Senior Network Architect

Date Posted: Oct 19
Type: Permanent
Wage: $130,000 - $140,000
Job Number: 8026
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Senior Network Architect

LOCATION: North Houston

TYPE: Direct hire

SALARY: $130,000 - $140,000 / Per year

The Senior Network Architect position is an advanced IT professional responsible for determining and developing architectural approaches and solutions, researching new technologies and approaches, creating standards and roadmaps, and developing recommendations for migrating to future standards. The Senior Network Architect is expected to have familiarity in one or more architectural domains and to contribute to the overall planning of the overall organizational IT strategy.

- Exhibits a broad understanding of the current and future technology architectures, an awareness of the organization’s key strategies and objectives and particular depth of understanding of goals and objectives of an area they may support
- Participates in the development of technology standards in their area(s) of technical expertise to provide road maps which specify future state and how to get there to increase capabilities, scalability and performance
- Proposes technology standards and investments (where applicable) supported by a thorough technical analysis, proof of concept and business case
- Supports the designs of solutions, consulting to the project team(s), assessing impact and interdependencies and provides the recommendations to effectively manage the impact
- Provides technical guidance, training, direction and reviews the work of colleagues working on architectural issues to ensure alignment
- Establishes systems to monitor compliance with architectural standards and to ensure technical integrity
- Provides technical guidance and mentorship to team members
- Provides solutions to the projects or business, leveraging their technical expertise to guide the implementation

- 10+ years of relevant technical experience in architect role or equivalent
- Expertise in architecture and ability in learning and assessing multiple technologies
- 10+ years of relevant functional experience in architect role or equivalent
- Expert knowledge in multiple architectural domains
- Expert knowledge in network design to include VoIP, routing, switching, datacenter and security.
- Networking and associated protocols including TCP/UDP, IEGRP, OSPF, BGP, DNS, SNMP and other internet associated protocols
- IP addressing to include subnetting, route aggregation, and BGP route maps
- Prior experience with Cisco DMVPN
- Redundant network systems design experience
- Experience with infrastructure sizing and capacity planning
- Design, architect, implement and managing nexus 9k and 7k multiple VDC development
- Expert in routing and switching
- Design, architect, implement and managing wireless infrastructure
- Design, architect, implement and manage Cisco ucs environment
- Advanced level Cisco FTD configuration and management experience
- F5 experience preferred but not required
- Cisco Leaf and Spine experience preferred, but not required

- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related fields
- CCIE or equivalent experience

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