Principal Architect - PA, NJ, DE Territory - Full Time Only

  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 22 days ago


Depends on Experience
Full Time
50% Travel


CCIE Data Center
Bachelor's Degree
10 + years of hands-on experience in IT
5+ years experience as Sr. Consultant or Architect leadership
Be able to design plan implement and support Data Center Infrastructure - Enterprise Network - Network Security - SDN - Wireless - Cloud Computing and/or Wireless
Automation skills

Job Details

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As a Principal Architect, you will be responsible for leading and mentoring a team of engineers who together with you will plan, design and implement network infrastructure, data center and next generation security IT solutions for customers. You will have the opportunity to work with an industry-leading professional services team to help deliver world-class services to our client s customer base.

The Principal Architect will be responsible for understanding complex IT business needs and will research, design, develop and implement solutions for customers.

  • Lead, mentor, and develop a team of network Engineers, Consultants, and Architects
  • Consult with our clients to plan, design, and implement multi-vendor Network and Security Solutions
  • Design and implement network and security solutions from providers such as Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto Networks, and Fortinet
  • Provide technical leadership and subject matter expertise to drive the growth of client s Professional Services
  • Assist with the recruitment, technical screening and hiring of new engineers.
  • Be a technical escalation point for Network Engineers, Consultants, and Architects
  • Manage the technical development and training of the service delivery team.
  • Conduct monthly internal technical training workshops for the service delivery team.
  • Develop standardized assessments, design documents, implementation plans, test & acceptance plans and as-built documentation for delivery of repeatable solutions.
  • Assist the regional service management team with resource management, project priorities and scheduling.
  • Manage Quality Assurance (QA) of all projects within region to ensure company standards and manufacturer best practices are being followed.
  • Engage with key manufacturers and their engineering teams to stay abreast of new products, design assistance, lab access and technical training resources.
  • Maintain one or more of the following advanced manufacturer-specific certifications, relevant to focus area. e.g.: Cisco CCIE Enterprise, Data Center, Security, etc., Palo Alto PCNSE, Fortinet FCX, FCP


  • Bachelor s degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of hands-on IT experience
  • 5+ years of experience performing in a Sr. Consultant or Architect leadership role
  • One or more of the following industry-recognized certifications is required, e.g.: Cisco CCIE, VMware VCP, VCDX, CISSP, Palo PCNSE, Fortinet FCX, FCP
  • Excellent customer service skills, both in-person and over the phone
  • Excellent presentation, communication and documentation skills
  • Strong business understanding including costing, P&L and pricing strategies
  • Ability to think on your feet and come up with solutions quickly
  • Must be fully knowledgeable and able to design, plan, implement and support most of the following technologies:
    • Data Center Infrastructure
      • In-depth knowledge of high availability data center design, hardware redundancy options, Backup and disaster recovery.
      • Data Center switching experience with Nexus 7 and 9 platforms
      • NX-OS architectures such as vPC, OTV, etc.
      • Familiarity with emerging fabric technologies such as MP-BGP (EVPN) with VXLAN.
      • Familiarity with Nexus Dashboard (ND) and various applications is a plus. Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator (NDO), ND Fabric Controller (NDFC), Network Assurance Engine/Network Insight (NAE/NI), Data Broker (DB)
    • Enterprise Network Infrastructure
      • In-Depth routing protocol experience, including BGP, EIGRP and OSPF, VXLAN-BGP EVPN on IOS-XE, STP, MPLS, Multicast Networking
    • Network Security
      • Experience designing and implementing security-driven infrastructure solutions to support network segmentation such as virtual NGFW, physical firewalls and cloud-native security, Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE)
    • Enterprise Wireless
      • Cisco, Aruba, Meraki or any other vendor. Cisco DNA Spaces is a plus.
    • Software Defined Networking
      • Experience Designing and implementing software-defined network (SDN) architectures such as Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), VMware NSX, and Cisco Catalyst (DNA) Center, (Assurance/SWIM & Provisioning), SD Access and SD WAN.
    • Virtualization
      • Experience with data center virtualization including VMware vSphere, ESX and NSX.
    • Cloud Computing
      • Public, Private and hybrid, experience with Azure Express Route, AWS Direct Connect and any Azure and AWS networking exposure
    • Automation
      • Python and Ansible scripting