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Pfizer Network WAN Engineering Technical Manager in Peapack, New Jersey

Why Patients Need You

Technology impacts everything we do. Pfizer's digital and 'data first' strategy focuses on implementing impactful and innovative technology solutions across all functions from research to manufacturing. Whether you are digitizing drug discovery and development, identifying solutions, or making our work easier and faster, you will be making a difference to countless lives.

What You Will Achieve

You will help Pfizer safeguard its robust information technology systems. You will evaluate, develop and maintain information security policies, procedures and systems. You will also test hardware, firmware and software for possible impact on systems security. You will play an important role in ensuring that information security architecture/designs, controls, processes, standards, policies and procedures are aligned with information security standards.

As a Manager, you provide guidance to operational teams for managing projects. Your planning skills will help in preparing forecasts for resource requirements, and providing areas of improvement for products, processes or services. Through your comprehensive knowledge of principles, concepts and theories of the discipline, you will also work towards advancing new concepts and methodologies. You will be able to take a leadership role to facilitate agreements between different teams.

It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.


The network manager will perform day to day support functions related to Pfizer enterprise telecommunications network. Specific responsibilities include preforming routine system maintenance functions, responding to incident tickets, identifying opportunities to better address recurring issues, and updating related support documentation. The position will focus wide area network engineering which will also encompass network security and monitoring/automation.


  • Lead engineers in the evaluation and definition of WAN design standards, including detailed technical design documents and maintaining network diagrams.

  • Lead collaboration efforts in the research, development, and deployment efforts of new WAN technologies and features.

  • Take responsibility for the WAN related infrastructure from requirements to implementation, including detailed design, analysis, testing, and optimization.

  • Develop efficient and resilient routing scenarios to ensure network availability to our edge site, between core data centers and the cloud.

  • Responsible for end to end project lifecycle for WAN infrastructure projects which includes but is not limited to: solutions design, vendor collaboration, development of implementation plans, development of low-level designs, and operational turnover.

  • Assist and collaborate with other teams in development of tools for WAN technology automation.

  • Provide governance for review, test, debug, and enhance existing/new capabilities and features of global WAN environment.

  • Coordinate and engage external vendors for solution evaluation and customization.

  • Collaborate with cross-organizational teams, FW engineering, Network Operations, Global Info Security, Site Services to promote efficient business processes.

  • Stay up to date with market updates and trends, and identify gaps in the WAN technology deployment

  • Provide engineering-level support for Network Operations, including maintenance windows/off-hour support.

  • Process incident tickets in accordance with defined support procedures

  • Execute defined periodic review functions to ensure services operate as designed

  • Install and configure network hardware and software in accordance with design standards and change management procedures

  • Identify inaccurate support documentation and assist with associated updates

  • Identify continual service improvement opportunities and assist with implementing associated changes


  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity or engineering

  • 5 years' experience working in a business/corporate environment working in a network capacity

  • Demonstrated experience with IP routing and the different protocols in a large IP network

  • Demonstrated experience in provisioning of MPLS networks and services

  • Demonstrated experience in secure SD-WAN design and operations.

  • Solid understanding of IP protocols/service/functionality (DNS, VPN/Tunnels, VLANs, NAT, Firewalls, LACP, 802.1Q trunking, VRRP), Knowledge of Layer-2 network technologies including Ethernet WAN, Knowledge of IP related protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, BGP-4, OMP, and MPLS

  • Proven ability to troubleshoot/debug issues, determine causes, and drive resolution.

  • Experience with SD-WAN Cloud design and components

  • Experience in the implementation and operation of SD-WAN equipment.

  • Ability to create Low Level Designs (LLDs) engineering documents associated with the deployment, integration, or decommissioning of Pfizer Network equipment


  • Cisco certifications - CCNP or higher

  • Previous network management experience gained through academic research and skills gained from working experience

  • Must possess skills necessary to evaluate IP network components

  • Ability to create Low Level Designs (LLDs) engineering documents associated with the deployment, integration, or decommissioning of Pfizer Network equipment;

  • Manage WAN associated processes and maintain up-to-date and accurate procedural documentation through collaboration with other engineering teams.

  • A working knowledge of ITIL framework

  • Willingness to contribute fresh and innovative ideas

  • High technical aptitude; quickly learns new skills

  • Change agile; must take action on projects quickly

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills

  • Team oriented


Not applicable.

Last Date to Apply for Job: 10/27/2021

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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