Senior Infrastructure Network Architect

Chicago, IL, US Dallas, TX, US Palo Alto, CA, US San Diego, CA, US Kansas City, MO, US Sacramento, CA, US Atlanta, GA, US Short Hills, NJ, US Los Angeles, CA, US New Orleans, LA, US Houston, TX, US Oakland, CA, US Washington DC, DC, US Newport Beach, CA, US Phoenix, AZ, US Miami, FL, US St. Louis, MO, US Boston, MA, US

Mar 30, 2024

Dentons US LLP is currently looking for an Infrastructure Senior Network Architect. This is a senior technical position within the Solutions team.  This position will lead larger projects related to network technology refreshes, cloud migrations and acquisition integrations. The ideal candidate will possess a broad-based understanding of disaster recovery, networking, Azure endpoint route management and have experience in designing highly available Infrastructure services. Expertise in Azure's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings, along with the ability to implement and maintain these systems in a secure fashion.  The role involves interacting with executives to translate business needs into cloud solutions and managing projects from inception to completion. This position is primarily remote.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design, configure, and manage Azure Network environments, considering aspects such as scalability, performance, reliability, and security.
  • Ensure the alignment of network architecture with industry best practices and Azure guidelines.
  • Evaluate and implement Azure security services, Azure AD, Azure Security Center, and Azure Key Vault to ensure secure and reliable cloud environments.
  • Implement highly available redundant endpoints and traffic routing.
  • Implement and maintain security measures to protect the network from bad actors.
  • Manage and troubleshooting routers, switches, firewalls, and other network devices.
  • Troubleshooting network issues, providing timely resolutions to minimize downtime.
  • Monitor network performance, analyze trends and adjust to ensure optimal performance and cost-effectiveness.
  • Translate complex business requirements into cloud solutions, integrating with existing infrastructure and services where necessary. 
  • Oversee networking project documentation, managing timelines, resources, risks, and stakeholders to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Present proposals, updates, and progress reports to executives, ensuring that communications are effective, clear, and align with the Firm’s strategic goals.
  • Maintain comprehensive network documentation.
  • Collaborate with other IT teams to ensure seamless integration with on-premises and cloud-based systems.
  • Mentor a team of cloud computing specialists, encouraging continual learning and growth.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third-party vendors/service providers as well as negotiate contracts where necessary.
  • Future state management by maintaining a strong awareness of industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Other duties as assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or at least 8 years of related experience in network administration. 
  • Relevant Microsoft Azure Administrator certifications, CCNA, or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience in network design and endpoint management with a minimum 5 years of experience managing Azure Virtual Network, Azure Active Directory, and other Azure networking services.
  • Deep understanding of Azure’s suite of services, including Compute, Storage, Networking, and Troubleshooting Tools.
  • Practical experience with Azure PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS implementations.
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages such as Azure PowerShell or Azure CLI.
  • Familiarity with Azure management and governance tools such as Azure Monitor, Azure Policy, and Azure Cost Management.
  • Understanding of compliance issues related to cloud and endpoint services.
  • Experience with disaster recovery and related routing considerations.
  • Desirable to have experience in Network & Telecom systems.
  • Strong project management skills, with a proven track record in delivering complex projects on time and within budget.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong discovery, diagraming and documentation practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders, including executives and technical teams.

Dentons offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, profit sharing, short-term/long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, paid holidays and discretionary bonuses.

 

Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

About Dentons

Across over 80 countries, Dentons helps you grow, protect, operate and finance your organization by providing uniquely global and deeply local legal solutions. Polycentric, purpose-driven and committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and sustainability, we focus on what matters most to you. www.dentons.com


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