IT Manager Of Transport Network Engineering

Nextera Energy, Inc Miami , FL 33196

Posted 2 months ago

Requisition ID: 42968

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Position Specific Description

This position will be an integral part of our Transport Network team, which maintains the enterprise transport network infrastructure that supports NextEra Energy and its subsidiaries

  • Florida Power & Light (FPL), Gulf Power (GP) and Nextera Energy Resources (NEER).

If you have experience managing large scale MPLS networks, carrier grade optical networks, understand network standards and topologies, and enjoy being both technically involved and leading teams of network engineers in large scale critical projects, you may be the perfect fit for our team.

The position reports directly to the IT Director of Network Engineering and Operations with opportunities to work from any of our offices in Dade, Broward or Palm Beach for the right candidate.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

This role is responsible for the all aspects of our transport networks including network planning, budget, engineering design, implementation, migration and reliability management. It will lead a team of Senior and Principal level IP/MPLS network and optical engineers who work to ensure that our network related projects are delivered on time and within budget and meet or exceed the requirements of our internal customers. In addition, the role helps to ensure that critical networks are running optimally with an emphasis on continuous improvement.

  • Direct management of a team of network optical and transport engineers, with responsibility for implementation oversight of large scale IP/MPLS and fiber optical transport projects.

  • Ability to understand utility-scale projects and leverage cutting edge technologies such as MPLS, DWDM, 5G, Private-LTE and SmartCity IoT to implement, scale, support and monetize technology investments.

  • Work directly with FPL IT business unit network engineers and application developers to understand virtual network requirements and complete low level IP/MPLS designs to meet business requirements in terms of size, scale, security and performance.

  • Responsible for direct oversight of the implementation of the IP/MPLS design with a combination of internal network engineers and vendor resources.

  • Responsible for vendor relationship management and technical escalations with OEM and colocation providers.

  • Work directly with FPL Infrastructure Operations Center to build the operational monitoring required to ensure that IP/MPLS and optical network components are properly documented, monitored and meet rigourous availability standards required.

  • Ensure that all network changes are reviewed and approved prior to moving into production and that as-built design documentation for all new projects and network engineering efforts are accurate and up to date as our network evolves to meet our business needs.

  • Understand advances and changes in the technology industry, which may increase availability, reliability, business agility or reduce our operating costs.

  • Maintain the security of network infrastructure and compliance with all applicable industry and security standards (NERC CIP, PCI, SOX etc.)

  • Direct responsibility for capital and O&M budget management and monthly forecasting.

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other advanced science or engineering field
  • Experience
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience with large enterprise or carrier network IP/MPLS implementations & an in-depth knowledge of current network & security practices and experience working with colocation providers.
  • Certification
  • Nokia Network Routing Specialist I (NRS I), Nokia Network Routing Specialist II (NRS II), Nokia Service Routing Architect (SRA), Cisco CCDP or CCIE or equivalent work experience, Six Sigma
  • Other
  • Experience with Nokia 7750, 7705, Cisco 7000, 5000

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IT Manager Of Transport Network Engineering

Nextera Energy, Inc