Programmable Network Engineering Manager

The Manager, Network Administration provides technical expertise in the management of a public and/or private network; tests and analyzes network facilities, including network control software, routers, switches, lines, modems, adapters and servers. The Manager, Network Administration works within specific guidelines and procedures; applies advanced technical knowledge to solve moderately complex problems; receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines approach, resources, schedules and goals.
Humana is seeking a Programmable Network Engineering Manager who will lead an engineering team with the responsibility and accountability to develop, deliver, and ensure supportability for Software Defined Network solutions for the enterprise. This is an exciting opportunity for forward-looking technology leaders to make key contributions to the evolution and transformation of the company's networks toward next-generation technologies. This is a critical role within Humana's IT organization responsible for the engineering and design, planning, implementation, and establishment of operational and maintenance programs to deliver best-in-class next generation network infrastructure. This includes optimizing all aspects of network eco-system, including performance, resiliency, availability, resource utilization and innovation. This person will drive implementation of standards and lifecycle processes. This person will be responsible for leveraging state-of-the-art virtualization, automation, and other software-defined networking (SDN) technologies to develop and deliver a robust, scalable, network eco-system. He/she will work with various leaders across the enterprise to coordinate network solutions to meet challenges of technology, regulatory, security, and competitive conditions.
The scope includes:
Network overlay technologies to create a programmable virtualized Data Center network (SD-DC);
Programmable connectivity solutions for developing and managing a hybrid cloud network;
Software-based technologies to create a programmable virtualized Wide Area network (SDWAN, NFV, etc.);
Active network traffic management, including analytic and automated self-healing capabilities;
Automation of provisioning and management in public and private cloud platforms;
Network segmentation and enclaving
Engineering responsibilities include:
Design for new solutions;
Programmed solutions and standard solution templates/models/patterns;
Technology roadmap development, management, and maintenance;
Software development and lifecycle management practices;
Implementation strategies, plans, and execution;
Capacity and performance planning;
Integration with related engineering efforts;
Escalation support for production issues;
Definition and development of operational KPIs and metrics;
Continuous knowledge and skills improvement for the team.
Role Essentials
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent experience
Experience delivering production-quality software
Hybrid Cloud network experience
5 or more years of network management experience
Role Desirables
Master's Degree in Business Administration or a related field
Network engineering certification such as CCNA through CCIE or the equivalent
Experience with resource management and managing direct reports (matrixed or direct reports)
Experience implementing, integrating, and managing public and private cloud platforms
Experience in programming software defined networking and automation;
Experience with implementing and operating a software-defined network environment, especially VMWare NSX;
Scheduled Weekly Hours

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