Position title
Network Architect
Description

Network Architect needed in Pleasanton, CA

Job Location
Pleasanton, CA
Remote work from: Pleasanton, CA
Employment Type
Full-time
Industry
IT
Duration of employment
Duration – 6 +months
Date posted
November 27, 2020
Experience
  • 8 to 10+ years of experience in Java Development project
  • Minimum 3-year experience in Microservices Implementations required
Skills

Required Skills/Must Have:

  • Expertise and Hands-on experience with Ansible or Python scripting for Network automation
  • Deep domain expertise in networking, network security, and public/private clouds
  • CCNP is the very minimum requirement.
  • CCIE R&S, or CCIE data center certifications is a big plus.
  • Experience operating in a modern cloud environment such as AWS, GCP, or Azure or large scale data centers is a plus
  • WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF AWS SERVICES I.E. EC2, ELB, RDS, S3, ROUTE53, VPC, CLOUD FORMATION, SSM AND TRANSIT GATEWAY
  • Strong CISCO VIPTELA SD-WAN design and implementation EXPERIENCE & CISCO DNA CENTER EXPERIENCE
  • Familiarity with SIEM Thorough understanding of networking technologies, including administration of enterprise routers, switches, firewalls, IDS/IPS, and load-balancers (OSI layers 4-7)
  • Expertise with Palo Alto Network Firewall and Cisco ASA.
  • Expertise with F5 Load Balancers and AWS ELB.
  • Strong OSI layer 2 knowledge and practical experience, including various flavors of STP, ARP, QoS, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of OSI layer 3 networks and protocols, including broadcast, multicast, anycast concepts, routing, etc.
  • Expertise with various routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP)
  • Understanding of network security methodologies as a whole, including but not limited to ACLs, Stateful firewalls, VPNs (tunneling, IPsec, SSL, etc.)
  • Fluency with common network admin and monitoring tools such as Rancid, OpenNMS, Nagios, Solarwinds, Wireshark, Nmap, Nessus, Netflow, Slow, etc.
  • Administrative scripting skills (Perl, UNIX shell scripting)
  • In-depth knowledge of Cisco IOS, NX-OS, both Cisco Nexus 1K, 2K, 5K 7K, 9K, and non-Nexus series switches, Cisco routers, and other Cisco networking gear.
  • Solid understanding of data center related technology and collocation environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of the MPLS network.
  • Experience in Cisco Fabric interconnect configuration
  • Must have Nexus 9K and VPC experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Cisco, F5, Palo Alto Firewall, Websense/Focepoint, Juniper, and other vendor equipment and configuration
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Routing Protocols (BGP, RIP, OSPF, etc)
  • Must have experience in Juniper Junos Pulse VPN
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience on Cisco Network Devices automation
  • Expertise and Hands-on experience with Ansible or Python scripting for Network automation
  • Deep domain expertise in networking, network security, and public/private clouds
  • Strong CISCO VIPTELA SD-WAN design and implementation EXPERIENCE & CISCO DNA CENTER EXPERIENCE
  • Familiarity with SIEM
  • Experience operating in a modern cloud environment such as AWS, GCP, or Azure or large scale data centers is a plus
  • CCNP is the very minimum requirement.  CCIE R&S, or CCIE data center certifications and AWS certified solutions architect certifications is a big plus.

Preferred Skills /Desired but not required:

  • Experience deploying and maintaining wireless networks
  • Working knowledge of AWS services i.e. EC2, ELB, RDS, S3, Route53, VPC, Cloud formation, SSM, and Transit gateway
  • Experience deploying and maintaining VOIP deployments (network side, not telecom)
  • Project Management Experience
  • Experience with Scripting and Automation technologies
Responsibilities

Principal Duties/Roles and responsibilities: 

  • Oversee planning, design, implementation, and operation of network infrastructure projects and participate in the specification of business requirements and implementation plans for technically advanced internetworking solutions
  • Manage the implementation of network infrastructure projects, from both technical and communication aspects.
  • Review network design for network security and other risks during the course of projects. Serve as a liaison to vendors and/or third-party providers as assigned
  • Provide on-site and remote technical assistance to other resources and to customers
  • Build and document new Infrastructure environments following industry best practices and internal security policies and standards
  • Provide infrastructure design, implementation planning, deployment support, software strategy, system troubleshooting, performance engineering and optimization, maintenance strategy.
  • Provide technical guidance, knowledge transfer, and mentorship to State Fund internal engineering peers as required and lead technical staff responsibilities.
  • Establishes networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
  • Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with other teams on network optimization.
  • Secures network and server systems by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Provide 24 by 7 support
  • Reporting network operational status by gathering, prioritizing information.
  • Participate in capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis, and network tuning
  • Be able to collaborate well with cross-functional teams in order to ensure timely delivery of solutions that drive successful business outcomes.
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