Network Architect

New York, NY 11041

Posted: 01/17/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Network Architect Job Number: 51951

Our client in New York is looking to add a Sr. Network Architect. This position is responsible for all aspects of architecting, designing, implementing, and support of network infrastructure across LANs, WANs, wireless, and traditional telecommunication networks. We are seeking a senior network architect who can provide advanced-level architecture, design, implementation, and support with particular focus on modern datacenter network virtualization, convergence, and security. He/she provides network services support at an advanced level to end users and IT operational personnel.

Responsibilities
  • Experience architecting, designing, implementing, and support of network infrastructure across LANs, WANs, wireless, and traditional telecommunication networks.
  • Demonstrated success improving an enterprise' s security posture with networking technologies.
  • Design, implement and manage security and networking architecture.
  • Hands on experience in architecture/design, implementation & support of data/VoIP networks.
  • Demonstrated experience in producing network designs from functional requirements, maintaining network topology information, and network standards documents.
  • Experience with Software-defined DataCenter (SDDC) technologies including Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Software-defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN).
  • The candidate should have mastery-level skills and experience in high-end network equipment (i.e. Cisco, Arista, Riverbed, Bluecoat, F5, Citrix), LAN/WAN protocols, network applications such as DNS, DHCP, and in-depth knowledge of network security policy and configuration.
  • Experience providing high-level direction during the troubleshooting of complex service outages.
  • Manages all contracted WAN providers and their services and is accountable for ensuring delivery from the vendors of WAN service as per defined SLA’ s.
  • Provides leadership and direction for technology core personnel in dealing with a variety of organizational and programmatic issues.
  • Collaborates with the Network Service Owner in aligning goals, objectives, and work plans for the delivery of timely and quality technology services.
  • Oversees administration of network Infrastructure and the resources on which it relies, including vendors, dependent services\organizations, enterprise engineering.
  • Communicates and consults with technology personnel and advisory groups to administer network infrastructure.
  • Builds trust and develops effective working relationships between Core technology team and constituencies ensuring the office' s programs and standards are implemented in a manner consistent with the goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Maintains 24 hours/seven days a week on-call status for critical core systems
  • Responsible to provide Tier-3 support for production issues.
  • Operates and maintains networks, tracks significant problems, monitors performance, and performs upgrades to hardware and software as required
  • Trains technical staff at the system and building level to follow proper operating procedures necessary to maintain the integrity of the network
  • Defines and Maintains documentation regarding network configurations, operating procedures, and service records relating to network hardware and software
  • Maintains certification in network technology such as Cisco, Juniper or other relevant technology, and/or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor
  • Has strong understanding of cabling standards, IP address management, VPN, Firewalls, network security, wireless and network management platforms

 

Required Technical Skills
  • Cisco ISR/ASR routers. Cisco Catalyst 2k, 3k, 4k, 6500, 9K Nexus 2000, 5500, 6000, 7000, 9000, ASR 1K, 9K class switches
  • Cisco 1200, 2600, 2700, 3700, 3800 series Wireless Access Points and Cisco 5500, 5700, 8500 Wireless LAN Controllers
  • TCP/IP, SSL, LACP, LLDP/CDP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, HSRP, GLBP, SNMP, STP, VPC, VSS, VDC, MSDP, PIM, IGMP, RTP, SIP, H.323, LWAPP, RADIUS, TACACS+, Fiber Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, 802.11abg, 802.11n, 802.11ac
  • Strong experience in Network Security IPSec VPN, AAA Architecture, DNS, TCP/IP, VPN, SMTP, Firewalls, Infoblox, IPAM, Cisco WiFi, Prime, Cisco ACS, Cisco VOIP basic, Cisco VPN Gateways ·
  • F5 Application Delivery Controllers
  • ASA, Firepower and Palo Alto Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Web Application Firewalls
  • Strong knowledge of LAN/WAN infrastructures, topologies and protocols
  • Strong understanding of network protocols and applications, such as DNS, DHCP, SMTP, HTTP/HTTPS, Multicast, SNMP, NetFlow
  • Strong experience and concept in modern datacenter architecture and Software Defined Network SDN)
  • Strong in troubleshooting different OSI layer issues and performance analysis by using sniffer tools
  • Broad knowledge of current IT infrastructure trends and different cloud services
  • Protocols, Technology, Features like BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP, RIP, loop avoidance, Multicast PIM – DM, SM, SSM, IGRP v1, v2, v3 etc., Protocol Security, Ethernet, STP, RSTP, MSTP, VTP etc., features/techniques like VPC, VDC, FEX, ISSU, VSS, OTV, LISP, Fabric Path, QFabric Features, Fast Convergence, MPLS VPNs etc.
  • Software – IOS, IOS-XR, IOS-XE, CatOS, JunOS, FortiOS
  • Implementation of 1Gb, 10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet
  • Firewalls/IPS, load balancers, WAN optimization
  • Data Center facilities: power/cooling/cabling
  • Familiarity with the following in a DC Network Environment to enable an end-to-end design & inter-working with teams

Requirements:
  • The requirements for this position are a Bachelor' s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field, plus 10+ years’ experience in network architecture and design.
  • The candidate must provide high level network design and implementation skills and combine technical intelligence with communication and presentation abilities.
  • Candidate must be an individual contributor capable of self-directed work showing strong leadership and client relationship skills and who is focused on driving the complete network project
  • Knowledge sharing between fellow team members
  • CCIE (Routing and Switching, Datacenter)
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