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Job Category: Architect
Job Number: 19720
The job’ s most important functions and responsibilities and percentage of time spent on each
1. Network Architecture and Design: 50%
- Define the network strategy and roadmap.
- Act as a leader within the GNS organization.
- Lead the longer term evolution of the network environment
- Identify and evaluate new systems, technologies and services and develop them to an operational capability
- Develop and implemented codified solutions for support of existing and newly developed capabilities
- Enable standards and policies to reduce repeated effort for deployment and operations
- Monitor the development of new standards within the data and voice networking industry with attention to the impact on the SPE networking environment.
- Work with business and product leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy.
- Establish and maintain key relationships with business partners, other IT groups and service providers
- Technical communications and consulting
- Analyze business and market needs and translate them into actionable architectural requirements.
- Develop business cases for strategic concepts that will become products and services.
- Operate as lead architect within a team of technical leads, each with individual specializations, to create a coherent and advanced architecture and offering
- Continually assess the existing environment and identify opportunities for improving solutions and service
2. IT Operations Support: 20%
- Act as the highest resource for problem determination and resolution and assist network engineers with the diagnosis of complex network issues.
- Participate in the development of operational procedures and policies.
- Participate in the change control, production acceptance and event management processes.
- Communicate change requests, issues and resolutions, event status as well other important matters to all areas of IT and customer departments.
- Develop the knowledge base and expertise of the GNS organization.
Organizational Core Competencies
- Trusted Partner
- Delegates successfully and empowers others
- Sought out for guidance and coaching
- Identifies individual strengths and potential to build high performing teams
- Demonstrates objectivity when making people decisions and courage to communicate and execute on them
- Effective Communicator
- Identifies and breaks communication barriers
- Delivers tough messages effectively
- Skilled Minto writer
- States opinions proactively and constructively
- Negotiates effectively
- Strategic Thinker
- Provides their team with a sense of direction when translating the organization’ s objectives into challenging and meaningful goals
- Encourages team to question current assumptions and envision possible future scenarios
- Empowers others to think big and explore new business opportunities
- Problem Solver
- Solicits multiple points of view to develop the best viable solutions
- Uses sound judgment when prioritizing client’ s needs based on business impact
- Knows when to “ just say no” to low value requests from the business and resolves stakeholder conflicts appropriately
- Change Agent
- Sponsors the best creative ideas and actively moves them into implementation
- Generates excitement in others to innovate
- Creates an environment of continuous improvement
- Focuses on value creation not perceived limitations (constraints)
This position normally requires:
- Detailed knowledge of Cisco hardware platforms, switching, routing (including EIGRP, BGP), IOS, IPv4, IPv6, TCP, cabling infrastructure, firewalls, remote access systems, wireless, SDN, SD-WAN, MPLS VPN, multicast, WAN acceleration, wide area networking technologies, DNS/DHCP/NTP, authentication technologies, 802.1x, spanning-tree, layer 2 security, RADIUS/TACACS, QoS, load-balancing.
- Strong awareness of non-networking IT disciplines such as Windows and Linux server systems, clustering, storage area networks, RSA, information security, PKI, Active Directory, multi-tiered application architecture.
- Minimum 10 years employment in the IT industry working with a major systems and vendors.
- Minimum 8 years experience with Cisco based network environments
- Minimum 5 years experience with multi-tiered network infrastructure environment
- Minimum 3 years experience of defining and realizing major technology initiatives (+12-month duration)
- Previous project management experience across multiple IT disciplines.
- Two or more years of entertainment experience is a plus.
- Experience with Cisco Call Manager Systems is a plus
- Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
- All major networking and related technology concepts
- Proficient in all major Cisco networking products, including LAN, WAN and Security platforms
- IP and VoIP network design and routing architectures
- Expert level capability in a number of network technology areas
- Operational and support functions and associated challenges in managing a network environment
- Information Security as applied to networking and other IT domains
- Software Defined Networking concepts and design patterns
- Codified approaches to managing a homogenous network at scale
- Proven ability to create and maintain complex network architectures and solutions
- Creating technical diagrams, presentations and other networking documentation
- Developing standards, policies and procedures
- Technical troubleshooting and problem determination
- Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with team members, clients and other IT areas
- Strong written and oral communications
- Comprehensive network design experience
- Comprehensive programming or scripting experience
- Proficient project management
- Handle multiple tasks and be flexible in a fast paced environment
- Analyze an existing environment, new requirements and new technologies and the capability of the organization and develop a realistic and achievable networking strategy
- Concisely explain technical problems and solutions to different levels of the organization
- Build and maintain positive relationships with IT organizations, business clients and vendors
- Critically assess and interpret business requests to understand real underlying requirements, define problems, establish facts and determine valid conclusions
- Innovate new and compelling solutions or approaches to existing problems or inefficiencies in the environment
- Remain open-minded to more effective alternatives to existing solutions and practices