Cisco Data Center Principle Architect

at Seneca Resources
Published May 6, 2022
Location Warsaw, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Position Title: Cisco Data Center Principle Architect

Location: Remote

Position Status: Direct Hire

Pay: $150,000 $200,000 (depending on experience)

Job Description:

The qualified candidate will be a subject matter expert with architect level experience that will include Cisco traditional and software defined networking, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), compute utilizing Cisco UCS as well as Virtualization applications. A Principal Architect will possess a high level of professional consulting acumen and the readiness to collaborate within a team. They must thrive on success, inspire others, and drive towards 100% customer success

As a Principal Architect, you will function as the lead technical resource of the post-sales network engineering delivery team. Your role will include delivering successful solutions to our federal customers, providing thought leadership for the internal technical teams, as well as driving technical direction within both pre and post sales engineering. The Principal Architect plays a key role in helping to define the technical direction and advanced solutions our teams go to market with.

Job Responsibilities:

Thought leadership for the post sales engineering team with an emphasis on advanced technical design and cross-domain architectures and solutions

Post-sales design and delivery of advanced technology solutions

Assisting our pre-sales engineering teams by providing technical influence, design consultation and recommended best practices

Staying informed on the latest industry trends and solution capabilities

Maintaining a thorough understanding of Cisco validated designs and industry best practices

Working within our integration lab environment to stage customer equipment for in-flight projects

Designing and building leading edge proof-of-concept/value (POC/POVs)

Researching new technologies with the goal of helping the post-sales team to learn and deploy in the future

Providing mentorship to the team as the lead technical resource

The aptitude to support multiple ongoing projects while collaborating with your team to prioritize key tasks and milestones

Maintain and create documentation templates including Design and AS-Built documentation

Travel onsite to customer locations as needed

Job Qualifications:

CCIE Required

DOD 8570 IAT Level II+ required

Four-year BS in Computer Science or related field, preferred or 8 year’s equivalent work experience

Minimum 7+ years direct applicable consulting experience

Subject Matter Expert in the following categories:

Traditional and software defined networking

Catalyst and Nexus platforms

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

APIC Controllers

Cisco UCS







Fiber Channel Switches

P2V conversions

V2V conversions

vCenter Ops Manager

Proven success designing and implementing enterprise networks including experience with DoD SIPR and NIPR

Knowledge with scripting and automation leveraging Ansible, Python, Rest API’s, JSON, Terraform and other scripting capabilities is strongly desired

Strong understanding of delivering all technology in a secure manor to include ability to deliver Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)

Being able to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal is key

Motivated by challenges and has a strong sense of commitment to customer satisfaction

Detail-oriented and organized with an inquisitive nature that is open to learning from all sources

Natural Attention to Detail

Ability to work well in a team as well as individually

Ability to foster strong relationships at all levels

About Seneca Resources:

Seneca Resources is a client driven provider of strategic Information Technology consulting services and Workforce Solutions to government and industry. Seneca Resources is a leading IT services provider with offices in Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Texas that service clients throughout the United States.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

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