Network Cloud Solution Analyst
Description PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION * Candidate will possess the experience and skills to serve and support in a senior role of Cloud Network Engineering, Operations and/or Architecture. Must possess strong skillful ability to design and drive high priority network initiatives and projects in both cloud and hybrid cloud models. Must have the ability to evaluate network infrastructure and connectivity solutions and make recommendations to migrate applications and data workloads to a Cloud based model. Demonstrated expertise to design, configure, deploy, operate and maintain state of the art cloud network infrastructure and connectivity solutions to support storage and server virtualization technologies, software defined datacenter technologies, hyper-converged datacenter hardware solutions, and software tools to manage and maintain Cloud environments. The resource will work in collaboration with leadership, enterprise business partners, vendors and project teams. * Participate in the development of documentation and tools to enable support organizations to resolve technical issues, including complex Cloud architecture, design, and service related issues. Provide technical expertise to project managers and stakeholders about migrating and transitioning applications to Cloud based services and operating and maintaining applications once migrated. Design repeatable Cloud computing and hosting solutions in areas like: Disaster Recovery, Web Hosting, and Development/QA Environments; and handle special projects or initiatives when required. Work closely with vendors and carriers when necessary. Develop and maintain network scripts to allow operations to deploy and configure environments after operational turnover. * This resource will share deep technical network knowledge, guidance, and mentoring for high visibility Cloud solutions, implementations, and migration initiatives for the enterprise network. Strong ability to provide high-value through deep network engagement, requirements, design, implementation, integration, performance, optimization, and support of Cloud technology solutions that align with business and overall infrastructure enhancement needs and requirements. * Participate in development of metrics and implementation of same. Must have a thorough understanding and strong demonstration of network infrastructure design, data center trends, technologies and how they strategically intersect with business requirements and mesh with the enterprise journey into Cloud technologies. The selected candidate will provide technical guidance/mentoring others such as network operations. At times they will be required to work in a highly autonomous manner. PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES * Participate in the network assessment, design, connectivity, process, and ongoing operation for connecting to the various cloud vendors. Provide consulting, guidance and recommendations to senior leadership. Conduct technical discovery sessions with vendors and customers. Oversee and coordinate business projects, planning, maintenance, and network connectivity for one or more major Business Units. Participate in the design, configuration, deployment, and day to day maintenance and operation of a Cloud network and assist with the migration of existing applications to new cloud hosting platforms. Provide senior-level network engineering, design, and operation consultation with leadership, project teams and end users to identify network runtime requirements and perform feasibility analysis on potential changes related to security and network architecture. * Work closely with leadership to develop future plans, resource requirements, migrations strategies, and project schedules. Provide input into presentations and/or Engineering and Architecture Review Boards. Participate in potential refactoring, rebuild, or redesign required during Cloud migration. Create documentation to install, replace, and upgrade network cloud components. Understand technologies and service offerings. Create requirements document, SOW, logical & physical network diagrams, and implementation plans to integrate in customers' environments. * Provide Cloud product & service evaluation, testing, lab and mockup solutions as needed. Serve as a senior network resource in the Hybrid Cloud enterprise journey encompassing ongoing architecture, design, planning, configuration, implementation, testing, operation and documentation of the enterprise network. Participate in assigned network integration projects and deployments and ensure solutions are delivered to meet business requirements. Responsible for engineering, implementing and operating Cloud network solutions at the component level, including hands-on configuration, troubleshooting and optimization and metrics for same. * Provide feedback to leadership and peers to risks identified during business impact analysis, site risk assessments and disaster recovery planning. Architect, engineer, operate and maintain custom network integration with Cloud platform specific to the needs of the customers. Maintain relevancy and knowledge in current cloud, evolving, emerging networking technologies. * Maintain technical knowledge and business acumen within our own discipline or function. POSITION SCOPE * Position interacts with all levels of employees, including executives, vendors, involved in the cloud network design, connectivity, maintenance, review, approval, testing and communication of business plans and cloud connectivity plans. * Position has expertise in Cisco Networks * Position has senior level expertise in network routing, switching, firewall and communication platforms, and tools/systems associated with these functions. * Work under minimal supervision. * Mentors junior-level team members. Qualifications POSITION SPECIFICATIONS Minimum: * Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Networking * At least 5 years' experience in network communications, network planning, cloud computing, disaster/recovery, or comparable professional job experience. * Demonstrated consulting, presentation, and project management skills. * Demonstrated proficiency in use of network routing, switching and security protocols * Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. * Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification acceptable with other network credentials. * 24/7 on-call rotational duties. * Ability to travel domestically. Preferred: * Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. * Security + certification * Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) written certification.