Job Title:  Director, Network Operations

Department:  Technology

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

The Director of Network Operations is a highly experienced engineer with a mastery level understanding of network technologies/principals across all facets of enterprise networks.  This includes defining network strategy and creating advanced networking solutions to support business requirements.


This position requires an emphasis on long-term planning and development of the network environment, development of roadmaps, and strategy.  In addition to significant hands-on engineering and maintenance activities, the position also manages a small internal team and network consultants. 


Network Architecture and Design

  • Define the network strategy and roadmap
  • Proficient in all major Cisco products, including LAN, WAN, and Security platforms
  • IP and VoIP network design and routing architectures
  • Identify and evaluate new systems, technologies and services and develop them to an operational capability
  • Creating technical diagrams, presentations, and other networking documentation
  • Experience troubleshooting complex network issues
  • Enable standards and policies to reduce repeated effort for deployment and operations
  • Monitor the development of new standards within the networking industry 
  • Work with the business to understand requirements and provide solutions that ensure success of business goals
  • Establish and maintain key relationships with business partners, other IT groups, and service providers
  • Operate as a lead architect within a team of technical leads
  • Continually assess the existing environment and identify opportunities for improving solutions and service
  • Manage lifecycle of circuit procurement and ensure diversity of designs where applicable to meet IT advertised SLA’s to the business


IT Operations and Security Support

  • Act as lead Act as the highest resource for problem determination and resolution and assist other engineers with the diagnosis of complex network issues
  • Proficient in IDS/IPS and bandwidth shaping solutions
  • Lead role in datacenter negotiations and operations
  • Monitoring, alerting and responding to complex and ever evolving network architecture issues
  • Participate in the development of operational procedures and policies
  • Participate in the change control, issue resolution, and event management processes
  • Develop the knowledge base and expertise of the IT organization
  • Creation of complex network diagrams to be provided to senior engineers
  • Creation of high-level diagrams/documentation for senior management
  • Reliable scoping of time, hardware, and cost for every project
  • Project management
  • Vendor management
  • Budget development and management
  • Define and report KPIs on network performance, usage, and reliability



  • Manage a single telecom resource that covers CUCM and mobile devices.  
  • Develop a roadmap and business case for adding an additional network team member within the next 1-2 years
  • Mentoring team members

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 10 years’ employment in a Global Enterprise IT environment
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with Cisco/Bluecoat/HP/Dell/EMC based network environments
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with multi-tiered network infrastructure environment
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with defining and realizing major technology initiatives
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a team
  • Previous IT project management experience across multiple IT disciplines
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
  • CCNP or higher Certification (depending on Experience level

About the Company

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world.  The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.  

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles