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Network Architect | Chennai

Job Description

Responsible for assessment, design, architect and implement enterprise-wide network solutions.


Key Job Functions

  • Work with the Enterprise customer leadership team to research, analyze, design, architect, and implement enterprise-wide network architecture solutions.

  • Derive unique strategies that support customers’ needs, including identifying and analyzing technical problems, evaluating alternatives, developing and integrating new solutions.

  • Conducts network architecture design, feasibility, and cost studies.

  • Performs Architecture reviews as required, ensuring Customer initiatives are aligned with future state, and assess the GAPs and recommend & implement recommendations/modifications.

  • Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for design and architecture.

  • Creation of detailed architectural health check report and provide a predefined task plan.

  • Proposes and implements Network and Network Security enhancements that will improve compliance, security, performance, and reliability.

  • Prepares the analysis of the capacity needs for network infrastructure

  • Plans, designs, and implements networked systems, including configurations, and supports/troubleshoots network problems.

  • Conducts lab testing on new and existing hardware and software including network, security and cloud Network products.

  • Work with vendors and OEMs on feature roadmaps and deployment for new products and solutions

  • Serves as a technical escalation point for engineering, operations and delivery

  • Works to identify and develop new tools and systems to automate tasks or improve existing ones

  • Supports pre-sales team as subject matter expertise on network solutions proposed to customers.

  • Interaction with OEM SE team and TAC for Highly Critical technical support

  • Should be capable to guide the team/individual on a requirement basis.


Required Skills & experience.

  • 8-10+ years of experience in network engineering and architecture on Enterprise Networks and Network Security.

  • Minimum of 7 years of hands-on routing, switching and load balancing experience, preferably in a Data Center Networking environment.

  • Experience of design (Both HDL and LLD), architecting, deploying with automation and operation of large-scale Data Center Networks with Spine and Leaf Architecture, Campus Networks with Wireless LAN and SD-WAN with SASE, and NextGen Firewall.

  • Solid background in a consultative customer engagement role with a major consulting services organization or in the services division of a major IT or software company.

  • Solutions development mentality in an environment with multiple offerings and solutions.

  • Strong in-depth networking product and technology knowledge is a must.

  • Strong understanding of products, solutions, and technical support across at least 3 of these OEMs - Cisco, HPe Aruba, Extreme Networks, F5, Radware, Fortinet knowledge is desired.

  • Strong knowledge of the Networking landscape including Ethernet switch & Routing, Software Defined Networks, NextGen Firewall, SD-WAN, Micro-Segmentation, and WAN Optimization.

  • Knowledge of Multi-cloud Networking and Cloud infrastructure technologies, such as virtualization, NFV, virtual switches, virtual routers will be added advantage.

  • Experience with programming Python or shell scripting, especially as it relates to SDN & Automation will be an added advantage.


Required Personal Traits.

  • Confident, self-motivated and able to work under pressure with a minimum of supervision and meet tight deadlines.

  • Comfortable in a client/business-facing role.

  • Ability to function effectively in stressful situations/circumstances.

  • Ability to manage own workload and set priorities.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment

  • Team player & Mentor to the team.

  • Strong communication, strategic thinking, and analytical skills and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent data analysis and architecture skills

  • Flexible with working outside core hours

  • Excellent spoken and written English Communication.

  • Good attitude towards the corporate environment. 

  • Energetic, self-motivated and self-sufficient in accomplishing tasks.

  • Ability and desire to learn new skills.