Network Architect - Basingstoke

  • Job Reference: CR/020142
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2019
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: England
  • Salary: £450 to £500
  • Sector: IT (general)
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Network Architect
We're looking for a passionate Network Architect to help us design and implement a new network for the entire company.
The Network Architect will be accountable for all telecommunication and network services globally, covering Telephony, Contact Centre, LAN, WLAN, SDWAN, DNS, DHCP, security etc.
The role requires good technical knowledge of the disciplines above, as well as the understanding of how the domains operate together. Experience of enterprise delivery and the ability to articulate complex technical topics to technical and non-technical audiences will be of great benefit. The role will work closely with the Chief Network Architect and enterprise architecture community, helping to integrate the Network workstream with the rest of the technical environment.

The Team
The company is looking to build a Technology team, focusing on Infrastructure, where none currently exists and looking to take the opportunity to think differently, build for the future and leverage modern technologies, services and processes across all areas of infrastructure.

The Role

Driving Architecture Leadership

* Planning, assessing and executing the global network strategy, including development of a clear execution plan.
* Identifying opportunities to optimize the network architecture delivery approach to drive efficiency.
* Identifying and positioning new network technologies that yield competitive advantage.

Driving Technical Leadership
* Providing network architecture technical consultancy to guide decision-making for the DevOps team.
* Serving on various forums to consult on projects and programmes to ensure they are technically sound and will deliver the expected outcomes.
* Working with partners across the architecture community and Information Security, helping to identify opportunities and mitigate risks.
* Where required, deep diving key initiatives to help overcome major incidents, complex problems and/or realise opportunities.
* Helping to embed security, privacy, data protection and quality assurance across IT.

Running External Engagement
* Being the focal point for delivery planning with our delivery partners and the business for your domains.
* Engaging in the enterprise architecture community across multiple channels, to share proposed designs and delivery approaches and gain input and acceptance from the wider technical group.

Experience Required

* Extensive experience in technology project delivery, working within complex, global environments.
* Extensive experience designing and delivering enterprise technology solutions.
* Extensive experience across Telephony, Contact Centre, LAN, WLAN, WAN, DNS, DHCP and security
* Experience working with modern architecture methodologies (Service Orientated Architecture, API-Centric Design, Twelve-Factor App, FAIR, etc.)
* Demonstrated influence and communication skills across all levels of IT and third-parties.
* Demonstrated strength in facilitation skills.
* Strong organizational and communications skills with multiple examples of being able to convey complex ideas in a manner that resulted in a definitive direction and result.

Education Requirements
Required: Bachelor's Degree.
Desired: Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCIE or equivalent.

Other Information
Occasional travel may be required.