Job summary:

System Architect

New York, NY, USA

Length and terms:
Long term - W2 or C2C

Position created on 03/23/2020 07:00 pm

Job description:


  • Manages a variety of technical tasks as part of designing the infrastructure in existing schools and provides technical support for both current and future needs.
  • Provides expertise to identify and translate system and business requirements into design documents and drawings.
  • Produces highly technical client-oriented design documents to illustrate solution strategy and deployment plans.
  • Surveys market landscape for current trends, directions and methods to improve and enhance existing network, server, storage, and end-point infrastructure.
  • Develops, organizes and performs extensive testing scenarios for various solutions.
  • Validates hardware needed and assures that the specifications in the core network and school designs meet standards and organizational goals.
  • Participates in ongoing design and engineering efforts to expand Department of Education (DOE) applications and systems to cloud infrastructure.
  • Serves as the in-house expert and authority in troubleshooting complex network infrastructure technologies (Cisco, F5).
  • Works on development of Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) standards and configurations.
  • Collaborates with Project Managers during the deployment phase of the project. This includes documenting all installation, customization and integration efforts.
  • Leads the creation of the configuration deployment procedures and trains integration and field engineers on various networking configurations.
  • Utilizes knowledge of ITIL processes and methodology to develop project’s structure and documentation.
  • Contributes to the creation and maintenance of the DOE’s Network Standards documents.
  • Liaises with vendors to understand key technologies in the marketplace and determine viability of marketplace options regarding compliance with DOE standards.
  • Works to develop documentation to implement solutions in accordance with the DOE’s educational vision.
  • Establishes standards, processes and best practices in solution architecture to ensure high quality deliverables.
  • Provides expert advice, technical leadership and guidance to IT teams for feasibility, solution architectural designs and options.
  • Maintains a high level of technical knowledge on all relevant software releases and their interaction with various partner platforms.
  • Develops a consensus around critical architecture decisions and communicates architecture direction with business and IT teams.
  • Performs complex, hands-on solution design, solution architecture, architecture roadmaps, concepts and developmental tasks required in support of current and new projects.
  • Develops, enhances, manages and maintains both new and existing solutions.
  • Communicates requirements and specifications to project teams. This includes:
  • Analyzes business requirements to develop technical network solutions designs and their framework.
  • Leading teams during the implementation stage.
  • Controlling and reviewing solution implementation.
  • Resolves complex project issues through the implementation of requirements and the management of solution delivery.
  • Develops best practices and tools to ensure the successful delivery of solutions to business partners.

Required Skills:

  • Experience working with technologies such as Virtual Private Networks, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Wireless, and QoS.
  • Active Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Certification.

7+ years of experience with the following:

  • Planning, designing, configuring and implementing enterprise networks (Wide Area and Data Center) using technology products such as such Cisco ASR, Cisco 9k/7k/5k, Cisco ACI, or VMware NSX.
  • Enterprise storage protocols, including FC, FCoIP, FCoE, and iSCSI.
  • Planning, designing, configuring and implementing Next-Generation firewalls, web and content filtering solutions using technology products such as FortiGate, Zscaler, Cisco FirePower, and Cisco Meraki.
  • Collaborating with network architects and engineers to create enterprise networks and address supports issues such as routing protocols, data center performance, high-availability and scalability.
  • Working with IP networking and protocols (IPV4, IPV6, TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, EGRP).
  • Application load-balancing products such as F5 LTM and F5 GTM.

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The recruiter working on this position is SriRam Chimata
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