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Senior Manager, Network Services

Under Armour - Baltimore, MD

Posted: July 9th, 2018


Description

SUMMARY

Manages daily operations in the responsible domain by strategically planning and engineering the UA global systems and network infrastructure environment. Ensures that a clear strategic direction and use of hardware and/or software are designed and installed in a manner that meets the needs of the organization, which include reliability, scalability and resiliency. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks in a high-paced environment. Leads and directs the work of others. You will lead and develop a team to innovate and define new features and architecture on schedule, aligned with project and strategic goals. Identifying and solving technical problems is an important part of this role, as is project and resource planning. You will provide guidance to systems engineers regarding their personal and career development, performance, and productivity; and will retain and attract world class system engineering talent. This individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Demonstrate strong customer service, organizational skills, attention to detail, and punctuality.
  • Defining Core feature roadmap delivered across multiple services and technologies
  • Planning and execution of the system engineering team tasks including setting the relevant priorities
  • Hands on involvement in the definition, architecture, design and productization of key, complex functional requirements
  • Responsible for maintaining and testing disaster recovery for all critical business applications/systems.
  • Responsible for operational support, architectural and standards development, vendor relationship management, and project management.
  • Align technical vision with business strategy and be responsible for all aspects of the development, implementation, maintenance and uptime of a growing global network environment.
  • Spends the majority of time achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff.
  • Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy.
  • Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with domain goals and objectives.
  • Ensures team adheres to defined internal controls.
  • Participate in solution architecture discussions and making qualified recommendations regarding technology selection, performance, and availability for targeted workloads.
  • Maintain compliance with PCI-DSS standards across in-scope environments.
  • Hardware/Software upgrades and maintenance on global network devices.
  • Manage engineers working with our Datacenter, Backbone, Hardware and Software networking teams to build, scale, deploy and support our global network infrastructure.
  • Help define, and drive regular development of an aggressive technical roadmap to meet the needs of the team, and partner teams
  • Be a hands on manager with deep technical experience in networking, systems and software
  • Operate in a rapidly evolving environment, adapt quickly to new information, re-prioritize as needed
  • Manage engineers to strengths, enable, unblock, and grow talent through coaching and technical mentoring. Identify, cultivate and grow technical leaders

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Managing a team of network engineers aiding them to achieve professional and personal growth.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • 5+ years of Cisco technology related experience within a high growth global environment
  • 7+ years of experience around designing data center solutions with a well-rounded global background around systems, networking, and security experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a manager or technical team lead
  • Successful track record of assessing a current, rapidly growing network environment and having the know-how to architect, design and implement a superior systems solution
  • Strong ability to provide thought leadership within the organization and successfully negotiate with key stake-holders
  • Strong ability to work cross-functionally and gain stake-holder trust and buy-in on the right solutions while keeping costs at a minimum

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and 10+ years of related experience managing a team responsible for Systems and Compute services.
  • Well versed in network troubleshooting – LAN, WAN, Subnetting, basic routing, etc.
  • 3-5 years of network tooling and automation experience.
  • Experience managing one or more Cisco technologies:  Routing, Meraki, Nexus, EIGRP
  • Experience managing complex network environment:  iWAN, DMVPN, Firewall, QoS

At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

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About Under Armour

It all started in 1995 when Kevin Plank, then the special teams captain on the University of Maryland football team, noticed that the cotton T-shirts he and his teammates wore underneath their pads were always soaked and heavy with sweat.

“There has to be something better,” he thought. He didn’t realize it then, but that one, simple statement would soon launch the performance apparel industry.

After graduation, he set out to make a superior T–shirt—one that stayed light in even the nastiest heat. After driving through the night to New York’s famous garment district for fabric samples, Plank built his first prototype, which he then gave to his Maryland teammates and friends who’d gone on to play in the NFL. With their feedback, he went back to work, quickly emerging with a revolutionary new T-shirt built from microfibers that wicked moisture and kept athletes cool, dry, and light.

With his design nearly perfect, Plank needed funds to launch his apparel line, so he maxed out his credit cards to the tune of $40,000 and set up a company in his grandmother’s basement in Washington, DC. Twelve months later, he made his first team sale to Georgia Tech. Other major Division I teams followed in droves, along with two dozen NFL teams. The company soon moved its headquarters to South Baltimore where it developed its now-famous gearlines, which included HeatGear®, ColdGear®, and AllSeasonGear®.

The revolution had officially begun.

In 1999, Warner Brothers contracted Under Armour to outfit its actors for two upcoming football movies, Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday and The Replacements. The object was authenticity, and Under Armour delivered. Then, in 2003, the Brand launched its first television commercial, which introduced a rallying cry for athletes that would change the face of sports in three words: PROTECT THIS HOUSE.®

Today, not even two decades later, Under Armour makes the world’s most innovative performance footwear, apparel, and accessories and is a mainstay on athletic fields, courts, pitches, gyms, and rinks everywhere. Under Armour gear is available all over the world… and on the Brand’s website, UA.COM.

Elite athletes and teams from virtually every sport you can imagine—like Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Brandon Jennings, Lindsey Vonn, Bryce Harper, Michael Phelps, Natasha Hastings, Lauren Cheney, the Welsh Rugby Union, and many more—proudly wear Under Armour Performance gear.