Network Architect

Senior Network Architect
Must Have Skills:
The requirements for this position are a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field, plus 12 years in the Information Systems industry.
The candidate must provide high level network design and implementation skills and combine technical intelligence with communication and presentation abilities. Candidate must be an individual contributor capable of self-directed work showing strong leadership and client relationship skills and who is focused on driving the complete network project.
The candidate must have a strong specialized skillset for:
Ability to lead a project in the Design, Implementation, up to closure includes Design and Hands on Skills
Strong Network Architecture Skills
Product experience in CISCO €“ (Juniper, HP, or Brocade is a plus)
Routing €“ BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, Redistribution and Route Selection
Experience in complex MPLS/BGP WAN design and implementation
Switching €“ Vlans, Spanning Tree, Port Channels, VPC
WAN €“ Optimization, MPLS, Metro Ethernet, Frame Relay, ATM
Data Center Virtualization
Architecture and Design Capabilities
Product Expertise in CISCO NEXUS 7000, 1000V, OTV
Consolidated I/O, Fibre Channel
Application Delivery €“ F5, Netscaler, or A10
Load Balancing, SSL/HTTP offload
Application Network troubleshooting and Discovery skills
TCP/IP packet analysis
WAN Optimization - Riverbed
Wireless LAN
Working knowledge of ACI, NSX or openstack is a plus
All knowledge must be based on actual and current product experience and thought leadership roles.
This position will be highly focused on design concepts and the ability to provide a consultative role to the client. Technical expertise alone is not sufficient for this position.
The candidate will have expectations to interface with potential clients, to define and reach an understanding of their technical requirements, and then build appropriate solutions to meet those requirements.
Designing, sizing the work effort, and determining the needed skills for a project are all required capabilities. In order to accomplish these tasks the candidate must have strong process, project management and communication skills.
In-house responsibilities for the position include:
Developing white papers and presentations at industry related conferences.
Creation of new technical service offerings for the network group
Knowledge sharing between fellow team members
Up-to-date network certifications in CISCO (CCIE or CCNP), Juniper or other network vendors is considered a plus.
Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Cognizant is committed to ensuring that all current and prospective associates are afforded equal opportunities and treatment and a work environment free of harassment.
About Cognizant
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 255,800 employees as of September 30, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at http://www.cognizant.com/or follow us on Twitter: USJobsCognizant
In addition our competitive compensation and benefits program, Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer. We offer our military hires comprehensive training, and have formed the Cognizant Veterans Network €“ an employee resource group dedicated to assisting veterans in building and growing their careers at Cognizant.

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