Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Open position - Network Operations manager - M/I Homes

Job Title: Network Operations Manager

M/I Homes, Inc., one of the nation’s leading builders of single-family homes is seeking a Network Operations Manager to join the Corporate Information Systems Team in Columbus, Ohio.

Plans, organizes, coordinates, and oversees the daily operation of the company’s enterprise network.

  • Manages the daily operations of the corporate data center including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, wireless technologies and WAN/LAN network performance.  Also oversees the Help Desk operations.  Act as escalation point for all network related issues.

  • Advanced understanding of all aspects of LAN and WAN operation including VPN, routing, network protocols and wide area network technologies.

  • Manage, support and lead technical resources that support the network infrastructure to 9 division offices and approximately 125 sales offices.

  • Develops and implements standards, procedures and processes for the data center and Help Desk team.

  • Estimates project costs and prepares project plans.

  • Manages projects, tasks and requests to provide support to end-users.

  • Orders, tracks, and documents equipment and licenses.

  • Supervises, writes objectives for, monitors progress and evaluates performance of the Networking and Help Desk staff.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures regarding network equipment, maintenance and monitoring.

  • Participates in the development of RFP’s and negotiation, administration and evaluation for equipment and services.

  • Performs all other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university; or equivalent work experience of a minimum of 5 years network management and related experience.  3 to 5 years of Supervisory experience.  Must be able to effectively lead and manage teams.

  • Knowledge of network administration and operating systems.  Extensive Windows 2003/2008 Administration experience.  Ability to administer, diagnose, and trouble shoot Microsoft Active Directory.  MCSE preferred but not required.  Must have experience in the following areas: administering a Microsoft Exchange 2003 / 2007 Cluster Environment, SQL 2000/2005 Administration,  EMC Clarion support, Veritas Netbackup Administration, Blackberry Enterprise Server administration, managing a WAN/LAN infrastructure with remote nodes/locations and a strong working knowledge of systems management, performance tuning and monitoring tools.  Cisco and VMWare and VOIP experience a strong plus.  Ability to effectively support many systems and users.  Good written and oral communication skills. 

  • General office environment.
  • Travel to divisions periodically.
  • Heavy lifting may be required.
  • On call rotation for weekends.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit resumes in confidence to:  www.mihomes.com/careers/


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