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Lead Network Architect

Cox Communications


Location:
Atlanta, GA
Date:
09/21/2017
2017-09-212017-10-21
Job Code:
1713034
Cox Communications
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Job Details

Company Cox Communications
Title: Lead Network Architect
JobID: 1713034
Category: Information Technology
Industry: Cox Communications, Inc.
Job Type: Full-time

Description

Cox Communications is looking for a Lead Network Architect who will report directly to the Senior Director of Network and Security Services. This individual will be involved in providing strategic direction, leadership, and vision for the planning, standardization, automation, and implementation of enterprise platforms as well as aligning network services with its technology and business needs through service fulfillment.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions: 

• Recognized subject matter expertise across multiple technical domains. Focus is on problems that have a direct effect on major segments or enterprise-wide business programs and results.
• Define strategies and architectures for evolving enterprise scale technologies to meet business needs in a flexible and agile manner.
•Develop, maintain, and continually improve processes and automation within the Data Center and network services
• Provide technical direction and leadership to resolve critical design and operational issues that affect development and deployment of new products and services in the enterprise network environments
• Collaborate with business partners, vendors, and standards bodies to define future technologies in a collaborative manner by understanding internal business drivers, key platform roadmaps, and participating in industry working groups
• Leverage expertise in evolving enterprise technologies to make the Enterprise network more agile and support cloud technologies and automation.
• Solicit and evaluate technical contributions and proposals from vendor companies as necessary



Qualifications


Minimum

• 8 or more years of experience required in related field (i.e. technical solutions design, IT development, Engineering, etc.)

• Previous experience working in telecommunications supporting large enterprise environments
• Familiarity with defining automation and orchestration of processes for the network using the following:
• Configuration Management Tools: Ansible, Puppet, Chef or Salt
• Programming languages: Ruby, Phython, or Perl
• Other tools: Docker, Jenkins
• Proven record of accomplishments in major Enterprise level projects
• Demonstrated ability and experience with cloud and SDN/NFV abstraction, including the creation of development standards
• Experience defining requirements for evolving enterprise infrastructures to support future needs
• Strong communication and documentation skills
• Deep knowledge of the following: Cisco, Juniper or Arista routing and Switching platforms
• Application load balancing (A10, Citrix or other vendors)
• Converged infrastructure products such as Cisco UCS or EMC vBlock
• Willingness to travel as needed
• Experience developing strategy and roadmaps for complex data center environments along with seeing these strategies deployed.



Preferred

•BS/BA in related discipline strongly desired (i.e. Information Technology, Engineering). 

•Integration experience with Network Virtualization with legacy network platforms
•Cisco CCIE (Routing & Switching, Data Center, Service Provider) Certification, Cisco CCDE Certification or equivalent from another vendor



About Cox Communications

 

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.



Organization: Cox Communications, Inc.

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-6305 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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