Senior Network Architect 

  • Long term day rate contract.
  • Dublin based, hybrid (3 days onsite / 2 days offsite per week)

Our client is seeking the services of a Senior Network Architect with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the design and rollout of a ‘Zero Trust’ network model. They will work with the Strategic Infrastructure and Architecture team to develop a High-Level Network Design, and a roadmap for the transition to a ‘Zero Trust’ model.
The HLD will include micro-segmentation, VxLAN, and other cutting-edge technologies in a comprehensive approach to securing the digital infrastructure. The successful candidate is expected to have significant experience in this area and must have previous design experience in zero trust networks for a similarly sized organisation. 
Qualifications: Relevant industry certifications Relevant certifications such as CCNP, CCIE, JNCIEENT or equivalent.  

Experience, Competencies & Skillsets
Job Requirements  

  • Proven track record of successful large-scale network deployments. – Familiarity with compliance standards and regulations affecting network security.
  • Expertise in network virtualisation technologies, specifically VXLAN.
  • Proficient in configuring and troubleshooting 802.1x authentication.
  • Strong understanding of ‘Zero Trust’ security principles and microsegmentation strategies.
  • Experience with network segmentation in cloud and hybrid environments.
  • Ability to create detailed network design documentation and diagrams. – Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong leadership qualities and experience managing cross-functional teams.
  • Effective communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Technical Skills Desired

  • Network security concepts and technologies.
  • Just-In-Time and Just-Enough-Access (JIT/JEA), risk-based adaptive policies, and data protection.
  • Micro-segmentation and Micro-perimeters.

Key Deliverables  

  • Analyse current LAN/WAN infrastructure and develop a high-level design (HLD) for a ‘Zero Trust’ network deployment across office locations.
  • Document low-level requirements, specifications and produce a roadmap for the transition to the proposed network model.
  • Design a spine-leaf network architecture for the on premises compute-storage and HCI environments.
  • Redesign access switching ACL’s and VLAN’s with design considerations based on a Blended working environment and a cost-efficient operating model.
  • Lead the planning, testing, and deployment phases of LAN/WAN infrastructure upgrades.
  • Collaborate with the security team on the roll out of 802.1x authentication and ensure that the network architecture complies with cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Participate at weekly CAB meetings and provide progress reports to management and other stakeholders when required.
  • Contribute to the development and promotion of technical standards and templates, such as architecture assessment documents, and assist in prioritising work requests in conjunction with project managers and business units.
  • Implementation of energy-efficient technologies into the network design to support green networking.
  • Contribute to the Enterprise Architecture function
  • Subject matter expert on LAN, WAN, VOIP, Hybrid DC’s, and cloud integration strategies.

(Additional information is available on successful application)
Ref: EET5871
Candidates must be eligible to work full time and long term in the location specified or currently hold a valid appropriate long term work Visa to apply.
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