Cloud Architect (I, II, III, or IV)

Job Locations US-TN-Nashville | US-MS | US-TN
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/19/2021 3:16 PM)
Job ID
2021-8046
# of Openings
1
Category
Technology

Overview

We are very proud to announce that C Spire was named by Forbes as one of America's Best Midsize Employers in 2021!

(Click HERE to view our blog post on the announcement)

 

 

 

*This role can be filled as a Cloud Architect I, II, III, or IV based on the required and preferred qualifications below*

 

Work with Network Managers across multiple departments to provide and maintain highly specialized information technology solutions. In a senior level position, serve as liaison between end users and Network resources.  

 

Elicit, analyze, and document the business needs of project stakeholders in developing detailed business requirements for new and existing systems and/or network elements.  Use communication, analytical and problem-solving skills during the system development life cycle to maximize the benefit of Network systems and company resources.   

Responsibilities

  • Cloud Architect I & II
    • Collaborate with colleagues to build strategies that enable network growth and enhanced mechanisms for impeccable service delivery.
    • Conducts research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
    • Provides SME services to Project Managers to identify new products and solutions, and research solutions for existing systems.
    • Communicates with colleagues and leadership as required: keeping them informed of network roadmap/technology changes.
    • Leads system architecture design for system infrastructure.
    • Creates HLD & LLD of networks design utilizing industry best practices.
    • Provide expertise to ensure innovative ideas and emerging technologies are aligned with company roadmap.
    • Performs Architecture reviews as required, ensuring initiatives are aligned with future state.
    • Work efficiently a fast-paced and dynamic environment where teamwork is critical.
  • Cloud Architect III & IV
    • Most, if not all, of the responsibilities listed above.
    • Provides SME services to Project Managers to identify new products and solutions, and research solutions for existing systems.
    • Communicates with colleagues and leadership as required: keeping them informed of network roadmap/technology changes.
    • Leads system architecture design for system infrastructure.

Qualifications

  • ALL LEVELS
    • Bachelor's degree in technical and/or business-related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience required.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, including the ability to communicate in a clear and succinct manner to effectively evaluate information to make decisions required.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to diplomatically advocate for best practices and standards as well as anticipate and develop plans to resolve obstacles required.
    • Background must exhibit the ability to operate effectively within a fast-paced, complex, dynamic environment.
  • CLOUD ARCHITECT I:
    • REQUIRED
      • Proven experience in Information Technology required.
      • At least 4 years of experience in a system engineering/support position required.
      • At least 4 years of experience in designing architectures of large-scale system and networks required.
      • At least 2 years of experience in designing Virtual Systems, Cloud and Storage architectures in large-scale environments required.
      • VCP certification required.
      • Self-starter with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks, deliver timely resolutions and see projects to completion.
      • Proven ability to think proactively and solve problems independently.
    • PREFERRED
      • VCAP certification is preferred.
      • Experience in an academic and/or research environment is a plus.
      • Hands-on experience with hardware and software from one or more networking vendors (Cisco, Arista and Fortinet) is strongly preferred.
      • Hands-on experience with hardware and software from one or more systems vendors (Cisco, VMWare, and Pure Storage) is strongly preferred.
  • CLOUD ARCHITECT II:
    • REQUIRED
      • Proven experience in Information Technology required.
      • At least 6 years of experience in a system engineering/support position required.
      • At least 6 years of experience in designing architectures of large-scale system and networks required.
      • At least 4 years of experience in designing Virtual Systems, Cloud and Storage architectures in large-scale environments required.
      • VCP certification required.
      • CCNA certification required.
      • Proven ability to think proactively and solve problems independently required.
    • PREFERRED
      • Experience in an academic and/or research environment is strongly preferred.
      • VCAP certification strongly preferred.
      • CCNP strongly preferred.
      • Hands-on experience with hardware and software from one or more networking vendors (Cisco, Arista and Fortinet) is strongly preferred.
      • Hands-on experience with hardware and software from one or more systems vendors (Cisco, VMWare, and Pure Storage) is strongly preferred.
  • CLOUD ARCHITECT III:
    • REQUIRED
      • At least 10 years of experience in a system engineering/support position required.
      • At least 8 years of experience in designing architectures of large-scale system and networks required.
      • At least 5 years of experience in designing Virtual Systems, Cloud and Storage architectures in large-scale environments required.
      • Advanced knowledge of common network technologies at OSI Layer 3 required.
      • Advanced knowledge of common network technologies at OSI Layer 2 required.
      • VCDX certification required.
      • CCNP certification required.
      • In-depth knowledge of BGP and IS-IS routing protocols required.
    • PREFERRED
      • Experience in an academic and/or research environment is strongly preferred.
      • Hands-on experience with hardware and software from two or more networking vendors (Cisco, Arista and Fortinet) is strongly preferred.
      • Hands-on experience with hardware and software from two or more systems vendors (Cisco, VMWare, and Pure Storage) is strongly preferred.
  • CLOUD ARCHITECT IV
    • REQUIRED
      • At least 15 years of experience in a system engineering/support position required.
      • At least 10 years of experience designing architectures of large-scale system and networks.
      • At least 8 years of experience in designing Virtual Systems, Cloud and Storage architectures in large-scale environments required.
      • Advanced knowledge of common network technologies at OSI Layer 3 required.
      • Advanced knowledge of common network technologies at OSI Layer 2 required.
      • VCDX certification required.
      • CCNP certification required.
      • Advanced knowledge of BGP and IS-IS routing protocols required.
      • Hands-on experience with hardware and software from two or more systems vendors (Cisco, VMWare, and Pure Storage) is required.
    • PREFERRED
      • Experience in an academic and/or research environment is strongly preferred.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Must be able to sit for long periods and use computer keyboard and/or mouse while viewing computer screen. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, which could include nights and weekends.

 

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