16 days old

SDN Network Architect

Minneapolis, MN 55441
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    $115,000 To $130,000


Network Architect

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

KEY: Network Engineer with Dev Ops capabilities


Provide leadership and oversight to the Network team in the design, implementation, operations and security of network infrastructure technologies.

Develop operational standards, procedures and processes for network architecture and operations.

Create infrastructure roadmaps in for network technologies.

-Coordinate with IT engineers, architects and integrators to establish goals, plans, and objectives that support the business's overall plan and vision. Lead strategic technology shifts that effectively reflect business needs, service-level and availability requirements

-Stay current with network technology and understand the value of new technology to the business. Provide recommendations on design solutions taking into account appropriate redundancy, availability, scalability, security and cost. Identify new platform or service technologies which integrate within infrastructure and guide proof of concept for these new technologies

-Stay informed of network incidents. Develop proactive practices to reduced unplanned outages. Conform to change control policies and help to ensure Network Team is providing quality service in a timely manner

-Ensure that standard builds and control plans for network equipment are followed and adhered to. Ensure industry best practices, along with internal builds and control plans, confirm to applicable (example: GLBA, FFIEC, PCI, etc.) standards

-Lead architectural efforts to translate business needs into technical solutions within a platform or service based on a balance of architectural standards, stated plans, total cost of ownership and feasibility. Maintain network infrastructure architecture standards and policies through periodic architectural review

-What this Network Architect is architecting is the "automation piece"

"Automation Piece" is automated testing and building of the network, defining standard processes and then you automate it, the ability to automate the network environment that servers sit on.


-Network Architect who has a programming background...scripting to automate


-History of working with App Dev teams is ideal

-Be more of a Network Engineer, Curiosity, life learner, certs are good but field experience is better

-Network person who can go deep in discussing network discussions

-need to understand that someday, some one will plug something into the network and you need to know how that will affect the network

-Need to know how to automate

-Passion to "push the envelope" of the infrastructure

-Ability to function in a shifting landscape and enjoy it

-Systems Engineer within the Dev Ops space but really passionate about Automation, about business process and passionate about the success of the company and how their efforts will aid in that success.


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