WOW! Internet Cable Phone Network Architect in Alpharetta, Georgia
The Network Architect partners with business analysts and engineers to define the technical requirements, principles, and models that guide all network-related decisions for a service delivery ecosystem. The role is responsible for analyzing and translating business, information, and technical requirements into the architectural blueprints used to achieve overall business goals. The Network Architect will be responsible for identifying network, systems, applications, and infrastructure components necessary to strategically outline how the end-to-end network will operate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:
Works on multiple projects as a project leader or internal consultant
Provides expert knowledge and counsel to others
Works on highly complex projects using specialized architecture areas such as network, security, applications, data, systems and Internet and business segments
Participates in domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction
Aligns architectural strategy with business requirements
Assists in the analysis, design, and development of a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint
Supports and participates in developing policies, standards, guidelines and procedures
Designs standard configurations and patterns
Participates in the Enterprise Architecture ecosystem-wide and domain's architecture Governance process
Reviews exceptions and makes recommendations to architectural standards at a domain/program level
Gathers and analyzes data and develops architectural requirements at project/program level
Aligns architectural requirements with technology strategy
Assesses near-term needs to establish business priorities
Consults with project teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure and services
Supports the development of software and data delivery platforms with reusable components that can be orchestrated together into different methods for different business
Coordinates architecture implementation and modification activities
Assists in post-implementation continuous-improvement efforts to enhance performance and provide increased functionality
Ensures the conceptual completeness of the technical solution
Works closely with project management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered
Analyzes the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements
Identifies and when necessary, proposes variances to the architecture to accommodate project needs
Performs ongoing architecture quality review activities relative to specific project/programs they are responsible for
Provides strategic consultation to business partners
Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities
Consults on projects and maintains knowledge of their progress
Keeps technology and service managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential problems and conflicts
Sells the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results
Researches and evaluates emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities
Provides recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment
Identifies the tools and components used for a project from the approved enterprise toolset
Advises on expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components
Assists in developing business cases
Recommends changes that impact the strategic direction
Supports change management initiatives
Collaborates with project management on reporting project status, issues, risks and benefits
Meets with project leaders and Technology Leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements
Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, System Analysis or a related field or equivalent work experience
7-10 years of experience in multiple technology areas required
Minimum of 10 years of experience in telecommunications network design or deployment required.
Advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, system engineering and integration required
2-4 years of relevant domain experience (data, network, application, systems, etc.) preferred
Proven ability to manage simultaneous projects and tasks.
Contributor in open source, user groups, and conferences preferred.
Solid experience working with Tier 1 and 2 carriers, NEMS and MSO's.
Knowledge of Protocols and Standards including Ethernet, SDN Technologies and Principles, OSPF, BGP, RTP, RTCP, Netconf-Yang.
Networking experience with Wan, Lan, Man, Data Center required.
Experience with Linux required.
Working understanding of the Agile Development Process desired.
Solid experience working with Tier 1 and 2 carriers, NEMS and MSO's preferred.
Solution architecture experience in evolving Ethernet services a plus.
Knowledge of new technologies including SDN/NFV preferred.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
regularly required to talk and hear
required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork
required to reach and hold on to items at chest level or reach above the shoulder
required to use close vision and be able to focus
some travel may be required
WOW! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Religion/Gender Identity employer
WOW! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer