Network Architect


  • Responsible for creating technical reference architectures, standards, and providing input on the technical/reference architecture.
  • Audit the standards created by the Architecture Review Board / Delivery Review Board, Solutions Review Board.
  • Review infrastructure and security architectures and designs and making recommendations on viability, improvements, and adjudication input when conflicts or disagreements arise.
  • Assist with global architectures that are added to the corporate standards for future design/client implementations.
  • Responsible for creating and providing input on the marketing services enterprise technical roadmaps, including: identifying the capability that is the focus of the roadmap, identifying critical system requirements and their targets; assessing major technology areas; assessing multi-national impact (if applicable); performing prototyping / POC of the new technologies identifying technology drivers, targets, and helping with technology direction; providing technical alternatives; providing time and cost implications.
  • Accountable for providing input on large scope solutions or internal project architecture that are outside the corporate standards. Responsible for owning global architecture deliverables, including: review of the requirements and assumptions; systems infrastructure diagrams; enterprise network component architecture (3rd party and company developed); high-level dataflow, process, and interaction diagrams; initial financial analysis (if GPE Architecture-driven process); reviewing and providing feedback on development artifacts.
  • Responsible for developing enterprise architecture standards and providing facilitation, communication, and education around those standards.
  • Accounts for multi-national deployment requirements when and where applicable.
  • Collaborates on Enterprise Continuous Improvement.
  • Responsible for lab and technology pioneering, including POC, database, technology evaluation and certification.
  • Responsible for staying up-to-date with emerging industry/technology trends.
  • Application frameworks Real-time and Batch, Virtualization and Grid, Marketing Solutions, Application and Solution Availability, Systems Management, Database, GUI, Global, Release, Data Management, Operations, Capacity Management, Cloud).
  • Responsible for covering several architecture domains (Network and Infrastructure. Accountable for understanding Acxiom development methodologies as well as other processes across the company (i.e. procurement, data center, etc.) in order to accomplish tasks.
Job Requirements:
  • Experienced IT professional with 10+ years overall experience and minimum of 5 years as a Senior Network Engineer.
  • Active Full CCIE certification (written and Lab)
  • Deep engineering level experience in 2 of the following: Routing and Switching, Virtualization, Security, Storage, or Voice.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of customer-facing presentations (2 years minimum)
  • Knowledge of IP network protocols like BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, and RIP.
  • Network security experience with IPSEC, VPN, SSL VPN, Data Acceleration and optimization.
  • Experience configuring and/or administering firewalls (Cisco PIX/ASA, Checkpoint) (1 year minimum)
  • Proficiency in MLPS, MPLS VPN, WLAN, Frame Relay, and ATM networking.
  • Experience analyzing and developing LAN/WAN network designs (2 years minimum)
  • Experience with Cisco Data Center Technologies including: N7K, N5K, N2k, UCS (1 year minimum)
  • Solid written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills
Bonus Skills:
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to conduct research into IT security issues and products as required
  • Familiarity with IT governance standards including ITIL
  • Cross architecture domain troubleshooting / diagnostic / and remediation recommendation
  • Desktop skills / applications Windows, MS Office suite / Visio
Posted: 2012-03-27
Location: Global
Environment: Home-Based
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