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Lead Network Architect


Lead Network Architect

Our client is seeking an experienced, top performing Lead Network Architect who will steer the architectural design of the IP network infrastructure. 


  • Lead the design, documentation, optimization, strategic planning, and implementation of hardware/software solutions
  • Steer the architectural design of the IP network infrastructure
  • Work collaboratively within the Infrastructure Team and external vendors
  • Lead the strategic planning, design, and administration of data and communications infrastructure including network gear, switches, routers, and firewalls
  • Have superb communication and teamwork skills
  • Function as a technical mentor to team members in a way that aligns with the company’s culture of a positive, engaged, and supportive atmosphere


  • 6-10 years’ experience in a network administration and design role
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in maintaining, designing, architecting, and documenting enterprise network and VoIP environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Recent experience working in a Financial Services or Trading environment
  • An Active CCNA or CCNP certification is highly preferred
  • Must have advanced recent working knowledge/experience working with Juniper. An active Juniper certification (JNCIE, JNCIP) will be given priority
  • CISSP or other security certification considered a plus
  • Experience with vendor and product selection of network/telephony services
  • Experience with end to end enterprise network design including bottom up configuration and migration to new datacenters
  • Solid foundation in Layer 2 – Layer 3 WAN networking principles
  • Understanding of and experience with applying Security Best Practices to core network infrastructure, configurations, and policies
  • Primary network topologies, LANs/WANs, TCP/IP protocol (IPv4) and standards including SNMP
  • Experience in datacenter cabling and fiber infrastructure design
  • Willingness to travel to remote datacenters on occasion
  • Expert written and verbal communication for communicating complex technology to a wide range of audiences (C-Level to user level)

Required Skills:

  • WAN performance tuning and optimization (QoS and CoS, MPLS, GRE, compression)
  • Experience configuring routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP
  • Advanced experience in Wireless infrastructure (802.11, Aruba, WAP)
  • Ability to perform fault isolation and resolution in a methodical, thorough manner and track those results for formal root cause analysis
  • IPAM, inventory, versioning methodologies, and tools for a scalable Enterprise
  • Expert level configuration and administration of Juniper devices
  • Expert level of Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco switching/routing
  • Working knowledge of load balancing solutions (heartbeat, DRBD,Riverbed, F5 BigIP LTM/GTM or related)
  • SIP/VoIP systems and protocol including cloud and premise based IP PBX
  • Ability to script and/or implement scalable device management policies/processes across a variety of networking hardware
  • On-call availability in the event of a production issue as needed
  • Experience with IPS/IDS design and implementation including event correlation, mitigate
  • Ability to develop and manage projects from start to finish including project planning, timeline management, critical path prioritization, time management, goal-setting, and lessons learned
  • Expert level experience creating and maintaining network/topology diagrams using MS Visio

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