Network Solution Architect (ID#3480)

Remote Time

We are seeking a part-time Network Solution Architect experienced with Cisco ACI solutions to help our client with projects that assess, design and implement data center solutions involving server, storage, network and appliances, OS, supporting software and system modules. This position requires exceptional and broad technical aptitude, leadership and customer interface skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility and accountability of an engagement’s delivery success
  • Strong knowledge of Cisco ACI platforms working with clients, including Architecture, Design, Implementation, Testing, Documentation and Handoffs
  • Develop solutions that align with the organizational goals, technology architecture, roadmaps, and practices
  • Act as a program and project architect for high risk, complex and cross business unit initiatives, ensuring that architecture elements are consistent
  • Liaise with the business and IT stakeholders to gather and socialize nonfunctional requirements
  • Present and lead various technical workshop modules
  • Conduct key technology decision evaluations
  • Collaborate with application, infrastructure and security teams to produce architecture
  • Provide technical leadership and support during low level design, development, test, and service introduction phases including technical specification reviews and approvals
  • Collaborate with program/project/sustainment teams to reconcile solutions to problems
  • Delivery of high-quality documentation deliverables: architecture vision, architecture definition, low level designs, roadmaps, solution blueprints, design specifications and procedures

Requirements:

  • 10 years of network and data center consulting experience
  • 5 years of experience architecting or deploying Cisco ACI and/or SDN
    • Must be familiar with ACI capabilities, value proposition, use cases, and ability to drive conversations around requirements and platform applications
    • Must be well versed in the architectural best practices of implementing ACI while adapting to varying customer environments
    • Must understand and articulate design automation schemas and integrate them into ACI environments
    • Must be able to demonstrate conceptually taking an application from initial onboarding, all the way through onboarding with ACI
  • 3 years of experience with common SDN automation tools and techniques: Ansible, Terraform, Python, Salt, Chef, and/or Puppet
  • 5 years of experience as a Solution Architect, on large technology projects in an enterprise environment
  • Certifications:
    • Cisco CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure
    • Cisco CCIE Data Center or CCNP Data Center or equivalent
  • Ability to come up to speed quickly, gaining an understanding of the business problem/opportunity, project objectives, and high-level design completed to date
  • Solid understanding of the infrastructure domain and demonstrable experience with infrastructure related projects in the Solution Architect role
  • Security architecture and design principles with a thorough understanding of security standards and methodologies
  • Business acumen to ensure project scope will achieve business benefits
  • Strong facilitation, coordination and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to rise, resolve and close issues to the satisfaction of all stakeholders

If you have this expertise, and are able to work in Canada, please submit your resume. While we thank all candidates in advance for their application, only those candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted.

ID#3480

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