Director of Architecture

| Greater Boulder Area
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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, and colocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP Backbone and 44 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its Cloudlink service, Zayo provides low latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Position Description

The Architecture Director for Zayo’s Lit Solutions business is responsible for overseeing and participating in the day-to-day functions of a team of highly skilled and technical engineers. A good candidate will have experience managing cross technical organizations supporting multiple technologies. Strong project management and organization skills are necessary to thrive in this role. Ability to communicate effectively and articulate technical information is an absolute must. This individual will be proficient in routing and switching fundamentals, DWDM engineering and design best practices, as well have experience with a broad list of network hardware manufacturers to include, but not limited to; Ciena, Infinera, Adva, Juniper, Nokia, Cisco, Accedian, etc.

The team for which this position is responsible for performs a variety of critical functions in the implementation of our cell site backhaul and dedicated private network offerings. Day to day functions of this team include, but are not limited to:

  • Creation and execution of test plans for hardware and software certification supporting the suite of services Zayo’s Lit Solutions business provides.

  • Definition of design and configuration standards. Create and distribute documentation supporting the standardized design and implementation of hardware solutions.

  • Work closely with our engineering teams on complex solutions in support of customer orders, network growth or optimization, and infrastructure related projects

  • Review hardware vendor technical bulletins for potential issues, which may impact Zayo’s network. Work with hardware vendors to create project plans, which quickly address critical issues within the network.

  • Work with product teams to enhance and develop Zayo’s products and services.

  • Support operations groups with training, documentation enhancements or updates, and advanced level technical support.

  • Procure hardware necessary for project implementation. 

  • Conduct and ongoing review of all deployed hardware to ensure configurations align with Zayo standards.

  • Enable automation into the network enable quicker turn up of hardware and services, enhance product capabilities, and improve standardization.

 

Responsibilities

  • Project Management: The manager is responsible for defining new projects, managing workload across the team, and overseeing on schedule completion. The candidate will need to provide regular updates to leadership on key projects and initiatives. This individual should have a bias towards action when working through problems or challenges that may arise.

  • Team Management – Closely monitor levels of productivity and performance across the team. Provide regular feedback to employees and management on the team of priorities and performance. Manage workload effectively across all team members. Take part in personnel decisions to include hiring/firing, compensation, and roles/responsibilities.

  • Technical Training: As a technical manager, this candidate is responsible for supporting and cross-training members of Zayo’s engineering and support staff. This includes identifying areas of need, compiling training documentation, and delivering training courses.

  • Network Documentation: As an Architecture Director, this individual will be responsible to develop and define hardware and configuration standards to be used by engineering and installation teams. Work with consumers of the information to improve documentation as needed. 

  • Product and Service Definition: Work closely with Zayo product managers to develop and define products and services. Creation of collateral for internal and external teams.

  • Network Performance Management: Candidate will work with all network operations teams to insure optimal performance of the network. Director will be responsible for escalations to other teams as needed to resolve underlying system/technology problems e.g. wavelength or fiber infrastructure.

  • Vendor Management: Serves as liaison for vendor related issues & escalations. Review Vendor Bulletins (PCNs), publish impact statements, and create plans for implementation of PCNs if applicable and in the best interests of the company. Track open issues with vendors to resolution and provide regular readouts on open vendor issues and recommendations for upgrades or removal / replacement of vendor technologies.

  • Network Maintenance Support: Candidate will be responsible for assisting with creation of network maintenance activities as well as addressing customer related escalations that may arise from these activities in regards to level of impact, scheduling, etc. Director may also be asked to assist in high profile after hour maintenance activity as needed. Flexible schedule to support these activities as needed is a must.

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Science degree (B. S.) or equivalent from four-year University or technical school and 5 to 8 years related experience in telecommunications or service provider industry.

  • Minimum of 2 years in a team leadership role overseeing technical engineering level teams and the deployment of Ethernet/IP and DWDM hardware.

  • Experience with developing and executing hardware and software test plans within a lab environment strongly desired.

Rewards

  • Competitive compensation

  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

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Location

Our Boulder campus is located in the 29th Street Mall where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial secruity to our employees and their families.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Zayo provide 12 weeks paid maternity leave, 2 weeks paid paternity leave, and 4 weeks paid adoptive/foster leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Video Games.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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