Director, Network Engineering, Telecommunications

Location: NYMetro or Lisle, IL
Title: Director, Network Engineering, Telecommunications

The Director, Network Engineering, Telecommunications will be a leader for the network engineering team. This individual will be responsible for overall telecommunications network architecture and its implementation, prioritization of projects within the team, interfacing with customers, and providing technical leadership on the long-term network strategy. The Director of Network Engineering will also be responsible for substantial network planning and design focused on efficient and effective growth and expansion.


  • Development of overall network architecture and related implementation (overall and market specific)
  • Responsible for the expansion of the Engineering Team across different markets.
  • Select and manage Network hardware and software service providers
  • Initiate projects, process and technology for Network Operations improvements
  • Will lead teams on Network evaluation and proof of concept engagements.
  • Responsible for driving improvements requested by network operations peers, which require engineering resources.
  • Lead business continuity management planning as it relates to the network infrastructure
  • In-depth familiarity with Wavelength, Ethernet,IP, and optical transport protocols (e.g. SONET, CPRI).
  • Assure adherence to established technology practices and policies in regard to network architecture, systems configuration, service availability, and operational procedures.
  • Vendor relationship management inclusive of equipment and telecommunications vendors.
  • Documenting solutions with diagrams and proper description is a must
  • Will be responsible for tracking the engineering team’s work progress and providing management reporting.


  • A minimum of 10 years of network infrastructure operations and engineering experience.
  • 7 years of experience on a service provider network in engineering or operations roles with at least 3 years of demonstrated team leadership success with an exceptionally strong data-driven analytical approach towards solving complex challenges
  • Proven leadership capabilities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Proven experience in designing, documenting and writing deliverable plans for network implementations and supporting processes.
  • Visio diagramming and network documentation knowledge required.
  • Extensive experience managing a technical group of engineers / architects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are critical – the ability to effectively interact and influence a wide variety of individuals at all varying technical or functional levels is essential.