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Network Architect

$150k – $170k • No equity
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About Us :

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

Responsibilities :

NBCUniversal’s Broadcast Network Engineering group within the Operations & Technology organization has an opening for a Network Architect.The Network Architect will work with cross-functional teams to effectively provide leadership for network design, build, and support that meet the requirements for projects in the broadcast engineering space that is in line with overall network strategy across the Distribution Engineering organization.

The selected candidate will stay up to date on future networking technology, concepts and practices. This position will also provide subject matter expertise and work closely with all teams in LA, Denver, Miami, New York and New Jersey in defining requirements and assist with complex problem analysis.

Job Duties:

Perform analytical, technical, and financial analysis in the planning, design, installation of enterprise network solutions
Ensures that all engineering artifacts and deliverables are developed to the highest quality standards; provides engineering review and approval for major solutions
Provides leadership and effectively communicates with all levels of management in areas related to solution engineering and future technical strategy
Evaluate and provide recommendations of overall network requirements for performance, availability, utilization and reliability
Design, implement and tune TCP/IP networking stack across various operating systems
Works with vendors on new technology solutions
Leverage and assist in the development of tools and processes to proactively monitor the health of the network and respond to events
Mentor, educate and train engineers to become subject matter experts
Potential candidates must possess a range of the following skills:
Extensive knowledge and experience of Core Routing and Switching design, configuration, and troubleshooting
SP background / Large Enterprise scale infrastructure
Knowledge of networking best practices in:
Routing protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, ISIS
Spanning-tree, VTP, Port Channels, Load balancing, SPAN
Multicast PIM Sparse/Dense, MSDP
MPLS traffic engineering design, configuration, and troubleshooting
LDP - Label distribution
MPBGP-VPNv4, Multi-VRF and VRF-Lite
Segment Routing Concepts


Automation experience:

Build network configurations as code in a reproducible, idempotent manner
Create network automated deployments with a robust suite of unit-tests to ensure each push is self-tested before and after the roll-out
Qualifications/Requirements :
Basic Qualifications
B.S. degree in Information Technology, Business Administration or equivalent experience
Cisco CCNP/CCIE active certification
Minimum 10 years experience leading complex project network builds with proven ability to define and communicate strategic direction
Demonstrated successful design, planning and implementation of wide and local area network engineering, including troubleshooting and capacity planning
Expertise working on a team with motivated cross functional individuals focused on a common goal of delivering cutting edge solutions to meet aggressive business demands in an ever-changing environment to achieve on-time and on budget completion of projects
Solid documentation experience with Visio, Word, Excel
Excellent IP networking fundamentals and extensive experience in the application of IP protocols. In-depth knowledge of and experience with major internet routing protocols, including BGP, OSPF, MPLS, RSVP
Experience/knowledge in SDN, NFV, and SDWAN technologies
Solid understanding of DNS solutions, Active Directory, and other LDAPs solutions
Prior experiences in identifying potential design, performance, security, and support problems, including ability to identify technical risks/challenges and develop relevant mitigation strategies
Extensive knowledge of the broad spectrum of technology areas, including technology trends, forthcoming industry standards, new products, and the latest solution development techniques; ability to leverage this knowledge to formulate technical solution strategy
Understanding of hardware engineering and limitations including: Buffers, ASICs / port boundaries, and CAM / TCAM
Expert-level knowledge and experience with design, implementation and support of the following: Programmable Infrastructure (APIs, Scripting, PYTHON, JSON) strongly desired, Complex routing and switching solutions (Cisco is a must), Multi-protocol environments, with mutual redistribution of routing protocols, Multicast, and QoS

Additional Job Requirements:

Interested candidate must submit a CV/resume through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Must be willing to work in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Position will regularly work during normal business hours. Off-hours support for global escalations will be required on a rotating basis.
Desired Characteristics :
Strong communication skills
Experienced in cloud computing (AWS, Azure, etc.) and Cloud networking
Experience in DevOps and IT configuration automation solutions, such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible, etc.

Notices :

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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