AVP of Network Infrastructure Engineering
Smith Arnold Partners - Hartford, CT

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Global Fortune 500 Insurance Leader


This Executive Leader will play a critical role in both establishing strategy as well execution and delivery of this global organizations LAN, WAN Infrastructure and Infrastructure Security. This key resource plans at the strategic level to address business challenges, while executing tactical plans on the effective use of resources, priorities and funding. This AVP will lead a staff of over 35 (Network Engineers, Network Architects, Systems Engineers, Security, Vendors) to design, develop, maintain and implement highly complex systems and/or projects. This Network Infrastructure Executive will provide strategic direction, coaching and mentoring of this highly technical team, responsible for mentoring and performance reviews. This resource will lead the deployment of all new, cutting edge technology into this global environment, with heavy interaction with high level business stakeholders during the lifecycle of the initiative. This AVP be looked upon as one of the key leaders in Network Infrastructure and Infrastructure Security within the organization. The right candidate must have strong formal project management expertise, experience with ITIL and problem solving capabilities. This resource will also establish standards and Best Practices and ensure adherence to them for product development and company operations.

  • 10+ years of related experience in Networking, Telecom, and Security
  • Experience leading organizations, driving operational excellence and large budget responsibility
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in managing multiple, cross functional teams or projects and influencing senior management and key stakeholders
  • Extensive knowledge of Networking (LAN, WAN, WLAN, Optical, Switching, Routing, Data Center Fabrics, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, QoS, VOIP, SDN, IPv6, DR/HA/BC) and Infrastructure Security (LB, SSLT, Firewall, IPS, IDS, Security Gateways)
  • Some work experience with one of the BIG Four (Deloitte, Accenture, PriceWaterhouse, Ernst & Young) highly desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Science preferred.

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