L2 – Network Architect

Location: India

Job Purpose

The Incumbent will be responsible communication networks, such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. Will play a crucial role in creating, maintaining, and modifying an IP network’s hardware, software, and virtualized components. Incumbent will also be responsible for network security; they will design, implement, and manage security countermeasures when network vulnerabilities are discovered. Person selected for the role will offer technical guidance on networking solutions, technology roadmaps, and product plans. Will develop and deliver professional proposals and design documentation, both for clients and inhouse use.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop strategy, technical direction, and engineering solutions for enterprise-wide data networking and data security services supporting key business requirements.
  • Lead the development and execution of Architecture, Engineering and Operational roadmaps for data networking and data security services globally and drive efforts to validate that strategic direction is aligned with business architecture/direction.
  • Provide technical leadership for the establishment, and implementation of end-to-end network data, and security infrastructure solutions utilizing new technologies, including AWS Cloud.
  • Provides technical solutions for the establishment and implementation of high availability network solutions, to support convergence of voice, data, and multimedia services, as well as cloud application security architectures.
  • Provides clear and concise recommendations to remediate performance/scaling bottlenecks.
  • Participates in lab testing with other teams to ensure that performance expectations are met before/after rolling out new applications and services.
  • Provides escalation support for troubleshooting and resolution of all network data and security issues as required by other infrastructure support teams.
  • Maintain expertise in data network security technologies to ensure that cost-effective solutions and processes are deployed and aligned with business direction.
  • Mentor other members of the Network Services team on architectural and engineering best practices by reviewing engineering designs and providing guidance as required.
  • Partner with business unit and development team SMEs to develop best -practices that can be proactively incorporated into architectural and engineering designs.
  • Evaluate, select and deploy toolsets to manage, measure, monitor, and report network and systems characteristics.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with key vendors and ensure that all technology and services roadmaps are understood and leveraged where applicable.
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture, PMO, Business IT, Infrastructure Leads, and third-party service providers in the conception, evaluation, piloting, engineering, and operational delivery of solutions for the organization.
  • Partner with peers to understand project portfolios and determine staffing needs for network architecture and design services and provide input to sourcing solutions for variable resource requirements.
  • Define and implement methodology templates for total cost of ownership analysis, requirements gathering, infrastructure design, and peer reviews. Develop a culture and process for re-use of solutions templates across projects thereby simplifying the solutions engineering process and improving the productivity of the resources.
  • Effectively communicate the feasibility of requested deliverables and timelines to internal business and project stakeholders.
  • Install & Qualify components into production following company policies and procedures.
  • Build relationships which foster collaboration and partnerships to drive better strategies, processes, and final product to the customer.
  • Understand and comply with defined standards for FDA/regulated IT environments.
  • Participate in IT Risk Management initiatives in line with industry and corporate Audit and Compliance strategies.
  • Assist with development and management of the Network Services budgets.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Network management – (e.g., Net MRI, Palo Alto Panorama)
  • Network monitoring tracing – (SNMP; packet analysis software, Wireshark, Extra hop)
  • Network OS – (IOS-XE, PANOS, EOS, Meraki)
  • SEIM – Splunk

Experience Required

  • 6-8 years required including analyzing, configuring, troubleshooting, designing complex enterprise network.

Skills and Abilities

  • Hand on experience in network/ security implementation and/or management experience required.
  • Hand on experience in network/security implementation and/or management experience required.
  • Strong understanding of network routing and switching protocols required.
  • Demonstrated experience with WAN and backbone network protocols (BGP, OSPF, MPLS, etc.) required.
  • Experience with next generation firewall technology (Palo Alto, Check Point, Fortinet, etc.) desirable.
  • Experience with cloud (AWS, Azure, GC) network and/or security desirable.
  • Certificates within network/security domain (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, PCNSE, etc.) desirable.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical issues in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Resourceful, with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task activities with shifting priorities.
  • Good professional language skills in English and Proficient in MS Office.
  • Able to function, adapt and succeed in a constantly changing, fast paced environment.
  • Able to respond positively and calmly to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • Up to date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies.


  • Integrity and sincerity
  • Accountability
  • Excellent communication
  • Think & Act smart
  • Proactive: Takes initiative
  • Out of box thinker
  • Assertiveness
  • Attention to detail
  • Leadership skills
  • Team leader / Ability to build high performing teams
  • Building Partnerships
  • Building trust
  • Customer focus
  • Decision making
  • Managing conflicts
  • Resourcefulness
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Business acumen
  • Mentoring & coaching

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