• Network Architect

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    19-12448
    Division
    Technology
    Functional Area
    Technology
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    Role Summary

    The Network Architect is responsible for developing and designing the Infrastructure Data and Voice strategy for the Madison Square Garden Company. This key technical position is accountable for defining architecture and engineering standards, developing network automation solutions, documentation best practices, system monitoring and analytics and top tier (level 3) operational support.

    This position will also mentor staff members in an effort to develop excellent enterprise networking skills.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    • Responsible for creating a unified strategy and tactical execution of implementation plans, as well as operationalizing investments which ultimately result in a resilient network architecture that scalable to meet the growing business needs as well as lowered mean time to repair and time between incidents.
    • Working across all business disciplines, this technical leader will ensure that requirements (both business and technical) and use cases are collected with requirements defined to meet expectations in the most efficient and economical way possible
    • Conceptualizes, designs, validates and tests complex global network architectures that support voice, video, data and content rendering technology.
    • Works closely with MSG leadership to ensure that their technology platform choices are well understood, the support services contracts comply with MSG operational standards, proper thought leadership is represented in the negotiation of support services and that measured services are well defined.
    • Designs and implements highly resilient and failure proof network solutions with the ability to withstand system failures, faulty code and other infrastructure impairments – thinks with a global mindset and “never fail” mentality when implementing solutions.
    • Designs virtual network services in support of business applications and communication platforms – experience designing for quality of service and micro-services across the network.
    • Create a program to visualize the performance of the network, monitor for health and report on problem areas.
    • Designs networks for automation and intelligence – embraces the opportunities for machine learning and other advanced intelligent platforms to drive outcomes.

     

    Qualifications

    • At least 12-15 years of enterprise network design and architecture experience – applicant must be “hands on keyboard” with the ability to technically explain solution concepts and intangibles.
    • Worked at a major media or broadcast company supporting complex networks with absolute fault tolerance in mind.
    • Hands on experience deploying various tool sets which support monitoring and alerting across diverse platforms – has integration experience working with event correlation platforms and ticketing systems such as ServiceNow
    • 5-8 years of vendor management experience is required – must have managed complex vendor engagements with large organizations such as Cisco, Palo Alto, F5 and others.
    • 5-8 years’ experience supporting large events and venues – must have been the lead engineer or architect in support of production events such as sports, Olympics, news events or other locations
    • 5-8 years’ experience leading diverse project teams
    • At least 10 years of working with enterprise systems platforms such as compute, storage, data centers and automation
    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or computer engineering is preferred
    • Experience with advanced network engineering solutions utilizing various product platforms such as Cisco, F5, Citrix, Palo Alto and NetScout.
    • 7 years designing connectivity to public cloud services providers specifically AWS and Azure.
    • Experience working with broadcast networks and streaming technology – supported and designed networks which feed content and data to social media sites and other digital properties.
    • Must be fluent in all aspect of network security and security elements – designs networks with proper controls and governance from conception to execution.

    Education

    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.

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