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Network Architect
Ref No.: 17-80259
Location: Pleasanton, California
Start Date: 09/28/2017
 DESCRIPTION:
Artech is currently seeking to add to the below position

Job Title: Network Architect
Job ID: CR059
Location: 5880 Client Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Duration: 12 Months contract

OBJECTIVE & DELIVERABLES
This position will act as a primary technical principal and is responsible for delivery of network solutions at an enterprise level. 
Expertise with network infrastructure technologies such as LAN, WAN,Wireless, Security, VoIP, Video and Data Center. 
Ideal candidates will have Data Center experience.  
Candidates for this position must be able to, from day one, roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running, and bring their experience to the team to make the project deployments much smoother.
 
DELIVERABLES OR TASKS:
DELIVERABLES
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee planning, design, implementation, and operation of network infrastructure projects and participate in the specification of business requirements and implementation plans for technically advanced internetworking solutions
Manage implementation of network infrastructure projects, from both technical and communication aspects. 
Review network design for network security and other risks during course of projects. Serve as a liaison to vendors and/or third-party providers as assigned
Provide on-site and remote technical assistance to other resources and to customers
Provide infrastructure design, implementation planning, deployment support, software strategy, system troubleshooting, performance engineering and optimization, maintenance strategy.
Provide technical guidance, knowledge transfer and mentorship to State Fund internal engineering peers as required and lead technical staff responsibilities.
Establishes networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards. 
Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with other team on network optimization. 
Secures network and server systems by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access. 
Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed. 
Provide 24 by 7 support
Reporting network operational status by gathering, prioritizing information.

RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:  
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Thorough understanding of networking technologies, including administration of enterprise routers, switches, firewalls and load-balancers (OSI layers 4-7)
Expertise with Palo Alto Network Firewall, Cisco ASA and Checkpoint Firewall.
Expertise with Cisco ACE, F5 Load Balancers.
Strong OSI layer 2 knowledge and practical experience, including various flavors of STP, ARP, QOS, etc.
Comprehensive knowledge of OSI layer 3 networks and protocols, including broadcast, multicast, anycast concepts, routing, etc.
Expertise with various routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP)
Understanding of network security methodologies as a whole, including but not limited to:  ACLs, Stateful firewalls, VPNs (tunneling, IPsec, PPTP, etc.)
Fluency with common network admin and intrusion detection tools such as Rancid, OpenNMS, Nagios, Ethereal/Wireshark, Nmap, Nessus, Netflow, etc.
Administrative scripting skills (Perl, UNIX shell scripting)
In-depth knowledge of Cisco IOS, NX-OS, both Cisco Nexus 1K, 2K, 5K 7K and non-Nexus series switches, Cisco routers and other Cisco networking gear.
Solid understanding of data center related technology and collocation environment.
In-depth knowledge of MPLS network.
Experience in Cisco Fabric interconnect configuration

PREFERRED SKILLS:
Experience deploying and maintaining wireless networks
Experience deploying and maintaining VOIP deployments (network side, not telecom)

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:
Ability to think and operate as a team player
Extremely strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Experience managing network service and similar support providers in a client/vendor relationship
Ability to operate as independently or as part of collaborative effort
Demonstrate strong project leadership and ability to develop strong working relationships with customer technical personnel.
Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to apply them during business impacting incidents.
Capable of mentor others and lead by example.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in a technical field (e.g. Computer Science, IT, or similar disciplines).
Equivalent work experience implementing and operating enterprise level data center and/or office networks.
CCNP is the very minimum requirement.  CCIE R&S, or CCIE data center certifications is the big plus.


Please apply on our company website (www.artechinfo.com) with reference to job ID, or contact me at Pradeep.V@artechinfo.com / 973.507.7539
 
Pradeep
Team Lead – Staffing
Artech Information Systems LLC
360 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Suite 2000 | Morristown, NJ 07960
Office: 973.507.7539 | Fax: 973.998.2599
Email:
Pradeep.V@artechinfo.com | Website: www.artechinfo.com
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