Network Consultant

boston, Massachusetts

Our client is seeking a Network Consultant to join their team in Boston, MA.

Looking for a cloud network consultant to lead a variety of network evolution initiatives and collaborate with the leadership team in defining technology evolution road maps. Road maps will address the evolution of Cloud network infrastructure and architecture, solution development, governance, service management, delivery and operations within Canada, the United States, and Asia as well as end to end across regions.

The consultant may be required to travel to other locations as needed. The consultant may work primarily from their own location or from a company office.

This consultant will provide technical leadership and expertise to both the leadership and the technical team, as well as direction to service providers in some cases. The consultant must have deep and broad experience (15+ years in the industry, spanning service providers and enterprises) as well as a track record delivering actionable plans and recommendations with minimal day to day supervision. The Consultant will evaluate Business needs and technical lifecycles to produce applicable road maps for data network solutions, recommend technical, process and governance improvements, and act as a liaison between the team and other company partner teams.

Specific projects and deliverables will be defined following the consultant's initial analysis of client's priorities and current network state, with likely focus on:- network architecture to support application migration to cloud (public internet SaaS, public cloud platforms such as Azure, SoftLayer and SalesForce, and private/hybrid cloud platforms)- opportunities to leverage cloud-based infrastructure solutions such as network security, authorization and access control, bandwidth optimization, and US- network readiness for Skype for Business- other priorities as mutually agreed.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in cloud architecture and security fundamentals including Network, WAN connectivity to Cloud, Network solution for software-defined networks, high availability design and multi-cloud services
  • Able to provide network security architectural solution to all phases of the Cloud Program, including the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Cloud Application Architecture subprograms
  • A deep understanding of cloud infrastructure technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends
  • Has a deep technical experience in one or more of the following areas: Virtualization, network architecture, network security, and TCP/IP
  • Experience with public cloud environments and technologies in Microsoft Azure
  • Able to compare and evaluate various private, public cloud technologies and tools from technical, functional and financial feasibility
  • Able to design technical controls and, measure and publish the adherence to security requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile environments, application design, software development, and testing
  • Experience working in products like Cisco, Checkpoint and/or Palo Alto,Aruba, F5, SDWAN
  • Experience designing connectivity to public cloud providers like Azure, within multi regions
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to create and update network diagrams for each project
  • Has good Network Routing experience, like BGP, OSPF, EVPN, MPLS

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