• Network Architect

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  • Overview

    The David-Kenneth Group is seeking to add a qualified Network Architect to its team of experienced data center migration professionals. Data Center migration projects are mission-critical, come with inherent risks and are typically a once in a lifetime project for most organizations. That is why this position requires an individual with previous data center migration experience.


    The ideal candidate must be a proactive team player with a dynamic personality comfortable working in highly available, fast-paced, client-facing environments. Our work culture mandates an entrepreneurial mindset and a self-starter attitude.  David-Kenneth Group hires individuals that embrace critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement of themselves and those around them.


    The person in this role will provide technical support for project planning, development, and implementation.  You will be responsible for understanding a client's existing environment, designing target architectures, and hands-on implementation of designs.  The candidate must be independent, proactive, and comfortable working in small teams with similarly elite personnel. Must be able to demonstrate broad network engineering experience in both design and deployment.  The qualified candidate must be able to install and configure Network architecture, provide optimized configurations plus able to support existing; migrate the networks from the current production environment to the new datacenter with no downtime.Significant migration experience is a must. This is NOT a position for which you will be trained.


    Should you be qualified, this is a great opportunity to keep your skills sharp. This position will provide unique challenges as well as an opportunity to work with an industry leader whose services are in high demand and are looking to expand.


    • The qualified candidate must have 10 YRS of experience with assessments, project planning, network design and hands on implementation of network infrastructure solutions for highly visible/ large enterprise clients.
    • Previous Network Design experience in data center migrations: relocations, colocations and consolidations projects.
    • Previous Network Design experience with Data Center Interconnects (DCI), Leaf/Spine Fabric, and VLAN-Stretching (Cisco OTV).
    • Able to advise clients and implement new technologies for high-level designs and monitor performance based on specified project requirements.
    • Possesses expert knowledge of the Cisco Nexus product line (9k, 7k, and 5k) and experience with Cisco ASR Routers and Cisco Catalyst switches
    • Posssess expert knowledge of BGP and OSPF and experience with Dark Fiber, DWDM and MPLS.
    • Possess expert knowledge in Network Security including NX-OS/IOS hardening and implementations of GRE, DMVPN and IPSEC tunneling.
    • In-Depth Knowledge of Network Architecture, demonstrated understanding of networking layer 2 and 3
    • Strong ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot complex technical issues
    • Network latency testing and mitigation
    • Circuit selection and sizing
    • Logical and physical network diagramming
    • Experience with Network auto-discovery tools
    • Work as a flexible team player - independently as well as collaboratively
    • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)


    Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with EVPN and VXLAN
    • Experience with Software Defined Networks (VMware NSX, Cisco ACI)
    • Experience with Firewalls (Palo Alto, Check Point, Cisco ASA)
    • Experience with Load Balancing technologies (F5, Cisco, Citrix)
    • Experience with WAN optimization technologies (Riverbed, Cisco)
    • Experience with Cisco UCS
    • Experience with Cloud Services (Azure, AWS)
    • Experience with Virtualization Technologies (VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Windows Hyper-V )
    • Past telecommuting background

     Additional Information:

    • Full time with benefits
    • S. Citizen (Unable to sponsor H-1B Visa’s at this time)
    • Travel 20- 30% (Approximately 1 week per month on average)
    • Telecommute, willing to support any U.S. Time Zone

    Corporate Summary     

    David-Kenneth Group is a privately held company whose main offices are in Annapolis, Maryland. Our core competency and singular focus is data center migration and disaster recovery. The company is a certified veteran-owned business and has more than 40-years of experience increasing market share and revenue for clients.  All of our people, processes and methodology are purposed to help achieve the very attractive business benefits associated with data center migrations.  What is typically a once in a lifetime project for most organizations is what we do all day, every day.    


    Please visit our website at www.davidkennethgroup.com for additional information.    


    What We do!   

    Our typical engagements are relocations, mergers, consolidations, and modernizations lasting anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Our clients usually operate between 300 and 2000+ virtual servers providing mission-critical IT services in the health care, financial services, media, retail, utilities and national defense industries. Our data center migration services include data center migration strategy workshops, relocations, colocations, consolidations, transitions (transformation), and disaster recovery. We help organizations determine the strategy that best meets their evolving technical requirements and business goals. A data center migration strategy can include infrastructure optimization, colo and outsourcing selection, or application modernization services; our experts will guide clients through the process without interruption to services.   


    Our Benefits & Our Culture  

    The David Kenneth Group is committed to providing our employees with a competitive benefits package that complements our core values and demonstrates our people-first commitment.  We offer a competitive salary; paid time off; FLEX- Time, paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K; profit sharing program; and additional benefits such as employee development, education assistance, and employee referral bonuses. The hiring and retention of employees is critical to our success so we are continually striving to enhance our attraction as a great place to work!   


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