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Global Network Architect- REMOTE

  • Location: Texas, 75063
  • Salary: $150000 - $170000 / year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 22 days ago

We have an excellent Direct Hire opportunity for a Global Network Architect, excellent career opportunity for a large and growing company!
 

Responsibilities:

  • Configures and installs software, servers, routers and other network devices; monitors network performance and integrity.
  • Automates tasks and monitors their effectiveness.
  • Performs network modeling, analysis, and planning.  This includes HA/DR and resiliency planning/design/implementation as well as capacity planning and peering strategies.
  • Develops mid- and long-term strategies for network platforms global and domestic.
  • Works with vendors to research and understand current technologies and recommends network and data communications changes (hardware and software) to maintain a forward thinking best-in-class network.
  • Leads the determination of network requirements for large changes and new implementations.
  • Acts as the network liaison with networking and infrastructure vendors/partners to insure they follow network standards and guidelines.
  • Acts as SME to troubleshoot and resolve complex network issues working with other technology departments/groups.
  • Collaborates with technical management to architect networks that effectively reflect business needs, service-level and availability requirements, and other technology parameters.
  • Partners with IT teams to define the most optimal firewall designs and insure firewall rule changes do not disrupt the network.
  • Communicates the role and values of the network to the organization and presents the business case for technology investments.
  • Responsible for the architecture of the global backbone and datacenter infrastructures.
  • Develops appropriate literature and documentation to clearly articulate architectures.
  • Acts as an advocate for the network and architectures, ensuring support and acceptance of strategy across the global engineering groups.

 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Eight (8) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education or experience required to include seven (7) years of progressive experience designing, developing, implementing and supporting large/global scale enterprise networks with diverse solutions from multiple vendors.  
  • Five (5) years of the above experience in an architecture or design capacity and/or project management role is required.
  • Solid knowledge in network administration and architecture
  • Advanced knowledge of backbone and edge routing policy, engineering, and operation in a multi-transit, multi-peer environment
  • Advanced knowledge of datacenter clustering technologies, load-balancing and scalable architectures
  • Understanding of modern router architecture including interworking of control plane and forwarding plane, switch fabric, and egress queuing
  • Expertise in designing scalable and reliable networking architecture
  • Knowledge of virtualization, cloud computing, and hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Ability to mentor other network colleagues
  • Ability to perform vendor negotiations
  • Good oral and written communication, including presentation skills
  • PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
  • Analytical and interpretive skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Preferred:
  • Bachelor's degree with major in Information Systems or Management from an accredited college or university preferred. 
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred. 
  • Professional certification (Cisco Certified Network Professional “CCNP”, Cisco Certified Design Professional “CCDP”, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert “CCIE”) preferred.