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System Architect: 335 Adams Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 or 2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn NY 11201 or alternate DIIT locations

Due Date:
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 PM

Job Title:
System Architect

335 Adams Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 or 2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn NY 11201 or alternate DIIT locations

Scheduled Work Hours:
Full Time - 9 to 5 - 35hrs/wk

Service Scope:

• • Manages a variety of technical tasks as part of designing the infrastructure in existing schools and provides technical support for both current and future needs.
• • Provides expertise to identify and translate system and business requirements into design documents and drawings.
• • Produces highly technical client-oriented design documents to illustrate solution strategy and deployment plans.
• • Surveys market landscape for current trends, directions and methods to improve and enhance existing network, server, storage, and end-point infrastructure.
• • Develops, organizes and performs extensive testing scenarios for various solutions.
• • Validates hardware needed and assures that the specifications in the core network and school designs meet standards and organizational goals.
• • Participates in ongoing design and engineering efforts to expand Department of Education (DOE) applications and systems to cloud infrastructure.
• • Serves as the in-house expert and authority in troubleshooting complex network infrastructure technologies (Cisco, F5).
• • Works on development of Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) standards and configurations.
• • Collaborates with Project Managers during the deployment phase of the project. This includes documenting all installation, customization and integration efforts.
• • Leads the creation of the configuration deployment procedures and trains integration and field engineers on various networking configurations.
• • Utilizes knowledge of ITIL processes and methodology to develop project’s structure and documentation.
• • Contributes to the creation and maintenance of the DOE’s Network Standards documents.
• • Liaises with vendors to understand key technologies in the marketplace and determine viability of marketplace options regarding compliance with DOE standards.
• • Works to develop documentation to implement solutions in accordance with the DOE’s educational vision.
• • Establishes standards, processes and best practices in solution architecture to ensure high quality deliverables.
• • Provides expert advice, technical leadership and guidance to IT teams for feasibility, solution architectural designs and options.
• • Maintains a high level of technical knowledge on all relevant software releases and their interaction with various partner platforms.
• • Develops a consensus around critical architecture decisions and communicates architecture direction with business and IT teams.
• • Performs complex, hands-on solution design, solution architecture, architecture roadmaps, concepts and developmental tasks required in support of current and new projects.
• • Develops, enhances, manages and maintains both new and existing solutions.
• • Communicates requirements and specifications to project teams. This includes:
• • Analyzes business requirements to develop technical network solutions designs and their framework.
• • Leading teams during the implementation stage.
• • Controlling and reviewing solution implementation.
• • Resolves complex project issues through the implementation of requirements and the management of solution delivery.
• • Develops best practices and tools to ensure the successful delivery of solutions to business partners.

Mandatory Skills:
• Active Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Certification.
• Experience working with technologies such as Virtual Private Networks, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Wireless, and QoS.

7+ years of experience with the following:
• Planning, designing, configuring and implementing enterprise networks (Wide Area and Data Center) using technology products such as such Cisco ASR, Cisco 9k/7k/5k, Cisco ACI, or VMware NSX.
• Enterprise storage protocols, including FC, FCoIP, FCoE, and iSCSI.
• Planning, designing, configuring and implementing Next-Generation firewalls, web and content filtering solutions using technology products such as FortiGate, Zscaler, Cisco FirePower, and Cisco Meraki.
• Collaborating with network architects and engineers to create enterprise networks and address supports issues such as routing protocols, data center performance, high-availability and scalability.
• Working with IP networking and protocols (IPV4, IPV6, TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, EGRP).
• Application load-balancing products such as F5 LTM and F5 GTM.

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