technical matters in business terms.
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of Network products and services as well as market trends
  • Strong Vendor Management experience
  • Certifications in Network or Telecom (CCNP, CCDP, CCIE)
  • Experience in modernizing aging network architecture
  • Experience in Network Security software and appliances
  • Experience in distributed platform technology
  • ITIL Certification
  • AWS and Azure Cloud networking
  • AWS Transit Gateway 
  • Terraform or other cloud provisioning and management platforms


Salary Range: $128,000.00-$168,000.00 Apply

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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