Network Solution Architect

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The Judge Group, Inc.
Analysis, Architecture, CCIE, Cisco, Database, Development, Disaster Recovery, Firewall, Hardware, Management, Middleware, Networking, Networks, Project, Project Management, Protocols, Recruiter, SalesForce, SOX, Supervision, VPN, WAN
C2H Independent, Contract Independent, Contract W2, Contract Corp-To-Corp, C2H W2, C2H Corp-To-Corp
Negotiable
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


Our client is currently seeking a Network Solution Architect
This is contract position in Dallas, Texas

Job Description:
WORK ACTIVITIES
* Responsible for portfolio high level designs and architecture including designing architecture back to the ERA.
* Responsible for developing and executing against solution strategies and business plans that support business expansion.
* Focuses on integrating various parts of a solution into one cohesive network that solves a larger technical problem(s).
* Oversees complex technical lifecycles from inception, requirements analysis, design, to fluid implementation phases.
* Owns getting buy in and consensus on approach / owns concept diagrams and from Infrastructure and software Teams.
* Ability to negotiate approach/scope of projects and vendor contracts.
* Coordinates tasks and objectives with internal and external resources.
* Accountable for detailed solution designed developed by Tech Leads.
* Ensures use of repositories for deliverables, methodologies, and business development documents .
* Consulted on Business area roadmap and responsible for aligning application/technology roadmap to address business needs.
* Responsible for Enterprise Architecture compliance at the portfolio architecture level.
* Tracks and manages component interdependencies.
* Consulted for input on T-shirt sizing of initiatives.
* Identify holes in enterprise / portfolio architecture / Stacks and works through portfolio architect to resolve.
* Mentors / Coaching Tech Leads.
* Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers.
* Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company.

EDUCATION:
* Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent formal training; required.
* Prefer advanced certifications such as Cisco CCIE on Cisco, Palo Alto or F5 similar.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
* 5 -8 years of work experience in multiple technology disciplines; required.
* 8+ years of Data Network Engineering experience including large data center deployments
* 8+ years of Data Network Engineering routing and switching experience with BGP, OSPF, and other routing protocols.
* 5 -8 years of work experience troubleshooting and managing large enterprise data networks.
* 3+ years of Data Network software define networking expertise and capability.
* 3+ years of Data Network Engineering expertise in wide area network tuning and performance networking with technologies
* 3+ years of Data Network Engineering dealing with application integration into the data network including database, middleware, web and messaging.
* 3+ years of Data Network Engineering dealing with disaster recovery planning for data networking.
* 3+ years of Data Network Engineering expertise in FCAPS or similar model for data network monitoring and operations.
* 3+ years of Data Network Engineering expertise in advanced monitoring including baselining, anomaly detection and analytics reporting.
* Experience with SOX and PCI controlled systems as it relates to data networking
* Airline or travel industry experience

SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE:
* Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills (ability to address large and small audiences).
* Ability to articulate (verbally / visually) ideas, approach, concepts, options, risk, impact, and recommendations to technical, non-technical, and Leadership audiences. [facilitate meetings with medium to large audience of peers]
* Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
* Must possess outstanding business acumen, and a sound understanding of industry rules / standards.
* Must be highly organized, motivated, and capable of working with minimum supervision.
* Ability to mentor / coach Tech Leads, Senior Developers, and Peers in a domain or technical area.
* Ability to provide expert technical and Thought Leadership in a domain area / app suite.
* Outstanding leadership skills including partnering, consensus building, influencing.
* Advanced knowledge of project management methodology and principles.
* Outstanding understanding of business process and business rules for a Portfolio.
* Expert knowledge of computer or network systems hardware, and software theory, emerging practices / concepts, and technology relevant to organizational / portfolio vision.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, Team-based, Customer-service-oriented environment.
* Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.

Notes:
Looking for a Sr. Level Engineer that has a DEPTH of experience in the network space. They should have a background in : Data Center, Route/Swtich/Firewalls/End User Computing and supporting these teams in building design and solutions; vs being on a team and troubleshooting. Must have experience on the integration side of things. Cloud Experience is a plus.
* Data Center
* Firewalls
* Sr. Engineer - beyond will serve as a liaison between teams and leadership
* Network Engineering for a long time doing design work
* Being the sole person to discuss the network
* CCIE - 10 years (will look at candidates without CCIE)
* Application Integration
* Firewall; load balancers
* Facilities side - power/cooling - Data Center
* End User Computing
* Cloud Experience

New Data Center will look like the below:
* CISCO ACI
* Cisco 9000
* VPN - still CISCO
* Firewalls - moving to Palo Alto
* Riverbed WAN optimizers
* F5 load balancers
* Moving from Dell Servers - HP
* Amazon Azure/Salesforce

Please contact:
Richard Bower, Technical Recruiter, Judge Technology Solutions
12700 Park Central Drive, Suite 1070 Dallas, Texas 75251
mobile (817) 988-7088 email rbower@judge.com www.judge.com
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ID: 598332
Type: Contract
Salary: Open


Company Information

The Judge Group is a privately-owned, leading professional services firm. What does that mean? It means we provide technology, talent and learning solutions to businesses around the globe, and we're great at it. Our expertise is positioned at the crossroads of people and technology—two of the most important aspects of successful business today.
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Position Id : 598332

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