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PRINCIPAL NETWORK ARCHITECT

St. Louis, MO, USA Req #62
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Infrastructure, this position plans the installation and implementation of Network infrastructure as well as provides leadership with recommendations that designate a specific direction for the network architecture in terms of design, standards, implementation, best practices, operations and maintenance. Defines network requirements and creates a design, ensuring feasibility, functionality and integration with existing and potential new systems/configurations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads technical discussions required to support Network architecture design needs.
  • Researches and tracks new technologies, developing a roadmap for infrastructure to enhance functionality, replace end of life infrastructure and/or increase operational efficiencies and reduce cost.
  • Trains and mentors team members on skills required to support the implementation plan and operational support needs.
  • Develops test plans, implementation plans, and timelines for various network projects.
  • Establish and integrate solid HA and DR capabilities into network where needed.
  • Performs network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose issues related to the connectivity and performance of internal cloud-based services.
  • Maintains network device configurations and establishes backup mechanisms.
  • Manage technology vendors and equipment lifecycle.
  • Partners with information security to ensure security of corporate data networks.

Education, License or Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or equivalent experience.

Experience:

  • Minimum 6-10 years’ experience in a large business environment with at least 7 years’ experience in Information Technology.
  • Strong working knowledge of Cisco and Aruba switching, WAN, LAN, BGP, Palo Alto firewall, Aruba wireless, VPN, and network monitoring solutions.
  • Working knowledge of Avaya and Verint Call Recording recommended. 

Other details

  • Job Function Exempt
  • Pay Type Salary
  • St. Louis, MO, USA