Network Architect, Sr.

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Network Engineer Job Number: 18705

Job Summary:

We are currently searching for a highly motivated  Sr. Network Solutions Architect for our client  who will be  responsible for the company’ s architecture, design, engineering, tuning, and optimization of enterprise Network  systems and related components to achieve high availability and performance for various business applications.   Incumbent will support all  Network  systems solution designs across all aspects of the business.   This includes ship-based systems as well as land-based systems.

  • Design, plan, document, and support the configuration of logical and physical system layouts
  • Develop solutions with a focus on reducing operating costs or increasing guest and crew experience
  • Develop detailed design, installation and configuration documentation for enterprise system deployments
  • Provide direction for the installation and configuration of all software packages as needed to support business requirements
  • Perform analysis and develop solutions based on established service agreements for capacity planning and performance tuning
  • Ensure in solutions and deployments, the security of our enterprise infrastructure and compliance with all applicable security standards (PCI, PII, HIPPA etc.)
  • Collaborate with the Brand service delivery leaders to ensure an understanding of business cases and to ensure that the appropriate solution is selected that meets the business need
  • Provide Capital Expenditure Request level hardware, software, license and labor estimate detail for projects
  • Contribute as necessary in a hands-on manner with the implementation of solutions in support of all projects
  • Recommend and oversee  projects  that expand, change, or improve the systems and related infrastructure
  • Work with other infrastructure teams for new systems designed and engineered
  • Act as a senior level of engineering escalation for issues encountered
  • Provide system support and troubleshooting expertise as needed for designed solutions
  • Provides technical and tactical support to team subordinates when directed or necessary to deliver
  • Understand advances and changes in the technology industry and work directly with equipment manufactures

 Requirements for the Role:
  • A bachelor’ s degree in computer science, information technology, other advanced science or engineering field.
  • Minimum of 7+  years of experience with large enterprise networking, diverse security infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of current network hardware and protocols.
  • Required Technical Skills:
    • Cisco ISR/ASR routers. Cisco Catalyst 2k, 3k, 4k, 6500, Nexus 2000, 5500, 6000, 7000, 9000 class switches
    • Cisco 1200, 2600, 2700, 3700, 3800 series Wireless Access Points and Cisco 5500, 5700, 8500 Wireless LAN Controllers
    • TCP/IP, SSL, LACP, LLDP/CDP,  EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, HSRP, GLBP, SNMP, STP, VPC, VSS, VDC, MSDP, PIM, IGMP, RTP, SIP, H.323, LWAPP, RADIUS, TACACS+, Fiber Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, 802.11abg, 802.11n, 802.11ac
    • XML, DNS, DHCP
    • VMWare working knowledge
    • Riverbed WAN Optimization appliances
    • NetScaler and F5 Application Delivery Controllers
    • ASA, Juniper SRX and Palo Alto Firewalls
    • Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Web Application Firewalls
    • Cisco CCIE or equivalent enterprise experience
  • Preferred Interpersonal Skills:
    • Strong customer-service orientation
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
    • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products
    • Highly self-motivated and directed
    • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
    • Ability to analyze issues, use sound judgment, and solve complex problems
    • Proficient in multi-tasking
    • Able to prioritize and execute tasks
    • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
    • Understanding of development and project management processes and methodologies
    • Understanding of industry trends as well as successful strategies and product road maps
    • Strong strategic planning capabilities with proven hands on implementation experience
    • Working knowledge of corporate IT disciplines and group dynamics
  • Travel Requirements:   Typically, 15-25% to domestic and international sites 


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