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Network Architect

Major Financial Firm New York, NY

Posted 2 years ago in Information Technology

Responsibilities to include:

  • Manages all activities related to the Network Engineering staff in the designs, R&D, and documentation of Network Engineering solutions.
  • Directs staff in the troubleshooting and resolution of level III network issues as well as manages escalation and communication with other departments.
  • Develops engineering strategies and designs for network reliability, capacity and performance that meet customer needs. Works with level I and level II management and staff in the planning, testing and implementing of final designs.
  • Translates business objectives into technology solutions, yielding continuous and sustainable change.
  • Develops and oversees initiatives in an efficient and cost effective manner that aligns with firms core business strategy.
  • Key participant in Technology Strategy group and Architecture group to elicit and translate requirements for proposed new business initiatives.
  • Institute enhanced process for technology alignment with business imperatives.
  • Foster the exploration of solutions for home grown innovation in order to enable technology evolution.
Required Experience

Results Expected/Experience Required:

  • Experience in a Low Latency environment a must, preferably in the Financial industry
  • Keep current with recent and future standards, practices, trends, and information with regards to network technologies
  • Hire and retain staff with high competence in the network technologies and engineering practices utilized within the
  • Manage, leverage and influence network hardware and service vendors to achieve desired outcomes of negotiations, meetings, implemented solutions and contracted engagements.
  • Ensure appropriate staffing and support available to resolve unexpected service outages and emergencies on a 24x7 basis
  • Provide off-hours escalation and management by accepting and taking ownership of project and user requests originating from inside and outside the group. Also consistently demonstrate timely responses to such requests.
  • Provide guidance on the creation of the appropriate departmental policies and procedures.
  • Work with minimal direction and be knowledge seeking
  • Continuity of network performance (e.g. zero service interruption; recommendations on corrective releases and timely upgrades of hardware and software according to change management policy)
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by delivering agreed upon support service levels; periodically report service level fulfillment
  • Ensure committed project deliverables meet requirements and are delivered in a timely manner
  • Proactively work to implement industry best practices within areas of responsibility and spheres of influence
  • Active participation in the Change Management and Information Security programs
  • More than fifteen years experience with state-of-the-art network solutions as well as multiple years of managing network professionals.
  • Previous experience working in network strategy and architecture roles.
  • Be considered an authority on network architecture and design.
  • Strong mentoring skills and a continued focus towards raising the knowledge and skills of the networking team.
  • Strong business knowledge, with the ability to quickly convert business needs into technology solutions.

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