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Network Architect

Company: Cologix Inc.
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Network ArchitectLocation: Remote - Denver, CO preferred
About our Company:Cologix provides network and cloud neutral interconnection and colocation services in highly strategic and densely connected data centers. We enable customers to scale their businesses rapidly and cost-effectively by delivering flexible space, reliable power, and dense cloud and network connectivity in the carrier, cloud services, content delivery, media, financial services and enterprise sectors. Our customers have direct access to our local operations teams, which results in strong partnerships backed by exceptional operational support and unparalleled customer service. With 39 Data centers throughout North America, Cologix offers space, power, cooling, interconnection and physical security for our customers. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado and have data centers in 11 markets: Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Silicon Valley, Toronto and Vancouver. Backed by one of the largest North American Infrastructure funds, Cologixs experienced leadership team and exceptional staff continue to drive a strong growth business with a culture that values our people, clients and service to our customers.
What you do daily:

  • Analyze business needs, service roadmaps and service lifecycles to develop operational and product strategies, architectures and designs that meet the needs of each stakeholder
  • Design, develop, deploy, and ensure the reliability for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid networks
  • Conduct research on network products and services in support of network infrastructure initiatives. Maintain industry awareness of available solutions and implementations.
  • Create simple, repetitive deployment processes that increase both velocity and quality enabling us to scale
  • Automate network maintenance, testing, and instrumentation to reduce risks and enable data driven decisions
  • Collaboration with internal customers and business leaders on designs/solutions; driving solutions from concept to release
  • Recommend changes to system or service architectures or develop changes to operational processes or procedures
  • Act as technical expert by tracking technology trends, recommending technology paths and providing operational requirements to the engineering and development groups.
  • Mentor and direct others in their technology evaluations, technical designs and technical implementations as they related to operations
  • Assist in the planning and managing of the budget for network hardware and software procurement
  • Conduct testing and develop disaster recovery plans to detect faults, minimize malfunctions and backup systems
  • Develops and documents technical standards and interface applications
  • Provides ongoing information to management, customers, and peers regarding enhancements and innovations
    What makes you a good fit: (Qualifications)
    • 10-15 years of Information Technology experience as an Engineer or Architect in Network design and performance
    • Experienced with developing roadmaps that adhere to enterprise architecture methodologies
    • Experience with routing protocols such as TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, ISIS, or MPLS
    • Experience with network concepts such as SDN, SD-WAN, hub and spoke, or leaf and spine topologies
    • Previous experience documenting architectures, designs and services. Extensive experience in abstracting software designs into functional and operational deployments
    • Work with large-scale systems management processes including configuration management and change control processes
    • Ability to effectively communicate system capabilities and limitations by preparing thorough articulate documentation, developing processes and procedures, and participating in or leading formal presentations
    • Able to develop large-scale functional system architectures, implementation designs and operational processes in collaboration with product owners, system stakeholders and development engineers
    • Willing to act as technical expert to track technology trends and to provide sound basis and reasoning for recommending technology paths. Demonstrated ability to mentor or direct others in their technology evaluations
    • Prepare a systems design from loose user provided specifications
    • Quickly perform root cause analysis in non-functioning systems
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Ability to mentor other staff members
    • Ability to utilize available resources to research problem characteristics for possible resolutions
    • Very strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Proactive, self-starter, and able to work independently
    • Experienced in leading teams to complete network projects
    • Excellent customer service orientation
    • Self-motivated with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    • Effective relationship-building skills
    • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Good understanding of the organizations goals and objectives
      NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
      Cologix is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance in applying for any of our open positions, please contact us at or call 720-940-2551. Cologix data centers are ISO 27001:2013 certified. ISO 27001:2013 certification and the Cologix portfolio of information security, information privacy and other industry recognized certifications represents our dedication to insuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of company and customer information systems and assets. At Cologix, information security is everyones responsibility. Cologix employees are responsible for: Understanding and following Cologix' information security, cybersecurity and privacy policies, procedures and standards. Ensuring conformance to all information security, cybersecurity and privacy policies, procedures, and standards. Remaining vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity or possible vulnerabilities, weaknesses, threats, or breaches in Cologix information security to company information security and privacy officers. Actively participating in Cologix efforts to maintain and improve information Jobble

Keywords: Cologix Inc., Denver , Network Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Denver, Colorado

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