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Network Enterprise Architect
Ref No.: 17-03479
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 6 Years
Start Date: 08/14/2017
Position Description: Under the direction of the Network Infrastructure Senior Manager and Chief Network Architect, this position is responsible for architecting current and future enterprise voice/data network communications systems and for providing the highest level of problem resolution. This position architects services that support the enterprise network such as monitoring tools, hardware, and software resources. Also, this position completes research and recommends solutions that will result in secure and consistently reliable network communications. • Perform network architecture services that effectively address business needs, service-level, availability, and information security requirements. Analyze technical needs, requirements, and current state of the network’s infrastructure design, integration and operations. • Review and understand complex, large-scale network design documentation, including MPLS, BGP, OSPF routing protocols. • Gather business requirements from clients to be used in the planning, forecasting, designing and securing, of the enterprise network. • Lead project technical teams to assess and implement large scale converged voice and data networking projects. • Produce electronic drawings for complex, large-scale, voice and data converged network designs. • Communicate, both verbally and in well written concise documents, the architecture for network designs and procurement of network equipment and supplies. • Assist with the establishment of governing principles for network design and deployment. • Participate in the establishment of stability, growth, long-term road map for the enterprise network.

Skills Required: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Superior troubleshooting skills, ability to isolate problems, restore service and determine root cause. • Knowledge of LAN/WAN topology, switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, wireless access points and VPN’s. • Knowledge and ability in preparation of network design specifications. • Expert level understanding of MPLS, BGP, OSPF and other routing protocols. • Understanding of Datacenter network technologies such as, OTV, VPC, NSX, ACI, etc. • Knowledge at the expert level of secure network switching and routing at an enterprise level, wiring and cabling, and network management required. • Ability to effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally with all levels of management. • Thorough working knowledge of VoIP, Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and TCP/IP network environments. • Ability to provide advanced technical support to Network Engineers.

Skills Preferred: • Cisco Network Certification (CCNP). • Cisco Nexus training and certifications. • Avaya VOIP training and certifications.

Experience Required: • Seven (7) years’ experience in supporting, designing, developing, configuring, and implementing enterprise networks with diverse solutions. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Superior troubleshooting skills, ability to isolate problems, restore service and determine root cause. • Knowledge of LAN/WAN topology, switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, wireless access points and VPN’s. • Knowledge and ability in preparation of network design specifications. • Expert level understanding of MPLS, BGP, OSPF and other routing protocols. • Understanding of Datacenter network technologies such as, OTV, VPC, NSX, ACI, etc. • Knowledge at the expert level of secure network switching and routing at an enterprise level, wiring and cabling, and network management required. • Ability to effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally with all levels of management. • Thorough working knowledge of VoIP, Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and TCP/IP network environments. • Ability to provide advanced technical support to Network Engineers. • Ability to analyze, interpret, and present research findings required. • Ability to conceive a variety of solutions to functional problems, reduce those solutions to executable actions, and make actions easily understood to information technology professionals is required. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, vendors, and users required. • Willingness and ability to work on-call, additional hours, respond to incidents, and work rotating shifts as required. • Ability to manage a small team of technical professionals (network engineers and/or technicians). Management of staff is not currently part of the position requirements.

Education Preferred: • An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.

Additional Information: Currently this is a 6 month position Working Conditions: Office environment with travel required to perform and conduct site visits and assessments.