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Senior Network Architect (Duluth)


Columbia, MD
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Company AT&T

Job Title Senior Network Architect (Duluth)

Jobid att4-4432102

Location: Columbia, MD, 21045, USA

Description As part of the Design and Engineering Team the Senior Network Architect takes a leadership role to design, manage, and monitor the daily operation of the Local Area Network (LAN) and the Wide Area Network (WAN). Daily functions include tracking, analyzing, and resolving issues, and preparing for future needs. The Senior Network Architect familiar with all network equipment including but not limited to: routers, switches, firewalls and network services (DNS, DHCP, etc.) This role works within the design and engineering team to maintain an infrastructure solution that supports virtualized servers (application servers, database servers, active directory, web servers), SANs, load balancers. Disaster recovery, redundancy, capacity planning and performance tuning are key functions of this role. The person in this role will identify, research and resolve technical problems while providing positive leadership within the IT organization. Technologies supported include: Cisco (ISE/PRIME/Switches/Routers), Palo Alto, Nexus, Avaya, and Kemp load balancers.


+ Assess and evaluate current networking infrastructure; design, document, test and implement network services and devices.

+ Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) at a high level.

+ Support proactive capacity planning modeling to support business decisions.

+ Detect, identify and perform problem isolation and resolution throughout the network architecture.

+ Conduct research, evaluate and recommends cost effective networked solutions, and new technologies to support the technology strategies of the core business.

+ Develop and execute contingency plans for network software and hardware failures including isolated and major outages. Provide knowledgeable consulting, technical guidance and leadership to technical review boards; configuration control boards; developers, engineers and senior managers.

+ Provide storage area network (SAN) engineering and administration.

+ Oversee the configuration, monitoring, and optimization of network devices such as routers and switches.

+ Support network upgrade projects or initiatives, through the lifecycle, including design, test and deployment.

The Sr. Network Architect shall have twenty (20) years of experience that can be a combination of program or project management and education. A master’s degree is equivalent to 6 years of experience, a bachelor’s degree is equivalent to 4 years of experience and an associate’s degree is equivalent to 2 years of experience. The degree must be in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university

+ Ability to lead and direct the work of others

+ Experience capturing and documenting end-user requirement

+ 10+ years of experience with networking devices and network management application development.

+ Hands on experience with Cisco ASR, 7600/6500 routers

+ 10+ years of hands on experience creating network functional and technical design documentation

+ 10+ years of supporting Tier 3/2 technicians and end-users

+ 5+ years of experience designing and planning large scale network migrations

+ IP Networking (IPv4 and IPv6, ICMP, ARP)

+ Network Management and Automation (SNMP, CLI)

+ Routing Protocols (BGP/OSPF/IS-IS/ECMP) and Switching Protocols (STP/VLAN/VPN/MPLS)

+ Network QoS and Security (ACL, Firewalls, QoS).

+ Experience with either design and implementation, or operation of, large-scale enterprise deployments of network security infrastructures using a continuous improvement methodology while enforcing compliance standards.

+ A diverse background in perimeter security solutions

+ Ability to lead, innovate, and support compliance and security guidance in firewall, IDS/IPS, web proxy, load balancers, and web application firewalls.

+ Designed and implemented enterprise network firewall architectures in commercial or federal domains, with a demonstrated understanding of firewall topology and zone based methodology.

+ Experience designing and troubleshooting VPNs

+ Provisioning and maintenance of systems across multiple locations and platforms

+ Hands on experience with Cisco Data Center Switches Nexus 5K, 7K and 9K

Required Clearance: Candidate must have a TS/SCI polygraph clearance.

AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be the premier integrated communications company.

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