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MIDCO Director of Network Architecture in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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JOB PURPOSE:

The Director of Network Architecture is responsible to develop, lead and manage Midco’s Network Architecture team responsible for the planning, design, implementation and support a network roadmap for the organization. This role with collaborate with internal groups (technology, product, voice, video, and media) on new products or product enhancements; and develop network standards.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead, develop, and manage the Network Architecture group capable of carrying out the essential elements of the Company and departmental strategies, standards, policies, and procedures; set attainable goals and objectives and follow through to successful completion.

  • Provide timely performance feedback and daily coaching. Perform annual reviews and effectively manage disciplinary and/or performance problems.

  • Actively contribute to research and product development from an engineering perspective including effective communication to the larger organization.

  • Understand, disseminate and foster a greater understanding or product and technology life cycle throughout the organization.

  • Provide inspired leadership do develop a highly competent technical group of subject matter experts

  • Develop, implement and oversee the long-term strategic view of the network and be able to operationalize effectively and according to plan.

  • Collaborate with multiple internal organizations to identify business requirements and communicate network capabilities and concepts in order to deliver new products and services

  • Manage vendor relationships and secure assistance in design, installation, and trouble shooting.

  • Act as subject matter expert and advisor for engineering standards and ongoing development.

  • Compile timely, comprehensive, and accurate reports as requested.

  • Actively participate in group efforts to support customer satisfaction; be willing to work on special projects as assigned.

  • Follow and serve as a role model in displaying Midco’s Core Values and Leadership Success Drivers.

  • Adhere to Midco’s privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.

  • Maintain regular attendance to be available to provide direction and communication to team members.

  • Be available to provide assistance to team members outside of normal business hours as necessary.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support a tiered support engineering organization

  • Ability to build a business cases and provided necessary business analysis

  • Demonstrate Courage: willing to stand alone without compromising integrity.

  • Agility: leads change.

  • Build Talent: make developing talent a top priority; invests in others’ development.

  • Collaborate Across Boundaries: build foundation for a supportive and inclusive environment.

  • Think Strategically: possess broad knowledge.

  • Demonstrate Business Acumen: pursue knowledge of the business; use talent intelligence for decisions.

  • Innovate: model childlike curiosity; encourage creativity; lifelong learner.

  • Execute: hold self and other accountable.

  • Energetic for change.

  • Problem-solver: craft and apply the right solutions.

  • High tolerance for ambiguity.

  • Capable to meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment

  • Actively follow Midco policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering Field required. Telecommunications/Electrical Engineering degree preferred. MBA a plus.

  • 10 years of progressive Telecommunications/Service Provider experience strongly preferred.

  • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience managing network engineering teams with various engineering core competencies

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) a plus

  • Six Sigma (Yellow, Green, Black Belt) a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL & MENTAL QUALIFICATOINS:

  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

  • Employees may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and other than normal business hours, such as holidays, evenings and weekends as business demands.

  • In-person visits to a customer’s place of business are normal in the performance of this job. Specific abilities required include accessing a customer's place of business by stairs or elevator, operating doors or other entrances, navigating hallways and buildings, etc., and adapting successfully to a constantly changing environment.

ABOUT MIDCO:

Midco has been blazing trails since 1931, bringing innovation to the world of communications and delighting customers with exceptional service. Through ambition, imagination and a genuine commitment to each other, Midco fiber proudly serves more than 440,000 residential and business customers in 400 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. By 2025, Midco will deploy 10G, the next great leap for broadband – while also expanding its fixed wireless network to rural areas. We’re also dedicated to making our communities better places to live, work and play. Ready to work at Midco? We thought so. Here are a few more reasons why Midco is one of the best places to work:

  • Free Midco internet & cable TV

  • Get involved: Midco supports volunteerism and community service

  • Generous 401(k) match and paid time away from work programs

  • And many more (https://www.midco.com/careers/benefits-and-culture/)

Visit MidcoCareers.com to learn about employment opportunities and apply today.

Midco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other characteristic protected by law. To view our full EEO and federal contractor supplemental posters, please refer to Midco.com/FederalPosters.

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