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Network Architect job in Pleasanton, CA

  • Location:
    Pleasanton, California
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    Information Systems
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Modis Engineering is seeking a Network Architect for a contract position in Pleasanton, CA. This position will act as a primary technical principal and is responsible for delivery of network solutions at an enterprise level. Expertise with network infrastructure technologies such as LAN, WAN,Wireless, Security, VoIP, Video and Data Center. Ideal candidates will have Data Center experience. Candidates for this position must be able to, from day one, roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running, and bring their experience to the team to make the project deployments much smoother.


Oversee planning, design, implementation, and operation of network infrastructure projects and participate in the specification of business requirements and implementation plans for technically advanced internetworking solutions
Manage implementation of network infrastructure projects, from both technical and communication aspects.
Review network design for network security and other risks during course of projects. Serve as a liaison to vendors and/or third-party providers as assigned
Provide on-site and remote technical assistance to other resources and to customers
Build and document new Infrastructure environments following industry best practices and internal security policies and standards
Provide infrastructure design, implementation planning, deployment support, software strategy, system troubleshooting, performance engineering and optimization, maintenance strategy.
Provide technical guidance, knowledge transfer and mentorship to State Fund internal engineering peers as required and lead technical staff responsibilities.
Establishes networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with other team on network optimization.
Secures network and server systems by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
Provide 24 by 7 support
Reporting network operational status by gathering, prioritizing information.
Participate in capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and network tuning


Thorough understanding of networking technologies, including administration of enterprise routers, switches, firewalls, IDS/IPS, and load-balancers (OSI layers 4-7)
Expertise with Palo Alto Network Firewall, Cisco ASA.
Expertise with F5 Load Balancers.
Strong OSI layer 2 knowledge and practical experience, including various flavors of STP, ARP, QOS, etc.
Comprehensive knowledge of OSI layer 3 networks and protocols, including broadcast, multicast, anycast concepts, routing, etc.
Expertise with various routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP)
Understanding of network security methodologies as a whole, including but not limited to: ACLs, Stateful firewalls, VPNs (tunneling, IPsec, SSL, etc.)
Fluency with common network admin and monitoring tools such as Rancid, OpenNMS, Nagios, Solarwinds, Wireshark, Nmap, Nessus, Netflow, Sflow etc.
Administrative scripting skills (Perl, UNIX shell scripting)
In-depth knowledge of Cisco IOS, NX-OS, both Cisco Nexus 1K, 2K, 5K 7K, 9K and non-Nexus series switches, Cisco routers and other Cisco networking gear.
Solid understanding of data center related technology and collocation environment.
In-depth knowledge of MPLS network.
Experience in Cisco Fabric interconnect configuration
Must have Nexus 9K and VPC experience
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. Computer Science, IT, or similar disciplines).
Equivalent work experience implementing and operating enterprise level data center and/or office networks.

Advanced knowledge of Cisco, F5, Palo Alto Firewall, Websense/Focepoint, Juniper and other vendor equipment and configuration
Advanced knowledge and experience with Routing Protocols (BGP, RIP, OSPF, etc)

CCNP is the very minimum requirement. CCIE R&S, or CCIE data center certifications is a big plus.

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