Full Job Description
Chenega Technical Innovations is currently seeking talented individuals to add to our Talent Network.
System Architect of IT Development and Management
Summary: The System Architect of IT Development and Management is a key contributor to the success of the New York City Department of Education program for CTI. The System Architect of IT Development and Management is a part of a dynamic team supporting the Information Technology initiatives and projects supporting over 1.1 million children across 1800 schools. The System Architect of IT Development and Management collaboratively supports parents, educators, school communities, and external stakeholders to improve student achievement and ensure that every child graduates from high school prepared for college, a career, and a future as a productive, critically thinking adult.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage a variety of technical tasks as part of designing the infrastructure in existing schools and provides technical support for both current and future needs.
Provide expertise to identify and translate system and business requirements into design documents and drawings.
Produce highly technical client-oriented design documents to illustrate solution strategy and deployment plans.
Survey market landscape for current trends, directions, and methods to improve and enhance existing network, server, storage, and end-point infrastructure.
Develop, organize and perform extensive testing scenarios for various solutions.
Validate hardware needed and assure that the specifications in the core network and school designs meet standards and organizational goals.
Participate in ongoing design and engineering efforts to expand Department of Education (DOE) applications and systems to cloud infrastructure.
Serve as the in-house expert and authority in troubleshooting complex network infrastructure technologies (Cisco, F5).
Work on development of Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) standards and configurations.
Collaborate with Project Managers during the deployment phase of the project. This includes documenting all installation, customization and integration efforts.
Lead the creation of the configuration deployment procedures and trains integration and field engineers on various networking configurations.
Utilize knowledge of ITIL processes and methodology to develop project’s structure and documentation.
Contribute to the creation and maintenance of the DOE’s Network Standards documents.
Liaise with vendors to understand key technologies in the marketplace and determine viability of marketplace options regarding compliance with DOE standards.
Work to develop documentation to implement solutions in accordance with the DOE’s educational vision.
Establish standards, processes and best practices in solution architecture to ensure high-quality deliverables.
Provide expert advice, technical leadership and guidance to IT teams for feasibility, solution architectural designs, and options.
Maintain a high level of technical knowledge on all relevant software releases and their interaction with various partner platforms.
Develop a consensus around critical architecture decisions and communicate architecture direction with business and IT teams.
Perform complex, hands-on solution design, solution architecture, architecture roadmaps, concepts and developmental tasks required in support of current and new projects.
Develop, enhance, manage and maintain both new and existing solutions.
Communicate requirements and specifications to project teams. This includes:
Analyzes business requirements to develop technical network solutions designs and their framework.
Leading teams during the implementation stage.
Controlling and reviewing solution implementation.
Resolve complex project issues through the implementation of requirements and the management of solution delivery.
Develop best practices and tools to ensure the successful delivery of solutions to business partners.
Other duties as assigned
Active Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Certification.
Experience working with technologies such as Virtual Private Networks, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Wireless, and QoS.
7+ years of experience with the following:
Planning, designing, configuring and implementing enterprise networks (Wide Area and Data Center) using technology products such as Cisco ASR, Cisco 9k/7k/5k, Cisco ACI, or VMware NSX.
Enterprise storage protocols, including FC, FCoIP, FCoE, and iSCSI.
Planning, designing, configuring and implementing Next-Generation firewalls, web and content filtering solutions using technology products such as FortiGate, Zscaler, Cisco FirePower, and Cisco Meraki.
Collaborating with network architects and engineers to create enterprise networks and address supports issues such as routing protocols, data center performance, high-availability, and scalability.
Working with IP networking and protocols (IPV4, IPV6, TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, EGRP).
Application load-balancing products such as F5 LTM and F5 GTM.