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Manager, Network Services

Req id:  24250

Cork, C, IE



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management.  



OpenText is seeking a a motivated and experienced technical manager to join our team in the Commercial Network Operations group.  The ideal candidate is a seasoned network engineer with at least 5 years of experience in a management role.  This position entails management of technical processes and staff engaging technical skill to effect operational activities. The role requires comfort and expertise equally in network engineering and management aspects. The successful candidate will provide personnel with guidance through their own technical acumen, excellent communication, understanding of enterprise system management, attention to policies required for business compliance, and orchestration of a global team. Most interesting work is executed during weekends or evenings instead of normal business hours.  Successful candidates will recognize the importance and necessity of this for the type of work we do.  Operational demands and opportunities will often take place outside a typical 9-5 workday.   Participation in a regular on call rotation is required for this role


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ensure staff follow established procedures, policies, and documentation requirements

• Guide teams in development, implementation, and review of network service delivery.

• Provide oversight as a primary approver of network maintenance activities.

• Offer decisiveness and structured guidance to diagnose technical problems and provide an efficient recovery of service outages.

• Proactively identify resource and equipment requirements, including vendor capacity, inventory concerns, and upgrade recommendations.

• Provide technical training and mentorship to network engineers and associated teams.

• Allocate tasks to address issues in a timely fashion while providing the team with growth opportunities and variety of work.

• Report to senior management on team status and key performance indicators.

• Evaluate team performance both on a formal annual schedule and as an ongoing, regular practice.

• Perform regular and ad hoc administrative tasks to address employee management, compliance status, procurement, asset tracking, vendor relationships, and record keeping for the Commercial Network Operations group. 


Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; equivalent industry experience may be considered in lieu of a formal degree.



  • 10+ years of network administration.
  • 5+ years technical team management.
  • Real world experience employed by an Internet service provider, telecommunications carrier, or similar enterprise scale network operation.




  • Understand and be able to explain the 7 layer OSI network reference model.
  • Understanding of Ethernet framing, forwarding, aggregation, and loop protection mechanisms.
  • Experience with deployment and maintenance of high availability mechanisms at multiple layers of the OSI network model.
  • Extensive experience with at least two of the following dynamic routing protocols: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, ISIS, RIP
  • Experience with IP network security technologies including stateful firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, application proxies, and encrypted VPN.
  • Understand and have experience with distributed role-based access control systems as applied to network infrastructure
  • Knowledge and experience working with ITIL processes





Analysis and Problem Solving: Apply a systematic approach to problem solving; relate and compare data from different sources, identify issues, secure relevant information, and note connections in the data before developing strategic plans.


Customer Service Orientation: Ability to balance company policy and the interests of customers. Demonstrate accommodating and eager to assistance to while avoiding commitment to the impossible.


Integrity and Ethics:  Adhere to ethical and legal guidelines; show reliability, consistency, and respect for others; understand the effect of actions.


People/Resource Management: Provide clarity in objectives.  Delegate tasks efficiently, resolve conflicts, and lead thoughtfully.  Maintain team focus on key objectives as defined by senior leadership.  Drive toward performance and competitive advantage.  Foster an environment conducive to strong working relationships.


Teamwork: Work effectively with others in the organization, often outside the formal lines of authority (i.e., peers, other units, senior management) to attain organizational goals.  Share credit.



Skills and



  • Keyboarding.
  • Written and spoken communication in English.
  • Self-directed, Internet based research.





At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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