Network Architect

12 Jan 2024
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Description A network architect plays a crucial role in designing, building, and maintaining the complex digital highways that keep organizations connected and functional. Their duties broadly fall into three main areas:

Network Design and Planning:

Analyzing business needs: Understanding the organization's data flow, security requirements, and future growth plans to design a network that fits perfectly.

Choosing the right technology: Selecting the appropriate hardware, software, and protocols to build a reliable, efficient, and secure network infrastructure.

Creating detailed blueprints: Mapping out the network layout, including its components, connections, and configurations.

Network Implementation and Deployment:

Procurement and installation: Overseeing the acquisition, setup, and configuration of network equipment, like routers, switches, and firewalls.

Testing and optimization: Ensuring the network operates smoothly by conducting tests, identifying bottlenecks, and fine-tuning performance.

Integration and migration: Managing the transition from old to new technologies, minimizing disruption and ensuring smooth connectivity.

Network Management and Troubleshooting:

Monitoring performance: Keeping a watchful eye on network health, bandwidth usage, and potential security threats.

Troubleshooting problems: Diagnosing and resolving network issues, ensuring quick problem-solving and minimal downtime.

Security and maintenance: Implementing security protocols, performing regular updates, and keeping the network infrastructure up-to-date.

Beyond these core responsibilities, network architects also collaborate with other IT professionals, stay updated on the latest technologies, and contribute to the overall IT strategy of the organization.In essence, network architects are the master builders of the digital world, weaving intricate webs of connections that empower companies to communicate, collaborate, and thrive in the digital age. They are the silent heroes behind every seamless file transfer, video call, and data exchange, ensuring our online experiences are reliable, secure, and efficient.Requirements Responsibilities:

Network Design and Architecture:

Analyze business requirements and translate them into secure, scalable, and cost-effective network solutions.

Design and architect network infrastructure, including LANs, WANs, VPNs, wireless networks, and cloud-based solutions.

Keep abreast of emerging network technologies and evaluate their applicability to our business needs.

Create detailed network documentation and design specifications.

Network Implementation and Deployment:

Oversee the procurement, installation, and configuration of network hardware and software.

Manage network migration projects and ensure seamless transitions between new and existing technologies.

Develop and implement testing procedures to verify network performance and security.

Collaborate with other IT teams for successful network integration and deployment.

Network Management and Optimization:

Monitor network performance and troubleshoot any issues that arise.

Perform routine network maintenance and security audits.

Optimize network configurations for performance, scalability, and efficiency.

Implement security best practices and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.

Additional Responsibilities:

Provide technical guidance and support to other IT staff and external vendors.

Stay updated on the latest network trends and industry best practices.

Contribute to the development and execution of IT strategic plans.

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Full-time
  • ID: #50857151
  • State: Iowa Davenport 52801 Davenport USA
  • City: Davenport
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-13
  • Category: Et cetera
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