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Lead Technical Architect

Philadelphia, PA

Job ID: 39333 Industry: IT/Cyber Sec/Software/Prog Pay Rate: $140 - $170k
The Lead Technical Architect (LTA) will be responsible for planning, designing, implementing and operating enterprise infrastructures for clients, understand complex business IT needs and research, design and develop solutions to meet these needs. This position reports to the Network Services Practice Director.

Lead Technical Architects are hands-on, technically-skilled, experienced professionals who perform detailed designs, project oversight and implementation of network-based solutions we provide to our clients. The LTA will be expected to work directly with customers in all aspects of project deployment from design through testing, deployment and final deliverables. These engineers are also responsible for mentoring and performing peer-reviews for more junior engineers. Candidates must be well versed in routing and be able to work in multi-protocol environments including ERIGRP, OSPF and BGP. Engineers must be equally adept at Layer 2 environments in both campus and Data Center switching. You will be expected to troubleshoot these environments and technologies when required and solve issues in a timely manner. The candidate must be equally able to work in WAN environments and be experienced working with carriers. Candidates must possess strong communications skills and be able to work individually as well as in a team environment.

Key responsibilities:

Leading complex, large scale network implementation projects including LAN, WAN and Data Center architectures
Be an escalation point for Engineers and Sr. Engineers, Consultants, Sr. Consultants and Architects
Act as a technical leader assisting team members with technical guidance
Responsible for Quality Assurance checks for projects within region
Implementation, Planning and Design to ensure low-risk, trouble-free technology migrations and implementations
Staging of Cisco Routing, Switching and Security products during pre-production
Planning upgrades and migrations
Technical troubleshooting and issue resolution
Responsibility for guiding junior engineers
Work with engineers on build phases to assure the solution matches what was designed
Producing Project Documentation for:
Detailed Designs
Testing and Migration Plans
Final as-built documentation
Administrative Training
Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction
Working closely with project management to ensure engagements finish on time and within scope

Required skills:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
Five to ten years of hands-on experience in Cisco networking technologies including standard Cisco Routers and Switches (Catalyst and Nexus). These skills include:
Routing protocols and redistribution
Campus and Data Center deployments
Multicast is a plus
Must be adept at design and deployment of WAN architectures
Private WAN
Internet and DMZ design
Must have a working knowledge of Cisco Security products operation and configuration.
Cisco ASA
Excellent technology implementation and planning skills
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Excellent technical documentation skills
A positive, customer-oriented "can do" attitude
The candidate must have a minimum CCNP
CCIE is highly desirable
Must have a design level understanding of routing protocols

Optional experience:

Design, configuration and deployment of any of the following:
Cisco ISE
Palo Alto products
F5 Load Balancers
Cisco AMP
RSA Token and authentication products

Bonus and relocation
Our client is an industry leading network services company with deep ties to the federal and state authorities in this space. You will get to work with a top company and have unlimited opportunities in the future.

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