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Entergy Senior Manager Data Network Architecture and Engineering in New Orleans, Louisiana

Senior Manager Data Network Architecture and Engineering

Date: May 29, 2024

Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

*This position can base out of TX, AR, LA, or MS, with preference for The Woodlands, TX, Little Rock, AR, New Orleans, LA, or Jackson, MS. Relocation Assistance is not available for this position. *

Job Summary/Purpose

Reporting to the Director, Telecommunications, the Sr. Mgr., Data Network Architecture and Engineering will lead a team in developing the architecture of the data network environment for Data Centers, remote Entergy locations, wide area network connectivity and cloud connectivity. The role will serve as a key member of the Telecommunications Lead Team and collaborate with peers in Telecommunications, the extended IT organization as well as the IS organization. The position will work closely with the business functions and partners to develop solutions that meet desired business outcomes. The role will be accountable for execution of large network driven projects as well as other large projects executed out of peer IT groups, IS and business functional areas. The role will provide leadership and drive a continuous improvement approach throughout the Data Network organization. The Sr. Mgr. will be responsible for building the Data Network roadmap, including development of capital project plans and budgets, as well as day to day network operations.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of delivering business outcomes

  • Build and manage a high a performing team.

  • Effectively communicate complex ideas/concepts to business leaders at all levels and functions to drive business outcomes and value delivery.

  • Understand the business requirements and incorporate into all data network designs.

  • Accountable to meet or exceed expected business outcomes with Customer Centricity as the driving principle.

  • Develop a stable, supportable network architecture that meets business requirements.

  • Provide strong leadership across the data network and IT organization.

  • Develop and grow staff members with technical and business acumen.

Education, Experience and/or Certification:

Minimum education required of the position.

  • BS/BA degree required. Engineering, Computer Science, or other technical area of study preferred.

  • Advanced degree is a plus.

  • Advanced Network certifications are a plus.

Minimum experience required of the position:

  • 15+ years of experience with design and management of large, complex data network environments

  • 5+ years of experience in managing a technical team responsible for design and management of large, complex data network environments.

  • Experience in vendor relationship and contract management

  • Familiarity with business operations, financial planning, regulatory, and best in class technology landscape

  • Specific and direct experience with network technologies

  • Experience with developing relationships with business partners/customers

  • Experience in delivering large complex technical projects/programs.

  • Experience in development of technology road maps and associated multi-year budgets.



  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to create and articulate a vision for data network organization.

  • Ability to work effectively with business leadership and resources in a multi-location, cross-functional, network/matrix environment.

  • Ability to leverage continuous improvement practices to provide sustainable value to internal/external customers.

  • Establish positive and influential relationships.

  • The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate, and lead the team, delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance.

  • Proven ability to set strategy, execute on results and lead cross-functional, diverse teams.

Personal Style(s):

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to provide clear direction.

  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas.

  • Ability to influence and motivate others.

  • Has a high degree of integrity and forethought in approach to making decisions?

  • Ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always considering what is best for the organization.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.

  • Ability to evaluate multiple options and make the best decision.

  • Ability to work well in teams and encourage teamwork.

  • Strong situational leadership skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment.

Additional Role Requirements:

  • Must be able to build and maintain positive and productive relationships across the enterprise.

  • Stays informed about industry and technology best practices, bringing new ideas to Entergy.

  • Must be familiar with new technologies, trends, and business incentives.

  • Demonstrate the leadership practices: Clear Direction, Role Clarity, Open and Trusting, Accountability and Motivation, Career Development, Engaged Leadership



Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands Texas : The Woodlands || Arkansas : Little Rock || Louisiana : New Orleans || Mississippi : Jackson

Job Function : Information Technology

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 114915

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere ( to view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

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Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity ( and Pay Transparency ( .

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The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment. Please contact to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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