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Network Architect in Roanoke, VA with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

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Job Number: 32291

Network Architect

Job Description:

Our client, located in Roanoke, VA is seeking a skilled Network Architect to add to their team! This is a Senior IT position in the Network Infrastructure, Engineering, Operations, and Support department. The Network Architect will work in a large enterprise environment and will be responsible for leading in projects to develop, recommending, and implementing scalable and supportable solutions for LAN / WLAN / WAN / Data Center / Cloud services and ensure that initiatives support the corporate vision and strategy. This is a full time, direct hire opportunity!


  • Consistent communication and keeping requester and project leaders informed of status.

  • Translate end-user concerns to technical needs for communication within team or with other IT teams.

  • Share ideas/opinions, and be able to comfortably voice opinion, express justification for and accept alternate opinions.

  • Prioritizing issues and implementation tasks based on alignment with defined urgency and prioritization guidelines.

  • Manage requirements gathering, technical definition and task tracking to be successful.

  • Proficiency with client application uses (MS Office, Visio, Excel, Project, Putty, etc).

  • Awareness of web applications and use-cases for them. Understanding of web browser configuration and caching implications on connectivity to web applications.

  • Firm understanding of operation of network firewalls and IPS systems, where they are located, and impact they could have on communication between areas of the network.

  • Use event management tools to research and identify general impacts on connectivity due to network firewall or IPS systems.

  • Primary resource involved for escalated troubleshooting and design changes involving them.

  • Understand key business functions, technical solutions supporting them, and identify potential risks involved with changes or activities that you are responsible for.

  • Weigh the potential impact and identify the appropriate options for resolution with all included considerations.

  • Effectively guide junior engineers, working alongside of them when necessary to show them the key factors to manage throughout their project/task.

  • Review, analyze and translate business requirements into the appropriate technical solution, providing design that adheres to enterprise network architecture standards.

  • Develop task-lists for major projects, including developing phases, recognizing LoE, business risk and predecessors / dependencies.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Networking or related field with 12+ years relevant experience

  • Master?s degree with 8+ years relevant experience; or equivalent experience

Desired Background/Skills:


    • Senior knowledge of network technologies, design standards, and positive and negative attributes of those.

    • Solid communication skills.

    • Good collaboration skills, within team and with others.

    • Expert level knowledge of advance routing techniques with BGP.

    • A broad understanding of IT security standards and best practices for network infrastructure/service design. Including- PCI, SOX, HIPAA, Defense-In-Depth concepts, Network Segmentation, Data Center Service Isolation architectures, AAA services, Group Identity Structures, Layered Security architecture, and a Cooperative Policy framework.

    • Strong understanding of enterprise application and service environments. Including- Web-App-DB application architectures, Enterprise Services and Middleware operations, and Shared Infrastructure services.

    • A solid understanding of Cisco Routing and Switching including VLANs, Ethernet, WANs, LANs, Spanning Tree, vPC, Port Channels, and industry best practices.

    • Working understanding of Cisco Nexus and UCS technologies, including Nexus Distribution and Access tier models, Nexus Spine and Leaf models, Cisco UCS and FI network architecture, APIC and SDN-based networks, and a multi-tier data center segmentation model.

    • Proficient with network load-balancing technologies, including architecture options for those, services and server-farm implementations, performance management and optimization.

    • Proficient with SSL service management, the implementation of SSL for web services, load-balancing SSL services, managing multi-site certificates and procuring certificates.

    • Ability to understand the 7 layers of the OSI network model.

    • Understand WAN circuit technologies, such as MPLS, OC/SONET, DWDM, as well as the implementation, management and the associated industry best practice troubleshooting methods.

    Other Information:

    • Greene Resources is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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