Sr. Network Engineer - Architect

Networking for Future
Washington, DC
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
Full Time
About NFFNetworking For Future, Inc. (NFF) a consultative technology solution firm has an immediate opening for a talented expert level Principal Architect. Selected individual will support the NFF Engineering team in identifying, capturing, and delivering Enterprise Network Infrastructure, Unified Communications, Cloud/Virtualized Data Centers, and Network Security solution opportunities. As a Cisco Certified Gold Integrator and Premier Level Provider Partner, along with holding Microsoft, NetApp, Splunk and VMware partnerships, NFF provides next generation Networking, Data Center, Security, Collaboration and Cloud solutions to both government and commercial enterprise clients. We differentiate ourselves as an organization that focuses on people, both our clients and our employees. We are committed to empowering our employees by creating an environment for growth, partnership, respect, and creativity. We provide a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance (medical, prescription, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter benefits, and educational assistance. About this Position /ResponsibilitiesService Delivery Provide solution implementations as part of NFF's Professional Services practice. Provide thought leadership in working with other senior team members to enhance and/or define go-to-market technical solutions. Serve as the primary technical liaison for clients and establish long-term, ongoing technical advisory relationships. Work closely with the network engineering team members, manufacturer partners and clients to ensure a smooth transition from design to implementation and support. Serve as a technical escalation point for investigation and resolution of issues identified within the client networks and systems. Solutions Architecture Work with the Sales, and Service Delivery teams in the development of level of efforts, pricing, SOWs, and proposals based on client evaluation and requirements. Complement Sales team efforts by delivering compelling technical presentations and demonstrations. Work with the Sales and Service Delivery teams in the development of solution architecture, proof-of-concepts and closing sales strategies. Use vendor-provided configuration tools to provide accurate bill of materials for Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware, and other solutions. Keeping up with latest vendor product lines and solutions by attending vendor partner briefings, workshops, reviewing white papers and publications.QualificationsRequired Senior-level knowledge of Cisco's networking, collaboration, security, or data center enterprise solutions resulting from at least four (4) years of design and implementation experience.Cisco CCNP Certification in any of the following disciplines:Enterprise Infrastructure (Routing & Switching), Data Center, Security, Collaboration.Expertise in any of the following technologies:Routing, Switching and Wireless and Indoor/Outdoor Wireless (Catalyst, ISR, Aironet, Meraki technologies). Cisco Security Solutions (ISE/NAC/802.1x, ASA/Firepower, ESA/WSA, Umbrella, CloudLock, Duo etc.) Cloud/Data Center (Cisco Nexus, UCS, Hyperflex; Microsoft Hyper-V, Azure; NetApp FlexPod, FAS/AFF or other Storage Arrays; F5 Load Balancing; and VMware vSphere, VCenter). Cisco Collaboration (Call Manager, Unity Connection, Call Center Express, WebEx, WebEx Cloud Calling, SIP SBC/CUBE, etc.) Network management systems and automation experience to include skills using Python, Ansible and other scripting tools for collecting, analyzing, and updating network device information and configurations. Ability to work with external customers to gather, analyze and document requirements for projects and collaborate with internal technical staff to design a solution that meets customer needs. Must be able to work under tight deadlines without supervision and be comfortable presenting technology demonstrations to all levels ranging from engineers/business analysts to C-level executives. Excellent written and oral communication skills and proven ability to collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical staff. Proficiency in Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Preferred Cisco CCIE Lab Certification in any of the following disciplines: Enterprise Infrastructure (Routing & Switching), Data Center, Security, Collaboration Pre and/or Post Sales experience for a technology VAR or a systems integration firm.Experience building Bill of Materials (BOM) in Cisco CCW.Microsoft Active Directory configuration and integration experience.Relevant Industry Certifications in any of the following areas:VMWare, Microsoft, AWS, CISSP, etc. Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or other technical discipline.NFF DisclosuresNFF offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and flexible paid time off options, for eligible employees:Medical, Dental and Vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending AccountSTD, LTD, Supplemental life insurance and ADD&DComprehensive 401k planPaid Time OffNFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.JobSummaryJob ID: 2761# Positions: 1Posted Date: 1 week ago(8/25/2021 9:02 AM)Category: Information Technology - Network ArchitectureSDL2017