GoAhead Solutions has a great opportunity in Columbus, OH for a Network Architect. This would be a Six to Twelve month contract to start out with long term extension.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:
-Provide Level (3) troubleshooting and repair of network related issues that are high priority and have been escalated (some on-call required)
-Maintain the high availability and performance of the data center networks.
-Assist with design, develop, and deploy appropriate network solutions as requested.
-Assist with identifying, testing and developing new network technologies collaboratively that increase value for the business.
-Proactively identify technology gaps and develop and implement appropriate solutions collaboratively.
-Proactively ensure that data center networks operate optimally. Requires tracking everything from bandwidth and CPU to licenses and processes.
-Work closely with network security, server teams, application teams and other groups on business projects, assignments, problems, etc. Maintain excellent relationships.
-Recommend formal guidelines, policies and procedures related to ensuring the smooth and error-free operations of the data center networks.
-Ensure network and processes conform to approved standards.
-Stay familiar with the relevant current and future technologies and trends.
-Maintain daily work log and provide clear and regular project updates to management staff.
-Create and maintain clear and accurate network documentation
Core Technology Competencies
-Cisco Data Center Portfolio: Nexus 9k, Nexus 7k, Nexus 5k, Nexus 2k, Cisco ASR platforms and ACI deployment/integration
-Design, implement, and troubleshoot Layer 2 technologies: Link aggregation, Tagging/Trunking, Spanning Tree Protocol
-Design, implement, and troubleshoot overlays: VXLAN, EVPN1.2.c OTV
-Design, implement, and troubleshoot routing protocols and features: OSPF, BGP, BFD, FHRP
-Design, implement, and troubleshoot multicast protocols: PIM, IGMP
-Design, implement, and troubleshoot traffic management: Queueing, Policing & Classification/marking
Additional Experience beneficial in this role:
-Juniper Routing/Switching portfolio
-Solar-Winds Monitoring Tools & Netbrain
-Cisco Unified Computing
-Virtualization -VmWare/KVM, etc.
-Automation - Ansible, Python Scripting
-Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
-ACI network resources
-ACI management and monitoring
400 Oyster Point Blvd. South San Francisco, CAContact