Network Architect
The Active Network, Inc 3 reviews - San Diego, CA

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The Active Network, Inc. (NYSE: ACTV) is the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications--serving the business events, community activities, outdoors and sports markets-- with over 47,000 global business customers and 70 million annual transactions reported last year. Our technology platform, ActiveWorks(R), transforms the way organizers manage their activities and events by automating online registrations and streamlining other critical management functions, while also driving consumer participation to their events. Our flagship media property,, is the leading online community for people who want to discover, participate in, and share activities about which they are passionate.

The Active Network is currently seeking a Network Architect for our IT department. This position will be focused on supporting corporate IT activities and support production network. It requires travel occasionally.

  • Primary responsibility will be to work as a member of a team bringing connectivity to remote offices and staff
  • Strong experience with Cisco firewalls, VPN's, and routing and switching is a requirement
  • Experience of Juniper firewall and F5 is a plus
  • Coordinate, communicate, and connect with remote peers as required
  • Collaborate on designs, and implement key company network systems for national and global needs
  • Evaluate current and foreseeable future requirements to determine appropriate solutions
  • Work with Project Managers to develop project plans and document and execute plans in a timely manner
  • Ensures systems are properly documented, controlled for change, and monitored for uptime and performance
  • Facilitate the selection and implementation of network, communication and systems infrastructure to match the global needs of the company
  • Identify, develop, implement, and maintain high level industry standard and the best practices
  • Works with vendors and others to formulate designs
  • Develop and document new and existing designs and setups
  • Collaborate with other team members on technologies, concepts and standards
  • Participate in the assessment and strategy planning of acquisitions as directed
  • Provide recommendations on proper tools and environment selection that ensure scalability
  • Identify, interact, and provide high level of service with internal and external customer ensuring needs are being met
  • Design and implement Service Desk operating procedures, while working in an on call rotation
  • Cross train peers and junior staff as required to support new designs
  • Some travel will be required for the position
  • Ability to work on an on-call basis or overtime when required
Required Skills

  • Bachelors Degree in related field or additional compensatory experience
  • Five years experience supporting routers, firewalls, layer 2 and layer 3 switches
  • Five years experience in fast-paced multi-vendor heterogeneous environments
  • Four years experience managing Internet and Wide Area Networks
  • Four years experience with network systems management and monitoring tools
  • Two years experience with VPN’s and other remote access applications
  • Experience managing large projects including developing project plans and manage them to completion
  • Experience with DNS, LDAP, NTP, Radius, GSLB, domains and various IP based applications
  • Experience with both Linux and Windows server environments a plus
  • Exposure to global network design and management desirable

Required Experience

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