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Working As A Senior Network Architect

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $100,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Network Architect Do At at&T

* Assess and evaluate current networking infrastructure; design, document, test and implement network services and devices.
* Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) at a high level.
* Support proactive capacity planning modeling to support business decisions.
* Detect, identify and perform problem isolation and resolution throughout the network architecture.
* Conduct research, evaluate and recommends cost effective networked solutions, and new technologies to support the technology strategies of the core business.
* Develop and execute contingency plans for network software and hardware failures including isolated and major outages.
* Provide knowledgeable consulting, technical guidance and leadership to technical review boards; configuration control boards; developers, engineers and senior managers.
* Provide storage area network (SAN) engineering and administration.
* Oversee the configuration, monitoring, and optimization of network devices such as routers and switches.
* Support network upgrade projects or initiatives, through the lifecycle, including design, test and deployment.
* The Sr.
* Network Architect shall have twenty (20) years of experience that can be a combination of program or project management and education.
* A master’s degree is equivalent to 6 years of experience, a bachelor’s degree is equivalent to 4 years of experience and an associate’s degree is equivalent to 2 years of experience.
* The degree must be in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university
* Ability to lead and direct the work of others
* Experience capturing and documenting end-user requirement
* years of experience with networking devices and network management application development.
* Hands on experience with Cisco ASR, 7600/6500 routers
* years of hands on experience creating network functional and technical design documentation
* years of supporting Tier 3/2 technicians and end-users
* years of experience designing and planning large scale network migrations
* IP Networking (IPv4 and IPv6, ICMP, ARP)
* Network Management and Automation (SNMP, CLI)
* Routing Protocols (BGP/OSPF/IS
* IS/ECMP) and Switching Protocols (STP/VLAN/VPN/MPLS)
* Network QoS and Security (ACL, Firewalls, QoS).
* Experience with either design and implementation, or operation of, large-scale enterprise deployments of network security infrastructures using a continuous improvement methodology while enforcing compliance standards.
* A diverse background in perimeter security solutions
* Ability to lead, innovate, and support compliance and security guidance in firewall, IDS/IPS, web proxy, load balancers, and web application firewalls.
* Designed and implemented enterprise network firewall architectures in commercial or federal domains, with a demonstrated understanding of firewall topology and zone based methodology.
* Experience designing and troubleshooting VPNs
* Provisioning and maintenance of systems across multiple locations and platforms
* Hands on experience with Cisco Data Center Switches Nexus 5K, 7K and 9K

What Does A Senior Network Architect Do At Gulfstream

* 1. Coordinate with other Architects to provide technical leadership to drive data storage technology choices, strategy, and implementation decisions to achieve high reliability, performance, and adaptability of all technologies under the IT domains.
* Serve on data governance boards and act as the main liaison between governance/user and technology interests within the organization, and facilitate and document the agreements on appropriate corporate data and its usage (master data management).
* Wide experience in network engineering strategy, architecture, design, and implementation as applied to complex computing systems especially working with routing and switching technologies, load balancing including data center network design, firewalls, load balancers etc.
* Lead the strategy for network architecture and network services to support data, voice, video, telephony, and other network dependent technologies 5.
* Experience architecting complex, secure networks for infrastructure modernization efforts and developing dynamic networks with infrastructure redundancy, and network link diversity to ensure high availability and disaster recovery 6.
* Perform feasibility analysis, prototype or proof of concept development, requirements specification, network and/or platform design, and network optimization 7.
* Identify and implement high availability architectures for infrastructure processes that are identified to have single points of failure 8.
* Lead and develop the strategy and architecture for all access to conform to Software Defined Network and virtualization principles 9.
* Facilitate new technology transfer and also identify opportunities to extend existing/emerging technologies and/or invent new technologies to meet anticipated network, business, and consumer needs Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Senior Network Architect Do At United Technologies Corporation

* Provide Network Architecture, Design, and 3rd level support for our Business Units
* Architect local, wide-area, and wireless networks that effectively reflect business needs, service-levels, cost and availability requirements
* Analyze technical needs, requirements, and provide input, direction, and support for the global network redesign, acquisitions, divestitures, processes, products, and services.
* Communicate the role and value of our products and services to our Business Unit partners and present business cases for technology investments
* Lead selection, testing and deployment of networking, technologies and products
* Design, install and configure cloud and network products, software, and hardware in support of proof of concepts, pilots, and software defined networking.
* Lead and implement Standardization and Documentation of remote site and hub designs
* Develop and execute training and transition of new solutions and services to the Network Operations team
* Develop and continually improve processes to ensure speed, quality, and zero unplanned downtime
* Develop, refine and update technology roadmaps
* Manage assigned projects to deliver services in accordance with established objectives and technical requirements in a timely and responsive manner

What Does A Senior Network Architect Do At Exterran

* Provide leadership to network & voice team
* Architect network & voice solutions
* Train junior resources on Cisco technologies
* Configure and troubleshoot Cisco routers and switches
* Build and support network infrastructure, assist or lead various projects
* Assist in implementing network changes
* Respond to trouble and service tickets on LAN and WAN
* Creation and maintenance of run-books, standards, configurations, work instructions, architecture, detail design documentation
* Monitor alarms of network and switches systems, monitor traffic statistics and utilization of network resources.
* Work with Global team concerning infrastructure and related LAN and WAN issues.
* Limited traveling is required.
* Be a part of an on call rotation team
* Must have excellent comunication skills working with global teams where the native language is not English

