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Technical Architect
Ref No.: 18-13852
Location: Brooklyn, New York

Technical Architect to provide support for the development of the Next Generation Network Project. This project will provide core network connectivity for over 1600 schools and are critical for schools to continue to receive secure, high-speed Internet access. We require someone highly specialized to bring the necessary niche skill set for the successful development and execution of the project.

· Provides in-house skills and expertise in virtualization, compute, storage, networking, and cabling in a large enterprise environment (> 10,000 users).

· Configures switches, routers, firewalls and other network devices.

· Provides expert-level skills for the in-house architecture and design of data centers including power and cooling design.

· Provides in-house expertise in compliance requirements in relation to building and managing data centers.

· Analyzes and identifies architectural gaps in WAN optical network.

· Responsible for improvement of optical network infrastructure systems and processes including advancement of architecture and service level improvement.

· Manages a variety of technical tasks (as part of designing the infrastructure in existing schools) while providing technical support for both current and future needs.

· Provides highly specialized subject matter expertise to Solution Architect to help identify and translate system and business requirements into design documents and drawings.

· Works with Solution Engineers to test technical concepts in a lab environment.

· 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 NYCDOE standards and organizational goals.

· Serves as the in-house expert and authority in troubleshooting highly specialized, complex infrastructure and optical network technologies.

· Collaborates with Project Managers during the deployment phase of the project to document 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 methodologies to develop project structure and documentation.

· Provides highly specialized technical expertise, including but not limited to the following:

o DWDM and POTN

o Optical networking technologies

o Cisco Nexus technologies

o Cisco Software Defined Networking

o Cisco Software Defined Access.

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· Valid CCIE and / or CCNP certification.

· 12 years of experience in VMware virtualization.

· 12 years of experience in Cisco Unified Compute (UCS) and EMC storage.

· 12 years of 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.

· 5+ years of 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).