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Network Architect

  • Location

    Amsterdam, North Holland

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  • Salary:

    Up to €550.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Elisabetta Orsini

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  • Job ref:

    JN -082019-84259_1566980035

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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A leading telecom company is looking for a Network Solution Architect in the video/entertainment sector, with a can-do attitude and experience in a wide range of networking areas (Datacenter, Core, Access, CDN, Home Networks, Network Security), ideally with a Service Provider background.

The person would be responsible for gathering network requirements (and influence solution designs with strong network knowledge), validate concepts in the lab, define KPIs, translate them into E2E network designs/architectures and provide a lead function during implementation activities, investigate issues and coordinate resolutions, and handing over the project to operations.

Day to day accountabilities:

  • Gathering network requirements (and influence solution designs with strong network knowledge)
  • Validate network concepts and solutions in the lab
  • Translate requirements and lab setups into E2E network designs/architectures
  • Define platform scaling requirements and monitoring KPIs
  • Work with cross-department with network architects and engineers and provide a lead function during implementation activities in lab and prod environments
  • Investigate issues and coordinate resolutions/update design
  • Documentation (wiki)
  • Handover of projects to operations

Skills/knowledge with must/preferred/optional rating:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience as Ea 2E Network architect, network designer or integration engineer
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years' experience in the delivery of projects in a large pan-European or global environment
  • Must-have a strong overall knowledge of network technologies (Ethernet, VLAN/VXLAN, IP, IPv6, TCP, MPLS, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, VPNs, Multicast, …)
  • Must have a strong knowledge of network supporting systems (DNS, DHCP, NTP, NMS, …)
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Preferred experience with core, access and datacentre network architecture
  • Preferred experience with private and public cloud datacentres (AWS preferred)
  • Preferred experience with building MPLS based solutions (L2/L3 VPNs, multicast, QoS, …)
  • Preferred experience with building labs and POC environments
  • Preferred hands-on experience with Cisco (IOS, IOS-XR, ACI), F5 (LTM, AFM), Checkpoint, Fortinet, Juniper (MX)
  • Preferred strong knowledge of CDN technology
  • Preferred strong knowledge of network security, TLS, IPSEC, and DDOS mitigation
  • Optional good knowledge of VMWARE/vRA, Databases (Oracle, SQL)
  • Optional good Knowledge of SDN, NFV and network automation
  • Optional good Knowledge of DevOps tools and scripting (Ansible, Python)
  • Optional familiarity with B2C Video/Entertainment sector (VOD, DRM, TV, …)