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Network Architect
Ref No.: 17-08441
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 04/02/2018 to 12/04/2018
Genesis10,, is seeking a Network Architect for a contract position with our client in Bloomington, MN. this is an excellent opportunity to join a leading company on an expanding team with challenging goals!


Responsible for designing computer networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the Internet, intranets, and other data communications systems. Creates, tests, and evaluates networks.

  • Evaluate and define network requirements for the distribution and streaming of video and audio data via IP-based network systems.
  • Requirements to be considered include number of network hosts, number of streams, routing and switching, bandwidth, conditional access, network security and vulnerability detection.
  • Evaluate leading and emerging technologies and architectures in relation to the requirements and propose system-level network architectures.
  • Evaluations shall include interaction with vendors and industry representatives to identify the broadest range of technological options.
  • Prepare reports and technical data for presentation to management regarding chosen architectures and equipment. Reports and data shall be strongly supported by industry standards, common best practices, and long-term reliability/supportability.
  • Lead the efforts for validation testing programs of planned architectures and equipment to demonstrate their effectiveness for use.
  • Ensure that network infrastructure is fully documented and logistically supported for its planned life cycle.
  • Provide technical expertise to develop new product strategies and enhance existing product sets.
  • Prepare life cycle upgrade plans.

  • Work with global customer designing and implementing large complex networks
  • Must hold an active Secret clearance
  • At least ten (10) years of progressive experience and team leadership in the design and implementation of large, complex global networks
  • Well versed in cloud architectures, software defined networking, data center switching technologies, and securing virtual environments (AWS, Azure, Google desired)
  • Strong WAN experience
  • Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert or Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCIE or CCDE) certification desired
  • Excellent communications and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated confidence with the ability to present and have customer facing conversations
  • Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects.
  • Manage technology vendors.
  • Write functional requirements/specifications documents.
  • Assess vendor development/test strategies for various network domain phase 0 projects.
  • Perform network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common network problems.
  • Good knowledge on firewall design and implementation.
  • Background in deploying both bare metal systems and virtual cloud services
  • Proven experience evaluating emerging technologies and incorporating them into existing or new systems
  • Ability and willingness to travel OCONUS
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with networking and network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, routing, Checkpoint firewalls, Inflobox DNS, F5 LTM, Inflobox GTM, SSH, VPNs)
  • Proven ability to accomplish assigned tasks with little supervision
  • Thorough understanding of modern service provider TCP/IP data networks using standards and technologies including but not limited to: Ethernet, OSPF, IGMP, STP, RSTP, 802.1q, 802.11n, and 802.11ac.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience with Cisco routing, switching, and wireless hardware, software and protocols.
  • Working knowledge of structured cabling systems and network facilities.
  • Ability to work alone as an individual contributor, as a technical lead and as a participant in a team environment.

If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, apply today!

Genesis10 provides access to career opportunities with over 40 clients in the Twin Cities. As the #3 ranked firm for Business and IT consulting in Minnesota, we offer a variety of opportunities whether you are looking for contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent positions. Let's connect today!

Benefits of Working with Genesis10:
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Bi-weekly payroll
  • 401k plan
  • Downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul parking allowance
  • Delivery Manager for employee support
  • Successful re-marketing program
  • Referral program with the opportunity to earn additional income

About Genesis10:
Genesis10 is a Professional Technology Services Firm providing Staffing, Workforce Optimization and Domestic Outsourcing Solutions. If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you. Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations. We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project. To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at “Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V”