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Information Systems Architect - Consultant

Computer Aid Inc. in Columbia, SC, USA

Job Profile Summary:

Project is ongoing architecture and support of agency infrastructure. project is to ensure ongoing compliance with sc state and federal architecture and security requirements and to maintain reliable communication between agency systems and services and dss partners and service end points.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical expertise for ongoing development and support of the SC Department of Social Services voice and data communication networks, systems and services.

  • Work for the Director of Network Operations and Data Center services, and with the Agency infrastructure, server, and database teams.

  • Consult with Agency management, technical, and development teams to design and achieve stable and responsive systems and services, with a goal of improved system availability and performance for Agency customers, both internal and external.

  • Provide technical expertise for ongoing development and support of the SC Department of Social Services voice and data communication networks, systems and services

  • Monitor and support telecommunication between SC DSS Agency and client/partner endpoints and the SCdata center, using Cisco and Cisco/Meraki products and interfaces, with a priority on Firewall, Wireless,and Client configurations, monitoring, and troubleshooting

  • Consult with and assist Agency infrastructure team and Agency partners to achieve, monitor and resolve telecommunication between endpoints

  • Understand the interactions between systems, applications, and services within the environment, and evaluate the impact of changes or additions.

  • Analyze systems and perform usability testing to ensure performance and reliability, enhance scalability,and meet security requirements.

  • Provide an architectural framework for information system development, maintenance, and enhancement efforts.

  • Work closely with Agency Security, End User Support, Network Services, and Network Communication steams to design and implement security countermeasures, and to prevent and mitigate network and client vulnerabilities.

  • Able to provide remote communications troubleshooting support with State and County IT teams (externalto SC DSS), providing technical expertise requiring a wide range of firewall knowledge and experience

  • Available to work off hours and on weekend to implement scheduled maintenance.

  • Mentor less experienced peers.


Education Required:

  • Required education: bachelor’s degree

Skills Required:

  • Networking & directories

  • Cisco firewalls;networking & directories

    • Cisco hardware administration;networking & directories

    • Cisco stereopticons: dhcp,protocols: firewall

  • Verbal communication skills

  • Written communication skills

  • 5-7 years of experience of design and operations of public and/or private networks including LAN/MAN/WAN (local/metropolitan/wide area networks.

  • Design work includes placement and specification of servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and network management

Skills Preferred::

  • Candidate must be able to communicate clearly with the development team,

  • Project staff, and the user community.

Physical Demands:
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA and other federal, state and local standards

  • Sedentary work that involves sitting or remaining stationary most of the time with occasional need to move around the office to attend meetings, etc.

  • Ability to conduct repetitive tasks on a computer, utilizing a mouse, keyboard and monitor

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly using the "Apply" option. If you have questions, or would like to speak with a Recruiter directly, send an email to the contact person below and note the job identification number in the subject line.

Jacob Galbraith
Computer Aid, Inc
Office: 919-372-5585
Mobile: 717-303-8785

Posted date: 15 days ago

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