World Wide Technology NS Solutions Architect (Campus \u0026 Branch) in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Title

NS Solutions Architect (Campus \u0026 Branch)

Location

St. Louis, MO

Job Description

NS Solutions Architect (Campus & Branch)

World Wide Technology, Inc. has an opportunity available for an NS Solutions Architect (SA) to support our Professional Services National Practice Organization. As an SA, your primary objective is to support Professional Services through maintaining a high level of technical expertise around the NS Disciplines, supporting delivery teams and engineers in the deployment of NS Services, and serving as an escalation point for delivery engineers. You will also be responsible for assisting with the introduction of new services, including development and documentation of deployment methodologies and working with delivery teams to develop those capabilities in the field.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the delivery of network planning, design, & implementation as a post sales consultant to WWT's Commercial Enterprise clients.

  • Create Low Level and High Level design of Campus/WAN networks utilizing industry best practices and Cisco hardware to include: Cisco enterprise level switching, ASR, ISR, Nexus 9K/7K/5K/2K platforms

  • Create Low Level and High Level design of WAN networks utilizing industry best practices and Cisco hardware to include: Cisco enterprise ASR/ISR platforms

  • Lead the delivery of network solutions including routers, switches, firewalls, SD-WAN Platforms, and other network hardware appliances.

  • Oversee/perform new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.

  • Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of customer managed hardware, software, and peripheral devices.

  • Actively participate and support delivery engineers throughout all phases of a project including Project Launch Workshops, Kickoff calls, lessons learned, etc. as needed.

  • Review client deliverables to identify opportunities to improve quality through training, mentoring, product offering improvement, and talent acquisition.

  • Work with Discipline Leads to assist in developing and delivering training and updates on new services.

  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.

  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have at least 7 years of experience designing, deploying, and implementing core route/switch and WAN networks in accordance with industry best practices

  • Experienced with logical design models (L2/L3, VPC, VDC, Datacenter Zones, Spanning tree, VFR, VTP, VLANs, physical cabling).

  • Working technical knowledge of network control protocols (QOS, PfR, PoE, NTP, DHCP), network management protocols (CDP, FTP, TFTP, SNMP) and security protocols (SSH, HTTPS, AAA, IPSec, TrustSec).

  • Strong knowledge IP communication and routing is required (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP). Experience with inter-company routing is preferred.

  • Understand WAN/LAN and transport technologies (Ethernet, Frame Relay, DMVPN, WAAS and MPLS).

  • SD-WAN (IWAN, Viptela, Silver Peak, Riverbed) implementation and migration experience.

  • Configuration management of networking devices using automation tools (Cisco APIC-EM, Cisco Prime, ISE) and API scripting with Python

  • Certifications in CCNP, CCIE R&S .

  • Cisco partner post sales consulting experience strongly preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

  • Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.

  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.

  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Strong customer service orientation with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Related degree in computer science or electrical engineering and/or seven to ten years equivalent network engineering experience.

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