Network Architect/Lead (Sdn, Cisco Aci)

Presidio, Inc. Norcross , GA 30071

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking for a detail oriented Network Architect with strong technical and leadership skills who can work in a fast-paced office setting that requires a great deal of interaction among associates and executives. The ideal candidate must be a people person who can work in groups on various projects. The individual must also have strong verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable interacting with a diverse group of people. S/He must know the important elements in time management and prioritization in order to manage to deadlines, have a great sense of detail while also be able to see the "big picture" and be able to multi-task and take initiative when needed.

This individual will be hands on as well as oversee an engineering team with the delivery of projects, ensuring engineers are technically prepared; services are completed fully and efficiently, and have met or exceeded client expectations. This individual will report to the Data Center Practice Director.

The right individual for this role must be comfortable with technical hands on engineering as well as the ability to lead customer engagements and technical enablement internally for new technology. The candidate must be passionate about learning new technology and want to drive technical solution direction. Ideally, the individual must be able work with little oversight but remain engaged with internal sales and presales engineering resources through internal collaboration tools.


  • Develop technical architecture on behalf of Presidio around Data Center Networks practice technologies utilizing related manufacturers products. Refining deployment architectures presented by the Solutions Architecture Group.

  • Stay current with technology trends, customer needs, and market demand to recommend, modify and implement appropriate solution architectures to align with customer requirements.

  • Ensure compliance of company policies, procedures, and objectives regarding processes, initiatives, and projects.

  • Provides technical leadership on Data Center Networks technology area to both pre and post sales engineers

  • Primary responsibilities include performing project-based engineering, design, installation and troubleshooting of data/security networks

  • Lead Engineer for customer projects including design, implementation, testing, and support for new deployments, expansions, environment refresh and upgrades. This includes troubleshooting customer environments

  • Working with the engineering team to successfully implement data center network solutions

  • LAN routing, switching and security configuration and deployment in medium to very large environments

  • Provide network engineering consulting services, including: assessment, design and implementation of data and secure networking environments

  • Assist clients through planning, design and implementation of data center communications networks

  • Creates technical deliverables including network assessments, capacity planning, detailed design documents, implementation plans, configurations, and change orders.

  • Lead technical discussions to understand business requirements and translate them into functional specifications

  • Comfortable presenting to customer audience on technical design and new product enablement.

  • Develop comprehensive graphical and text-based design documentation and effectively manage the implementation process from design to customer acceptance

  • Provides peer reviews of implementations, configurations, and documentation for team members.

  • Assists other team members with deployment or best practices.

  • Engages in continuous learning to stay abreast on new and emerging technologies.

  • Obtain vendor-related certifications, to enhance professional development and our corporate standing with our vendors.

Job Requirements:

Strong knowledge and experience with design, implementation and support of the following:

  • Complex routing / switching solutions (Cisco is a must)

  • Network Virtualization VMware NSX, VXLAN, Multi-VRF and VRF-Lite

  • Strong Familiarity with Cisco ACI policy model and networking concepts. Production deployment experience a plus.

  • (novice) Data Center Virtualization vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM

  • Server Access Networking Cisco UCS, vSphere Distributed Networking

  • (expert) Unicast Routing protocolsOSPF, EIGRP, BGP

  • Data Center Interconnect strategy OTV, LISP, VPLS, EVPN


  • WAN connectivity such as DWDM, MPLS, Metro-E

  • Cisco Nexus configuration and design

  • Load balancing solutions (F5, Citrix, HA Proxy/NGINX )

  • (novice) Firewalls/VPNs administration (Cisco/Palo Alto/Check Point are a plus)

  • (novice) Authentication solutions including Microsoft LDAP/TACACS+

  • (novice) Familiarity with Multicast PIM Sparse/Dense, MSDP

  • Quality of Service understanding and configuration.

  • Proficient or familiarity with automation or scripting (any of the following: Python, Ruby, Ansible )

Education and Experience:

  • BS in CS or related field

  • 8-15+ years of relevant job experience including configuring, analyzing & troubleshooting complex networks

  • Industry certifications strongly preferred (any of the below are acceptable):

  • CCIE and/or CCDE (preferred)

  • CCNP R/S, Data Center


  • CCNA Data Center

  • Must be highly knowledgeable in IP Networking, enterprise architecture, IPSec, Routers, Switches, Load Balancers, Firewalls and other security appliances

  • Strong soft skills preferred. This is a technical lead role with the ability to oversee customer and internal technical engineering resources for project completion and success.



  • Presidio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.

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