Lead Network Architect
International Network Services, Inc. - Irving, TX

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We bring it all together for you

BT Global Services is a managed networked IT services company, operating globally and delivering locally. We work for 8,500 organizations, such as BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Emirates, the EU, Fiat, FTSE, Microsoft, Nato, NYSE Euronext, Thomson Reuters, Unilever, Volkswagen and Volvo. They rely on our networks and services for their success.

Heritage and scope

We understand networks and our customers can draw on more than 30 years of experience working with them. We have a unique breadth of scope, reach and capability. Our network reaches all corners of the world, underpinning global business by delivering networked IT services securely and efficiently wherever it operates. We’re part of BT Group, which, with annual revenues of more than $30 billion, is one of the 200 largest companies in the world. BT is a direct descendent of the world’s first commercial telecommunications undertaking. Founded in 1846, it was the forerunner of today’s $3.2 trillion IT industry. With privatization in 1984, BT heralded today’s vibrant and competitive telecommunications industry.

Division: BT Global Services

Location: Irving, TX

Travel: Requires up to 20% domestic/international travel.

Job Title: Lead Network Architect

Job Duties:
Deliver end to end customer network designs and solutions which meet or exceed customer requirements using BT’s 21CN service platforms. Lead responsibility for developing network designs for major customer bids managed by the US&C WNB (US and Canada Win New Business) teams and the BRC (Bid Response Centre). Lead interface between the US&C channels and P&SD (Portfolio & Service Design) Client Design & Delivery teams. Driving and agreeing all aspects of a customer network solution though network approvals including Customer Edge Design, Access Design, Core Network Design, ACF, Technical and Financial concurrence, and CLAN / IPT non-standard Design through the CPE platform teams. Re-use existing solutions or develop reusable components that address common customer requirements to comply with BT’s re-use target standard product, reusable configuration and bespoke design. Deliver network solutions that meet or exceed BT’s Right First Time target.

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent. Employer defines equivalent as 12 years of experience in computer networks/telecommunications. Requires 10 years’ experience in Network Design or Technical Sales Engineering. Experience to include: Design and delivery of complex global network solutions for large multi-national corporations; IP & MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) design; Designing converged network solutions over MPLS Wide Area Networks; Network security and the impact on customer network design; Driving standardization by designing solutions around re-usable components and creating design patterns and templates; Access technologies including TDM, SDH/SONET, ISDN & IPLC; Analyzing access costs, methods and technologies to meet a customer’s requirements and incorporating these into a cost effective end to end design; Design CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) options to meet cost, resilience and SLA requirements; Defining/analyzing maintenance requirements to meet SLAs including working with procurement to issue Statements of Works to third party suppliers; Defining requirements and validating responses from third party suppliers of access networks & technologies; Legacy protocols ATM, Frame Relay & X.25; Ensure network designs comply with Telecom licensing and regulations; Designing large (100+ sites) global customer solutions consisting of wholly owned and partnership assets; Training and leading staff ; Direct interaction with customers including face to face presentations; 2 of 10 years experience required to include: Develop network transition and transformation plans; Wi-Fi, DSL, VSAT & Ethernet; Responding to customer Request for Proposals; Network and Application Acceleration and Optimization. Requires up to 20% domestic and international travel. Requires up to 20% work outside normal business hours

Please note:
Requires up to 20% work outside normal business hours

Relocation support for this position is not currently available.

BT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.