Associate Director, Network Architecture

Job Description

Auto req ID: 204980BR

Job Description

  • Build an architecture community for the Network domain to define enterprise technology standards, facilitate leverage and re-use, and ensure successful delivery of global Network Services across the enterprise.
  • This Network Architect will drive standardization and simplification across the existing environments and develop roadmaps to reduce overall total cost of ownership (TCO) for the Network domain
  • Development, refinement, publishing, and socialization of patterns, policies and guidelines, and technology standards
  • Ensuring the successful deployment of network solutions
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to the Infrastructure Architecture teams on standards and designs.
  • Produce architecture and engineering specifications and design documents
  • Lead the architecture direction and design issues as well as influence peers, cross-functional partners, and IT leadership
  • Effectively presenting facts and recommendations in oral and written form

Qualifications/Requirements

  • In depth experience and knowledge of Networking technologies is required.

  • Demonstrated experience serving as a network architect in a large firm with emphasis on Software Driven Core Network for- Extranet, DNS, Wi-Fi, VOIP WAN, MAN and LAN.

  • Comprehensive understanding of local and wide area networks and topologies, voice and video communications platforms, end-user device technologies, as well as collaboration/sharing platforms

  • Must have experience guiding multiple projects, leading vendor selections and negotiations, and a strong understanding of the vendors and technologies.

  • Proven ability in managing large scale infrastructure refreshes, consolidating and modernizing technology footprints, cloud integration and migration, and network traffic/capacity optimization.

  • Experience working in a global environment with stakeholders across multiple geographies.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proven track record of translating strategies into plans that can be effectively executed.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline; 10+ years in the Information Technology field, with 6+ plus

years as a Network Architect.

  • Develop an advanced understanding of the various types of architectures and how they’re interconnected

  • Ensure the features, benefits, and architectural impact of technology are understood and valued

  • Assist in developing the business cases for architectural solutions

  • Position the appropriate IT services for customers to consider when deploying a technology solution

  • Lead technical discussions, driving clarity of complex issues/requirements to build robust solutions

  • Develop advanced understanding of technological capabilities

  • Effectively highlight IT technological advantages and disadvantages from the customer’s perspective

  • Identify technical win strategies from a business and technology perspective

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular