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ROLE : NETWORK ARCHITECT
LOCATION : SCOTTSDALE, AZ
EXPERIENCE (YEARS) : 10+
NEED A FULLTIME RESOURCE.
Architecture, Design and Governance of all layer 2 and 3network models, Application Delivery and major backbones (including Points of Presence, topology, routing, and demarcation)
Analysis and benchmarking of carrier services and resulting design revisions (e.g. to support MPLS)
Maintaining the external relationships with the chosen application profiling service partner as well as with all hardware vendors on new technologies, requirements and case tracking.
Collaboration with Global Sourcing regarding purchasing of new products and services.
Completion of dbRACE process for new products.
Convergence planning and design (e.g. Voice over IP, Video over IP, Fibre Channel over IP) and application profiling - selection of toolset, basic application profiling service (on a best-effort basis)
Assign network control network analyst resources to satisfy routine end user requests.
Act as project lead to orchestrate and influence team efforts and contribution to the project objective.
Lead and coordinate resolution on problems impacting internal or external customers as assigned.
Assign network staff to be primary on-the-job trainer to associates and interns.
Critically review submitted designs for accuracy and effectiveness of other senior or network analysts.
Lead the resolution efforts of others to maintain high network availability.
Evaluate and make changes as appropriate to proposed network designs with respect to ease of installation, support and recoverability.
Guide network analysts in the review and development of the framework for network bids.
Develop or assign for development specific network bids based on project specifications and timeframes.
Coordinate and ensure the proper inspection and validation of networkcontractor's work in delivering network infrastructure or systems to ensure strict compliance to standards and specified design.
Review and validate as needed, the designs and implementation plans for local area network and cable distribution infrastructure to meet stated business needs.
Evaluate, review and if appropriate, implement recommendations for improvements to existing network procedures and documentation for efficient and cost effective delivery of highly available network services.
Provide technical advice on major projects to ensure continued delivery of high performance data networks.
Critically evaluate the effectiveness of network and equipment provisioning processes to meet project needs and if not, recommend and coordinate to improvements.
Assimilate, document and provide weekly updates of all project level and any significant activities for the Network Control group or other projects that are assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
A teammate in this position must have:
Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related field
Networkarchitect/ design/security experience for minimum 3years
Experience working with Cisco LAN, WAN and network management products. Nexus switches and F5 load balancers is must
Network / Application / Web security and design is must
Reverse routing / Reverse DNS experience is must
Experience in troubleshooting complex data center environments including OTV, VPC, and HSRP support. One or more active networking certifications such as Cisco CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, CCDP, CCDE, Comptia Network+ or Juniper JNCIS-ENT or Wireshark WCNA.
One or more project management certifications such as PMI CAPM, PMI PMP or Comptia Project+.
Deep understanding of layer 3 routing and WAN related technology, including EIGRP, BGP, IWAN, PfR, VRFs, MPLS, DMVPN, WAAS, and QoS.
Experience with layer 2 switch management including Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus configuration and troubleshooting experience.
Experience supporting wireless LANs, including wireless controllers (physical and virtual), wireless access points, wireless protocols such as 802.11 a/b/g/n and experience with site survey tools.
Experience with network management tools and technologies such as Cisco ISE, Cisco Prime, Solarwinds Orion NPM, AVC, IP SLAs, Wireshark, Microsoft SCCM/SCOM, LiveAction and Netflow analyzers.
Experience supporting a network environment with VMware Hypervisor, Citrix VDI, and Cisco UC deployments.