• Network Engineering Manager

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

    The Network Engineering Manager is the leader of the Network Engineering team, accountable for all activities related to Fred Hutch’s telephony and networking systems, physical layer and data centers. The NE Manager ensures end-users and colleagues experience reliable, highly available voice and data infrastructure services, oversees quality assurance of services, creates and executes the strategic direction and goals and services for the Network Engineering team. Candidate is a highly skilled IT professional with experience in physical layer, data centers, VoIP, Information Security, site-to-site and remote VPN, LAN, WAN and WLAN, public and private cloud environments.


    • Serve as technical sponsor and/or technical lead for select projects, providing project oversight and ensuring the project meets its stated objectives and deliverables in support of Fred Hutch’s strategic goals
    • Lead annual departmental operational and project budget creation and compliance
    • Manage day-to-day operations of staff, including vendors and contractors
    • Develop and mentor the team’s technical and professional skills
    • Build strong, positive partnerships with departments, Consortium partners, and the overall Hutch community
    • Develop metrics and monitoring capabilities including telephony, networking, and data center usage and availability while ensuring operational excellence and performance
    • Manage and document copper and fiber connectivity across the campus and within buildings
    • Manage designed rack and cabinet equipment layout for data centers and telecommunication rooms
    • Track telephony and networking equipment software/firmware levels/revisions
    • Review technical documentation and diagrams, ensuring they are comprehensive and understandable
    • Prepare staff to participate in 24/7 on-call rotations
    • Validate telephony and networking hardware and design choices. Lead hardware evaluations for telephony and networking platforms
    • Keep up to date on networking technology best practices and industry trends
    • Design and deliver formal and informal presentations on a variety of technical topics to a variety of audiences with various levels of technical understanding



    • 4+ years of experience in a technical leadership position in a complex, heterogeneous environment
    • 10+ years of experience with advanced network/telephony design/engineering
    • Advanced knowledge of LAN/WAN, cloud, data communications systems, Internet and telecommunication protocols, remote access systems, server and LAN hardware systems, routers, switches, firewalls, UPS/PDU equipment, and wireless network equipment
    • Advanced understanding of ANSI/TIA/EIA standards and routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP
    • Ability to analyze and provide creative, innovative solutions for complex problems
    • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and presentation skills
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in a team environment with a proven record of positive contributions
    • Ability to complete multiple tasks, set priorities, and manage to critical deadlines


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience
    • Cisco CCNP certification (or other equivalent network certification)
    • Experience creating and meeting annual operational and project budgets

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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