Principal Network Architect (Remote)

    • CrowdStrike
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 11 hours ago


USD 135,000.00 - 200,000.00 per year
Full Time


Google Cloud
Palo Alto
Information Technology
Computer networking
Network design
IT management
Load balancing
Wireless networking
Network security
Enterprise networks
Cloud computing
Routing protocols
Amazon Route 53
Network administration
Access control
Microsoft Office
Data centers
Cloud architecture
Log analysis
Scripting language
Shell scripting
Professional development
Cyber security
Border Gateway Protocol
Virtual private cloud
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
Virtual private network
Microsoft Visio
Cisco Certifications
Intellectual property
Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Job Details

#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We're looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

About the Role:
CrowdStrike Information Technology is looking for a Principal Network Architect to join the IT Network Engineering team, which plays a critical role building network infrastructure that supports all CrowdStrike teams. The person in this position will play a key role, driving network architecture in a collaborative environment that will enable the team to build and support the network at scale. The successful candidate will also create architecture documentation in alignment with industry best practices and provide technical leadership to functional project teams and cross-team major initiatives.

This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, robust, fast-paced and challenging environment. Candidates should be interested in expanding their breadth of knowledge, continually learning new technologies and processes, and solving difficult problems by thinking quickly and developing innovative solutions.

What You'll Do:
  • Collaborate with team members, IT leadership, and enterprise stakeholders on cloud, data center, and premise network architecture for global scale; document problem statements, project requirements, and architecture details
  • Lead the development and execution of an architecture roadmap for networking at global scale and drive ongoing efforts to ensure that the roadmap is aligned with business needs
  • Provide clear and concise recommendations to remediate performance/scaling bottlenecks
  • Create and update graphical and written network architecture documentation following industry best practices
  • Maintain expertise in routing, switching, load balancing, wireless networking, and network security technologies to ensure that cost-effective solutions and processes are deployed and aligned with business and security needs
  • Monitor network infrastructure and traffic; identify and document problem areas and recommend network infrastructure and performance improvements based on current and projected enterprise network environment
  • Assess new technologies and best practices for adoption
  • Drive standardization and automation in all aspects of the network environment
  • Create and maintain graphical and written network architecture, infrastructure, and technical standards documentation
  • Communicate with all stakeholders in a timely, clear, and concise manner
  • Prepare and deliver professional presentations to technical and non-technical audiences at all levels
  • Provide technical leadership to functional project teams and cross-team major initiatives

What You'll Need:
  • 10+ years' experience architecting scalable cloud, data center and office network infrastructure using public cloud technology and enterprise-class routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and wireless networking devices
  • 10+ years' experience with OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, and multicast routing protocols, Voice Over IP, and QoS configuration on routers and switches in enterprise environments using IPv4
  • 5+ years' experience architecting multi-region/AZ/VPC cloud and hybrid cloud networks within AWS and other major public cloud environments, including Google Cloud Platform and/or Azure; AWS experience must include AWS VPN, Direct Connect, transit gateway, VPC peering, Network ACLs and security groups, ELB, Route 53; experience with other public cloud environments must include the equivalent cloud networking elements
  • 5+ years' experience configuring, managing, and monitoring Palo Alto Networks firewalls using Panorama
  • Experience managing and deploying premise and Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) platforms such as F5 Networks LTM/GTM
  • 5+ years' experience with enterprise wireless networking solutions such as Aruba, Cisco, or Meraki
  • Demonstrated experience with network configuration management and monitoring tools
  • Demonstrated experience with access control technologies such as Cisco ISE and Aruba ClearPass
  • Experience with documentation and presentation tools such as Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Visio, and Atlassian Wiki
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with members of multiple teams in multiple global regions
  • Must speak fluent English and communicate clearly in written English
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and own a working vehicle with current registration and insurance
  • Must be capable of lifting 50lbs
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally to data centers, CrowdStrike offices, and other locations

Preferred Skills:
  • Public cloud architecture and networking certification (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure)
  • Advanced Cisco networking certification (CCNP R&S, CCIE R&S)
  • Advanced understanding of IP addressing and subnetting, TCP/IP, and DNS
  • Proficiency with protocol and log analysis tools
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language such as Python or shell scripting
  • Proficiency with SD-WAN and network automation using orchestration platforms, scripting and REST APIs
  • Willingness to represent IT with professionalism, demonstrating CrowdStrike core values and behaviors
  • Strong interest in continuing networking education and certification



Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:
  • Remote-first culture
  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards
  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements
  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits
  • Physical and mental wellness programs
  • Paid parental leave, including adoption
  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact , for further assistance.

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Right to Work

CrowdStrike, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary range for this position in the U.S. is $135,000 - $200,000 per year + variable/incentive compensation + equity + benefits. A candidate's salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location.

Expected Close Date of Job Posting is:04-05-2024