Senior Network Architect - 200K Investment Bank - Hands on Manager
Chikara Consulting - United States

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My client is a major European investment bank , this role is based in the North American Headquarters in NY .

They have a role for a senior Network Architect . They role is based in New York and is paying circa 150-200 K

The Role involves ;

1.Mature, cooperative team player, liaising closely with other operational teams involved in service delivery to clients.

2.Familiar and comfortable with using formalized Project Management / CM systems, time accounting, and management reporting.

3.Provide technical and personal leadership to a team of 8 talented network engineers.

4.Clear and effective communicator.

5.Responsible for architecture design, implementation and maintenance of global multicast network; liason with equipment vendors, fiber comms vendors and data center providers.

6.Scope includes a global multicast delivery network; many local area data center networks running market data and trading systems; corporate communications including voice and internet; network security and DR planning.

7.Ownership of network capacity monitoring and proactive management.

8.Develop and implement global networking strategy for company, for example around 40G networking and new innovations in networking equipment.

Skills include ;

Skills Spec:

Core Network Equipment: (expert level understanding of the hardware design, limitations and configuration of each platform)

Cisco Switches - Nexus 3000/5000, Catalyst 4900/6500

Arista Switches – 7124/7148

Cisco Routers – 2800, 3800, 7200

Firewalls – Juniper, PaloAlto

Routing Protocols:





Expert Level knowledge of:

Multicast Routing, L2/L3 Switching, NAT, VLANs, Spanning tree, QoS, Load Balancing, Traffic Engineering, 10G and 40G Networks

Non-core Network Equipment:

F5 Load Balancers

Sniffer Appliances (e.g. Corvil, NetScout, other capacity / microburst analysis tools)

Console Routers/Servers

Software / Tools:

Network Monitoring Software (e.g. SolarWinds)

TACACS administration

Cisco Call Manager


CCIE certification