Ref: 72910392_1679334303

Network Architect


  • £425 to £500 GBP
  • Architect Role
  • Skills: DC Networking, Wan, Lan, AWS
  • Level: Senior

Job description

Network Architect


Network Architect

Outside IR35

Fully Remote

Required skills:

* 3+ years' experience as a network architect
* Proven ability to deliver architectures that incorporate high availability, operations supportability and scalability
* Demonstrate experience designing network architectures in one or more of the following:
* DC Networking
* Wireless
* Network Segmentation
* Hybrid Cloud networking

Desirable skills:

* Extensive network knowledge and experience in Enterprise network systems
* Experience in working across delivery methodologies
* Proven ability to deliver architectures that incorporate high availability, operations supportability and scalability - technology life cycle perspective
* Expert-level background working with Cisco and Juniper switches and routers, monitoring solutions, load balancers, packet shapers, wireless solutions, system, and operational management solutions
* Advanced understanding of business process implications underlying critical systems and networks
* Deliver detailed network assessments, design, cost analysis, implementation strategies, timelines, and configuration guidance to project teams
* Experience working with Cisco technologies and Data Center Networks Design, Set up and/or operations
* Experience in SDWAN architectures, Network Automation, Fabric design, Hybrid Cloud Deployments, AWS networking and security
* Experience in delivering transformation designs and working in a multi-partner environment
* Extensive knowledge of BGP and MPLS
* Experience in regulated environments (including PCI-DSS)
* Experience of CI/CD pipelines for Networks
* Experience in Terraform/Ansible/Jenkins/YAML/Python

Key responsibilities & duties include:

* Works with the lead architect and performs a full range of complex network designs encompassing multiple technologies and technology layers within a single, enterprise network
* Provides High Level Design documentation, jointly delivers low level design with the delivery team
* Works with the wider design community to support network interests in other workstreams
* Works with the Cyber and Compliance teams to ensure secure, compliant design
* Performs post design support to include installation, configuration and tier III, O&M support for both enterprise and field deployed systems including local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and system level aspect