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Network Manager

Company: Textron
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


The Network Manager is responsible for Textron's internally managed multi-state network. This is a manager level position, and involves substantial responsibility for the day-to-day management, overall health, operations, and security of all network components. It is the expectation that this position will be able to assist in planning for and solving the most complex network issues that may face Textron. This position is generally held by someone with fifteen or more years of experience as an IT network administrator/engineer. This position works closely with the business units within the Textron portfolio, and other IT support towers both internal to Textron and 3 rd party managed. Some of the duties of the Network Manager include the oversight of the internal team, to include the variety of Managed Services Providers, oversee the installing, configuring, and upgrading of network infrastructure and associated devices, diagnosing, and troubleshooting both common and unusual network problems, performing preventive maintenance on the network, along with monitoring performance of the local area network (LAN) and wireless local area network (WLAN).


  • Responsible for working with the various Textron Business Units to provide and support complete network service delivery.
  • Responsible for the daily monitoring, configuration, architecture, and troubleshooting of all internally managed LAN and WAN networks.
  • Provide guidance/training to junior team members on switches, routers, WLAN, and AAA services and technology in and around the networking space.
  • Complete and contribute to any necessary network drawings and documentation.
  • Provide process improvements for Textron's global voice and data network communication systems.
  • Responsible for approvals of all new and changed network architectures for the enterprise and Textron business units.
  • Work closely with the ICOE service delivery managers and BU relationship leaders to facilitate overall adherence to Textron network strategy and specific BU needs.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for all issues related to data network communications.
  • Provide on-call support and monitoring of the enterprise network on a scheduled rotation.
  • Provide technology upgrade plans for network hardware and software life cycles.
  • Responsible for overseeing the physical install of network hardware and necessary cabling, as needed.

    • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related discipline with an IT focus, or a minimum of 15 years of experience in IT network engineering.
    • Minimum 10 years' experience in IT; 15 years' experience preferred.
    • Experience in voice and data network communication operations environment is preferred.
    • Experience deploying/managing Cisco hardware/software is required.
    • A CCNA, CCNP certification is preferred.
    • Experience with enterprise and distributed data center LAN/WAN architectures is preferred.
    • Cisco Wireless experience is required.
    • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) experience is preferred.
    • Experience with global MPLS WAN implementations is preferred.
    • Palo Alto Firewall experience is required.
    • Palo Alto Panorama and Prisma experience is preferred.
    • Understanding of outsourced services delivery model; experience working in outsourced environment is preferred.
    • Experience with VoIP technologies is preferred.
    • Experience and knowledge in new computing architectures and implementation of networked computing structures is preferred.
    • Understanding and working knowledge of SD-WAN technology and deployment is preferred.
    • VeloCloud and/or Viptela experience is a plus. SKILLS/COMPETENCIES
      • Experience in running multi-site Local Area Network/WLAN.
      • Strong understanding and working knowledge of network security and firewall management application.
      • Strong understanding of voice and data network communication systems and interrelationships with other IT systems.
      • Knowledge of how IT systems can be structured and deployed to enable achievement of business goals and objectives.
      • Ability to plan operations requirements one to three years in advance.
      • Experience in creating and defining new operations models/procedures and explaining complex problems or situations
      • Ability to build and sustain effective partnerships with third-party services supplier.
      • Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to dynamic business needs.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills; an ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding.
      • Understanding of IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes and ITIL certification(s) is desired.
      • Open to future career development opportunities within Textron business unit locations.
      • Experience in multi-company/business unit company/industry is a plus.

Keywords: Textron, Fort Worth , Network Manager, Executive , Fort Worth, Texas

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