Sr. Network Architect
Ascendum Solutions is looking for a Sr. Network Architect for a client of ours in the Plano, Texas area. The persons in this role will participate in site architecture reviews, primarily to determine if site architecture is in compliance with internal architecture standards or generally follows best practice for large scale server configuration management. This person will work in partnership with a network architect performance on the same site assessment but with an emphasis on network configuration best practices. The overall site assessment program is a global initiative and part of a remediation plan for a very large, global company. Required Skills: · Great people skills, project management skills, documentation skills · Microsoft Infrastructure - Windows Server (2003-2008), VMware (ESX/vSphere/ESXi), Exchange (2003-2010), Citrix (XenServer/XenApp/MetaFrame), Hyper V, IIS, Active Directory, Backup Exec, EqualLogic, NetApp, Systems Center Configuration Manager, Systems Center Operations Manager, SQL Server, SharePoint, Microsoft Clustering, Backup Strategy and Execution, Perl/VBScript/PowerShell Scripting · IT Strategy - Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity, ITIL Consulting, COBIT, ISO 20000, IT Management, Business Service Management, Capacity Planning, IT Governance · Cloud Computing - Microsoft Online, Windows Live, Azure, Rackspace, Amazon Desired Skills: · Data Centers - Physical Wiring Plant, Patch Panel Design, Rack Assemblies, Power Management, Data Center Structural Engineering, HVAC/Cooling (Hot/Cold Aisles), Physical Security · UNIX and Linux - Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SuSE, Ubuntu, CentOS, AIX, HP-UX, shell scripting, Perl, Apache Web Server, Tomcat, JBOSS · Networking - Cisco Routers/Switches, Wireless, Firewalls, Load-Balancing, IDS/IPS, Network Monitoring, Packet Sniffing and Protocol/Traffic Analysis · Security - Cisco ASA Firewalls, Juniper SSG Firewalls, Sonicwall Firewalls, Snort IDS/IPS, Penetration Scanning (Qualys, Metasploit), WebSense, Barracuda Anti-Spam, Barracuda Content Filters
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