Full Job Description
Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent nearly 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand.
With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 170 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,000 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners.
A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR GLOBAL LEADER IN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY.
Skechers’ Network Architect is a subject matter expert responsible for the development of high-quality, reliable, and cost-effective network solutions that are designed to integrate multiple platforms and applications across the global enterprise. Using core-infrastructure and public cloud technologies, they are responsible for developing solutions to provide secure, available, and performant designs to engineering teams in variety of technical disciplines.
The Network Architect will be required to solve high-level business problems and develop scalable infrastructure solutions that conform to industry best-practices. They will also be expected to develop internal standards, analyze and align design artifacts with long-term business strategies, and track industry changes against Skechers’ current practices.
To be successful in this role, the position requires someone who will independently seek to continuously improve the quality and reliability of Skechers IT infrastructure, leading by example. They must be able to maintain a thorough understanding of modern technology solutions, strategies, and operational practices—as well as effectivity communicate in order to advise and enable the teams they will be supporting.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS-
Collaborate with technical engineers to develop technical designs and solution recommendations
Partner with other internal infrastructure teams and third-party vendors to develop consistent and scalable solutions
Standardization of Information and Technology environment to ensure cost effective use of resources and service reliability
Provide expertise on decisions regarding Skechers' systems architecture and design, including integration of WAN and LAN networking, Data Center, disaster recovery, and public cloud strategy.
Review or advise current and future designs standards for infrastructure system builds; provide input on risk, scalability, operational/cost efficiency, quality, and impact on the enterprise business process and goals.
Ensure the success of enterprise-level deployments in terms of performance, scalability, availability, security, and disaster recovery.
Research, identify, and test technology products; perform proof of concepts of new technologies to determine if they are a good fit for the company and introduce new technology where needed.
Advise and maintain Skechers' strategic enterprise technology plan; develop and refine architectural governance, standards, and policy within the IT department.
Provide leadership, technology guidance, and mentorship within the IT organization.
Participate in the training and support of engineering and operations groups to assist in the timely resolution of incidents and requests.
Support Skechers' vision of growth while maintaining stability and data availability across the global enterprise.
Develop and execute Skechers’ cloud infrastructure adoption goals.
Occasional travel to remote offices to implement or support remote systems.
Occasional after-hours work to implement or support critical systems.
Consult with vendors and salespeople to evaluate new products and technologies.
Other duties as assigned
Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of Global Enterprise technologies
Hands-on familiarity with next-gen firewalls, implementation of stateful access-control lists, or application segmentation.
Experience designing and building cloud environments using AWS or Azure.
Strong understanding of cyber security principles and technologies.
Experience with disaster recovery planning.
Thorough knowledge of TCP/IP and related protocols and services; MPLS, IPSec, NAT, DNS, DHCP, FTP, SSH, SMTP, etc.
Familiarity with traditional and next-gen firewalls, implementation of stateful access-control lists, and L2/L3 network segmentation.
Experience building cloud and hybrid-cloud environments.
Familiarity with modern software development and DevOps concepts, workflow management, site reliability, continuous delivery and integration, micro services, RESTful APIs, and common application infrastructure patterns.
Experience with automation and scripting.
Ability to work well in both a team setting and independently to meet business objectives.
Ability to conceptualize, formulate, and present complex solutions to a wide audience.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the specific ability to translate complex ideas into their constituent parts and vice versa.
Excellent documentation skills, including experience creating and maintaining architectural governance, process, standards, and policies.
A collaborative approach to align synergies within the Infrastructure group as well as peer groups
Proven ability to work in a cross-functional, fast paced environment managing multiple priorities
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE-
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MS/MIS or equivalent work experience
5+ years experience designing network infrastructure, data center and cloud solutions
7-10 years of experience in network engineering, and operations support
Experience partnering with Infrastructure Operations groups such as Infosec, Database, Systems and Telecom to design solutions that adhere to internal guidelines
Required Technologies: Data Center design, WAN/SD-WAN configuration, network security best practices, and on-premises Integration with public cloud providers (AWS / Azure)
Experienced in ITSM and Change Control Environment
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.
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