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Network Architect

  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas, 76179
  • Salary: 70.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

This international industry leader in Fort Worth has an immediate 6+ month contract opportunity (with strong chance for extension/conversion) for a Network Architect.  Must be able work onsite Monday-Friday up to 45+ hours per week.  Responsibilities include designing network systems, upgrading existing network components, and maintaining & monitoring networking equipment.

Will determine the data communications needs of the company and develop the best systems to meet these needs. This includes designing and configuring components, and troubleshooting any issues prior to implementation. From determining cable layout and placement to selecting modems and routers, as a Network Architect, you will oversee the installation and implementation of network systems. Will be responsible for upgrading components in existing networks. This includes installing new routers, switches, security software, configurations or other parts to improve the operation of a system,  Will be expected to continually monitor networking systems and make necessary adjustments and minor repairs to keep these systems operating smoothly. Will also perform scheduled maintenance on network systems to avoid any down time due to networking issues.  Understanding the different types of networks and the pros and cons of each type is extremely important for this position. Will utilize your strong knowledge of routers, modems, adapters, switches, firewall appliances, load balancers and servers. Knowledge of communication technologies such as wireless, mobile applications and telecommunications systems is also important.

This position requires:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 10+ years experience with Cisco Switches

  • 3+ years experience with Palo Alto Next Generation Firewalls

  • Strongly prefer experience with VMware, VM Vsphere, ESXi, etc.

  • Cisco certifications (CCNP, CCIE) strongly preferred

  • Linux machine configuration experience is a plus

  • Ability to travel up to 25%.  

  • Must be U.S. Citizen as this position requires the ability to hold and maintain a DoD and DHS Secret Clearance.