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Sr Manager Network Engr & Collaboration

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Date: Nov 4, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

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Position Summary

Network Engineering & Collaboration provides consolidated operational & development support for CPS Energy’s Enterprise Infrastructure Technologies comprising of Enterprise voice & data networks as well as Enterprise Voice applications. The Sr Manager Network Engineering & Collaboration will be responsible for developing technology roadmaps, financial plans, operational objectives & business strategies which align with overarching enterprise tier 1 metrics & business objectives.   


GRADE:  19

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open Until Filled

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple BTE support teams which provide support & services including Enterprise Data Networks, Corporate Wi-Fi, Data Center & Cloud Networks, Field Area Networks, Metro Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, IT Security Infrastructure, Enterprise Telephony System, Call Center enablement platform, collaboration enablement platform & Telepresence Infrastructure.
  • Responsible for infrastructure technology audit readiness, internal controls, compliance risk identification & reporting for NERC systems. Collaborate with Compliance & Security teams to ensure regulatory obligations for technology cyber assets are compliant with all NERC & CIP standards, ERCOT protocols & TRE regulatory guidelines.
  • Provides direction, guidelines & procedures for network patching & vulnerability protection (security software including anti-virus) for network infrastructure & telephony equipment & additional platforms as required by Cyber Security & industry supported best practices.
  • Ensure procedures tools are effectively utilized by my team for operational responsibilities in managing technology lifecycle from deployment to decommission, proactive monitoring & alerting, system log management & reviews, capacity planning & allocation as well as configuration change awareness notifications to minimize business disruptions.
  • Manage technology vendor relationships with a strong goal of achieving cost savings & beneficial terms to CPS Energy, this includes ensuring opportunities for reduction in maintenance cost renewals are pursue, manage software license audits when required & source for technology training credits for staff development.
  • Define, analyze & report on key metrics such as incidents, service requests, SLA’s, quality of service, support response/resolution times for services & activities delivered to internal customers in order to measure trends & service effectiveness & ensure consistent delivery against these key performance indicators (KPI’s) & ITSM set service levels.
  • Frequently coordinate, collaborate & partner with cross functional EIT groups including, Business Applications, Enterprise Architects, Project Delivery Office, Operations/End User support & other Operations/Infrastructure teams for delivery of technology services to internal customers.
  • Manage area purchasing, capital & O&M budgets.
  • Develop & maintain a high performing team through development plans & collaboration.
  • Creating a highly engaged & service-oriented organization.
  • Leads & partners strategically internally & with external partners to develop & mature the CPS Energy innovation ecosystem & landscape.
  • Implements & manages team’s development plans.
  • Works with executive leadership & cross-functional leaders to plan & integrate short- & long-term options into overall strategic plan.
  • Assesses options, risks & cost-benefit as it pertains to emerging technology & start up ideas.
  • Incorporates business priorities, strategies, goals, emerging technologies, industry trends & economic viability.
  • Ensures that short-term goals support long-term strategy & indirect reports to ensure team effectiveness, individual development & succession depth.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Extensive experience in Enterprise Infrastructure Technologies comprising of Enterprise voice & data networks
Intermediate experience as an IT Team Leader
A Sense of Ownership & dedication to see resolution of problem or completion of a project
Knowledge of SAP, Enterprise Data Netwks, Corp Wi-Fi, Data Ctr Netwks, Field Area Netwks, Metro Area Netwks, Wide Area Netwks, IT Sec Infra, Enterprise Telephony Sys, Call Ctr enablement platform, collaboration enablement platform & Telepresence Infra
Experience with regulatory compliance for the following but not limited to NERC, HIPPA, & PCI
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution 
  • Certifications and/or Expertise (PMP, Six Sigma, Agile, Design Thinking, Business Architecture)
  • Strong planning and analytical skills; ability to assess complex situations, make decisions and manage projects from start to a positive outcome
  • Excellent problem solving and thought leadership skills; able to quickly understand the big picture, but also to “dive deep” when appropriate
  • Operates successfully in highly ambiguous situations where success is not known to be readily achievable
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with customers, business leaders, management and matrix team members
  • Sense of urgency; drives to a successful conclusion
  • Knowledge of the business requirements of the ERCOT Energy Market (Zonal & Nodal)


Working Safely
Navigating Organizations
Delegating Responsibility
Driving Projects to Completion
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Developing Plans

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field from an accredited university field or extensive expertise, certifications & demonstrated experience

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating comp, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computer equip, telephone, multi-functioning printer & calculator. Ability to travel to & from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events.

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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