Network Services Manager at Horizontal Talent

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Edina, Minnesota

Job Description:


* The Network Services Manager also works closely with executive management in defining and articulating the organization's information technology objectives and is responsible for ensuring network function and security

* Projects this role is currently working on include, but not limited to, security system implementation and management, migration of on-premises data center to Azure, disaster recovery validation and phone implementation for the entire company

* Manage network and telecommunications activities and resources, which include direct network and telecommunications activities to ensure successful maintenance and improvement of company information technology systems

* Manage department staff and consultants

* Recruit, select, train, develop, evaluate, motivate and retain staff for the successful performance of the department and achievement of company objectives

* Participate in department activities and serve as expert resource to resolve complex issues

* Act as project manager for network and telecommunications initiatives

* Develop, plan, direct and implement projects to achieve business goals relative to profitability, cost control, and organizational effectiveness

* Develop and maintain knowledge of company business operations to assist in meeting the information needs of the company

* Provide alternatives and solutions to business problems through technical knowledge and practical experience

* Keep abreast of new technological developments through literature, training, and networking, and introduce to company when cost/benefit warrants

* Recommend, establish and implement information systems-related policies, procedures, and standards

* Oversee disaster recovery and avoidance plan and establish internal and external information security controls

* Provide information, analysis and recommendations to support and manage the department operating budget

* Evaluate, select and negotiate vendor responses and contracts

* Ensure contractual compliance, approve billing, monitor and evaluate ongoing performance of vendors

* Maintain network functionality and connectivity

* Maintain network servers, applications, database systems, workstations and printers

* May assess, purchase, install and maintain software and hardware and reallocate used equipment

* Provide technical support as requested or assigned

* Monitor and troubleshoot network connectivity issues and other technical problems for sales agents and employees

* Maintain virus protection and firewalls

* Provide backup and disaster recovery planning and execution for network servers and applications


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