Lead Network Architect/Engineer

at Cognizant
Published May 10, 2022
Location Boston, MA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Cognizant Technology Solutions is currently seeking a highly skilled Lead Network Architect/Engineer who will provide high and detailed Low Level designs for network and security, implementation skills and combine technical intelligence with communication and presentation abilities. Needs to have strong hands-on experience in Cisco ACI and 9K Switches and Networking technologies.

The candidate must have a strong specialized skillset with knowledge and experience and responsible for:

Datacenter/remote office and MFG extensive experience Design and Implementation Layer 2/3 technologies – VLANs, vPC, Segmentation
SD-WAN experience perferred with Silver Peak (now HP SD-WAN)
Palo Alto SD-WAN and Cisco SD-WAN architurecture and implemantion
Cisco NX-OS, Cisco ACI
F5 load balancing, Proxy servers
Firwalls (Cisco ASA, Palo Alto, Juniper)
Understanding of OTV and Datacenter/ Interconnections
WAN technologies, point to point, MPLS, DMVPN,, IPSEC VPN, SD-WAN including QoS
SD-WAN Policy based routing
Design of network management tools and monitoring tools performance such as packetloss, commited information rate and/or throughput in addiiton to up/down status
Experince in Migration of existing network services to newly implemented network services
Skills in Python for ACI scripting purposes, other sripting langaugages a plus
Riverbed or other WAN accelration implemenation experience

Deep experience BGP and EGIRP, OSPF routing protocols
Deep understanding of Polices and design of Quality of Service (QoS/CoS)
Proxy servers such as Bluecoat, Websense experience a plus
Network Management – Netflow, SPAN, SNMP, Logging,
Deep understanding of Role Based Access control such as Cisco ISE or Active Directory integration
Automation experience is a plus, such as automated network device
Intrusion detection and IPS a plus
Firewall writing and understanding a plus

Required Qualifications:

Extensive network architecting experience with Palo Alto Cisco and 2 years in Cisco ACI
Exceptional communication both written and spoken skills – able to speak to top executives, business and technical leaders. Able to adapt vocabulary and style for each situation; able to represent complex ideas with effective documents and visuals and to adapt presentations to the expectations and background of the audience
Extensive collaboration and stakeholder management skills - able to work effectively with others on common tasks; build rapport, gain support, instill confidence, take actions which respect the needs and contributions of others; find common ground; negotiate win-win solutions; and share credit with others; all while achieving the objectives of both the team and stakeholders
Applied knowledge of enterprise networking architecture WAN and LAN frameworks, methods, and tools
Applied knowledge of network and security concepts and technologies
Applied knowledge of server hardware and virtualization technologies including VLAN/VXLAN
Some applied knowledge of cloud networking technologies (AWS, Azure, Private cloud, etc.)
Applied knowledge of high availability networking infrastructure designs and methodologies
Applied knowledge of systems monitoring and incident handling, capacity planning and performance tuning
Solid understanding HPIAA and or Health care regulatory compliance. FDA IT compliance and quality control good manufacturing process a plus

Education and Certifications:

13+ years’ experience in networking both datacenters and remote offices/ MFG facilities including leading complex network projects
5+ years Infrastructure Consulting experience
Current technical certifications preferred (CISSP, HPE , Silver Peak , Cisco (CNP, CCIE) Red Hat, VMware)
Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, information systems or related discipline

Home office setup (network, phone, etc.) Our strength is built on our ability to work together. Our diverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It encourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for our clients. We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to craft meaningful solutions through true collaboration.

If you are comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we’d love to hear from you.

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Additional Information:

Travel Percentage: 25%

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