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Senior Network Architect

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For over a century, Neiman Marcus Group has served the unique needs of our discerning customers by staying true to the principles of our founders:  to be the premier omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise dedicated to providing superior service and a distinctive shopping experience in our stores and on our websites. Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail Stores division, which includes Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and our international brand,  Our portfolio of brands offers the finest luxury and fashion apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and home décor. The Company operates more than 40 Neiman Marcus full-line stores in the most affluent markets across the United States, including U.S. gateway cities that draw an international clientele.  In addition, we operate 2 Bergdorf Goodman stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City. We also operate more than 40 Last Call by Neiman Marcus off-price stores that cater to a value oriented, yet fashion minded customer.  Our upscale eCommerce and direct-to-consumer division includes,,, and  Every day each of our 15,000 NMG associates work towards the goal of enabling our customers to shop any of our brands "anytime, anywhere, and on any device." Whether the merchandise we sell, the customer service we offer, or our investments in technology, everything we do is to enhance the customer experience across all channels and brands.

The Neiman Marcus Group is searching for a qualified Sr. Network Architect to offer subject matter expertise in the development of our network modernization strategy. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, fast-paced retail environment where they will plan and build high availability network infrastructure.

The Sr. Network Architect will be required to identify and evaluate high level enterprise business requirements, analyze the as-is network and systems environment, and design a future network architecture that is reliable, scalable and supportable. This position requires leadership abilities to provide direction to technical network resources on multiple projects and initiatives. The ideal candidate will also be proficient with budgeting, planning, and project methodologies.



Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will design and implement enterprise solutions focused in the areas of network (LAN, WAN, Wireless) and data center technologies. This role works closely with other engineers and architects to develop technical platform summary documents, strategic roadmaps and to implement new technologies as part of large-scale lifecycle programs and enterprise key initiatives.


  • Lead the strategy for network architecture and network services to support data, voice, video, telephony, and other network dependent technologies

  • Continuously identify simplification opportunities in the infrastructure’s technical business processes and driving these efforts to completion

  • Design and recommend network solutions to integrate with current and planned infrastructure

  • Work with senior leadership and IT partners to build and develop tactical plans that include strategy and fiscal requirements.

  • Provide advice and consulting support to the project teams directly or through team members

  • Maintain a close understanding of the business issues, operating procedures and priorities.  Look for opportunities to improve our business agility.

  • Drive continuous improvement in service delivery processes to accelerate provisioning of new systems

  • Collaborate with other enterprise architects to ensure data center designs are aligned with business requirements

  • Participate in architectural forums with technical resources across all departments.

  • Build and maintain technical documentation including technical platform summary documents and strategic roadmaps




  • At least 8 years of experience in network engineering strategy, architecture, design, and implementation as applied to complex computing systems

  • Minimum 15 years industry experience

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience working with Cisco routing and switching technologies, Aruba wireless or equivalents, including data center network design

  • Experience architecting complex, secure networks for infrastructure modernization efforts

  • Experience in developing dynamic networks with infrastructure redundancy, and network link diversity to ensure high availability and disaster recovery

  • Exceptional documentation skills that can clearly articulate technical designs, issues and constraints, procedures, and network assessments

  • Deep comprehension of networking concepts including network design principles, data flow determination, routing, switching, VLANs, IP addressing, etc.

  • Familiarity with network scanning/analysis procedures and toolsets for network readiness assessments

  • Solid understanding of advanced networking technologies, virtualization technologies, and solutions including MPLS, virtual route forwarding, virtual device contexts, multicast routing, policy-based routing, ether-channel, QoS, traffic-shaping, load balancing, VPN tunnels, WAN Optimization, etc.

  • Understanding data center networking equipment including Nexus 9K / 7K / 5K/ 2K series data center switches, catalyst series switches, Cisco routers, DR integration, etc.

  • Experience with enterprise class network management/monitoring systems is desired (Solarwinds, Airwave, Spectrum, NetScout, etc.)

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills regarding technical and non-technical concepts

  • Solid understanding of layered network and security protocols including:

    - Layer 2 – Ethernet, ARP, STP, VTP, VPC, MEC, LACP, PAGP, DOT1Q


    - Layer 4 - TCP, UDP

    - Layer 5 / 6 - SSL, TLS, SSH

    - Layer 7 - FTP, HTTP, DNS, Telnet, BGP

  • Strong analytical and problem determination/resolution skills


Required Education

Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Math, Physics or Engineering


  • Advanced degree

  • Network Certifications such as CCNP / CCIE or similar

  • Knowledge of ISP/ASP model and related SLAs

  • ITIL knowledge/certification


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