Direct-hire Network Architect Opportunity in Denton, TX

Our Denton, TX client is looking for a Network Architect for a Direct-hire position.

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  • Designs, plans and implements data and communications networks using the latest technology to prepare for business growth
  • Development and design of highly available, tightly integrated, secure, flexible, and fault-tolerant networking systems
  • Designs, Implements and supports applications optimization, load balancing and WAN optimization
  • Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models for the Network.
  • Drive digital innovation by leveraging innovative new technologies and approaches to renovate, extend, and transform the existing core technology base and IT estate.
  • Define high-level migration plans to address the gaps between the current and future state, typically in sync with the IT budgeting or other capital planning processes.
  • Lead the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement. In addition, lead the analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise as well as on the enterprise technology architecture.
  • Coach, mentor and collaborate with technical subject matter experts and network peers to develop technology architecture that enables and drives new business capabilities and operating models 

Credentials And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Ten years of design and implementation experience in IT, with a deep knowledge in network and security architecture.
  • Deep understanding in a diverse number of technical configurations, technologies and processing environments (such as Cisco, Arista, Palo Alto, Juniper, F5, Aruba)


  • SME in network and security architecture
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following: TCP/IP, Routing Protocols (OSPF, RIP, EIGRP, BGP), QoS, Multicast, MPLS, Network Segmentation
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library standards (ITIL)
  • DNS, ARP, FTP, TFTP network-based applications
  • Ability to lead a project in the Solutioning, Design, Implementation, up to closure
  • All knowledge must be based on actual and current product experience and thought leadership roles
  • Need mix of architect and operations experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Ability to understand the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term perspectives of situations and how they relate to achieving targeted business outcomes
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of technology alternatives
  • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to enable future-state business capabilities that, in turn, drive targeted business outcomes
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of existing, new and emerging technologies that enable and drive new business designs and models
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and be respected as a leader 

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