Network Architect 81915

Job description

Job ID: 42669

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 11/22/2017


Northwest Regional Data Center


Designs integrated network solutions which may include routers, VPNs, IPS/IDS, protocol recommendations, network topologies and related systems. Acts as custodian of the network architecture process that interfaces with project and program managers to provide guidance on the scope and direction of network solutions. Formulates and defines system specifications and objectives through analysis of networking trends and NWRDC and Customer needs. Determines and evaluates potential solutions, develops system specifications and requirements, designs programs to meet the requirements and tests and validates solutions. Ensures quality control by ongoing testing and feedback from the NWRDC customer community. Follows best practices for change management and security as well as other guidelines and procedures provided by NWRDC and customers.
Designs, installs, troubleshooting and maintenance for various router, switch, firewall, VPN, and load balancing systems at NWRDC that may include IPS/IDS, protocol recommendations, network technologies, and related systems. Analyzes and evaluates networks including developing and recommending solutions to complex network problems. Assumes responsibility for the design, planning and implementation of LAN/WAN infrastructures.
Assists in the revision and development of policy, procedure and standards to insure that operations and systems remain up-to-date and relevant in a dynamic networking environment. Work with technical support members to develop network architecture solutions that are aligned with the overall strategic direction of NWRDC.
Assesses NWRDC customer networking trends and needs and provides network connectivity support both internally and for NWRDC customers. Provides guidance and assistance to all NWRDC staff members of both a technical and planning perspective.
Participates in approved professional development opportunities per NWRDC’s policy. Professional development and training is defined as learning undertaken by the employee to maintain and advance their skills, knowledge and competencies, specifically as they relate and add value to the job and workplace.
Participates in an after-hours support and/or team on-call rotation in support of a 24x7 data center.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or other appropriate degree and six years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
As the Network Architect for NWRDC, this position is responsible for providing the technical direction and architecture to implement and manage highly advanced and complex enterprise networks for NWRDC and its City, State, College, University and K-12 customers. Manages the Tallahassee Fiber Loop, Tallahassee's connection point to the Florida LambdaRail. Coordinates and performs the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of various network infrastructure products.
Ability to demonstrate critical thinking based upon in-depth data, substantiating information, considering and respecting others' input personal values, and ethics.
Ability to document existing and new processes and the ability to develop and implement policies and procedures.
Ability to identify trends, predict impact of actions on system operations, detect discrepancies in the function of an organization, and take necessary action to correct performance.
Ability to meet project deadlines.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of project planning, development, and evaluation.
Ability to participates in an after-hours support and/or team on-call rotation in support of a 24x7 data center.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.


If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

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Posted: 3/6/2018
Application Due: 5/5/2018
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