Senior Network Architect

Lenexa, KS 66219 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/13/2018 Job ID: 50536 Industry: Network Architect

Job Description:


Responsible for design, support, administration of corporate IT/OT network Infrastructure located in North America.

  • Design and engineering of all IT/OT - LAN/WAN for North America.
  • Provide support and day-to-day management for firewalls. Includes security, NAT, VPN, configuration, upgrades.
  • Manage IPSEC VPN tunnels with customer and partners.
  • Make recommendations for network vendors. Selection based on business requirements.
  • Configure and manage all Wi-Fi infrastructure.
  • Configure and manage all load balancing.
  • Provide recommendations to enhance or improve corporate IT/OT network services based on business requirements.
  • Design, support and manage WAN acceleration technologies. Make recommendations for implementation and tuning.
  • Manage Global VPN relationship with service provider.
  • Manage Websense proxy service.
  • Support video conferencing service.
  • Provide 3rd level support for all corporate IT/OT network infrastructure in North America.
  • Mentoring colleagues on support and configuration of multiple network technologies.
  • Ensure obtainment of network SLA's.
  • Produce detailed design documentation based on architectural standards.
  • Responsible for the technical review / approval of network level changes and implementation of the most complex changes.
  • Work with other technical groups to help delivery of business critical projects.
  • Maintain sufficient familiarity with business / application / systems requirements.
  • Create and update network infrastructure documentation.
  • Liaison with Global IT networking group.
  • Management of service provider relationships for WAN technologies.
  • Represent Company in a positive, professional manner when working with both external and internal customers.
  • Support and adhere to Company's Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


Required Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of Cisco IOS.
  • Using of network sniffers for troubleshooting.
  • Good understanding of the following protocols: TCP/IP, DHCP, BGP, IPSEC, Spanning-tree, Ethernet, HSRP, VRRP.
  • Troubleshooting complex network issues at all layers.
  • Ability to lead and manage projects.
  • Ability to document and use Visio to convey physical and logical designs.
  • Ability to gather requirements from business units and provide proper technical solutions based on these requirements.
  • Good understanding of network security devices: firewalls, proxy servers, IPS.
  • Personal Computer knowledge.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Keyboard/typing skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.


Required Experience:

  • 7+ years designing layer 2 and layer 3 networks.
  • 7+ years of experience using Cisco switch and routers. Layer 2 and Layer 3.
  • Cisco certification preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience working with load balancing technologies.
  • 3+ years of experience working with WAN acceleration technologies.
  • 5+ years working with WAN service providers on multiple technologies including DS3, Metro Ethernet, T1
  • 5+ years working with BGP for Internet routing.
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