Network Architect

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Spruce Technology Inc.
firewalls (PAN, Fortinet), F5 Load Balancers, cloud technologies (AWS, Azure) and Network automation
Full Time, fulltime
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Position: Network Architect

Location: San Francisco, CA

Full time


Latest in mobile technologies, scalable architecture, and the coolest in-store client experience.


As a Network Architect, you will focus on the core functions of network application and security support, maintenance, administration and reporting.  Reporting to the Senior Network Architect, your role will be roughly 80% projects and 20% operations and you will manage projects end-to-end from planning, design, hardware procurement, implementation, and support. In addition, you will: 

  • Work with other departments to help them deploy new applications
  • Act as the Technical lead for 5+ Network Engineers and off-shore NOC
  • Identify, evaluate and implement technical security controls to continuously improve the organization’s security posture
  • Evaluate, recommend and integrate new security technology and tools by conducting feasibility studies and proof of concept
  • Ensure that acquired or developed systems and architectures are consistent with the organization's security architecture guidelines
  • Ensure escalation tickets from the Tier 3 Support Team for incidents and requests
  • Troubleshoot and administer security services, including External/Internal DNS, SSL certificates
  • Manage next generation firewalls (PAN, Fortinet)
  • Troubleshoot and administer ACL request issues with managed providers.
  • Troubleshoot and administer Juniper SSL VPN, L2L IPsec VPN, and 2FA.
  • Troubleshoot authentication and wireless related issues (Aruba & Clearpass)
  • Architect / design solutions for hybrid cloud services
  • Review and approve system and network designs to ensure compliance with corporate security policies and security best practices
  • Provide Tier 3 support of the LAN, WAN and WLAN network
  • Manage and maintain network and security documentation through collaborative applications
  • Proactively identify, isolate and resolve network problems to avoid minimal impact to the business
  • Assist in internal audits and reviews to ensure compliance with all security policies
  • Demonstrate our values of Passion for Client Service, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect for All, Teamwork, and Initiative.


Should have:

  • 8+ years of experience with networking and security technologies
  • 10+ years of overall Information Technology experience
  • Strong wireless infrastructure experience to include Aruba centric deployment
  • Experience performing network security assessments and audits and a strong understanding of IT Governance Controls
  • Experience with migration from on-premise services to the cloud
  • Managed hosting ecommerce sites
  • Solid foundation in web security, mobile security, penetration testing and cryptography
  • Experience troubleshooting and managing Palo Alto firewalls
  • Experience troubleshooting and managing F5 Load Balancers
  • Experience in the setup, tuning and management of security appliances (next gen firewalls, IPS/IDS, ACS, web filters)
  • Experience with cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, etc.) and Network automation
  • Experience with VPN technologies (both IPSec and SSL)
  • Experience in WAN environments, installing and troubleshooting circuit problems (MPLS, OCxx, T1, DS3) and traffic shaping/QoS
  • Familiarity with Layer 3 routing (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, HSRP, VRRP) and Layer 4-8 troubleshooting
  • Solid background in Layer 2 technologies (Spanning Tree, VTP, 802.1Q, Dynamic/Private Vlans)
  • Knowledge of diagnostic networking tools (i.e. reading a packet capture)
  • Knowledge of enterprise monitoring applications (Splunk, Solarwinds, Nagios)
  • Flexibility in work schedule, off-hours for project implementation and 7 by 24 on-call support
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required
  • Must be results orientated, self-motivated and high-energy
  • Bachelor’s degree in technology related field or equivalent experience


Preferred Skills:

  • Retail environment support extremely helpful
  • Ecommerce Data Center support/engineering experience
  • Relevant industry certification (CCIE, PCNSE, MCSA)
  • Technical writing experience
  • Strong understanding of network security concepts, technologies and trends
  • Experience in WLAN design, implementation and security
  • Knowledge in the following areas a plus (load balancing, compression technologies, SOA applications, network software protocols)

If interested, please send resumes to Manisha at / 925 786 6688

Company Information

Founded in 2006, Spruce Technology is a leading provider of IT services for the public, private, and federal sectors, specializing in Strategic Staffing Services, Solutions & Professional Services, and Advisory Services. With clients in 30+ states, Spruce is a certified MBE and MS Gold Partner.
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