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State of Massachusetts Manager of Network Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

_To apply visit: _ _Please do not apply through MassCareers. _ The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes. The Manager of Network Engineering will report to the Director of IT Operations and be responsible for all on-premises network and server equipment. This resource will also collaborate with the Director of Application Development, the Director of Data Movement and Transformation, and the Chief Information Security Officer to manage the Microsoft Azure portion of CHIA’s infrastructure. The Manager will additionally have supervisory responsibility for CHIA’s other Network Engineer. This is a full-time position with a salary of between $95,000 and $125,000 commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will work mostly remote in the near term but be prepared to work at the Center’s office at 501 Boylston Street, Boston, when the Center’s staff transitions back onsite work in a hybrid operating model. Specifically, the Manager will handle the following: * Management of on-Premises VMWare Server environment including Patching, Monitoring, and troubleshooting issues * Configuration, maintenance, and support of CHIA’s network switches, routers, and other network appliances * Vendor relationship management with CHIA’s providers of internet and Azure connectivity * Hands-on participation in the installation, upgrading, and configuration of new servers including the implementation of backup/restore policy * Resolve escalated issues arising from operations that require coordination with other departments * Build and maintain four to five-year roadmap including the planning and recommendation of new hardware, systems management software, and architecture and keep the agency up to date on new technologies and industry trends that may impact the organization and identify, recommend, and implement process improvement opportunities where applicable * Management of 1-2 network engineers or staff. * Support and monitoring of CHIA’s backup infrastructure, including VEEAM and NetBackup Qualifications: * At least five years direct experience with VMWare management, maintenance, and monitoring, including VMWare VSAN technology * At least seven years direct experience installing, patching, configuring, and monitoring Windows Server, and or Linux based servers * Experience with SQL Server and other relational database technologies is preferred * Demonstrated ability to build a technology refresh plan including backup, disaster recovery, and secure file storage technologies * Experience with modern backup technologies, including VEEAM, is required * Direct experience configuring, patching, and monitoring CISCO network appliances, and firewalls * Experience working with Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) * Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and written with all levels of the organization * Demonstrated leadership and staff management capabilities * Experience utilizing tools and research abilities to resolve technical issues * Ability to work independently prioritizes existing projects and proactively determine areas that require additional attention, monitoring, or maintenance * Ability to create detailed Visio diagrams in support of network hardware deployments. * Ability to follow standard change management processes. Document and evaluate impact of required changes to the various networked systems. Plan, schedule, and communicate changes to be implemented * Ability to understand and follow sometimes-complex oral and written instructions * Excellent organizational, verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills with a high degree of attention to detail * Strong interest in learning and keeping current with changing technologies * Willingness to mentor other team members Education and Certifications: * Bachelor’s Degree or higher in computer science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field, or equivalent work experience * Preferred Cisco Certifications: CCNA, CCNP. or CCIE * Preferred Cloud Certifications: Azure, AWS, GCP Additional Requirements: * Ability to lift up to 35lbs & push 65Lbs * Participation in after-hours upgrades, troubleshooting, and/or on-call availability as needed Total Compensation: As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Extended Illness program participation * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _To apply visit: _ _Please do not apply through MassCareers. _ 12/22/2021 CHIACC First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. * * An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Information Systems and Technology* *Organization: Health Care Finance and Policy *Title: *Manager of Network Engineering Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 501 Boylston St Requisition ID: 21000BIU