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Sr. Information Services Consultant US - CMPCJP00047249

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Post Date: 08/30/2017 Job ID: 16916 Industry: Technology

6 months contract for a Senior Network Architect in Philadelphia, PA

Min. and desired qualifications provided below for quick reference: Min. • 3-5 years Network architecture and design • 8+ years supporting large enterprise network infrastructure(s) • Route/switch architectural design of large scale networks • In depth knowledge of layer 4 – 7 troubleshooting (from a networking perspective…i.e. application performance issues). • Understanding of SDN and current patterns for SD-WAN • Ability to diagnose complex technical problems and RCA • Strong leader with a desire to educate and develop good talent within the team. • Solid process skills with an understanding of change control processes and managing critical production environments • Strong inter-personal, analytical thinking, presentation and communication skills essential • Ability to work in a global team environment. • Ability to work in a self-directed manner recognizing urgent and important matters • Detailed knowledge of complex network concepts including routing protocols, spanning tree, VPC and VLAN design, WLAN technologies, packet analysis and inspection, and application performance troubleshooting • Detailed knowledge of Cisco router and switch platforms including working knowledge of the Cisco ISR, catalyst, ASR and nexus platforms • Solid understanding of server platforms and how they interact with the network in a high availability configuration Desired: • Cisco Certs such as CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, CISSP, CCDE. Similar certifications in areas related to network virtualization or internetworking solutions also a plus • Highly proficient with IPSEC, IGP, MPLS, BGP, IPVPN, DMVPN and various other related TCP/IP transport methodologies • Familiarity with one more: Azure, Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Openstack, datacenters, telecom circuits, or any other public or prrivate cloud environment • SNMP, Netflow, Ixia, Solarwinds, Opnet, etc

 

Senior Network Architect


Client is seeking a senior level network architect with experience in design and deployment of an enterprise network architecture.  This position will work directly with the enterprise network architect as the primary technical advisor on the preparation, planning, design, implementation, integration, and operations of a fully managed global network infrastructure. This is a contract-to-hire opportunity.

Essential Responsibilities and Functions:

·        Planning, design, implementation, integration, and operations of a fully managed global network infrastructure

·        Responsible for all aspects of the distributed WAN network including standards, design, technical integration, DR/Failover process and technology recommendations

·        Provide troubleshooting support for a complex enterprise network environment.

·        Assist in development a cloud-first strategy for application delivery

·        Collaborate cross functional teams of network and security architects, server and platform engineers, and data center operations

·        Extensive vendor management experience

·        Creation of SOP/MOP repository for day to day repeatable work

·        Responsible for all aspects of implementation and support of local area network and wireless local area network technologies at sites as assigned

·        Assist in deployment of new projects and services within the global enterprise infrastructure

·        Work cooperatively with other senior engineering resources to maintain and revise technical standards and documentation as part of a unified strategy

·        Responsible for troubleshooting issues and issue management throughout the network environment, serving as senior technical support for other members of the team and peer organizations

·        Responsible for identifying problem areas in a proactive way and developing solutions to meet the challenges in the converged network environment

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

·       Experience: 3-5 years Network architecture and design

·       Experience: 8+ years supporting large enterprise network infrastructure(s)

·       Route/switch architectural design of large scale networks

·       In depth knowledge of layer 4 – 7 troubleshooting (from a networking perspective…i.e. application performance issues).

·       Understanding of SDN and current patterns for SD-WAN

·       Ability to diagnose complex technical problems and find the root cause

·       Strong leader with a desire to educate and develop good talent within the team.

·       Solid process skills with an understanding of change control processes and managing critical production environments

·       Strong inter-personal, analytical thinking, presentation and communication skills essential

·       Ability to work in a global team environment.

·       Ability to work in a self-directed manner recognizing urgent and important matters

·       Detailed knowledge of complex network concepts including routing protocols, spanning tree, VPC and VLAN design, WLAN technologies, packet analysis and inspection, and application performance troubleshooting

·       Detailed knowledge of Cisco router and switch platforms including working knowledge of the Cisco ISR, catalyst, ASR and nexus platforms

·       Solid understanding of server platforms and how they interact with the network in a high availability configuration

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

·       Cisco Certifications such as CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, CISSP, CCDE. Similar certifications in areas related to network virtualization or internetworking solutions also a plus

·       Highly proficient and have extensive experience with IPSEC, IGP, MPLS, BGP, IPVPN, DMVPN and various other related TCP/IP transport methodologies

·       Familiarity with one or more of the following Azure, Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Openstack, datacenters, telecom circuits, or any other public or private cloud environment

·       Experience with various network management tools and underlying fundamental protocols such as:  SNMP, Netflow, Ixia, Solarwinds, Opnet, etc.

 

Olga Balakhchi
Recruiting Manager

Olga has spent more than 10 years as a Recruiter in a variety of industries, primarily focused on high-IT Profiled jobs. Most recently, she was with Catapult Staffing dealing with multiple clients nationwide filling different IT roles like Architects, Developer, Project Managers, QA Testers and Support Personnel. She is the one who helps linking great candidates to great opportunities! She is originally from Ukraine currently lives in Orlando, FL she has very pleasant accent, so apply to this position and she will definitely call you back ASAP! You can send your resume to her direct e-mail - olga.balakhchi@catapultstaffing.com

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