SSUSA Job #703: Senior Network Architect/ Engineer

Job Description




Overview of Role


Required to design and implement projects and solutions using best practices and procedures adhering to our clients Global Architecture standards to meet business requirements.  These will be business or internally driven projects that require focus for delivery on time and in budget.  The Network Engineering team will work closely with the Network Architecture team to ensure the infrastructure is developed according to the defined strategy.


The Network Engineering team must ensure the Network Operations team is informed of all changes and all new solutions are handed over with up to date documentation to support the solution.




  • Ability to design solutions that adhere to Architecture standards
  • Identify and document formal project scope, purpose, project boundaries, and end result desired
  • Strong documentation and reporting skills
  • Strong understanding for the need of process and standardization
  • Strong understanding of the business needs and priorities
  • The ability to make the final decision.
  • Able to influence decision and negotiate with suppliers at a high level
  • Provide level 3 support to the Network Operations team
  • Strong security knowledge covering Firewalls, Policy, IDS/IPS, VPN Solutions, and Security practices.  Strong product knowledge is essential
  • Strong routing knowledge and design experience including EIGRP, IS-IS, BGP
  • Strong Voice knowledge on traditional and new  technologies (VoIP)
  • Excellent knowledge of Cisco hardware and configuration including IOS and CatOS.  Knowledge of other vendors is an advantage.
  • Strong Process oriented attitude
  • Understanding of Windows and UNIX platforms
  • Strong team oriented attitude




  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent technical training and experience
  • 8-12 years of focused experience in a Network Engineering/Network Operations role preferably in the Financial Services industry
  • Comprehensive experience in troubleshooting complex network issues to determine root cause and ability to handle escalated issues that the Network Operations personnel are unable to resolve
  • Detailed knowledge of network design concepts and best practices
  • Detailed knowledge of the following technologies, protocols and tools advantageous


    • Network design experience ideally incorporating Cisco, F5, Arista, HP technologies/platforms and common protocols

    • Routing Protocols and ability to resolve routing issues (OSPF, ISIS, EIGRP, BGP), LAN/WAN/MAN technologies

    • Security technologies (IDS/IPS, Checkpoint Firewalls, Blue Coat Proxies, VPN, NAC)

    • Virtualization technologies, Public Cloud providers (e.g. Amazon AWS)                        Common Operating Systems (Linux/Unix/Windows)


  • Strong working knowledge of network and security architecture and operations functions, tools and processes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of personnel both internally and externally
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously working with minimal supervision
  • Proven analytical, reasoning and organizational skills
  • Strong team oriented attitude
  • Strong documentation and reporting skills
  • Strong understanding for the need of process and standardization






Job Location
New York City/ Jersey City

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