Datacenter Network Architect



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Network Architect

Brooksource is looking for a Datacenter Network Architect to join their Financial Client in Charlotte, NC or Detroit, MI. This individual’s responsibilities will include the planning, design, and optimization of the Datacenter network infrastructure to ensure it meets current and future requirements for the business. This includes the design and implementation of methodologies for network analysis, installation, compliance, performance metrics and support. The Datacenter Network Architect collaborates with other business units to translate requirements into network or process solutions. He/She will evaluate, recommend, and implement new technology


·      Bachelor’s degree in data communications, electronics or computer science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

·      Minimum of 10 years of experience in: designing networks including Ethernet, IPv4 unicast and multicast routing; network troubleshooting; data center network architecture and scalable network design

·      Expert (CCIE) knowledge of Cisco Datacenter portfolio

·      Expert level knowledge of Arista Datacenter portfolio

·      Expertise with network security appliances (PaloAlto, Fortinet)

·      Expertise with OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, VSlan and high bandwidth performance networking using IPv4

·      Expertise with Cisco and Arista switches and routers (IOS, IOS-XE, EOS)

·      Expertise with Arista network management software (CloudVision)

·      Familiarity with Cisco UCS B-series platform

Desired Qualifications:

·      VMware – vRNI and NSX

·      Knowledge and understanding of Software Defined Networks

·      Knowledge and understanding of public cloud networking

·      Hands-on network operations experience in a multi-vendor environment

·      Experience with network access policy management; Cisco ISE experience a plus

·      Experience developing scripts or tools to manage network infrastructure

·      Experience developing Ansible Playbooks for network automation

·      Experience with DNS (Infoblox)

·      Experience with F5

Brooksource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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