Senior Network Architect

  • location: Edison, NJ
  • type: Contract

job description

Senior Network Architect

Our client has a temp to perm opportunity in Central New Jersey for a experienced Senior Network Engineer / Architect.

Act as lead technical resource and resident expert on Network Infrastructure and architecture

- Assess situations and perform proactive analytics for change in order to minimize issues before they evolve

- Work with vendors and support experts on efforts of continuous improvement of the environment by recommending / implementing infrastructure solutions and options that are of value add and cost effective for the business

- Document, update and maintain all technical diagrams, procedures and processes related to supporting the P&C network and all associated infrastructure

- Take direction and support direct Manager as required

- Communicate technical priorities to management team

- Manage Change Control & Change Management to ensure all of MIS adheres to policy

- Successfully set expectations regarding issues and project deliverables with IT Management

- Perform project work, conduct status meetings and coordinate required resources from internal and external IT groups for all related activities

- Provide 3rd level support to phone/voice administrator

- Recommend solutions and best practices within the voice and telco infrastructure

- Understand requests from the business and how they are translated into quality of service

- Capacity to Analyze and strong business communication skills

- Strong leadership and good organization skills

- Manage and Execute Office Moves (Network Infrastructure)

- Manage and Execute New Retail Store Opening and Closing (Network Infrastructure)

- Fully manage and support network infrastructure for 250 + devices spread across multiple corporate/satellite offices and retail locations within the US and Canada.

- Fully manage Network Hardware and Software Obsolescence

o Includes hardware replacement planning and execution for all supported sites

o Software updates

o Manage and maintain infrastructure budget (hardware and software)

o Manage third party contracts and renewals

- IT PCI and Audit Management

- Multi Sites / Multi brand experience - Office and Retail

- In-depth knowledge and problem resolution of the following LAN/WAN switch, router & wifi (inter-connections) architecture:

  • Cisco Meraki Infrastructure
  • Layer 2 / 3 connectivity
  • Routing

    • OSPF
    • EIGRP
  • ASA Firewalls
  • Fortinet / Fortigate
  • Meraki switches, firewalls, wireless
  • Big IP
  • LTM deployment, configurations
  • APM troubleshooting
  • Aruba Networks
  • 3400 series Controllers
  • 7005 series Controllers
  • AP 105 - 135, 205, 225
  • IAP 105, 205
  • Secure authentication method
  • Clearpass policy manager
  • Clearpass onboarding
  • IP - Telephony
  • General understanding of Sip Protocol

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