Network Solution Architect

Network Solution Architect

Job Title: Network Solution Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
Salary: €575 - €600 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5929
Contact Name: Mark Crorkin
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 09, 2017 10:57

Job Description

Network Solution Architects required required within the video/entertainment sector, candidates should have a can-do attitude and experience in a wide range of networking areas (Datacenter, Core, Access, CDN, Home Networks, Network Security), ideally with a Service Provider background.

The successful candidates will be responsible for gathering network requirements (and influence solution designs with strong network knowledge), validate concepts in the lab, define KPIs, translate them into E2E network designs/architectures and provide a lead function during implementation activities, investigate issues and coordinate resolutions, and handing over the project to operations.

Day to day accountabilities:
Gathering network requirements (and influence solution designs with strong network knowledge)
Validate network concepts and solutions in the lab
Translate requirements and lab setups into E2E network designs/architectures
Define platform scaling requirements and monitoring KPIs
Work with cross-department with network architects and engineers and provide a lead function during implementation activities in lab and prod environments
Investigate issues and coordinate resolutions/update design
Documentation (wiki)
Handover of projects to operations

Must-have a min of 5 years' experience as Network architect, network designer or integration engineer
Must-have a minimum of 5 years' experience in delivery of projects in a large pan-european or global environment
Must-have a strong overall knowledge of network technologies (Ethernet, VLAN/VXLAN, IP, IPv6, TCP, MPLS, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, VPNs, Multicast, …)
Must-have a strong knowledge of network supporting systems (DNS, DHCP, NTP, NMS)
Must be fluent in English

Preferred experience with core, access and datacentre network architecture
Preferred experience with private and public cloud datacentres (AWS preferred)
Preferred experience with building MPLS based solutions (L2/L3 VPNs, multicast, QoS, …)
Preferred experience with building labs and POC environments
Preferred hands on experience with Cisco (IOS, IOS-XR, ACI), F5 (LTM,AFM), Checkpoint, Fortinet, Juniper (MX)
Preferred strong knowledge of CDN technology
Preferred strong knowledge of network security, TLS, IPSEC and DDOS mitigation

Also preferred
knowledge of VMWARE/vRA, Databases (Oracle, SQL),
Knowledge of SDN, NFV and network automation
Knowledge of DevOps tools and scripting (Ansible, Python)
Familiarity with B2C Video/Entertainment sector (VOD, DRM, TV)