Network Solutions Architect

  • Full Time
  • USA

Website Globalgig

The candidate must be able to take requirements, create a design and turn it into a finished working deliverable. They will work with technical teams to implement customer initiatives. Creativity, self-driven, problem-solving, and attention to detail are valuable traits of a successful candidate.

  • Provide technical network architectural solutions based on customer business requirements.
  • Analyzes requirements by evaluating customer business needs and technical requirements and develops them into a finished working deliverable.
  • Research information network trends, standards, and practices to identify needs for enhancing network solutions
  • Accepts ownership of tasks, can independently drive to completion, and seek the guidance of more senior team members as needed
  • Participate actively in knowledge sharing activities like communities of practice, forums, conferences, and/or other knowledge exchanges to improve security architecture/engineering practices
  • Provide a level of effort breakdown estimates for facilitating Statements of Work or Change Orders to Clients
  • Identify functional and non-functional requirements (In Scope/Out of Scope)
  • Validate requirements with customer stakeholders.
  • Implement technical solutions (proof of concepts/pilots, or production-ready systems) to meet or to prove the functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Knowledge transfer to new team members, provide technical directions, and help other team members.
  • Perform duties such as leading discovery and design workshops as well as participate in stand-ups, planning, kick-off meetings, retrospectives, and presenting team progress to leadership and customers.
  • Deploy and configure hardware and software as required for internal and customer support.
  • Maintain current production systems.
  • Deploy and implement based on industry best practices.
  • Abide by strict change management, policies both internal and external.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 7-10 years of experience as a Network Architect
  • Understanding of Routing protocols (eBGP,iBGP, OSPF, EIGRP)
  • Understanding and experience implementing Class of Service (CoS)
  • Thorough understanding of all layers of OSI model
  • Consulting experience (via Contractor, Independent, VAR, etc)
  • Experience leading enterprise technical implementations
  • Passion for new technology solutions
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills
  • Position may require up to 20% travel and will require some after business-hours network transformation work
  • Understanding of SD-WAN concepts including Packet load balancing, application-aware routing, link quality metrics (LQM) and related policies
  • Cisco Viptela experience is a plus
  • Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN (formerly Cloudgenix) experience is a plus
  • Fortinet Fortigate SD-WAN experience is a plus
  • AWS/Azure/GCP experience is a plus

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