Network and Cloud Architect

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Network and Cloud Architect

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a Network and Cloud Architect. Candidate will be responsible for the design of network infrastructure for physical data centers, Cloud deployments (AWS, GCP, and Azure), campus, distribution centers, and branches. This role will coordinate across departments to ensure alignment with policies and co-develop architectures with teams from other departments including Security, Cloud Services, Infrastructure, Storage, Applications, etc. to meet business goals, ensure security and reliability of network services, and extend technical capabilities of network services. Candidate will demonstrate a history of network design leadership in a technical role, a commitment to successfully delivering results for stakeholders, taking initiative, and working independently across teams.


  • Collaboration with Security, Cloud Services, Infrastructure, Storage, Applications, Monitoring, and other teams to ensure alignment of solution requirements and outcomes
  • Network Architecture for Grainger's datacenters, Clouds (AWS, GCP, and Azure), and other environments
  • Demonstrating technical leadership, including mentoring others as well as modelling behaviors and competencies associated with displaying initiative, customer focus, embracing curiosity, acting with intent and urgency, and doing the right thing
  • Thought leadership in determining future vision, direction, and capabilities for Grainger's network in concert with business leadership, architecture groups, and planning committees; identify novel opportunities, risks, and technologies and be able to develop and execute strategies to achieve technical and business goals by taking proposed solutions through idea, business case, proposal, planning, execution, and operationalization phases
  • Creation of network design & security documents
  • Creation of engineering and operational standards, policies, procedures, and metrics
  • Leading strategic network migration and deployment projects, including aspects of technical project management as well as some hands-on configuration of network devices
  • Exercising strong communication skills (verbal and written) to effectively communicate to stakeholders including engineers, software developers, non-technical business managers, and executive leaders
  • Engaging with vendors and consultants to build project business cases, equipment quotes, and/or Statements of Work (SOWs) to satisfy business needs
  • Aiding in creation of mechanisms and automation (including creation of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automation pipelines) using Terraform and other DevOps tools
  • Represent infrastructure teams and steer strategic direction as a member of Grainger's Architecture Review Committee
  • Aligning with Change management policies and tracking all work via Agile & ServiceNow
  • Holding self and others accountable to on-time delivery of commitments and regular appropriate communications of status to stakeholders


  • 10+ years experience in a Network Engineering role (including leading projects and design efforts, not just operations, support, and/or deployment)
  • 5+ years Experience designing and deploying complex multi-vendor enterprise network & security architectures (FWs, ELB/ALBs, DNS, network segmentation, IDS/IPS, DLP, WAF, R&S, VPCs, TGW, EC2, Security Groups, etc.) for OnPrem and Cloud - leading design & projects, not just deployments or operations
  • 5+ years Cisco expertise including experience designing and implementing secure enterprise networks utilizing Cisco routing & switching (BGP, OSPF, SD-WAN, QoS, IPSec, MPLS, 802.1x, ISE, etc.) for hybrid architectures (internal and intra-datacenter, DX/ExpressRoute, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps/GitOps methodologies and practices, preferably in the deployment and operation of foundational cloud network infrastructure
  • Highly proficient with Automation tools (such as Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, Python)
  • Working knowledge of security and audit standards (PCI DSS, CIS, ISO, SOC2)
  • Exposure to DevOps tools including BitBucket, Jenkins, Git or equivalent
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialist certification
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, IT Security, or related field
  • CCIE certification (Enterprise Infrastructure, Data Center, or Security)
  • Experience designing network or security configuration in more than one Cloud environment (ie, both AWS and Azure)
  • Experience with IaC Scripting, Coding and CI/CD pipelines (such as Python, Terraform, CloudFormation, Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, etc.)
  • Experience with Network Security Controls & Visibility Tools (monitoring, encryption/decryption & inspection, Splunk, VPC traffic mirroring)
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Detalii oferta de angajare

05 Nov 2022

Locatia jobului

United States, Cook, Chicago

Tip job

Full time

Categorie job

Tehnologia informaţiei, Telecomunicaţii

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