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Senior Network Architect

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The Integrator Solutions team is uniquely positioned to expand AT&T's market leadership – directly and via strategic global partnerships – through the delivery and evolution of our integrated solutions at the high end of the market, accelerating the growth of our revenue and margin performance, driving improvements in our end-to-end customer experience...and more.

As Senior Network Architect, you will technically lead the design and installation of complex network infrastructures and services, working in a mainly Cisco vendor environment. Creating architectural artefacts and design documentation in line with best practice principles and account standards to achieve world class network solutions for an AT&T Multinational customer.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The following list specifies general roles and responsibilities of what is expected of the Network Architect: • Carry out the design and implementation of network projects assigned to you, using established processes, best practice principles and configuration against account standards in a timely and quality manner. • Understand the architectures and designs standards within the customer environment for all network technology areas. Apply these in all new HLD and LLD project designs. • Work closely with the AT&T BAU account architects where existing documentation is not clear or new technology or functional requirements are to be introduced. • Definition of overall architecture, technical configuration standards and overall technical management of installations for new service and technologies. • Attend Design Advisory Board (or similar) meetings and collaborate with architects from networks and other technology domains. • Provide technical leadership for network integration of cross tower services, and transform high-level network solutions into detailed implementation designs • Support AT&T Project Management in project planning activities. Identify the scope of AT&T work and those dependant tasks that sit with the customer their suppliers. • Attend and support customer meetings with AT&T PM to provide technical options to address project challenges. • Guidance in the delivery of projects to project management and engineers. • Ensure day to day operation of the customer business is not impacted by network project changes. • Support early engagement activities to scope new project demand and identify high level approach to deliver. • Produce high-level network state or network target architecture. • Be able to articulate and demonstrate through measurement the success (or failure) of the overall network architecture and designs • Peer review of technical Architect’s solutions for consistency of approach and design. • Understand the AT&T Strategic view, SLA and Service Standards and look for opportunities to apply to all customer networking requirements. • Consider the AT&T customer account support and service model and ensure designs are in line with support capabilities. • Produce quality high-level and detailed designs for campus and data centre networks. • Create low level configurations for a variety of Cisco and other common network vendor devices. • Produce Network Test Plans and acceptance criteria. • Assist network engineering personnel with the complex implementation issues and problem determination.

Key Competencies and Skills:

• Approachable and able to collaborate with people with varying levels of technical knowledge and experience. • Good command of written English. • Committed to expand technical and non-technical knowledge. • Ability to present to technical and non-technical audience. • Sets expectations and accepts subsequent responsibility. • Ensures delivery of expectations. • Ensures unilateral decision making is made only when necessary. • Ability to prioritise workload and work independently and proactively if required. • Flexible in working hours to meet the customer needs.

Education and Qualifications:

• Mandatory qualifications: Cisco CCIE R&S. • Desirable Qualifications: CCDE. CCNP Wireless, CCNP Security, Checkpoint CCSE, Fortinet NSE, Palo Alto PCNSE, network management products, ie. Smarts, Action, Voyance, Vitalnet • >7 years minimum practical experience working with network technologies within campus and data centre networks. • Proficiency at the techniques that go into the formulation of architectures, including requirements discovery and analysis, application of abstraction, formulation of solution context, solution alternatives identification and assessment, technology selection, and architectural configuration • Ability to produce well-structured and written documentation (Microsoft Word and Visio). • Ability to liaise and debate across technology boundaries. • Knowledge of architectural frameworks (TOGAF, Frameworx, PEAF)

Additional Information:

Occasional travel to customer sites will be required.
Job ID 1910530-I Date posted 08/14/2019

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