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Network Architect (Full Time)

Location: Chicago, Illinois Country: United States of America
 

Network Architect

The Network Architect role is responsible for the design of network infrastructure for physical datacenters, Cloud deployments (AWS, GCP, and Azure), campus, distribution centers, and branches.

Job duties will include

  • Collaboration with Security, Cloud Services, Infrastructure, Storage, Applications, Monitoring, and other teams to ensure alignment of solution requirements and outcomes
  • Demonstrating technical leadership, including mentoring others as well as modelling behaviors and competencies associated with displaying initiative, customer focus, embracing curiosity, acting with intent and urgency, and doing the right thing
  • Identify novel opportunities, risks, and technologies and be able to develop and execute strategies to achieve technical and business goals by taking proposed solutions through idea, business case, proposal, planning, execution, and operationalization phases
  • Creation of network design & security documents
  • Creation of engineering and operational standards, policies, procedures, and metrics
  • Leading strategic network migration and deployment projects, including aspects of technical project management as well as some hands-on configuration of network devices
  • Engaging with vendors and consultants to build project business cases, equipment quotes, and/or Statements of Work (SOWs) to satisfy business needs
  • Aiding in creation of mechanisms and automation (including creation of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automation pipelines) using Terraform and other DevOps tools
  • Aligning with Change management policies and tracking all work via Agile & ServiceNow

Required

  • 10+ years experience in a Network Engineering role (including leading projects and design efforts, not just operations, support, and/or deployment)
  • 5+ years Experience designing and deploying complex multi-vendor enterprise network & security architectures (FWs, ELB/ALBs, DNS, network segmentation, IDS/IPS, DLP, WAF, R&S, VPCs, TGW, EC2, Security Groups, etc.) for OnPrem and Cloud - leading design & projects, not just deployments or operations
  • 5+ years Cisco expertise including experience designing and implementing secure enterprise networks utilizing Cisco routing & switching (BGP, OSPF, SD-WAN, QoS, IPSec, MPLS, 802.1x, ISE, etc.) for hybrid architectures (internal and intra-datacenter, DX/ExpressRoute, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps/GitOps methodologies and practices, preferably in the deployment and operation of foundational cloud network infrastructure
  • Highly proficient with Automation tools (such as Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, Python)
  • Working knowledge of security and audit standards (PCI DSS, CIS, ISO, SOC2)
  • Exposure to DevOps tools including BitBucket, Jenkins, Git or equivalent

Preferred

  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialist certification
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, IT Security, or related field
  • CCIE certification (Enterprise Infrastructure, Data Center, or Security)
  • Experience designing network or security configuration in more than one Cloud environment (ie, both AWS and Azure)
  • Experience with IaC Scripting, Coding and CI/CD pipelines (such as Python, Terraform, CloudFormation, Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, etc.)
  • Experience with Network Security Controls & Visibility Tools (monitoring, encryption/decryption & inspection, Splunk, VPC traffic mirroring)

Posted Date: 21 Nov 2022 Reference: JSSB Employment Agency: Request Technology Contact: Giya George