Data Center Network Architect/ Engineer - New York

Location: New York, New York
Date Posted: 23-03-2017
Tangentia is currently looking for a Data Center Network Architect/ Engineer

Work Location: New York City, NY

Job Description

This role as a Data Center Network Architect/ Engineer is responsible for the development of Data Center network infrastructures. 
• The candidate will contribute significantly to the innovation,strategy and delivery of emerging network architectures and will be collaborating in a consultative manner with systems engineering, operations, project management, and security.
• This person will be responsible for creating detailed architecture designs for next generation Data Center network technologies and creating engineering guidelines for enhancements based on current production deployments. 
• This includes but is not limited to all Data Center network aspects/ designs and trends and design, network overlay technologies, network function virtualization, service chaining, large scale Data Center Switch fabric architectures. 
• The Network architect would be responsible for recommending platforms, assist with feature/ code recommendations, planning for high availability, sizing systems, estimating bandwidth and the design impacts of features, capabilities and additional applications. The will collaborate heavily with peer EI silos like EUC/ EC and TIR and outside EI (WM, ISG)
• Required Skills:
• The candidate will be a member of a team of elite network architects and engineers and should have extensive knowledge of network technologies such as architecture standards, routing protocols, network virtualization, Internet and Cloud computing. 
• He will be leveraged as an SME and provide guidance and mentoring to more junior staff.
• The following are some key skill set expectations that are necessary: .
• Data Center Networking and Large scale Data Center Switch fabric architectures..
• Knowledge of L2/L3 topology design and protocol implementation..
• Networking protocols, design and vendor offerings, ethernet, IP , switching, routing, security/ firewalls, WAN trends, vendor offering, product depth, product architectures.
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills 
• Qualifications.
• Expert knowledge IP Routing BGP, MP-BGP, OSPF, RIP, MPLS, L2-VPNs, Spanning-tree protocol, .Understanding of network protocols, network platforms such as Cisco/Juniper/Arista to design and troubleshoot new implementation..
• Multicast: IGMPv2/3, PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, AutoRP, BSR, Static RP, RP-Anycast, MSDP .IP Routing Platforms ISRg2, ASR1K, CRS-1/4/8, Juniper MX a plus.L2 and L3 QoS.Cisco Switching Platforms Cat3K, 4K, 6K, SUP6e/6le/7e/7le/8e SUP32, SUP720.
• Extensive knowledge of Switching and Switching mechanisms like CEF, TCAM Knowledge on Arista and/ or Juniper switch/ routing platforms are a plus.Understanding of new protocols being deployed intra and inter Data Center(OTV,LISP,VXLAN,NV-GRE, eVPN) .X86 hardware solution, rack and blade server solutions from HP, IBM, Dell a plus.
• Undesrstanding of Network controllers and southbound programming languages such as OVSDB, OpFlex, OpenFlow a plus.Data Center power and cooling, cabling 10/ 25G/ 40G/ 50G/ 100G desired.Cloud computing, Virtualization industry standard and trends, server technologies, 
• High availability architecture and clustering solutions.
• Router hardening technologies, DDoS mitigation, routing protocol encryption, SSH implementation, out-of-band network design, 802.1x, NAC, IPSec.Test tools like Ixia packet generators (ie Ixia), delay simulators (ie Shunra) and analyzers desirable.Manage vendor, coordinate testing and evaluate PoC.Possess ability to quickly and effectively interpret data..
• Possess ability to perform very complex implementations with little or no guidance and/or oversight from a project manager..
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. .Proven project management skills required. .Must work well in team environment. 
• Education: CCIE/JNCIE certified or equivalent experience. 
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