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Senior Network Architect

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  • 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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