Lead Infrastructure Architect
Lead Infrastructure Architect
Join a member-driven leader in a challenging, collaborative and hybrid work environment with the shared mission of supporting America’s network of rural electric cooperatives. Since its formation in 1969, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, or CFC, located in Dulles, Virginia, has provided capital and industry-leading financial products to more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-controlled utility systems across the United States. Our exceptional team delivers the “CFC Difference” that encompasses our values of service, integrity and excellence in all our interactions.
CFC has a need for a Lead Infrastructure Architect on our Business Technology Services team. The Lead Architect is responsible for the design, installation, operations and maintenance of critical network and security infrastructure.
As a Lead Infrastructure Architect, you will:
• Provide leadership to engineering staff and effective communications with senior management.
• Lead the development of network architecture solutions and the technology strategy to advance our support of the CFC business
• Design, implementation, and maintenance of complex, multi-data center network, server and security infrastructure.
• Design, implementation, and maintenance of security monitoring and protection infrastructure.
• Establish and document standards and procedures for management review.
To be successful, you will need:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent in work experience required, advanced degree preferred.
•10 years of experience in network and network security engineering. Experience must include Palo Alto firewall implementation and operations including its advanced features and/or Cisco data center and campus networking including multi-site networking.
•2 years of technology team leadership experience (formal or informal).
•Experience developing strategic plans and successfully implementing new technology solutions.
•Experience in design, implementation and support of multi-data center high availability operations and infrastructure.
•Experience with VMware NSX-T and micro-segmentation is a plus.
•Experience with public cloud networking and cloud exchange service is also desired.
•Experience or exposure to managing Cisco UCS systems and/or Aruba wireless networking.
•Experience or strong understanding of network access control and network TAPs.
•Knowledge of enterprise tools to monitor and improve network security and performance.
•Strong background with DNS, DHCP, and IPAM is preferred.
•Experience managing VoIP systems and/or Cisco MDS SAN switch is preferred.
•Ability to create network diagrams and documentation.
•Network performance, tuning and troubleshooting skills.
•Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes annual incentive opportunities; an employer-paid pension plan; 401(k); medical, dental and vision insurance; a generous leave policy; onsite gym; and more—all in a friendly, professional work environment. For additional information, please visit our website at www.nrucfc.coop. CFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.
Created and owned by America’s electric cooperative network, CFC—a nonprofit finance cooperative with more than $30 billion in assets—provides unparalleled industry expertise, flexibility and responsiveness to serve the needs of almost 1,000 member-owners across 49 states.
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance CorporationDulles, VA
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