Global Network Architect
Creative Solutions Services LLC - New York, NY

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Our client, a top media company, is looking for a Global Network Architect in NYC.

This is a full time, permanent position.

Job Overview
The candidate, who will be part of the Global Design team, will be participate in the group that is responsible for the design, architecture, and Level 3 support of; WANs, LANs, DNS, Firewalls, Wireless, and network management tools.

Job Responsibilities
?Design, architect and provide L3 Support of Cisco-based Routers, Switches, Gateways, Security Solutions, Wireless Solutions and Network Management Solutions
?Maintain Cisco ACS core environment
?Provides recommendations on architectural changes and design enhancements to the infrastructure to improve reliably and performance, reduce cost, and anticipate company growth and new initiatives
?Evaluate network equipment and services to ensure they meet business and technical requirements
?Adopt new configurations as standards for production network environment
?Work closely with the Solutions and Operations team to project in service design processes for new technology, upgrades, and enhancements
?Produce documentation of environment and operational processes
?Create / update policies, procedures, and documentation to adapt to new technologies and business requirements
?Maintain detailed knowledge of company network standards and the overall local, regional and global network environments
?Ensure SOX compliance is maintained on all network systems

While every effort will be made to respect the employee?s privacy and personal time, the position will require the candidate to perform maintenance as well as respond to critical situations after normal business hours or during weekends (Saturday or Sunday). A mobile phone for use in critical situations will also be necessary and is expected to be reachable upon being called.

Must have strong knowledge in:
?LAN and WAN architectures and related diagnostic tools (5+ Years)
?Cisco switching platforms and technology (2900, 3700, 4500, 6500)
?Cisco Data Center platform (Nexus 7k, 5k, 2k)
?Cisco routing platforms and technologies (2900, 3900, 7200, ASR)
?ASA firewall, CSM, DMVPN
?Design, configuring, and troubleshooting the following routing protocols; BGP and EIGRP

Desired but not required skills:
?Cisco Fiber Channel Switching (9500)
?Nexus FCoE
?Cisco ACS system
?Cisco WCS and WLC wireless technology
?Linux experience
?Scripting experience

In addition, candidate must possess the following:
?Strong discipline of testing of hotfixes, and patches prior to installing in production environment
?Excellent customer communication skills
?Flexible schedule to accommodate for travel to other locations for IT staff meetings, training and/or assist with projects
?Ability to test and introduce new utilities to help the environment
?Able to multi-task and prioritize work for self and/or small team independently
?Able to resolve complex problems seeking guidance when necessary
?Be able to travel internationally and hold a valid passport

Certification / Education Requirements

?Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college
?Written CCIE in routing & switching or security

?Full CCIE in R&S

In addition, the ideal candidate will have good working knowledge in at least 3 of the following areas below and at least 1 of the first three (listed in order of importance)
?Cisco Nexus Switching; 7K, 5K, and 2K platforms
?Cisco MDS Fiber Channel Switching; 9k platforms
?FCoE on Nexus Switches
?Cisco Access Control Server
?Cisco Wireless Control System (now Cisco Prime Infrastructure)
?InfoBlox DHCP & DNS management
?Citrix Netscaler Load Balancers
?Cisco Wan Optimizers
?Cisco Security Manager