Technical Architect (Networks)

Location: Cape Town
Job Level: CCIE Network Architect
Type: Permanent

Technical Architect is a client-facing role, acting as a senior technical leader in Global Client Services Delivery and has demonstrable experience scoping and delivering large/complex technical projects while equally being able to perform delivery tasks such as create/implement detailed designs and device configurations

Role Description

  • Build credibility with clients by being able to explain technical concepts and available solution options to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Assist Pre-Sales in scoping project deliverables accurately
  • Ensure Delivery teams have clear understanding of objectives of Professional Services engagements as well as the end-to-end delivery activities required to achieve success
  • Deliver high-quality technical & professional services on all client engagements
  • Ensure on-going quality and client satisfaction of Professional Services engagements by reviewing and providing feedback on project deliverables
  • Pro-actively identify, communicate and manage risks to delivery and associated mitigations
  • Develop and manage remediation plans to resolve project escalations
  • Reporting to the Head of Architecture, Global Client Services Delivery

Requirements

  • Client-focused, “make it happen” attitude
  • Meets the requirements of at least one of the technical specialisations in the “Technical Specialisations” below
  • Recognised as a technology lead and solution-level decision maker
  • 10 years+ experience in the IT industry, and at least 5 years in a client-facing IT delivery role
  • Experience in managing end-to-end delivery of technical projects

Desirable

  • Experience in pre-sales and/or project management of technical projects
  • Bachelors degree (Engineering or Science) in a Computing or IT field
  • Able to travel (nationally and internationally)
  • Security cleared (SC or in-country equivalent)

Technical Specialisations

R&S Enterprise

  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with various mid-range and high-end Cisco routing and switching platforms
  • Expert-level knowledge and recent experience in delivering routing/switching solutions (fully-qualified CCIE, e.g. Routing & Switching)
  • Experience with a broad range of network technology vendors (e.g. Juniper, Checkpoint,  Fortinet, F5, Bluecoat)
  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with Juniper platforms (e.g. MX-series or SRX-series) – desirable

R&S Service Provider

  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with various mid-range and high-end Cisco routing and switching platforms
  • Expert -level knowledge and recent experience in delivering routing/switching solutions in a service provider network (fully-qualified CCIE Routing/Switching or CCIE Service Provider)
  • Professional-level knowledge and recent experience in delivering routing/switching solutions in an enterprise network (CCNP)
  • Experience with a broad range of network technology vendors (e.g. Juniper, Checkpoint,  Fortinet, F5, Bluecoat)
  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with Juniper routing platforms (e.g. MX-series or T-series routers) – Desirable 

Unified Communications

  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with Cisco  Unified Communications platforms
  • Expert-level knowledge and recent experience in delivering IP-Telephony/Unified Communications solutions (fully qualified CCIE Voice)
  • Professional-level knowledge and recent experience in delivering routing/switching solutions (CCNP)
  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with MS Lync  Unified Communications platforms

Wireless

  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with various wireless and enterprise routing/switching solutions
  • Expert-level experience/knowledge in Wireless solutions (fully-qualified CCIE, e.g. Wireless, or Aruba ACDX/ACMX or other)
  • Professional-level experience/knowledge in routing/switching (CCIP or CCNP)
  • Experience with a broad range of network technology vendors (e.g. Cisco, Aruba, Checkpoint,  Fortinet, F5, Bluecoat)

Security

  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with security platforms (e.g. firewalls, encryption gateways, intrusion detection/prevention)
  • Expert-level knowledge and recent experience in delivering security solutions (fully-qualified CCIE Security or Checkpoint CCMA/CCSE or other)
  • Professional-level knowledge and recent experience in delivering routing/switching solutions in an enterprise network (CCNP)
  • Experience with a broad range of network technology vendors (e.g. Juniper, Checkpoint,  Fortinet, F5, Bluecoat)
  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with Fortinet and/or Checkpoint security platforms – desirable

Datacentre

  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with various mid-range and high-end Cisco routing and switching platforms
  • Expert-level knowledge and recent experience in delivering routing/switching solutions (fully-qualified CCIE, e.g. Routing & Switching or Datacentre)
  • Design/implementation experience with the following platforms
  • Cisco Nexus product range (Nexus 7k, Nexus 5k and Nexus 2k)
  • F5 Big-IP or Viprion range
  • Juniper, Checkpoint or Fortinet firewalls
  • Experience with a broad range of network technology vendors (e.g. Juniper, Checkpoint,  Fortinet, F5, Bluecoat)
  • Hands-on solution design and implementation experience with Juniper platforms (e.g. MX-series or SRX-series) – desirable

Deadline for applications is 30/01/2017

For more information, call Nova Buchan on 073 393 9731 or send your CV to Nova@capitaledgerecruitment.co.za