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Networking Manager


Prairie View, TX, US

Req ID:  1739
Level of experience:  Management/Sr. Management
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




At Ellucian, we’re motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing profound change. Shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations, are forcing colleges to do more with less. That’s where we come in. As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we’re dedicated to helping all our customers thrive—not just survive—in these challenging times by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today. From cloud solutions built on world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise-class solutions tailored to institutions around the world.

Our passion and commitment for learning and continuous improvement drive us internally, too. From professional development to flexibility and work-life balance, we give our global employees the tools they need to succeed so we can all grow together.

Description of Job Duties:

  •     Network Manager serves as a team leader and technical backstop for all network, telephony, WiFi, network security, and telecommunications enterprise infrastructure support and services.
  •     Responsible to ensure the stable operation of network connectivity for the university. This includes but not limited to planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, support, and optimizing all local, wide area network, Internet, hardware and virtual servers, firewalls, wired and wireless, server and storage, associated software, and communication links.
  •     Establish and maintain strong working relationships with The University President, Cabinet Members, Faculty/Staff, Students, IT Team, and Vendors.
  •     Ensure effective and open communication with other departments regarding the network services provided by information technology staff.
  •     Plan, prepare, and oversee million plus dollar IT budgets inclusive of forecasting, ROI calculation and documentation, and operational expense management.
  •     Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure value-added products and services.
  •     Performs other job related duties as required


To qualify, candidates must possess the following competencies:

  •     Strategic Influence - Creating and executing influence strategies that gain commitment to one’s ideas and persuade key stakeholders to take action that will advance shared interests and business goals
  •     Operational Decision Making - Securing and comparing information from multiple sources to identify business issues; committing to an action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria
  •     Driving Execution - Translating strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results
  •     Energizing the Organization - Motivating increased employee effort by communicating a compelling view of the organization’s purpose and its future state in a way that helps others understand the importance of their contributions and feel how outcomes will be different when progress is achieved

Required Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  •     Bachelor’s Degree and 5 – 7 equivalent years of experience showing advancement, which includes management and/or leadership within Enterprise Cisco Networking environment and general higher education industry experience.
  •     Strong understanding of Cisco Networking, LINUX, Wi-Fi technologies, Telecommunications (Cisco VoIP Phone Systems), Windows/Active Directory, O365, and multi-factor network authentication methodologies.
  •     Solid organizational skills, ability to work with staff, faculty, and administration at all skill and management levels.
  •     Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  •     Is able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  •     Technical backstop for small team of networking resources

Desired Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  •     Cisco CCNP/CCDP; or equivalent network management experience required
  •     Experience supporting Cisco and Palo Alto firewall security solutions highly desired
  •     Experience supporting Cisco IP Telephony, Zoom, and A/V solutions highly desired
  •     Experience supporting high capacity WAN, redundant Internet links w/ BGP, higher education research networks (Internet 2); a plus
  •     LINUX Redhat server experience a plus
  •     Knowledge of supporting network infrastructure for Ellucian Banner ERP Suite a plus


Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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