Senior Network Architect

Gaithersburg, MD
May 27, 2021
Feb 09, 2022
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Senior Network Architect who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

The Senior Network Architect will serve as the primary architect and subject matter expert of a broad range of enterprise network infrastructure and software. The technology portfolio supported by the team includes Cisco hardware and software including but not limited to Catalyst Switches, ASR routers, ASA firewalls, Wireless LAN Controllers, VPN Concentrators, AnyConnect, Cisco ISE, OpenDNS.

As a Senior Network Architect, you will:
• Work closely with a team of technology subject matter experts to strategically plan upcoming technology standards, design network architectures and platform integration, develop work breakdown structures, and provide consultation to the project management office in support of enterprise class network deployment and integration.
• Review and architect technology standards around the AHC core network technology portfolio.
• Be responsible for providing level IV, final resolution, support. Will work with the team to escalate network infrastructure and software issues to appropriate vendors to ensure systems are secure, reliable, and efficient.

• Bachelor's degree in the field of computer science or information technology is preferred
• 10+ years of experience implementing and supporting Cisco networks in an enterprise environment
• 3+ years of experience working in the healthcare industry or mission critical industry is preferred
• Network + or similar certification required OR (willing to obtain within 1 year of hire date)
•A+ or similar certification required OR (willing to obtain within 1 year of hire date)
•ITILv3 Foundations is preferred OR (willing to obtain within 1 year of hire date)
• At least one of the following: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or similar networking certification
• At least one advanced level networking certification such as Cisco CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure or CCIE Enterprise Wireless
• Expert understanding of Cisco products and solutions including Cisco AnyConnect, Cisco ISE, OpenDNS
•In depth understanding of computer systems characteristics, features, and integration capabilities
•In depth knowledge of information systems, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems management
• In depth understand of IT project management principles and PMBOK best practices

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
• Work life balance through non rotating shifts
• Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
• Free Employee parking
• Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
• 100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
• 100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Join the Adventist Healthcare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:


Must be able to work a flexible schedule and be on call after hours, as part of Information Technology Team rotation schedule.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.