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Description

The David-Kenneth Group is seeking to add a qualified Senior Network Architect to its team of experienced data center migration professionals. Data Center migration projects are mission-critical, come with inherent risks and are typically a once in a lifetime project for most organizations. That is why this position requires an individual with previous data center migration experience.

The ideal candidate must be a proactive team player with a dynamic personality comfortable working in highly available, fast-paced, client-facing environments. Our work culture mandates an entrepreneurial mindset and a self-starter attitude. David-Kenneth Group hires individuals that embrace critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement of themselves and those around them.

The person in this role will provide technical support for project planning, development, and implementation. You will be responsible for understanding a client's existing environment, designing target architectures, and hands-on implementation of designs. The candidate must be independent, proactive, and comfortable working in small teams with similarly elite personnel. Must be able to demonstrate broad network engineering experience in both design and deployment. The qualified candidate must be able to install and configure Network architecture, provide optimized configurations plus able to support existing; migrate the networks from the current production environment to the new datacenter with no downtime. Significant migration experience is a must. This is NOT a position for which you will be trained.

Should you be qualified, this is a great opportunity to keep your skills sharp. This position will provide unique challenges as well as an opportunity to work with an industry leader whose services are in high demand and are looking to expand.

 

Experience Requirements

  • The qualified candidate must have 10 YRS of experience with assessments, project planning, network design and hands on implementation of network infrastructure solutions for highly visible/ large enterprise clients.
  • Previous Network Design experience in data center migrations: relocations, colocations and consolidations projects.
  • Previous Network Design experience with Data Center Interconnects (DCI), Leaf/Spine Fabric, and VLAN-Stretching (Cisco OTV).
  • Able to advise clients and implement new technologies for high-level designs and monitor performance based on specified project requirements.
  • Possesses expert knowledge of the Cisco Nexus product line (9k, 7k, and 5k) and experience with Cisco ASR Routers and Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Posssess expert knowledge of BGP and OSPF and experience with Dark Fiber, DWDM and MPLS.
  • Possess expert knowledge in Network Security including NX-OS/IOS hardening and implementations of GRE, DMVPN and IPSEC tunneling.
  • In-Depth Knowledge of Network Architecture, demonstrated understanding of networking layer 2 and 3
  • Strong ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot complex technical issues
  • Network latency testing and mitigation
  • Circuit selection and sizing
  • Logical and physical network diagramming
  • Experience with Network auto-discovery tools
  • Work as a flexible team player - independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)

 

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with EVPN and VXLAN
  • Experience with Software Defined Networks (VMware NSX, Cisco ACI)
  • Experience with Firewalls (Palo Alto, Check Point, Cisco ASA)
  • Experience with Load Balancing technologies (F5, Cisco, Citrix)
  • Experience with WAN optimization technologies (Riverbed, Cisco)
  • Experience with Cisco UCS
  • Experience with Cloud Services (Azure, AWS)
  • Experience with Virtualization Technologies (VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Windows Hyper-V )
  • Past telecommuting background

 

Additional Information

  • Full time with benefits
  • U.S. Citizen (Unable to sponsor H-1B Visa’s at this time)
  • Travel 20- 30% (Approximately 1 week per month on average)
  • Telecommute, willing to support any U.S. Time Zone

 

About the David Kenneth Group

The David-Kenneth Group is a privately held, veteran-owned company whose main offices are in Annapolis, Maryland. Our core competency and singular focus is data center transformations. It’s what we do all day, every day. Our data center transformation services include data center migrations, infrastructure optimization, and advisory services.

We are experienced in servicing Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies that provide critical services in high stake industries where downtime could equate to loss of life, national headlines, or critical loss in revenue. Whether your data center strategy requires a simple or complex mix of transformation services, all of our people, processes, and methodology are purposed to help organizations achieve the attractive business benefits of a data center transformation. Click here to learn more about who we are.

 

Our Benefits & Our Culture

The David Kenneth Group is committed to providing our employees with a competitive benefits package that complements our core values and demonstrates our people-first commitment. We offer a competitive salary; paid time off; paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K; profit sharing program; and additional benefits such as employee development, education assistance, and employee referral. For more information, visit our benefits page.


If you or someone you know is interested in joining our elite team of technologists, please submit your resume to hr@davidkennethgroup.com and include your contact information, type of position, the best time to reach you, preferred phone and email address. If your qualifications meet the requirements for an open position, our recruiter will reach out to you.