Toys'R'Us, Inc. IT – Sr. Network Architect in Wayne, New Jersey

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Job Description

IT – Sr. Network Architect

We have an amazing opportunity within a fun organization for a Senior Network Architect within our Infrastructure team, available within our Global Shared Services Center! The senior network Architect will interact with the business to translate the business requirement into a technical solution.

The organization is primarily a Cisco based infrastructure. The Senior Network Architect will lead the support of our Data Center which include Nexus 7010 with several 5000-series network extenders and multiple in-rack 2000-series switches. The MDF/IDF core and access networks consist of several 6509-E chassis based switches. The infrastructure is a Layer-2 / Layer-3 network. Multiple WAN and VPN/third party connections are also included.

The Successful candidate will be part of a team of 7 individuals responsible for supporting 1000 US based branch locations and more than 30,000 internal users.

As a network architect, your daily work would require combining design skills and business knowledge with strong technical expertise. Your responsibilities will include the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with business management to determine business process and productivity needs and an appropriate technology strategy to support business goals.

  • Producing a blueprint for a complex, large-scale, integrated network

  • Clearly communicating that architecture to stakeholders

  • Effectively advocating for the necessary business investments to support the deployment

  • Analyze technical needs, requirements, and state of the network’s infrastructure design, integration, and operations.

  • Work with technical management to architect networks that effectively reflect business needs, service-level and availability requirements, and other technology parameters.

  • Develop design principles, models, plans, internal standards, budgets, and processes based on industry best practices.

  • Establish governing principles for network design and deployment.

  • Participate in selection of networking technologies and products for implementation

  • Lead teams of other network designers and engineers in developing detailed designs and quality-control mechanisms during implementation.

  • Communicate the role and value of the network to the organization and present the business case for technology investments.

  • Continually update understanding of business and technology status and objectives and respond to strategic design requests as the business evolves.

Requirements :

  • BS in Computer Science or related field.

  • 10+ years of experience of Infrastructure Architecture or similar experience in areas like but not limited to hosting, storage, network tools and application platforms.

  • Must have experience with Cisco IOS, IOS-XE, NX-OS

  • Hands on experience with the following: AWS, Cloud Integration, Cisco Meraki, etc.

  • Hands on experience with configuration of cloud infrastructures.

  • Advanced knowledge of layer 7 Firewalls.

  • Strong knowledge in routing protocols to include EIGRP, OSPF, RIPv2, & BGP.

  • Strong hands on experiencing managing proxies associated for security and bandwidth management.

  • Strong hands on experience with application delivery.

  • Strong documentation leveraging different Microsoft suite applications.

  • Strong hands on experience with VPN GRE, IPSEC, SSL.

  • • General understanding of VoIP equipment and operation, voice and data networks. Able to work with a VoIP provider to deploy and support • Knowledgeable in application transport and network infrastructure protocols (SSL/TLS, DNS, DHCP, WINS, NTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPs, SMTP, CIFS, LDAP, and Microsoft AD and O365), and possess an understanding of how to support these applications / protocols when accessed through VPN and firewall appliances. • Understanding and implementation of network traffic analysis, remote access methods and systems, stateful inspection firewalls, encryption, authentication and authorization technology. • Hands-on technical experience working with VPN technologies (IPSEC, SSL VPN, WebVPN, AnyConnect, DMVPN, etc.).

  • Knowledgeable in application delivery using F5 LTM, GTM, ASM.

  • Understanding and implementation of application layer security to insure security of public facing applications.

  • Hands-on technical experience working with Cisco Nexus platform (7000, 5000, 2000).

  • Expert understanding of firewall configuration and maintenance, experience with Cisco ASA equipment preferred

  • Expert with configuration, installation, troubleshooting, and supporting of Networking equipment

  • Comfortable documenting and explaining network topologies, understand and diagram existing network diagram, explain and plan for future growth.

  • Expert with 802.1q VLANs and working within industry best practices

  • General patch cable termination capabilities (Cat5e / Cat6)

  • Experience building and maintaining fiber optic networks

  • Understanding of 802.11G/N in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies

  • Experience maintaining an enterprise-level infrastructure, including fiber optic and wireless using Cisco technologies.

  • Ability to engineer, build, and test networks for optimum throughput and reliability

  • Understanding of FCOE and data center technologies.

Toys"R"Us is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are to be made without regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, physical/mental disability, military status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Toys“R”Us recognizes that its team members are its greatest asset and is committed to developing high-performing, highly engaged and diverse talent. The company offers various employment opportunities, ranging from internships to top management positions at the company’s Global Resource Center in Wayne, New Jersey. In addition, job seekers can explore positions at Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores and distribution centers coast-to-coast.