Network Architect - City of London - This Area Only | 29354 | Zoek UK
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City of London - This Area Only
Permanent (Full time)
We are currently searching for a Network Architect to join the Network Operations Team of a global investment company. The team is responsible for the performance of the global infrastructure backbone across 3 geographical regions and 25+ locations.
The primary focus will be in enhancing and shaping global IT architecture of the firm. Leading design and integration of complex cross-functional solutions in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders. Driving technology evolution in line with the regulatory and company standards. Assuring effectiveness, security and continuous performance of the global corporate IT network.
This will include:
Lead Network solutions and design (WAN/LAN/Wi-Fi/DC LAN/Firewalls) in collaboration with cloud, data centre, cybersecurity specialists on projects and BAU topics
Proactively identify weak areas and inefficiencies across network technologies and tools
Analysis of solution options and preparation of management summaries including actionable recommendation
Support during RFP/RFI (Request for Proposal/ Information) process in research, requirements gathering and vendor selection
Develop, enhance and maintain high-level and low-level design documentation
Maintenance and enhancement of the global IT Network architecture along the entire lifecycle (including documentation)
Act as an SME
Suitable candidates will have previous experience within a similar role. Previous financial services, investment banking, insurance sector experience would be advantageous but applications are welcomed from candidates from other industry sectors who are used to working within global, complex organisations with large-scale project experience.
Proven experience in leading technical design and solutions work including an implementation phase in global IT infrastructure projects.
Recent experience in IT infrastructure/ network modernization, SD-WAN and/or Cloud transformation & integration projects.
Implementation and operations experience with SD-WAN, Cisco, Palo Alto, zScaler, F5, Akamai and other proven market leading technologies (including relevant certifications