Sr. Cisco (DNA) Network Architect

Overview

On Site
BASED ON EXPERIENCE
Full Time
Contract - W2
Contract - Independent
Contract - 12+ mo(s)

Skills

Cisco
Network design
Strategic planning
Systems design
Embedded systems
Client/server
Access control
Cisco Wireless
F5
Computer science
Business administration
Computer networking
Network monitoring
Technical drafting
Network security
Identity management
Level design
Enterprise architecture
Wireless networking
Remote access
Network administration
DNA
Network
Accountability
Strategy
Design
LAN
WAN
Spectrum
Optimization
Procurement
Management
SDA
SD
Computer hardware
Policies
Communication
Servers
Routing
Switches
Firewall
Infoblox
Dragon NaturallySpeaking
DHCP
Cisco Certifications
Data
Wireless communication
Leadership
NAC
RADIUS
Authentication
Collaboration
Cyber security
Evaluation
Routers
Virtual private network
Research
Firmware
Documentation
Planning

Job Details

We are seeking a Sr. Cisco Network Architect to be accountable for the direction, strategy, and implementation of the overall Enterprise (cross domain) Network Infrastructure Architecture. The Architect will design complex LAN and WAN strategies to meet a broad spectrum of business needs; coordinate the implementation, optimization, and operation of LAN/WAN systems including procurement, installation, configuration, and management; provide strategic planning, evaluations, and recommendations to users and management; and create and maintain proper record of network design and solutions.

The Network Architect must be a SME in Cisco SDA, DNA, and Client.

Required Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience providing network systems design, implementation, and support in an enterprise-class environment with a complex network architecture.
  • Experience with Network Design in complex environments (legacy and SDA).
  • Experience with Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access).
  • Experience integrating Legacy/old Hardware into the DNA platform.
  • Experience encrypting traffic for embedded systems.
  • Experience configuring policies on an Client server to support role-based network access control.
  • Experience with port communication between Cisco DNA Center and Client servers.
  • Experience with fabric in a box solution in SDA.
  • Experience with Cisco routing and switching.
  • Experience with Cisco Firewalls.
  • Experience with Cisco Wireless.
  • Experience with F5 Load Balancers.
  • Experience with Infoblox (DNS & DHCP).

Required Certification:

  • CCDP Design (Specialty) OR CCNP Routing & Switching (Specialty) OR CCNP Data Center (Specialty) OR CCNP Wireless (Specialty)

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration or related field.

Responsibilities:

Cisco Data Networking:

  • Lead the design, configuration, and management of Cisco networking data center equipment.
  • Oversee network monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization.
  • Lead complex technical design discussions with different teams.
  • Work with advanced routing and complex environment.

Cisco NGFW - Design, Implement and Manage:

  • Design, deploy and manage Cisco NGFW Firewalls for advanced network security.
  • Deploy best practice between Cisco NGFW and (legacy networks, SDA, ACI and Client).
  • Upgrades and patches to Cisco NGFW.

Identity Management and Access Control:

  • Design, deploy and manage Cisco Client for Network Access Control.
  • Upgrades and improvement to Cisco Client.
  • Design and implementation of NAC best practices.
  • AAA and Radius authentication.

Network Infrastructure:

  • Design, maintain, and optimize network components.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure a seamless network infrastructure.
  • High/Low level design of complex topologies.

Security and Threat Protection:

  • Stay updated with the latest cybersecurity practices and technologies.
  • Deploy security best practices and standards at all the campus network.
  • Proactive patching to network components.

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate network strategies, participate in technology selection activities, and work with the business and IT stakeholders to ensure the long-term network infrastructure technology plan.
  • Collaborate with executive leadership to develop and communicate long term vision and comprehensive strategic plans for infrastructure and enterprise architecture solutions.
  • Serve as a hands-on technical expert for enterprise-wide network infrastructure technology.
  • Define principles/standards for infrastructure and/or enterprise architecture.
  • Lead vendor evaluation and selection of network technology solution.
  • Design and implement new network solutions and/or improving the efficiency of current networks.
  • Install, configure, and support network equipment including firewalls, routers, switches, and WAN performance and monitoring.
  • Design and deploy company LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including firewalls, routers, switches, load balancers, DNS and DHCP servers, and other hardware.
  • Design, implement, and support firewalls, site-to-site VPNs, and remote-access VPNs.
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
  • Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
  • Procure network equipment and manage subcontractors involved with network installation.
  • Submit changes to arrange scheduled software and firmware updates keeping equipment patched and to the latest system releases.
  • Create complex design artifacts including network layouts and logical/physical designs.
  • Ensure proper documentation including design, procedural and lessons learned; maintain and update existing documentation.
  • Produce clearly written technical deliverables for both internal and external stakeholders including design diagrams and planning guides.
  • Develop and evaluate system/network performance criteria and measurement methods.
  • Research current technology; provides ongoing information to management, peers, and network users regarding enhancements and innovations.
  • Design and implementation of Legacy Networks.
  • Design and implementation of SDA Networks (DNA and ACI).
  • Create, modify and troubleshoot Cisco Client policies.
  • Create and maintain proper record of network design and solutions.