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Network Architect

Job Title
Network Architect
Job ID
Ann Arbor,  MI 48104
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Title:  Network Architect


Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.



The Network Architect will collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and support solutions for Domestic and International business units, partners and customers



  • Will work with Infrastructure leadership, other IS teams and business units to design, engineer, recommend, plan technical projects to meet network reliability, tactical, performance, or controls needs.
  • Researches, evaluates, and directs the acquisition, installation, and testing of network hardware for voice, data and video, storage, storage networking, virtualization, compute, backups, synchronization, high-availability and disaster recovery.
  • Work with Infrastructure leadership to develop a network technology version and road map for the corporation.
  • Acts as a project entry-point for initiatives focused on security, e-commerce, web hosting and internal application hosting.
  • Advises business managers and customers of hardware requirements, configurations, and limitations.
  • Analyzes business needs; gather requirements, designs, installs, troubleshoots, and supports technical solutions in a world-class infrastructure.
  • Develops and documents models, plans, diagrams, illustrations, and procedures in support of engineering activities and network related business initiatives.
  • Participates in regular meetings and conference calls with customers and IT staff to help qualify opportunities and technical solutions.
  • Performs site surveys, systems evaluations, system analysis and assessments of technology and hardware.
  • Creates capital expenditure (CAPEX) requests and tracks the progress of hardware & software orders.
  • Meets regularly with engineers from other silos to ensure network builds and configurations meet uptime requirements, security standards, and continue to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ensures new technologies are reviewed and implemented, standards and security requirements are met, and interoperability needs are addressed.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Networking, related field or equivalent industry experience.
  • 10+ years IT industry experience.  Experience network engineering and operation with an enterprise organization preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience leading project teams and/or mentoring junior engineer.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of networking technologies, design principles, and the practical application of routers, switches, virtualization, storage, storage networking virtualization/zoning, and load-balancers.
  • Experience gathering business requirements, designing technical solutions, and presenting proposed solutions to customers.
  • Experience working with software defined network such as VMware VNX and Cisco ACI
  • Knowledge of network security solutions such as firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion detection/prevention, and web application firewalls.
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in several of the following (certification a plus):
    • Cisco Routing/Switching
    • Checkpoint Firewalls (or equivalent)
    • F5 LTM/GTM
    • Cisco UCS & Nexus
    • BlueCoat Proxy (or equivalent)
  • Strong documentation skills and experience generating technical documents, diagrams, solutions specifications, guidelines, processes, and procedures.
  • UNIX or Powershell scripting skills are a plus
  • Excellent communications and customer service skills with proven ability to communicate professionally in a corporate environment.
  • Experience in standardizing and automating system builds, component installation, and system configuration.
  • Experience with software and hardware troubleshooting and system monitoring.
  • Ability to travel 5%.
  • Ability to cover 24x7 remote (on-call) technical support as needed.
  • Ability to work monthly Maintenance Windows.


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