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Global Network Lead



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Build your future with Sovos.

If you're seeking a career where innovation meets impact, you've come to the right place. As a global leader, Sovos is transforming tax compliance from a business requirement to a force for growth while revolutionizing how businesses navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape. At Sovos, we're dedicated to more than just solving compliance challenges – we're committed to making a positive and lasting difference in everything we do. Our teams operate on the modern edge of digital technology, working not only to solve complex business challenges but also to enrich our personal, professional, and local communities.

Our purpose-built systems provide the tools you need to thrive in a world where governments demand increased visibility, faster reporting and greater control over business processes. Excited about the possibilities? So are we!

Don’t worry if you don't check all the boxes – apply anyway! We're focused on hiring the right people, not just the "right" resume. It's not about what you've done elsewhere; it's all about what you're capable of doing here.

The Work You'll Do:

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Global Network Lead to oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of our organization's global computer networks. The Global Network Lead will be responsible for ensuring the stability, security, and optimal performance of our worldwide network infrastructure, while leading and managing a team of network engineers across multiple locations.

More specifically, you will be responsible for:

  1. Global Network Strategy and Architecture:
    • Develop and implement a global network strategy aligned with the organization's business objectives and growth plans.
    • Design and deploy enterprise-wide network architectures, topologies, and protocols to support global operations.
    • Ensure network scalability, redundancy, and fault tolerance across all global locations.
  2. Network Operations and Maintenance:
    • Oversee the administration and maintenance of the entire global network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and other network devices.
    • Establish and enforce network policies, standards, and best practices across all locations.
    • Implement and manage network security measures, including access controls, VPNs, and intrusion detection/prevention systems on a global scale.
    • Develop and maintain comprehensive network documentation, policies, and procedures.
  3. Team Leadership and Management:
    • Lead, mentor, and manage a global team of network engineers and technicians across multiple locations and time zones.
    • Provide technical guidance, training, and support to the network team.
    • Foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and consistent practices among the global network team.
    • Ensure adherence to service level agreements (SLAs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) for network operations.
  4. Project Management and Coordination:
    • Plan, coordinate, and oversee global network projects, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to budgets and timelines.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, vendors, and service providers across different regions for network upgrades, installations, and maintenance.
    • Facilitate communication and alignment among global stakeholders for network-related initiatives.
  5. Continuous Improvement and Innovation:
    • Stay updated with emerging network technologies, industry trends, and best practices in global network management.
    • Evaluate and recommend network upgrades or improvements to enhance performance, security, and efficiency across global locations.
    • Develop and implement strategies for global network capacity planning and scalability.
    • Drive innovation and identify opportunities to leverage new technologies to improve global network operations.

What We Ask From You:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience as a Global Network Lead or a similar role, with at least 8 years of hands-on experience in global network design, implementation, and administration.
  • Extensive knowledge of networking technologies, protocols, and architectures (e.g., TCP/IP, routing, switching, VPNs, firewalls, WAN optimization).
  • Expertise in network security principles and best practices for global networks.
  • Experience with network monitoring and management tools (e.g., SolarWinds, Nagios, Cisco Prime).
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills for complex global network issues.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with global cross-functional teams.
  • Project management skills and experience leading and managing global teams.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CCNP, JNCIP, CCIE) are highly desirable.
  • Willingness to travel globally as required.
  • Due to client contractual obligations, the successful candidate will be asked to clear a background check and drug test upon hire

Sovos is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that celebrates diversity and where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate against race, color, religions, national origin, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic provided by law. At Sovos, all employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

Company Background

Sovos is a global provider of tax, compliance and trust solutions and services that enable businesses to navigate an increasingly regulated world with true confidence. Purpose-built for always-on compliance capabilities, our scalable IT-driven solutions meet the demands of an evolving and complex global regulatory landscape. Sovos’ cloud-based software platform provides an unparalleled level of integration with business applications and government compliance processes.

More than 100,000 customers in 100+ countries – including half the Fortune 500 – trust Sovos for their compliance needs. Sovos annually processes more than three billion transactions across 19,000 global tax jurisdictions. Bolstered by a robust partner program more than 400 strong, Sovos brings to bear an unrivaled global network for companies across industries and geographies. Founded in 1979, Sovos has operations across the Americas and Europe, and is owned by Hg and TA Associates. For more information visit http://www.sovos.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.