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Data Center Network Architect

  • Location: Stamford, CT, 06901
  • Salary: 0.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Title: Data Center Network Architect

Type: Contract - 6+ Months

Location: Stamford, CT - Remote during COVID-19

Our client, a major retail and commercial bank, is seeking a Data Center Network Architect.

Job Description

  • Participate in meetings to understand customer requirements, Due Diligence and Proposal presentation sessions
  • Interaction with client’s customers for collecting required details (Requirement Analysis) and documenting the same in terms of Knowledge Capture Document.
  • Creating Design Blueprints and Design Documents like High Level Design (HLD), Low Level Design (LLD), Migration Procedures, Fallback Procedures etc.  
  • Solid technical experience in architecting, designing, and supporting complex data center solutions for the network refresh project
  • Demonstrated excellence at articulating & presenting complex technical topics to both executive and technical personnel
  • Good understanding of Infrastructure Consulting (Data center optimization services) - Data center consolidation and migration - Data center management
  • Ability to assess the current IT environment and be able to provide appropriate technical solutions to address business challenges related to data center optimization
  • Experience refreshing all core distribution layers.
  • Experience with Cisco NX-OS/next generation SPINE and LEAF architecture  
  • Experience with Cisco 9000 Switching platform which is the next generation in the legendary Cisco catalyst switching family.
  • Experience standing up parallel architecture, migrating, and troubleshooting Moving from Layer 2/Layer 3 fabrics to Next Gen spine and leaf architecture.  
  • Solid experience with Multi-casting.  
  • Experience with OSPF, BGP, EVPN, DCNM, site to site connectivity/edge gateways
  • Experience with migration SOP and testing.
  • General knowledge of industry standard firewalls, and load balancers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with vendors and partners.
  • Communicate conceptual designs and create/maintain project documentation before, during, and after.
  • Current industry certifications: CCIE#, CCDP, CCNP, CISSP, ITILv3, etc. (Not all certificates required).