Network Virtualization Architect

  • location: Houston, TX
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $120,000 - $170,000 per year

job description

Network Virtualization Architect

job summary:
We are seeking a Network Architect with a Virtualization Expertise for a full time opportunity! A total of ten (10) years of experience in mid/large corporate systems environment with a wide variety of Information Management systems, Extensive technical knowledge of Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks (WAN) and Access Networks to include: Expert knowledge in VMware NSX (VXLAN, Firewall, Micro-Segmentation, Load-balancing) Ability to design, implement and support NSX and ensuring the solution can be easily supported and maintained Enterprise experience designing and implementing converged networks which should include the following: IP, Gigabit Ethernet, VoIP, and Wireless-based technology. Ability to design enterprise network routing architectures using protocols such as OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, RIP and static routes. Demonstrated ability for performing network management and documentation using industry standard network management and documentation tools Expert knowledge of Quality of Service, IPSec, Multicast and load balancing techniques are also essential. Expert knowledge of network security concepts and technologies Expert knowledge of Load Balancing (L-4 thru L-7, SSL, Methods, GSLB) Experience with one or more of the following models is desired: Cisco routers/switches, ASA Firewalls, Content Load Balancer and VPN Network General Network Forensics, Packet Analyzers Cisco/Avaya Voice of IP Networks (VOIP), Wireless Knowledge of local and wide area networking on multiple platforms: Windows, Unix, Linux and VMware; network protocols and routing; network, server, and host operating systems; IP networking, internet and intranet technologies; email, groupware, office automation and collaboration technologies; voice and/or data communications; voice and/or data networking; Windows desktop OS; server hardware, software, and administration.

location: San Antonio, Texas
job type: Permanent
salary: $120,000 - 170,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Strategy & Planning - Plans and coordinates the future state of the networks for information management, with a focus on software defined networking. Designs network solutions that meet the information system vision and strategy of the organization; plans, prioritizes, and manages projects, service requests, and routine assignments. Present VMware NSX vision and technologies, strategy, and product roadmaps to executives, technical management and technical engineers. System Engineering - Analyzes network configurations for critical corporate resources; develops plans and recommendations to improve the performance and efficiency of the network; addresses all aspects including hardware, software, outside services, etc. and prevents unplanned disruptions of critical systems. Architecture - Captures, recording, and analysis of network events in order to discover the source of security attacks or other problem incidents using security best practices through unique protocol analysis real-time network data capture, advanced visualization, pattern and content analysis, and on-demand incident playback. Analyze network data for advance problem identification and vulnerability management. Network Design Modeling- Assurance of all network systems integrate with IM vision. Allowing for flexible network systems at all networking data layers: Core, Distribution and access layer. Planning of modularity in network design is which allows network systems to be replicated as the network grows. As each element in the network design requires change, the Network Virtualization Architect will develop the cost and complexity of making the upgrade of the overall network. Software Defined Networking- Establish network virtualization architecture, policies & procedures for network based on business requirements. Provide best practices guidance for service delivery and support (SLA). Collaborate with server virtualization team to deploy and operate network micro-segmentation, partner services, and VXLAN. Network Security- Collaborates and engages with IM Security teams to ensure that the corporate security strategy is reflected in the design, implementation and day to day operations of the enterprise data network. Training & Certification - Maintains in-depth knowledge and current certification in internetworking technologies including but not limited to vendor certifications. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Cisco (7 years of experience is required)
  • VMWARE (7 years of experience is required)
  • CCNP (1 year of experience is required)
  • LAN/WAN (10 years of experience is required)
  • Network Architecture (3 years of experience is required)
  • Nexus 9000 (5 years of experience is preferred)
  • Arista networks (5 years of experience is preferred)
  • multivendor DC equipment (1 year of experience is required)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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