Maintains in-depth up-to-date knowledge of standards, guidelines, industry trends, etc., for the Networking discipline, including LAN, WAN, Wireless, Data Center networking and interconnection. Evaluates and selects from existing and emerging technologies the options best fitting business and IT strategic needs. Works with governance boards to establish new architecture building block standards and guidelines as needed and determines common architectural frameworks and patterns. Consults with key customers across multiple projects regarding the use and application of architectural/infrastructure standards. Assists customers with understanding how to approach a variance to architectural/infrastructure standards. Assumes a leadership role in ensuring that new and existing applications abide by current architectural standards. Builds strong relationships between teams within IT and between IT and related business teams. Maintains professional relationships with peers in other corporations and outside organizations. Provides technical mentoring to Project, Program, and/or Process Architects.
Related training/education/experience in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics. 1 - 3 years relevant experience in the planning, design, implementation/deployment and operational transition of solutions in LAN, WAN, Wireless, Data Center networking. Working knowledge of key technologies including security, Voice Over IP, and video from a network perspective as well as network management tools. Positive attitude under pressure and accustomed to working to deadlines. Process focus with the ability to think through solutions from concept, to engineering, to implementation to support. Ability to be a solid and unselfish team member while also being capable of independent thought and willingness to insert his/her own opinions or ideas. Strong ability to work on strategic directions without direct or constant supervision. Be a creative solution provider with the ability to translate customer/business needs into technology solutions. Strong oral, and written communication skills.