Job #1982 Sr. Network Architect

Job #: 1982
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Category: Infrastructure
Skillset: Cisco, Networking
Placement Type: Permanent Placement
Start time: ASAP
Additional Details:

Focus Keywords: Route/Switch Data Networking, Network Design, Network Implementation, Multi-protocol, Cisco, Route, Switch, Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, ASA CLI, MPBGP, MPLS, L2VPN, L3VPN, OSPF, EIGRP, HQoS, IPSec, RSTP, WAN routing, LAN switching, packet tracing, CCIE, CCNP, Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert, Cisco Certified Network Professional


The Network Architect will be designing and implementing new network deployments, improving the company’s existing product offerings, and researching new and emerging technologies.  The Network Architect will also be contributing to hardware selection, software standards, and strategy decisions to support company requirements and business objectives.

Preferences in a qualified candidate include:

  • 10 years’ experience as a network engineer
  • Previous experience designing, implementing, and supporting large scale multi-protocol networks
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of service provider, data center, wireless, and security strategies.
  • Experienced with design and support of both geographically dispersed and significantly sized deployments.
  • Superior knowledge of Internet architectures, WAN routing, LAN switching, and packet tracing.
  • Thorough understanding of service provider architectures and technologies, including but not limited to: MPBGP, MPLS, L2VPN, L3VPN, OSPF, EIGRP, HQoS, IPSec, and RSTP
  • Must have extensive experience with Linux, Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, and ASA CLI.  Experience with Comware, JunOS, EOS and XOS is a plus.
  • Candidate must currently hold or be actively working towards Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification. Candidates with demonstrated ability to learn quickly, work under pressure, and grasp both technical and business-related nuance in a rapidly changing environment will be considered first.
  • Assist Senior Network Architect in Architecture and Design of customer’s networks on Route/Switch Side
  • Linux Background (Do Not have to be a Linux Engineer but certainly have some experience or be willing to learn)
  • Be the Escalation person for Tier 3/4 escalations on Networking side
  • A big plus: ISP experience
  • Passion for Data Networking
  • CCIE… or Strong CCNP skills and has plans and passion to get his/her CCIE. Company will assist with this but this is a MUST to either have it or plans on getting it
  • Great Attitude and business acumen

Benefits: Free healthcare + bonus eligibility + 401(k) matching + more!

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