Sr. Network Architect - Strategy

Sr. Network Architect - Strategy

Job Description

Locations: East NJ, Atlanta, Dallas, Grand Rapids, St Louis


Sr. Network Architect - Strategy (Full-time/Direct-hire)

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical design and architectural leadership, including documenting and diagramming the logical, physical, and process views
  • Facilitate organizational change by defining strategies for the Firm with respect to technology domain standards and design goals
  • Develop and maintain roadmaps, which include product selection, versions, upgrades, projects and milestones
  • Conduct research focused on identifying emerging technology solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value, provide more capabilities, reduce risks, and increase security
  • Lead efforts for technology evaluations, which involves identifying a weighted feature matrix for a specific need and evaluating and scoring products against the desired features; Research activities include readings, proof-of-concepts (POCs), and lab testing
  • Communicate leading practices by giving presentations, working with project teams, and authoring content aimed at educating others about standards, strategies, and otherwise defined leading practices; Work individually and collaboratively with team members to ensure breadth and granularity of strategies, standards and reference architectures for consistency and integration



  • Confidence and professionalism with the ability to present both technical and business concepts to professionals of any level
  • Eight years’ experience in Network Security Design and Engineering, managing and supporting large scale projects and network automaton, preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; Cisco CCIE, CCNP, CCDP, CCSP or CISSP certification preferred
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing network security architecture and reference architectures; from business requirements gathering to technology rollout oversight, including capacity management, definition of scoring methodologies for technology selection, integration of multiple tools and technical documentation
  • Deep understanding of TCP/IP and Routing & Switching technologies; Cisco ACI and related other data center products; Remote access technology; Ability to program with one or more `scripting' languages
  • Experience with configuration management system, CFEngine, Salt, Chef or Puppet; Knowledge or Hands-on experience with public cloud deployments like AWS, Azure is a plus; Good knowledge of Network function virtualization Virtual router/Switch, Virtual FW, Virtual Load Balancers
  • Strong verbal/written communication, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority; Must be able to prioritize, delegate and foster the development of high performance teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and team work; Strong trouble-shooting and organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; Ability to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans



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