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Network Manager

Company Name:
Kidde Fire Trainers
With more than 30 years' experience Kidde Fire Trainers (KFT) is a global provider of specialized live fire training simulation equipment and solutions with installations on all continents. KFT offers the broadest range of environmentally safe live fire training solutions including aircraft, mobile, modular, outdoor industrial, portable outdoor, maritime, military and HazMat applications.
SUMMARY
This position will be responsible for the design, administration, operation and security of the company's WAN & LAN components and policy implementation. The individual fulfilling this critical role is expected to be extremely self-motivated, being able to both lead day-to-day systems and support operations while pro-actively advising senior management on best practices required to achieve corporate goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to the following:
Lead Network Security and Access Controls
Continuously Establish Rigorous Network Availability Objectives
Vendor Liaison for Telco, Hardware/Software, 3rd Party Support
Implementation of Corporate Controls and Policies
Coordinate Network Documentation and Disaster Recovery
Users' LAN and WAN Connectivity, Performance and Troubleshooting
Users' Remote Connectivity, Performance and Troubleshooting
ERP system Administration and Support
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 desired given the technology environment of Kidde Fire Trainers. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 8 years experience in Information Systems operations, such as but not limited to Help Desk, Network Administration, or Network Design/Engineering
Minimum of 3 years in a supervisory or management role within an Information Systems Department is preferred, including vendor contract and performance management
Experience in widely dispersed multi-site WAN and remote user operations, preferably including overseas sites
Required: MCTS - Server 2008 or 2012, MCITP Server (or Enterprise) Administrator, or similar certification
Experience working in or with an engineering design environment, supporting vault based applications such as Inventor, SolidWorks or Rivet is preferred
ERP administration and support experience, such as JD Edwards, is highly desirable
Experience programming with Wonderware and familiarity with Allen Bradley PLC is advantageous
BS in Computer Science, CCIE or other specialty certification is highly desirable
All references, experience, and certifications presented must be verifiable
COMPUTER SKILLS
Proficient in UTM / Firewall Technologies
Proficient in routing and switching methodologies, including VLANs, IP Addressing, DNS and Layer 2 & Layer 3 Hardware
Deploying and securing Windows Server 2008 and/or Windows Server 2012 Forests and Domains in a distributed environment
Windows 7 and Windows 8 client O/S troubleshooting and related Help Desk processes
Office 365 hosted e-mail, Lync, SharePoint, and desktop application administration
Experience with Database Administration and Development, such as SQL Server and MS Access
Wireless Network Security and Access
Integration of non-Windows services, such as but not limited to hosted applications, Mac OS X Leopard or Linux, and VOIP Phone Systems
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to communicate clearly and effectively with employees at all levels of the organization. An understanding of or fluency in spoken and written German is desirable, but not required.

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