Infrastructure Network Architect

Advantage Tech is looking for a Network Architect for our Kansas City, MO client. 

JOB SUMMARY:
We are currently looking for a Senior Infrastructure Network Architect. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of successfully executing projects and process documentation/implementation. An established history of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines. This position is responsible to develop, maintain, support, operate and enhance the LAN, WAN and related systems. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Generate conceptual, logical, and physical network architectures to support business strategy 

Perform vendor comparisons and cost analysis for emerging technologies for proposed solutions 

Proactively monitor, troubleshoot and resolve network hardware and software problems 

Perform maintenance of network related hardware and software 

Develop and execute project plans 

Install, configure, and test network hardware and software 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: . 

Knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, including routers, switches, firewalls, VPN, ATM, SONET, PRI, ISDN, VOIP, and Point to Point circuits. 

Knowledge of Voice Cisco CUCM. 

Knowledge of LAN and WAN protocols, including Ethernet, TCP/IP, Netbios, SNA, OSPF, IGRP, etc. 

Knowledge of the interaction and interdependencies of networks and computer hardware and software to ensure optimal performance. 

Solid knowledge of network management and tools (e.g., Solar Winds, Intermapper, Observer, Fluke, etc.). 

Knowledge of network security. 

Knowledge of performance optimization and capacity planning for local area and wide area network components. 

Outstanding problem identification/troubleshooting skills. 

Ability to develop detailed project plans. 

Very good interpersonal skills (coaching, teamwork, etc.). 

Very good communications skills (telephone skills, presenting, writing, etc.). 

Ability to quickly assimilate new technologies and information and create architectures and designs3. 

Ability to assess the business impact of issues and prioritize them. 

Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our consultants and clients. 

Please visit www.advantagetech.net to learn more about our culture, benefits and career opportunities.

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