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Associate Director Architecture
Ref No.: 18-07955
Location: MONTVALE, New Jersey
CLIENT is currently seeking an Associate Director, Architecture to join our CLIENT Technology Organization.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical design and architectural leadership, including documenting and diagramming the logical, physical, and process views
  • Facilitate organizational change by defining strategies for the Firm with respect to technology domain standards and design goals
  • Develop and maintain roadmaps, which include product selection, versions, upgrades, projects and milestones
  • Conduct research focused on identifying emerging technology solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value, provide more capabilities, reduce risks, and increase security
  • Lead efforts for technology evaluations, which involves identifying a weighted feature matrix for a specific need and evaluating and scoring products against the desired features; Research activities include readings, proof-of-concepts (POCs), and lab testing
  • Communicate leading practices by giving presentations, working with project teams, and authoring content aimed at educating others about standards, strategies, and otherwise defined leading practices; Work individually and collaboratively with team members to ensure breadth and granularity of strategies, standards and reference architectures for consistency and integrationQualifications:
  • Eight years experience in Network Security Design and Engineering, managing and supporting large scale projects and network automaton, preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; Cisco CCIE, CCNP, CCDP, CCSP or CISSP certification preferred
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing network security architecture and reference architectures; from business requirements gathering to technology rollout oversight, including capacity management, definition of scoring methodologies for technology selection, integration of multiple tools and technical documentation
  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP and Routing & Switching technologies; Cisco ACI and related other data center products; Remote access technology; Ability to program with one or more `scripting' languages
  • Experience with configuration management system, CFEngine, Salt, Chef or Puppet; Knowledge or Hands-on experience with public cloud deployments like AWS, Azure is a plus; Good knowledge of Network function virtualization Virtual router/Switch, Virtual FW, Virtual Load Balancers
  • Strong verbal/written communication, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority; Must be able to prioritize, delegate and foster the development of high performance teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and team work; Strong trouble-shooting and organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; Ability to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans   Experience designing and implementing network security architecture and reference architectures; from business requirements gathering to technology rollout oversight, including capacity management, definition of scoring methodologies for technology selection, integration of multiple tools and technical documentation
     ×  Deep understanding of TCP/IP and Routing & Switching.
        -Switching technologies vPC, vPC+, OTV, VDC, VRF, VXLAN, VRF
        -Routing technologies, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IPV4/V6, NAT, ACL's, DNS
        -Knowledge of NTP, SNMP, Net Flow, CEF, Security Protocols, network management tools
    ×  Technical knowledge of remote access technology MPLS, VPN , IP Sec  and ACLs; NAC technology.  Deep understanding of IDS/IPS such as Cisco Source Fire, and Palo Alto.  Expert level in firewall technologies, Cisco ASA, Palo Alto or host based firewall is required
    ×  Deep understanding of Proxies and Content Filtering, URL filtering technologies such as Bluecoat proxies.  Working knowledge of threat intelligent management products such as Arbor TMS, Akamai DDOS protection.  Demonstrated experience in vulnerability scanning and related products.  Knowledge of event correlation systems to diagnose and manage security events within the firm.
    ×  Ability to program with one or more `scripting' languages (such as Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash and JavaScript); Experience with configuration management system, CFEngine, Salt, Chef or Puppet.  Knowledge or Hands-on experience with public cloud deployments like AWS, Azure is a plus.  Good knowledge of Network function virtualization Virtual router/Switch, Virtual FW, Virtual Load Balancers
    .  Strong verbal/written communication, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority. Must be able to prioritize, delegate and foster the development of high performance teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and team work. Strong trouble-shooting and organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans