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Sr Network Architect

Posted on Oct 18, 2019 by Insight Global

Tempe, AZ 85280
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The Senior Network Engineer/Architect provides technical expertise, strategic planning and recommendations to GTIS Leadership on new technologies and network applications in response to business needs. The Senior Network Engineer/Architect works with internal partners to evaluate and design solutions for business and customer requirements which will integrate with and enhance the network. The Senior Network Engineer/Architect applies complex design principles and methodology to ensure cost-effective and optimal use of resources and technology without jeopardizing network integrity. Manage and support our European enterprise network consisting of approximately 2800 retail locations across 9 countries /Manage and monitor the network, trend and provide forecasting for future changes and/or growth. Troubleshoot the most complex and difficult network challenges Direct remediation efforts in response to network operational deficiencies Lead as an internal IT network consultant supporting multiple departments, integrating departmental systems into the network, participating in meetings and on project teams related to any new client projects, exploring the customers business requirements, providing recommendations, evaluating risk and helping the customer weigh those risks to make decisions Keep up with new trends and changing technology in other IT disciplines to effectively advise others Support a multi-tenancy architecture and design Encourage, challenge, respect, and collaborate with IT professionals and business leaders across the organization Mentor and train other IT professionals, be a role model Identify and implement redundancy in critical areas of network operation Collaborate with the ACT Security Team, evaluate and respond to security advisories Act as design authority and provide an assurance role, ensuring that all network architecture activities and deliverables (in-house and external outsourced) are produced to a high quality and are consistent with existing standards, policies and strategies Take a lead role in the full life cycle delivery of network solutions for Business projects from initial concept, requirements gathering, specification, design, delivery, acceptance and in to operational support Ensure solutions fit strategically in the overall infrastructure architecture and meet existing technology standards Significant and relevant recent experience in a network operations and architect role Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN support and engineering design for voice, data and video networks at access, aggregation, and core network locations Thorough understanding of modern service provider TCP/IP data networks using standards and technologies including but not limited to: MPLS, IS-IS, OSPF, BGP4, STP, RSTP, 802.1q, 802.1ah, ADSL2 Superior knowledge, skills and experience with Cisco routing hardware, software and protocols. Router, Switch and IP configuration experience is required Prior experience defining network cloud, hosting and EUC strategies Clear track record in building network architectural strategy & reference architecture Style, that motivates, builds trust and inspires staff and other delivery partners to engage with and commit to high-tempo working and delivery Commercially and technically astute problem solver, with the ability to quickly assimilate requirements and propose effective solutions Ability to create high quality briefings and slide presentations that explain architectural designs and provide clear articulation of options, recommendations and supporting rationale Excellent all-round communication skills, with the ability to present to large and small groups alike, including non-technical audiences, with a style that engages stakeholders and supports the right business decisions Excellent stakeholder relationship management, with confidence and conviction that engages and influences senior business leaders, even in challenging situations Strong working knowledge of structured cabling systems, network facilities, electrical, UPS, etc. Ability to work alone as an individual contributor, as a technical lead and as a participant in a team environment. Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment in which this role may not directly control resources Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Network Engineering with 8 or more years directly related experience managing an enterprise level network environment (proven technical experience may be substituted for educational requirement) Desired certifications: CCIE, CCDE

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