Cloud Architect

Location: Reston, VA
Date Posted: 08-20-2017
Our client is experiencing significant growth resulting in rapid expansion of the underlying network infrastructure to support that growth.  This position will serve as the lead engineer that works with new customers to analyze and document performance, scale and security requirements and then designs, constructs, tests and implements integrated network, hardware and software solutions, distributed computing solutions, and/or physical and logical communications networks for the customer.
  • Participates in day-to-day orders, Special Projects, and trouble tickets to include Move, Add, and Change requests for the data network.
  • Writes and executes detailed network implementations, generates bills of materials, and basis of estimates unassisted.
  • Provides network performance statistics and reports and recommends technical enhancements to the network.
  • Interfaces with others on system infrastructure problems and advises management on technical problems, priorities, and methods.
  • Ensures customer satisfaction with the resolution or circumvention of hardware, software, and/or circuit problems including the assessment of bandwidth requirements based upon empirical data.
  • Provides technical consulting on high level network designs, platform sizing, infrastructure system design and the application of new technologies.
  • Applies extensive industry and enterprise knowledge to identify and recommend integrated solutions, products and services to support the enterprise's accomplishments of business goals or technical needs.
  • Researches, evaluates and stays current on emerging tools, techniques and technologies.
  • Contributes to systems infrastructure plans based on an understanding of the customer's organizational direction, technical context and business needs.
  • Contributes to the creation of new policies and procedures for Maintenance Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan.
  • Extensive client interaction with primary focus of achieving and surpassing client project goals.
Required Experience
  • Very strong LAN/WAN/MAN design and migration experience with a focus on WAN services (point to point and MPLS).
  • Experience providing cloud based solutions, particularly those based on open source platforms.
  • Experience conducting site surveys and organizing the documentation into an Engineering Plan.
Desired Knowledge/Skills/Certifications
  • Requires strong interpersonal skills as this position requires close coordination with customers to design and implement a solution that transitions their services to the cloud.
  • Works extensively with Cisco Enterprise solution products.
  • Cloud management and/or migration experience
  • Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification a minimum.
  • Very strong understanding and ability to implement Cisco router, switch, and ASA products.
  • Expert skills troubleshooting access-lists, IPv4 and IPv6 issues across varying protocols such as OSPF, BGP, and Static Routing.
  • Detailed understanding and capability of implementing various routing protocols to include OSPF, BGP and Static Routes.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral skills. From time to time, candidate may be asked to present project outline to customer.
  • Ability to conduct research on networking products with various vendors to accommodate changing customer requirements.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented collaborative environment while being highly motivated to take the lead on projects.

What You Can Expect When You Apply

When your application is received, we will review it to see if you would be a potential fit for this role or other similar openings we may have available. If that’s the case, you will hear from us shortly. If not, your resume will be in our database and we will reach out when appropriate opportunities become available.
About Pinnacle
Pinnacle Recruiting & Staffing LLC is headquartered in Albany NY and provides talent to technology organizations across the United States. Founded by experienced recruiters who have worked for the largest staffing firms in the world, we leverage that experience to provide the highest level of service to our clients and candidates, while still retaining the flexibility and personal touch of a smaller firm.
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