Job DescriptionThe Network Architect will provide senior level network and security support related to design, configuration, installation, maintenance, and documentation of the City of Philadelphias network infrastructure. The position offers a range of responsibilities and the successful candidate will gain broad experience not only in network design, but also in unified communications, enterprise firewall administration, and technical leadership for an engineering team.As a Network Architect, you will join a team responsible for managing the City's network infrastructure, ensuring its security, and advancing its modernization and sustainability. You will work closely with other team members and its Director to design, implement, and maintain a network that remains secure while also allowing City employees to work efficiently. Your work to ensure secure and fast network capabilities will be critical to supporting the City's emerging, innovative business solutions. Collaboration with both your own team and across other functional units of OIT is key to providing a municipal network capable of supporting the modernization of City business operations.As a Network Architect, some of your opportunities will include:Configuring, deploying, and administering City wireless infrastructureAdministering and supporting enterprise firewall solutionsDesigning, configuring, and deploying routing and switching solutions for Local Area and Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN) in a large and complex city-wide campusManaging data circuitsAdministering site to site Virtual Private Networks (VPN), extranets, and direct connectsSupporting Unified Communications team during VOIP deploymentsDeveloping comprehensive network design documentationOffering technical leadership to a team of network engineersAdvising and assisting during network and security hardware purchasing, inventory management, and licensingCompetencies, Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesRequired KnowledgeBGP, OSPF, ISIS, MPLS, EVPN, MC-LAG, Multi-homed EVPN, VXLAN, 802.1XF5 LTM and iRulesPulse Secure (PPS, PCS)Cloud Networking (AWS, Azure)Helpful KnowledgeJuniper Policy EnforcerSky Advanced Threat ProtectionAerohive HiveManagerQualificationsDesired Education and ExperienceBachelors Degree or 5-10 years equivalent experienceJNCIP/JNCIE preferred.Desired CompetenciesAdaptability - you can professionally deal with an environment that changes rapidlySelf-direction - you can prioritize your work and allocate your time and resources effectively when given broad responsibilitySystems awareness - you can understand how a change in one part of the technical environment may impact other areasCollaboration - you can succeed as part of a team by communicating effectively and making collective decisionsAdditional InformationSuccessful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire.The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx
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