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2016-03-04 | dallas,tx | open | 6 Months Contract


Position Title: Principal Network Architect

Position Summary
Drive business-driven conceptual approach, strategy and roadmap, high-level architecture, design and configuration standards, and proof of concept for new secure network service offerings; develop key service definition documents (including business and technical requirements, logical and physical diagrams, architectural principles, service level objectives, etc.) for new network security service offerings; and work closely with Application Development, IT Architecture, Risk and Security, and other Technology and business stakeholders to assess current and future service needs and develop strategies to address those evolving needs. Implement, execute, and improve work processes and process automation to improve efficiency and efficacy. Research and monitor technology trends and directions, analyze the organization’s use of network services and infrastructure, and identify technological opportunities to support corporate and client areas’ short and long range plans and objectives. Performs related duties as assigned or requested.

Principal Responsibilities:

q Provide engineering and architectural leadership and expertise regarding the design and deployment of new design patterns and emerging network technologiesq Drive efficiency and risk mitigation through the appropriate use of automation approaches and technologiesq Consult with stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical requirements.q Consult with technical peers and stakeholders to provide education on secure network architectures and approaches, and the impacts of those technologies on systems and application design principles.q Develop new network service offerings to meet current and emerging DTCC requirementsq Create strategy and roadmap to develop new or evolved service offeringsq Develop detailed, professionally-written documentation for the early lifecycle of a service offeringq Scope level of effort and duration with high accuracy given limited available informationq Drive cost-effective, agile proofs of concept for new service offeringsq Work with Network Delivery Assurance to transition from proof of concept to operational acceptance and deliveryq Create enterprise network security architectures and designs, including architectural standards and principles, general design documentation, bills of material, and configuration standardsq Lead/execute project delivery for implementation of network security designs, as appropriate; manage self and (as required) others’ delivery of work against budget and timeline requirementsq Create as-built documentation for proof of concept environmentsq Conduct and facilitate transition to operations, providing subject matter expertise in an educational mannerq Collaborate with peers to improve the overall team delivery of new servicesq Follow the DTCC processes and methodologies for delivering projectsq Work closely with all project stakeholder groups to coordinate the project milestonesq Understand and translate cross-team dependencies into actionable plansq Proactively identify and manage risks; plan for effective risk mitigationq Track projects against approved budgets and report on forecasts and variancesq Support the iterative business planning process


q Must have strong, demonstrable experience in enterprise-class and/or carrier- class LAN and WAN environments, performing network engineering, design, and implementation.q Must have strong, demonstrable experience with Wide Area Networking, routing and routed protocols, data center and converged infrastructure switching, campus switching, and network services such as WAN optimization, load balancing, and network securityq Must have strong, demonstrable experience with network automation and/or DevOps approaches to network infrastructureq Minimum of 10 years’ hands-on experience with network routing, switching, and network security technologiesq Minimum of 5 years’ experience in architecture and design leadership role(s)q Minimum of 5 years’ hands-on experience with network automation technologies and approachesq Recent experience with Network Function Virtualization, e-Orchestration, and/or Software Defined Networking strongly preferred.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

q Strong consultative approach to working with business stakeholders.
q Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
q Strong written and oral communication skills.
q Strong interpersonal (relationship building and maintenance) skills
q Ability to build strong business partnerships
q Ability to plan technical work throughout service lifecycle (from requirement analysis through transition to operations)
q Extensive, demonstrable breadth and depth on network infrastructure and network security
q Extensive, demonstrable knowledge of and skills with enterprise LAN and WAN technologies
q Extensive, demonstrable knowledge of and skills with scripting/automation in an enterprise network environment.
q Extensive, demonstrable knowledge of and skills with one or more enhanced network technologies, i.e., web proxy; firewalls; IDS/IPS; NAC; deep packet analysis; APT/AET; anti-DDoS; DNS / GeoDNS; WAN acceleration and optimization; network encryption; IP address management; etc.
q Demonstrable experience collaborating on design of highly- and continuously-available applications in a customer-facing environment.
q Must possess an understanding of enterprise technology infrastructure full stack, application development & maintenance, software testing, and IT architecture as they relate to continuously available designs.
q Certifications such as CCAr, CCIE, CCDE, CCNP, CCDP, etc. are given a preference

Thanks & Regards,


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