Sr Network Solutions Architect


San Jose, CA

Industry: Business Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 41 days ago

  by    Nivetha Srinivasan


  • Provide solution and service engineering activities, i.e. RFPs, proof-of concepts, pilots, use case development, solution validation, workshops, and enablement.
  • Maintain deep technical and business knowledge of different Network, Cloud and Automation technologies and supporting solution areas and develop new technology integrations and solution capabilities.
  • Comfortable presenting business aspects of solutions to C-Level and above but technical members of a customer engagements as well.
  • Strong Power Point and prestation skills with the technical knowledge to support such presentations.
  • Maintain technical credibility within the industry and your field of expertise through demonstration of thought leadership.
  • Develop and release of sales, technical, and service delivery collaterals including sales bid support, deployment guides, best practices, sizing whitepapers and solution reference architectures.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience managing/architecting Network technologies.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Hands on expert level knowledge of Cisco and other leading network technologies and products, including Routing/Switching, Firewalls and Load Balancing solutions.
  • Basic knowledge of F5 BIG-IP Load Balancing solutions including LTM, GTM, and ASM solutions
  • Strong knowledge of Software Defined Network (SDN) technologies from Cisco and VMWare
  • Solid practical understanding of Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Moderate experience with VPN solutions including different types of IPSec endpoints including Cisco Firewalls, Cisco VPN Concentrators, Cisco Routers.
  • Strong understanding of network architecture within cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc.) and the relevant topologies contained within.
  • Expert level knowledge of Layer 2 technologies, including Spanning-Tree, VLANs, VTP, UDLD, VDC, and CDP
  • Expert knowledge of Layer 3 technologies, including IPv4, BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, IPv6, HSRP, and VRRP
  • Balanced and pragmatic contributory approach to long-term vision, and incrementally phased way-ahead.
  • Experience with medium to complex costing and proposal response.
  • Documented experience with responding to RFPs and POCs.
  • Experience with internal and external documentation written to varying levels of business and technical oriented audiences.
  • Affinity for broad-spectrum, iterative, continuous improvement to affect capability maturity growth.
  • Ability to reconcile their position and expert depth of knowledge with the business need for inter and intra-org synergy.
  • Passion for learning, teamwork, and helping others.
  • Successful candidate will be self-motivated. Individual must be able to prioritize responsibilities and work under tight deadlines.

Desired Experience:

  • Certification of CCIE or CCDE. Written required, Lab preferred.
  • Hands on experience with good understanding on various vendor based networking technologist will be preferred.
  • Prior experience with NOC Management.
  • Past experience with vendor relationships, both new and established.