Systems Architect


On Site
USD 93,500.00 - 124,250.00 per year
Full Time


Preventive maintenance
Project management
Network design
Enterprise networks
Computer science
Information Technology
Cisco Certifications
Software deployment
Cloud computing
Computer networking
Microsoft Azure
Active Directory
Network security
Access control
Consensus decision-making
Critical thinking
Analytical skill
Attention to detail
IT security
IT architecture
Infrastructure architecture
Data flow
Risk management
Law enforcement
High availability
IT strategy
Information security
Performance management
Process improvement
Standard operating procedure
System integration testing
Human resources

Job Details

Posting Date

Application Deadline
Open Until Filled

Pay Range
Min - 1st Quartile - Mid - Max
$93,500.00 - $108,875.00 - $124,250.00 - $155,000.00

The expected ENTRY pay range for this position based on experience and equity within the Judicial Branch is $93,500.00 to $124,250.00

This position is exempt under the FLSA.

What We Offer

We offer generous paid time off, paid sick leave, and 10 paid holidays! We have affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance, and our employees are entitled to coverage by one of several State-sponsored retirement pension plans, our employee assistance program, and wellness incentives. Additionally, our employees have the option of life insurance, disability, a group legal plan, and pet insurance. Click here to learn more!

Job Type
Unclassified - Judicial

D800 Superior Court

About the Position

*****Applicants must currently reside in Arizona or be willing to relocate to Arizona by the time of hire. *****

Standard Judicial Branch business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. This position may offer a hybrid (telework, remote) schedule, depending on the needs of the Judicial Branch.

The Network Architect is responsible for deploying, monitoring, patching, and maintaining the datacenter servers, cloud servers, and network infrastructure for the Judicial Branch. They are also responsible for designing and building network and server infrastructure to meet the needs of the Judicial Branch taking into consideration various factors like bandwidth requirements, server resources, security, and the ability of the infrastructure to expand over time. We are seeking an architect with experience in enterprise networking, security, virtualization, and infrastructure monitoring technologies. The focus is to deliver strategic network and server technology architecture that drives investments for the Branch as well as provides support of broader Branch initiatives. The Network Architect will use the information of the existing infrastructure to design and estimate the implementation, projected growth, and cost of maintaining and replacing existing equipment as needed.

About the Superior Court:

The Superior Court of the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County is dedicated to providing a safe, fair, and impartial forum for resolving disputes, enhancing access to our services, and providing innovative, evidenced-based practices that improve the safety of our community and ensure the public's trust and confidence in the Judicial Branch. The Superior Court in Maricopa County, one of the largest, most innovative, and progressive trial courts in the nation, seeks innovative individuals to join our team who will embrace our vision of excellence and the principles inherent in the Rule of Law...every person, every day, every time . We fulfill these principles through a culture that values fairness, respect, integrity, innovation, and safety.

Position Qualifications

We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a closely related field

  • Seven (7) years of professional-level experience in engineering, designing, and architecting sustainable solutions with multiple vendors, applications, and systems.


Combined education and experience qualifications:
  • An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis.

Our Preferred Candidate has:
  • Advanced IT certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr), VMWare Certified Advanced Professional, Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect, etc.
  • Advanced experience designing network and server environments for the deployment of applications and infrastructure into public and private cloud services.
  • Advanced experience managing datacenter operations including environmental, networking and server infrastructure.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Cloud networking, configuring Vnets, Subnets, configuring Azure Active Directory Sync, configuring Network Security Groups (NGS), Access Control Lists (ACL), virtual LAN, VMware, SolarWinds, Data center operations, etc.

Skill in:
  • Proven track record of managing complex problems and cultivating collaboration across organizational boundaries with key stakeholders.
  • Strong project and team consensus-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives in multiple departments.
  • Experience mentoring junior team members.

Ability to:
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills while able to think outside of the box for design. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on-call or non-standard business hours as needed.

Essential Job Tasks

(This is not an all-inclusive list of all job duties that may be required; employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned.)
  • Participates as a top-level technical expert in leading multiple consulting projects or a single large/complex project and ensures the success of enterprise-level application rollouts.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to assist project teams to comply with enterprise and IT security policies, industry regulations, and best practices.
  • Ensures quality and performance are maintained across the overall IT architecture.
  • Develop a library of deployable and documented infrastructure design patterns, based on the application portfolio, as a basis for deploying server and network services.
  • Partner with architects and application owners in the Branch and other County agencies to re-use the best available technologies and processes to determine how information and data flows within the organization, and to design infrastructure in line with the overall Branch IT plan.
  • Configures and manages complex infrastructure monitoring systems to ensure the Branch infrastructure is functioning as designed, providing advanced warnings for resource utilization, network connectivity, and application monitoring etc.
  • Apply risk-based decision making to complex problems and consult with relevant subject matter experts as needed. Analyze technical risks and advises on risk mitigation strategies of threats as they emerge. Identify security design or implementation gaps in existing products and services. Direct remediation efforts and operationalize detect-and-response capabilities.
  • Test and inspect server and network systems to ensure conformity with specifications, legal, mandates and regulatory requirements.
  • Drive cross-functional efforts across teams and Law Enforcement agencies in the county to address network needs related to our platforms.
  • Research and identify new technologies to improve system/data confidentiality, integrity, and high availability.
  • Align industry standards, frameworks and security best practices with overall Branch and technology strategy.
  • Specifications, processes, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) involved in preventing, mitigating, and investigating different threats.
  • Regularly communicate vital information, security needs, and priorities to upper management.
  • Establishing performance management metrics for the server and network environment.
  • Collaborate with management staff to determine the organizations infrastructure needs.
  • Participates in various projects and provides technical expertise and support for planning, designing, creating, testing, and deploying in-house and off-the-shelf applications.
  • Collaborates with vendors and internal technical teams to resolve complex issues.
  • Prepares and delivers detailed presentations to management to illustrate ideas for technical or process improvements.
  • Creates or updates applicable written standard operating procedures, operational processes, management reports, architecture recommendations, and project materials.

Working conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak clearly and hear; see details of objects that are less than a few feet away; sit for long periods of time; stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and occasionally push, pull or lift up to 20 pounds.

Judicial Branch facilities are located throughout Maricopa County. This position may be reassigned to other locations. Assignments will be made based upon the needs of the department.


Additional Information

Judicial Branch Human Resources reserves the right to move forward candidates based on the information provided directly on the application. The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to the midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

All Judicial Branch offers of employment and continued employment are contingent upon passing a thorough background and/or fingerprint check. Applicants must completely and fully answer any questions regarding felony and misdemeanor convictions including any convictions that have been expunged or set aside. Failure to include criminal history information is grounds for termination of an offer and employment. A conviction may not automatically disqualify an applicant.

The Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County participates in the State Retirement systems ASRS or PSPRS. As such, mandatory membership for all full-time employees includes payroll deducted contributions consistent with each retirement system's requirements. The current contribution rate for ASRS is 12.29% and the current contribution rate for PSPRS is 5.44% and up for the defined contribution plan and 9.81% for the defined benefit plan. For more information about contributions and benefits of these plans visit or

Judicial Branch facilities are located throughout Maricopa County. This position may be reassigned to other locations. Assignments will be made based upon the needs of the department.

The Judicial Branch in Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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