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Network Architect

Company: Consolidated Communications
Location: Conroe
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Major Duties

Classification: Exempt/Non-Bargaining
Position may be located remote. #LI-Remote Preferred location is Roseville, CA or Rochester, NHAs a skilled technical advisor, the Network Architect provides expertise, strategic planning and recommendations to executive management for new technologies and network applications in response to business and customer needs. The Network Architect works with Senior Architects and internal partners to evaluate and design solutions to enhance the network. They apply design principles and methodology to ensure cost-effective and optimal use of resources while maintaining network integrity

Evaluate alternative technologies and architectures in relation to Consolidated Communications' infrastructure needs. Interface with management and vendors to develop and implement new solutions to meet business requirements. Design and manage the rollout of critical network infrastructure to support Consolidated Communications' products and services, on both a strategic (long term) and tactical (immediate term) level. Perform analytical, technical, cost analysis and CAPEX development work in the planning, design, installation and on-going administration and management of Consolidated Communications' core data networks. Ensure that network infrastructure is fully documented and performing as required for internal and customer SLA guarantees and expectations by means of specific metrics and measurements. Provide technical expertise to Product Development to develop new product strategies and enhance existing product sets. Contributes to departmental activities and programs by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

CCNP Service Provider, Enterprise or Security. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of SD-WAN, Security and SASE technologies. Velocloud and Palo Alto experience is a plus. Security certifications such as PCNSE or CISSP is a plus. Experience with DDoS mitigation platforms. Proficiency in Python development for the purposes of automating repetitive network tasks. Familiarity with network automation concepts such as intent-based networking and model-driven architectures (YANG). Working knowledge of REST, RESTCONF and NETCONF interfaces. Cisco NSO experience is a plus. Exceptional documentation and communication skills. Ability to explain complex technology to non-technical team members. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of designing and operating voice, data and video networks at the Access, Aggregation, and Core layers. Understanding of modern service provider data networks and technologies including but not limited to: IPv6, MPLS, IS-IS, OSPF, BGP4, EVPN, VXLAN, Segment Routing and CGNAT. Working knowledge of virtual and containerized environments (AWS, VMWare, Kubernetes, Docker) Familiar with high-speed VNF technologies including DPDK and SR-IOV Superior knowledge, skills and experience with Cisco or Arista routing hardware, software, protocols etc. Strong working knowledge of structured cabling systems, network facilities, electrical, UPS, etc. Ability to work alone as an individual contributor, as a technical lead and as a participant in a team environment. Education/Experience Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Network Engineering with six (6) or more years directly related experience in a telecommunications service provider network. (Proven technical experience may be substituted for educational requirement). Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk on the telephone, and use hands to finger, handle or feel/reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and frequent use of computer screens. Occasionally the incumbent may lift up to 30 pounds. The incumbent works primarily in an office environment. There is high potential for fatigue and stress resulting from accomplishment of job duties. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Benefits Offered

We are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package:
  • 401(k) matching
  • Medical, Rx, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid vacation and personal days
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual bonus program to eligible employee's based upon organization performance

    Pay range (commensurate with skills and experience): $86,848 - $131,635
    Equal Opportunity Employer

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, familial status, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Consolidated Communications, Conroe , Network Architect, Professions , Conroe, Texas

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