What Does A Senior Network Architect Do At Unitedhealth Group

* Collaborate in the management of Server Load Balancing and Global Load Balancing in multiple large scale data center networks in a fast-paced environment demonstrating excellence Develop and deploy solutions to dynamic and challenging problems Document designs for deployment and support Provide 3rd level support for unique issues, during normal and after hours Collaborate with the business to understand/influence business requirements Demonstrate understanding of cross-functional/cross-domain requirements and impact Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to architectural solutions Ensure alignment of solutions with business and IT goals/objectives Develop and deploy solutions to track and identify inter and intra site traffic for application identification Identify and quantify scope and impact of business changes on systems Facilitate/lead/participate in identification of solution options and features Communicate solution options to business owners/stakeholders (e.g.
* architecture reviews) Incorporate software and system architecture (e.g.
* infrastructure, network) into conceptual designs Ensure alignment with enterprise technology standards (e.g

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How To Become A Senior Network Architect

Most computer network architects have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field and experience in a related occupation, such as network and computer systems administrators.


Computer network architects usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related field. Degree programs in a computer-related field give network architects hands-on laboratory work in classes such as network security or database design. These programs prepare network architects to be able to work with the wide array of technologies used in networks.

Employers of network architects sometimes prefer applicants to have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. MBA programs generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Network architects generally need to have at least 5 to 10 years of experience working with information technology (IT) systems. They often have experience as a network and computer system administrator but also may come from other computer-related occupations such as database administrator or computer systems analyst.


Certification programs are generally offered by product vendors or software firms. Vendor-specific certification verifies a set of skills to ensure network architects are able to work in specific networking environments. Companies may require their network architects to be certified in the products they use.


Some network architects advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer network architects have to examine data networks and decide how to best connect the networks based on the needs and resources of the organization.

Detail oriented. Computer network architects create comprehensive plans of the networks they are creating with precise information describing how the network parts will work together.

Interpersonal skills. These workers must be able to work with different types of employees to successfully design and implement computer and information networks.

Leadership skills. Many computer network architects direct teams of engineers who build the networks they have designed, such as computer hardware engineers.

Organizational skills. Computer network architects who work for large firms must coordinate many different types of communication networks and make sure they work well together.

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Real Senior Network Architect Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Network Architect Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Jun 27, 2016 $177,000
Senior Network Architect Universal E-Business Solutions, LLC New York, NY May 06, 2014 $165,000
SR. Network Architect Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Aug 31, 2016 $155,105 -
Senior Network Architect Akuna Capital LLC Chicago, IL Jan 12, 2015 $150,000 -
Senior Wireless Network Architect Jasper Wireless, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Nov 01, 2013 $135,000
Senior Wireless Network Architect Jasper Technologies, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Mar 02, 2015 $135,000
SR. Wireless Network Architect Jasper Technologies, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Jan 09, 2015 $135,000
SR. Network Architect The Fremont Consulting Group Inc. Elk Grove, CA Jun 24, 2016 $133,515
SR. Network Architect The Fremont Consulting Group Inc. Elk Grove, CA Nov 05, 2016 $133,515
SR. Network Architect The Fremont Consulting Group Inc. Elk Grove, CA Jun 20, 2016 $133,515
SR. Computer Network Architect/Design Architect Directv LLC El Segundo, CA Dec 07, 2016 $133,203 -
SR. Network Architect Belk, Inc. Charlotte, NC Aug 17, 2015 $130,000
IT Senior Network Architect Agilent Technologies, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO Aug 14, 2015 $126,000
Senior Computer Network Architect Mastech, Inc., A Mastech Holdings, Inc. Company Waltham, MA Mar 31, 2016 $118,291
Senior Computer Network Architect Mastech, Inc., A Mastech Holdings, Inc. Company Waltham, MA Mar 31, 2016 $117,894 -
SR. Network Architect Externetworks Inc. Piscataway, NJ May 08, 2016 $110,074
Senior Network Architect Terremark Worldwide Inc. Miami, FL Nov 30, 2009 $110,000
Senior Network Architect MLB Advanced Media, L.P. New York, NY Dec 01, 2010 $110,000 -
Senior Network Architect Aricent Software Us, Inc. East Brunswick, NJ Oct 14, 2015 $109,678
Senior Network Architect Fixnetix Inc. New York, NY Jan 18, 2016 $99,424
Senior Network Architect Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd. Deerfield, IL Mar 03, 2015 $97,700 -
SR. Network Architect HCL Global Systems Inc. Farmington Hills, MI Mar 30, 2015 $97,000
Senior Network Architect Jongool, Inc. Costa Mesa, CA May 13, 2013 $96,000
Senior Network Architect Jonkool, Inc. Costa Mesa, CA May 22, 2013 $96,000
Senior Network Architect Jongool, Inc. Costa Mesa, CA May 18, 2013 $96,000
Senior Network Architect Managed Staffing, Inc. Dallas, TX Aug 12, 2015 $95,000
SR. Network Architect W.M. Rice University Houston, TX Nov 01, 2014 $92,078

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Top Skills for A Senior Network Architect


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Top Senior Network Architect Skills

  1. Network Infrastructure
  2. Firewalls
  3. Network Architecture
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Analyze existing operations and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the network infrastructure.
  • Installed & configured Pix Firewalls to secure internal/external zones.
  • Consulted and recommended changes and upgrades to client network architectures.
  • Consulted with ASP clients on WAN/VPN connectivity options and designed solutions for their connections to our ASP data centers.
  • Engineered various Cisco Routers / Switches models including ISR and modular / chassis based.

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