Senior Network Design Engineer / Network Architect

Herndon, VA
Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

We have an opening for a highly driven individual who has a track record of knocking down big goals and wants to build an organization rather than simply be a part of one. We're talking about an opportunity to really get in the game at an emerging growth company with the global scale, reach, and excitement of a big corporation, but the makings of a start-up - the entrepreneurial culture, personal freedom to act, intimate team camaraderie, and, yes, the equity upside.

VISUALIZE a company so hot that in less than 5 years has scaled from a million to tens of millions of dollars in revenue, with a hundred million in its line of sight?

ENVISION the possibilities and excitement of a company operating globally in 41 countries and 180 markets across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The potential of a company that has established an A-List client roster including Goldman Sachs, UBS, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Gilead Sciences, First Data, and dozens of others, while building partnerships with industry heavyweights like Amazon and Equinix.

IMAGINE the experience you'll gain as part of a rare break-out company that it has been recognized by Deloitte as the 29TH FASTEST GROWING TECH FIRM IN NORTH AMERICA, and by Red Herring one of the TOP 100 EMERGING GROWTH COMPANIES globally.

Now imagine that you can leverage your network engineering education and experience to get the word out, while building practical leadership skills in a highly successful entrepreneurial environment. This is a highly visible role and your results - good or bad - will not go unnoticed. You'll have opportunities to work directly with the senior leadership, challenge the status quo, apply cutting edge ideas, and take complete ownership of specific projects and network functions. If you're not ready to learn quickly, clear obstacles out of the way, and tackle multiple projects at the same time, this role is not a good fit for you. However, if you ARE ready to accelerate through these challenges, punch above your weight class, and bust open your career, then jump on board and help us build a company that stands at the intersection of preparation and opportunity, where the tectonic shifts in technology around Global Cloud and BIG Data are about to meet.

The Network Architect position is both a customer facing and inward facing position at CFN Services (CFN), responsible for ensuring a holistic and companywide focus, across all lines of business (High Performance Networking, Wireless, Enterprise), and on performing, defining, and improving all Network Engineering and Design functions including metrics, documentation and reporting.

As a key member of our superstar team you will:
  • Be responsible for the overall Technical Vision and Roadmap that will facilitate CFN product growth as well as innovative solution designs for our customers while creating long term standards for the CFN network
  • Collaborate with both business and information technology colleagues to understand current capabilities and evolving expectations.
  • Establish network design strategies and assesses technology products and vendor services to determine the best approach, ensuring that designs deliver stable and secure networks that are cost-effective. Network designs can include hardware and software specifications and cabling plans.
  • Provide strong matrix management into CFN Operations for coordination of all equipment ordering, configuration, provisioning, testing, coordination and delivery activity. Be the key component of how CFN gathers requirements and turns those requirements into strategic designs to support CFN and our customer's growth.

This position also requires a detail oriented and process driven individual that can provide direct control where appropriate along with strong matrix management into other parts of the CFN organization.

To be successful you'll need tight alignment with our core values:
  • FUN!

In addition prior network design, configuration, and/or engineering experience with enterprise wide area networks is required. Cisco or other industry standard networking certifications are looked upon favorably.

Company Description
At Apcela, our mission is to accelerate business with high-performance application delivery. Our focus is to help businesses and global enterprises operating in the most competitive and technology-driven markets solve their most pressing business and performance challenges. To realize this mission and deliver a material impact for our clients, we are building a high-performance, globally distributed application delivery platform across the top 250 global markets. - See more at:

Herndon, VA


Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:03:14 PDT