BCNET Careers

We’re a small dynamic team that loves what we do, and thrive on our ability to make a difference for our higher education member community in British Columbia. Our work environment is diverse, collegial and entrepreneurial. 

We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, and complete range of benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, healthcare coverage and wellness allowance.

Network Services Manager

BCNET is looking for a Network Services Manager. If you want to build your experience while making an impact in a fast-paced and highly engaged environment, we want you to become part of our team! 

Our core values are:

Collaborative - We achieve more by working together
Responsive - We commit to service excellence
Innovative - We deliver creative solutions


BCNET is one of the leading shared services organizations in research and education networks. We offer technology services and solutions enabling world class research and education anywhere in British Columbia by harnessing the collaborative spirit of our members. As a not-for-profit shared services organization, we continuously engage with our stakeholders to explore, develop and deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of our members. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, and complete range of benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, healthcare coverage and wellness allowance. Our work environment is diverse, collegial and entrepreneurial.

Closing Date: 4PM Vancouver time, June 27


Please send your resume and cover letter by email to 
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with our Core Values” and "your suitability for this role"  in your cover letter.  

Thank you to all candidates but only those shortlisted will be contacted


Network Services Manager Position Description
​​​​Reports to:
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Primary Functions
In this role, you will play an integral role in evolving Canada’s National Research and Education Network (the NREN). You will work closely with the technical teams of B.C.’s public sector universities, colleges, and technology institutes in a highly collaborative environment to support world-class research and education. Reporting to the CTO, you will be responsible for leading a team of network engineers in supporting BCNET’s network infrastructure, ensuring the highest performance and reliability for our member institutions. You will be responsible for providing oversight into the overall architectural design of the network, associated tools, and service delivery.

Job Duties and Tasks:

  • Effectively lead and motivate a team of highly performing and highly technical network staff
  • Provide continual feedback, coaching, and career growth to team members
  • Work closely with other CTO portfolio departments to develop an integrated approach to the overall design of BCNET’s infrastructure
  • Define and evolve key performance metrics to measure performance and drive service improvements
  • Work with carriers and vendors to foster relationships and guide projects to completion
  • Represent BCNET to members and foster relationships to bring new services into production
  • Collaborate with procurement services to represent network services within the full procurement cycle
  • Collaborate with the finance team to manage internal operational budgets
  • Collaborate with BCNET shared services portfolios to support service development and service delivery
  • Exemplify the BCNET core values

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 5+ years of progressive leadership of a Network or technical team at an enterprise scale
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience & training in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Working knowledge of ITIL and security frameworks such as NIST or COBIT
  • Experience working with WAN technologies including BGP & MPLS
  • Experience working with carriers to provision, install, and operate networks
  • Service oriented with exceptional customer relations skills
  • Experience in a higher education or public-sector environment is an asset
  • Ability to meet and present to technical teams, client groups and senior leadership teams
  • Ability to write clear & well-structured documents
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to resolve conflicts at all levels
  • Exceptional organizational skills

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