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Network Architect
Ref No.: 17-29387
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Must Have Skills:
The requirements for this position are a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field, plus 12+ years in the Information Systems industry.
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.
The candidate must have a strong specialized skillset for:
· Ability to lead a project in Design, Implementation, and up to closure
  • includes Design and Hands on Skills
· Strong Overall Network Architecture Skills
· Product experience in CISCO – (Juniper, HP, or Brocade is a plus)
· Data Center Architecture & Design skills
  • Product Expertise in CISCO NEXUS 9000, 7000, 1000V, OTV
· Routing – BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, Redistribution and Route Selection
· Experience in complex MPLS/BGP WAN design and implementation
· Switching – Vlans, Spanning Tree, Port Channels, VPC
· WAN – Optimization (Riverbed), MPLS, Metro Ethernet, Frame Relay, ATM
· Application Delivery – F5, Netscaler, or A10
· Wireless LAN
· Security – Firewall, ACL, VPN, DLP
All knowledge must be based on actual and current project experience and thought leadership roles.
This position will be highly focused on design concepts and the ability to provide a consultative role to the client. Technical expertise alone is not sufficient for this position.
The candidate will have expectations to interface with potential clients, to define and reach an understanding of their technical requirements, and then build appropriate solutions to meet those requirements. Designing, sizing the work effort, and determining the needed skills for a project are all required capabilities. In order to accomplish these tasks the candidate must have strong process, project management and communication skills.
In-house responsibilites for the position include:
· Developing white papers and presentations at industry related conferences.
· Creation of new technical service offerings for the network group
· Knowledge sharing between fellow team members

Up-to-date network certifications in CISCO (CCIE or CCNP) , Juniper or other network vendors is considered a plus