Network Architect - Job Description
Required Technical Skill Set
No of Requirements
E3– Expertise / Architect
Location of Requirement
New York, NY
Desired Competencies (Technical/Behavioral Competency)
Responsibility of / Expectations from the Role
Experience architecting complex, secure networks for infrastructure involving Cisco ASA, Checkpoint, or FortiNet
Experience in developing dynamic networks with infrastructure redundancy, and network link diversity to ensure high availability and disaster recovery. SW WAN experience a plus.
Exceptional documentation skills that can clearly articulate technical designs, issues and constraints, procedures, and network assessments
Deep comprehension of networking concepts including network design principles, data flow determination, BGP and EIGRP routing, switching, VLANs, IP addressing, etc.
Solid understanding of advanced networking technologies, virtualization technologies, and solutions including virtual route forwarding, virtual device contexts, multicast routing, policy-based routing, ether-channel, QoS, traffic-shaping, F5 GTM/LTM/ASM, VPN tunnels, WAN Optimization, etc.
Understanding data center networking equipment including Nexus 9K / 7K / 5K/ 2K series data center switches, catalyst series switches, Cisco routers, DR integration, etc.
Experience with enterprise class network management/monitoring systems is desired (Solarwinds, Splunk, etc.)
Excellent presentation and communication skills regarding technical and non-technical concepts
Solid understanding of layered network and security protocols including:
Layer 2 – Ethernet, ARP, STP, VTP, VPC, MEC, LACP, PAGP, DOT1Q
Layer 3 - OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, VRRP, HSRP, GLBP, ICMP, ESP (IPSEC), IP
Layer 4 - TCP, UDP
Layer 5 / 6 - SSL, TLS, SSH
Layer 7 - FTP, HTTP, DNS
Strong analytical and problem determination/resolution skills
Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Math, Physics or Engineering
Network Certifications such as CCNP / CCIE, F5-CTS/F5-CSE, or similar