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Network Architect Engineer

Expedient is a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions. Our technical solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on their own business innovation, while our team handles the information technology needed to support it.  

We are a CRN Top 100 Data Center and Solutions Provider, a Top Workplace winner for the past four consecutive years, ranked among the Top 10 Managed Service Providers and we are one of a select few vendors positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service. 

We are looking to hire a Network Architect Engineer who will be responsible for the planning, architecture, innovation, and maintenance of the internal network providing connectivity services for Expedient’s products and services within and between each of our 11 data centers. 

Successful candidates will possess a diverse knowledge of network technologies and how they operate at different layers of the OSI stack.  They will embrace technical challenges with creativity and must have strong communication skills and an ability to interact with both technical and non-technical audiences. 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement complex network projects and changes to meet the challenges and requirements of the business and our customers.
  • Work closely with our hardware and software vendors to continually improve the capabilities of the network and its services.
  • Troubleshooting of advanced routing and switching issues at both a backbone-wide and customer specific level.
  • Identify and work to resolve potentially service impacting issues or software bugs on the core and cloud network infrastructure.
  • Periodic evening and weekend work with the ability to travel to our other data center locations as needed; Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Memphis
  • Create and maintain network standards documentation for the Support and Service Delivery teams.
  • Utilize technical knowledge and professional discretion to make sound judgement calls when needed.

 Experience:

  • 3-5 years as a Network Administrator or Engineer operating in either a Cisco or Juniper environment.
  • The ideal candidate would possess industry technical certifications from vendors like Cisco and Juniper (CCNA, CCENT, CCNP, JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP, etc.)
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles of networking (Layers 2 and 3)
  • Experience with routing protocols including BGP, EIGRP, and OSPF
  • Familiarity with carrier level network protocols such MPLS, MPLS VPNs, VPLS, VXLAN, and EVPN
  • Experience with:
    • Layer 2 protocols including QinQ, STP/RSTP, and LACP
    • Experience with enterprise/carrier-class routers and switches (Cisco, Juniper)
    • Experience working with firewalls (Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto)
    • CCNA or JNCIA or equivalent knowledge
    • Experience with VMWare and VMWare NSX is a plus
    • Experience with Linux/Unix operating systems is a plus
    • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or SLAX is a plus
    • Experience with automation such as Ansible, Salt, Chef or Puppet is a plus

BENEFITS TO WORKING FOR EXPEDIENT We place an extremely high value on learning and staying agile in the technology arena. Therefore, we make education and training available to all employees through a very robust training and tuition reimbursement program. Additional benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off, top-tier, extremely affordable medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) with a generous match and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. Expedient is committed to providing its employees with an environment that promotes collaboration with both team and individual success.  

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest.  

If this isn’t the job for you perhaps you have a friend who would be a perfect fit. Please share the following link so they can view/apply for this or any of our other current job opportunities: expedient.com/careers.

Expedient is an equal opportunity employer, providing a safe, drug-free work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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