Director, Network Engineering

Oct 11, 2016
Nov 08, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

Regeneron is expected to grow significantly over the coming years. Expectations for exponential growth of demand for network capacity and capability to support our R&D functions as well as a move towards globalization and a more complex footprint will require transformation of the network to support Regeneron's initiatives.

The Director of Network Engineering will report to the Head of IT Operations and lead a team responsible for the architecture, design, engineering and roadmaps for Regeneron's network.

This position is a mix of exceptional team management, technology ownership, vendor management coupled with strong interface skills working with the business stakeholders. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving the firm's data network strategy, developing network standards, evaluating products and solutions, and publishing out network designs for consumption by the Network Operations team.

• Collaboration with peers to drive the Regeneron's data network strategy and platform roadmaps.
• Develop and execute on strategic roadmap to drive the transformation of Regeneron's network as Regeneron expands globally and prepare for the tremendous influx of data expected as our research and development areas expand.
• Partner with Operations on execution of the network roadmap and insure seamless transition from Design to Implementation to Operations.
• Design solutions with compliance (GxP and others) built into our solutions.
• Manage a continuous improvement approach to managing vendors to insure optimization and improvements to effectiveness and efficiency as Regeneron continues to grow.
• Design and development of network solutions to meet business requirements
• Evaluation of new product and technologies from conceptual review through solution proof of concept
• Partner and collaborate with peers to drive process improvements across all IT towers.
• Monitor emerging technologies and manage current relationships with 3rd party technology vendors
• Provide leadership and guidance to direct reports by establishing work priorities as they perform their duties to achieve company initiatives
• Be responsible for hiring, retaining and mentoring the best talent.
• Be responsible to plan and manage the budget for your teams and projects
• Identify trends and opportunities to enhance business performance; provide recommendations to align the engineering strategy to streamlined operations.
• Maintain visibility into plans across various business units to support incoming growth.
• Establishes and maintains strong vendor relationships
• Sponsor and deliver key project initiatives to implement new services or improve existing services.
• Maintains and manages Architecture and design of Regeneron's Network Environment

Education and Qualifications
• BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related technical field or equivalent practical experience

Skills and Experience
• Experience building and transforming the network engineering function in a rapidly growing organization
• 10+ years of experience with running and managing Network Engineering in a global environment.
• 6+ years of supervisory or managerial experience with a proven ability to engage, motivate, evaluate and mentor team members and managers
• Experience designing and providing networks capable of 24x7 business operations with a track record of managing teams that supported engineering highly available services.
• Clear understanding of ITIL v3
• Vendor management experience including contract negotiations, price negotiations, commercial terms, and outsourcing
• Experience with regulatory compliance controls are required. GxP and SOX are preferred.
• Experience with operating large???scale, highly available systems through capacity planning, performance tuning, and infrastructure architecture
• Understanding of network engineering, network security and how it relates to scaling infrastructure
• P&L experience; ability to create and manage IT budgets, contractor/vendor relations (preferred)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and effectively interact with all levels of management from application developers to the CIO.
• Ability to develop and maintain highly effective relationships, internally and externally.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Category: Technology , Keywords: Network Director

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