At ZAG Technical Services, we're hard at work building a future where technology is a competitive advantage for our clients. 

We're actively seeking a full-time, client-centered Network Architect to join our experienced and dedicated Architect team.  

About The Role: 

We are looking for an experienced Network Architect to join our Solutions Architect team. You will develop and maintain functional and secure networks, working directly with our clients to design and manage solutions. To be successful, the Solutions Architect should have excellent problem-solving skills and a thorough knowledge of network administration and architecture. The Solutions Architect must be passionate about security and network performance to excel in this position.  Expert level knowledge of TCP/IP networking, LAN/WAN including dynamic routing protocols is a requirement for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete large-scale projects such as network design and installation, integration of new solutions into existing systems, and development of new technical processes

  • Work with Solution Architects/system Engineers to design and deploy networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN)

  • Configure and install software, servers, routers, and other network devices

  • Monitor network performance and integrity

  • Resolve escalated network performance/security issues

  • Mentor junior team members

  • Communicate openly with team members to meet team goals and improve processes and practices

  • Maintain complete technical documentation

  • Suggest improvements to network performance, capacity, and scalability

  • Acts as pre-sales engineer to assist ZAG Account Managers with proposals and during customer meetings

  • Works closely with ZAG Project Managers to ensure that projects are on budget and on schedule

  • SA’a are on-call for our clients unless a planned vacation or PTO time has been communicated with their manager

  • Review and recommend new products and technologies to ZAG that may improve client IT system performance and reliability

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years industry-related experience as a Solution Architect, Senior Network Engineer or equivalent

  • Professional certification (e.g. CCNA, CCNP, CCDP)

  • Solid background in network administration, architecture, deployment, and maintenance

  • Expert level understanding of TCP/IP (v4 and v6) and routing protocols (e.g. BGP, OSPF)

  • Deep understanding of access control models and network security

  • Knowledge of coding languages for scripting (e.g Python, Perl)

  • Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools (e.g. SolarWinds network tools, WireShark…)

  • Solid understanding of Cisco IOS

  • Experience with current Cisco switches, routers and firewalls

  • Experience with Cisco advanced network products: SD-WAN (vIPtela), ISE, ACI, StealthWatch, Firepower, etc.

  • Experience with Cloud services (AWS, Azure)

  • Experience with DR Planning and testing

  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to explain, persuade and communicate at all levels of the organization

  • Sharp troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Organizational and mentoring skills

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly

  • Professional and positive attitude

  • You’ll love this job if:

  • You are passionate about security and network performance

  • You can independently manage your workload, while partnering with internal teams

  • You want to work for a company where integrity, teamwork, and accountability are at our core

  • You are a habitual learner who thrives on guiding clients and teammates to success

About ZAG: 

ZAG Technical Services empowers our clients’ success through intelligent business solutions that increase employee productivity, network security and team collaboration. We aim to ensure that our client’s IT investments drive ROI, provide a competitive advantage and help businesses grow. We do this by living our core set of values: Integrity Foremost, Client-Centered, Accountable Always, Teamwork Throughout, and Exceptional is the Goal.  

What ZAG has to offer: 

Competitive compensation package 

Benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K and life insurance 

ZAG Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees.  

ZAG Technical Services is an E-Verify participant and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. 

 

This is a full time position

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