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As a part of Accenture Cloud First - Cloud infrastructure Engineering (CIE) practice, Network Architect will be leverage extensive skills in Cisco architecture, SD-WAN (Multi-vendor), Hybrid Cloud architecture, Cloud Exchange solution to design, plan and implement Network solutions for enterprise clients.
- Perform assessments of client network environments, identify gaps and performance improvement opportunities based on leading industry practices.
- Development of implementation roadmap and transition plans.
- Create presentations outlining findings and present to the client managers and engineers
- Work with clients to develop network strategies for architecture and engineering solutions from concept through implementation.
- Develop network detailed designs in the following areas: software defined networking, network segmentation, network access control, network security and cloud networking components
- Analyze and provide recommendations for emerging network technologies
- Implement network infrastructures solutions (hands-on engineering, configuration, testing, deployment and initial support)
- Project management activities including work planning, status reporting, client relationship management, and project financial management.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients including director level personnel
- Drive internal and client-facing meetings, prepare reports and presentations
- Develop internal white papers and knowledge capital on network technology topics
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You will need:
- Minimum 3 years of experience in network infrastructure solutions architecture, engineering, implementation, integrations and operations of enterprise and carrier-class networks.
- Minimum 3 years of experience of technical experience and strong working knowledge of IP Internetworking, LAN Switching, WAN and network security are expected.
- Minimum 2 years of experience working with cloud-based network infrastructures (AWS & Azure)
- Minimum 2 years of experience in project management.
- Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience with three or more Cisco platforms
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. If Associate’s Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience.
Bonus points if you have:
- Expert knowledge of the IP protocol suite
- Extensive experience with the following technologies SDN - preferably Cisco ACI, SD-WAN, SD-LAN, NFV, DMVPN, MPLS, VRF, BGP, EIGRP, QoS, PBR, VSS, Cisco ISE, WAN Optimization technologies and NG Firewalls.
- Experience with network segmentation, management, automation and orchestration tools (i.e. Cisco DNA center, Cisco Tetration and others).
- Previous network consulting practice experience is preferred.
- Experience with non-Cisco products and technologies such as Palo Alto, F5 and Juniper networks Desired vendor certifications are strongly preferred (e.g., CCIE, CCNP, CCDP and others).
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
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