Sr. Network Architect

  • location: Springfield, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $70,000 - $100,000 per year

job description

Sr. Network Architect

job summary:
We are searching for a Senior Technical IS Architect that leads the design and implementation of enterprise solutions focused in the areas of wireless, firewall, network and data center technologies. Creates the governing principles around network architecture across the organization. This individual is also responsible for defining the network architectural standard processes and procedures. They will also be responsible for integration of all Cisco equipment and applications to ensure smooth and seamless flow of information and data across the entire enterprise network. Additionally, they will lead and collaborate with network team members developing standard practices and procedures to ensure the highest network availability possible for our users. Identifies industry best practices and incorporates them into the standards.

 
location: Springfield, Illinois
job type: Permanent
salary: $70,000 - 100,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
DESCRIPTION

Leads the design and implementation of enterprise solutions focused in the areas of wireless, firewall, network and data center technologies. Creates the governing principles around network architecture across the organization. This individual is also responsible for defining the network architectural standard processes and procedures. They will also be responsible for integration of all Cisco equipment and applications to ensure smooth and seamless flow of information and data across the entire enterprise network. Additionally, they will lead and collaborate with network team members developing standard practices and procedures to ensure the highest network availability possible for our users. Identifies industry best practices and incorporates them into the standards.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the Principle Duties & Responsibilities of the job. Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or technology related field preferred.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • CCIE Route/Switch required (passed the written exam is acceptable)
Experience:

  • Ten (10) years experience in developing enterprise and/or data architectures. Mentoring teams of up to ten resources, project planning, implementation, technical documentation, training, technical support and troubleshooting in Enterprise environment.
Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Experience and expertise in the areas of Enterprise Routing and Switching, Data Center switching, Wireless, Firewall and Security.

  • Expert knowledge of current Cisco LAN switching, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Security technologies, and Cisco Data Center.
  • Understanding of all facets of enterprise network.
  • Enterprise network integration experience required; including assessment, installation, project management, and documentation expertise necessary.
  • Ability to assess, develop and implement creative solutions to ensure appropriate cost of ownership of existing systems.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, planning skills, problem-solving skills, and change management skills.
  • Must possess excellent skills in personal diplomacy and customer service and consistently demonstrate a high level of motivation, commitment to teamwork, professionalism and trustworthiness.
  • Must possess sound decision-making ability, operate well under pressure and be tenacious in resolving difficult problems.
 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors (required)
 
skills:
  • Network Architecture
  • cisco wireless (4 years of experience is required)
  • LAN Switching and Routing (5 years of experience is required)
  • cisco security (5 years of experience is required)
  • Data Center (5 years of experience is required)
  • CCIE
  • Firewall (3 years of experience is required)

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