What does a Network Manager do?
Network managers manage a company’s network team at a company and support every aspect of network systems and subsystems. They design, implement, and manage network infrastructure, including components including switches, routers, and the installation of additional servers. They work in strategic planning for medium and long-term timelines based on company objectives to keep it in line with new developments in the space. They administer firewalls and internal network security, maintain existing anti-spam and antivirus systems, and set new anti-spam policies.
Network managers perform line management of the company's IT support staff and oversee operational support for internal employee computer systems. They handle the project management for significant site moves and new system implementation at the new location. Network managers must participate in the financial planning aspect, including managing a relevant budget and providing costs for future developments and upgrades. Network managers need a bachelor's degree in computer science or related fields.
- Support initiatives that improve total medical cost and quality.
- Develop and implement standards, procedures, and processes for the NOC.
- Lead in resolving elevated and complex provider service complaints.
- Direct provider network management strategies and contract for the company.
- Support validation, deployment, optimization and operations of network nodes.
- Develop value-added solutions that meet customer business needs and share key learnings with others.
- Attract, recruit, hire, develop, mentor, coach and retain top talent.
- Negotiate provisions for new services and pricing with suppliers.
- Ensure the accurate implementation, and administration through matrix partners.
- Accountable for solution and cost delivery of 3rd party services.
- Represent the organization at related external provider meetings and conferences.
- Ensure infrastructure technology recoverability in support of business processes.
- Network firewall and IDS/IPS systems evaluation, design, implementation and support.
- Perform special projects and other duties assigned by leadership.
- Act in a strategy setting role to the business for end user services, hosting services, and telecommunications services.
- Coordinate operations and strategy for all areas of responsibility.
- Interact with partner organizations/departments to design network or system solutions for data center infrastructure.
- Interact with business partners to develop a strategy to implement perimeter and edge security.
- Manage key provider relationships and is accountable for critical interface with providers and business staff.
- Prepare recommendations based on monitoring results, tools analysis, and forensics.
- Interface with press and media representatives as indicated regarding medical policy, procedures and related issues.
- Understand, develop, track, monitor and report on key program performance metrics, such as utilization, coding, and STARs/quality performance.
- Bachelor's, Graduate's, or Doctorate's Degree in business, computer science, engineering, or information technology or equivalent experience.
- Experience with VPN, cloud, Linux, and routing protocols.
- Experience with SIP, IPSEC, DCHP, and RFP/RFI software and systems.
- Fluency in writing protocols.
- Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and problem solving skills.
- Comfortable with arrangements and decision making.
- Can prioritize tasks and projects with confidence.
- Demonstrated negotiation skills.
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Network Manager Career Path
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“Great experience and team to work with.”
“I started as a Tier 1 technician and worked my way up to a Manager.”
“Work and life balance is good”
“Best place to work and learn”
“Pay is competitive but not exceptional.”
“Supports personal and career growth & development.”
“It was good to work”
“It is good for part”
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