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Director IT Global Infrastructure/Telecommunications

| Greater Denver Area

Job Description:

The Director Global Network Services has responsibility for all aspects of network technology at Arrow including strategic planning and design, engineering implementation, capacity planning and support services for a Fortune 120 technology company. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience providing leadership to the network engineering and network security teams responsible for vision, strategy, and deployment of global services across over 450 locations. This position will sit full time onsite in our Centennial, CO location at Arrow's global corporate HQ.




  • Oversee Arrow’s globally distributed network engineering and network security planning, design and expense management teams
  • Manage relationship with broad set of vendors providing services and products to Arrow.
  • Work with Arrow sales teams and strategic partners to help them understand how to sell network related services and products to clients in similar roles.
  • Demonstrate how Arrow makes use of partner products to clients.
  • Leverage understanding of market conditions and new technology advancements to support current and future business direction for all network requirements
  • Manage capital and operating budget
  • Manage network integration for newly acquired companies.
  • Lead a team of managers and senior managers and a total population of 40+ globally distributed employees
  • Provide coaching, guidance, training, leadership (teachable point of view), opportunity for employee career growth. Facilitate and encourage ideas and participation
  • Partner with the business and other areas of IT in order to meet internal and external customer requirements
  • Define network architecture standards, processes, develop and implement cost effective solutions to meet Arrow’s business needs




  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, IT, or related field, or equivalent experience and technical training preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in technology roles, at least 5 of which include managing a large global staff
  • Extensive experience in managing supervisors, managers and technical teams that are regionally and globally distributed.
  • Demonstrates good understanding of business and financial aspects of IT.
  • Experience leading  teams  in long term strategic planning and architecture design for voice, data, telecom services and procurement strategy for complex global networks.
  • Experience development and implementing processes, network architecture and standards, policy.
  • Manages budgetary spend and performs budgetary planning.
  • Prior experience negotiating and managing large-scale contracts and vendor relationships with a specific focus on networks.
  • Ability to leverage negotiation skills in order to optimize use of resources, identify technology solutions that provide a cost benefit.
  • Experience managing global 24x7 IT operations with a service orientation. Must be able to partner and communicate technically and non-technically effectively across all levels of employee. Strong executive presentation skills. Demonstrate ability to effectively manage, coach and develop a technically diverse workforce.
  • Willingness to travel both  domestically and international
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and track the status of multiple projects and issues at once
  • Demonstrate strong technical understanding of voice, video and data communications technologies including:
    • Network routing and Ethernet switching technologies (Cisco, HP, Juniper, other)
    • Firewall management (Palo Alto, Juniper, Checkpoint)
    • Wireless Lan technologies – (HP/Aruba, Cisco)
    • WAN Routing technologies and protocols (MPLS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP)
    • VPN (IPSEC and GRE)
    • Video Conferencing (Polycom, AMX, Skype for Business)
    • Voice over IP communications (Skype PSTN, Avaya, Nortel, Mitel)
    • Network management



  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401k, With Matching Contributions
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)/Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Options
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Parental Leave Options
  • Employee Discount on Annual RTD Pass
  • Wide Variety of Growth Opportunities
  • Casual Work Environment
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Our offices are approximately 15 miles south of Downtown Denver. Employees enjoy the easy access to the light rail station and I-25.

An Insider's view of Arrow Electronics, Inc.

What's something quirky about your company?

As a tech company, we showcase the use of tech all throughout our building. We hang art over the building made of various consumer electronics and we even have access to an Electronics Testing lab. My R&D team also loves to make fun code names for our projects, we recently launched Project Deathstar (announced as ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer)!


Manager, Product Management and Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

There is a big drive at Arrow to support tech entrepreneurs, so part of my job involves collaborating and working with local startups - you’d be amazed to see the new ideas coming out of Denver! I get to work closely with local incubators and accelerators, and also plan events and sessions for big events like Denver Start Up week.


Marketing Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first began my career at Arrow six years ago as a summer intern on the Customer Support team. The career growth I have achieved since has led me to my current role as Delivery Manager of Arrow.com. Through mentorship programs and working with a team that values trust while promoting curiosity, the experiencing has been nothing short of rewarding.


Delivery Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

In today’s fast moving world my team is continually collaborating with the business to evolve our digital channels. Combining competitor insight, industry best practices and innovative capabilities we can react quickly to changing needs, design robust solutions, as well as developing innovations for future growth.


Director, Technology & Planning

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office promotes an open and active vibe that inspires collaboration with your fellow coworkers. The overall environment supports our focus on driving innovation forward.


Asset Specialist

What are Arrow Electronics, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Arrow Electronics, Inc. Benefits Overview

•Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
•401k, With Matching Contributions
•Competitive Paid Time Off
•Health Savings Account (HSA)/Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Options
•Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
•Parental Leave Options
•Employee Discount on Annual RTD Pass
•Wide Variety of Growth Opportunities
•Casual Work Environment

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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