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Albertsons Senior Manager, Edge Network Services in PLEASANTON, California

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons Companies family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit, and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S. The Technology Department has an opening for a Senior Manager of Edge Network Services responsible for the day-to-day technical oversight of the Network Engineering department, including staff management by providing guidance to ensure that the Network Engineering staff understand and execute all functions in accordance with Company policies and procedures. This position is located in Pleasanton, California or Phoenix, Arizona. Position Purpose This role is responsible for network design and deployment of new technology and processes that would contribute to cost savings and/or productivity improvements across our Corporate, Supply Chain and Retail Locations (Edge). Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Lead the Edge Network Engineering function in the design and deployment of network solutions across our Corporate, Supply Chain and Retail locations * Recruit and train employees, develop personal growth opportunities, provide leadership for employee relations, effectively communicate job expectations, coach, train, counsel, and discipline employees, and develop, coordinate, and enforce Change Management policies * Motivate staff to accomplish important objectives and multiple demands and creates a sense of urgency in all tasks. * Hold the Network Engineering team accountable for their deliverables and ensure that projects are delivered by agreed timelines. * Provide Resource Management for Network Engineers in support of project demand across all the IT Portfolios -- Digital, Ecommerce, Retail, Pharmacy, Supply Chain, InfoSec, Architecture, Infrastructure and Corporate Services. * Participate and contribute to the management of Network Engineering budgets to ensure accountability and staying within approved budgets. * Project planning and designing scalable network infrastructure solutions to meet business requirements for a reliable network (includes detailing current and future requirements, planning analysis, project design, cost, and personnel resource estimation for project implementation) * Ensure network performance, capacity and availability meet enterprise objectives for timely service restoration and tuning. * Participate in Level 3 escalation as part of Incident Resolution. * Strong mentoring skills * Standing member of Network Domain Change Advisory Board responsible for reviewing and approving network related changes * Experience in a high-availability, fast-paced environment * Strong customer service focus and experience working with operations. * Proven problem solving, organization and communication skills are essential. * Work with Lab Management Teams for solution testing and certification efforts Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant degree * 5+ years leading teams responsible for delivering networking solutions across large Enterprise networks. * 5+ plus of experience working with network and telecommunications technology and assets. * 5 - 7 years of experience leading and managing teams consisting of highly skilled Network Engineers * Experience with various SDN (Software-Defined Network) solutions, including integration with Ansible, Python, or other API-driven approaches to managing network constructs in Multi-Cloud, or experience with automating repetitive tasks in support of increasing network reliability & resiliency. * Experience in designing/managing network security policies in Edge networks against industry best practices. * Experience with selection, design, implementation, and support of enterprise network solutions * Good organizational and time management skills are needed. This can be shown through the ability to prioritize duties in the face of multiple projects/tasks and meet/beat deadlines. * Good interpersonal skills are needed to build and maintain effective relationships with individuals across different units or even within the same unit. * Possession of good leadership attributes and ability to work as part of a team. * Ability to communicate technical proposals to management. * Excellent organizational, project management, interpersonal, time management, written and oral communication skills. About us Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service. Albertsons Culture Principles * Compassion: We always treat each other with kindness and respect * Team: We always support and recognize each other * Inclusive: We always value everyone's perspective * Learning: We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others * Competitive: We always act with integrity to win over the customer * Ownership: We always take actions to drive our success Physical Environment: * Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment. * Must sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time. * May spend long periods of time at desk or computer terminal. * Will use keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment during the course of normal workday. * Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties. * Work day is fast paced; some evening and weekend work may be required. How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting https://www.albertsonscompanies.com/careers/en/home.html Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons Companies. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect. The Albertsons Companies policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or any other legally protected status. We support a drug-free workplace -- some positions require applicants offered a position to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled