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Technical Architect
Ref No.: 17-00084
Location: New York, New York
Start Date / End Date: 09/08/2017 to 09/30/2019
·       Manages a variety of technical tasks as part of designing the infrastructure in existing schools and provides technical support for both current and future needs.
·       Provides expertise to identify and translate system and business requirements into design documents and drawings.
·       Produces highly technical client-oriented design documents to illustrate solution strategy and deployment plans.
·       Surveys market landscape for current trends, directions and methods to improve and enhance existing network, server, storage and end-point infrastructure.
·       Develops, organizes and performs extensive testing scenarios for various solutions.
·       Validates equipment and assures that the specifications in the core network and school designs meet standards and organizational goals.
·       Serves as the in-house expert and authority in troubleshooting complex network infrastructure technologies (Cisco, F5).
·       Works on development of Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) standards and configurations.
·       Collaborates with Project Managers during the deployment phase of the project.  This includes documenting all installation, customization and integration efforts.
·       Leads the creation of the configuration deployment procedures and trains integration and field engineers on various networking configurations.
·       Utilizes knowledge of ITIL processes and methodology to develop project's structure and documentation.
·       Contributes to the creation and maintenance of the DOE's Network Standards documents.
·       Works to develop documentation to implement solutions in accordance with the DOE's educational vision.
  • Establishes standards, processes and best practices in solution architecture to ensure high quality deliverables.
  • Provides expert advice, technical leadership and guidance to IT teams for feasibility, solution architectural designs and options.
  • Maintains a high level of technical knowledge on all relevant software releases and their interaction with various partner platforms.
  • Develops a consensus around critical architecture decisions and communicates architecture direction with business and IT teams.
  • Performs complex, hands-on solution design, solution architecture, architecture roadmaps, concepts and developmental tasks required in support of current and new projects.
  • Develops, enhances, manages and maintains both new and existing solutions.
  • Communicates requirements and specifications to project teams.  This includes:
o   Analyzing business requirements to develop technical network solutions designs and their framework.
o   Leading teams during the implementation stage.
o   Controlling and reviewing solution implementation.
  • Resolves complex project issues through the implementation of requirements and the management of solution delivery.
  • Develops best practices and tools to ensure the successful delivery of solutions to business partners.
  • 12 years of experience required
  • Extensive experience in Cisco networking in a large enterprise environment (> 10,000 users).  Network experience shall include hands on configuration of Cisco switches, Cisco routers and Cisco firewalls.
  • Extensive experience in Cisco NGFW and F5 load balancers.
  • Extensive experience leading architecture, build and design of a large (over 1500 sq. ft.) data center including power, rack elevation and cooling design.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication or related field; (MS degree preferred).
  • 18+ months of project management experience.
  • Valid CCNP or CCIE certification.  Certification # MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THIS.
  • Ability to articulate complex technical designs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • MS degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication or related field