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IT Network Infrastructure Architect (8+ years)

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Jun 27, 2022
Job End Date: Dec 27, 2022
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 120575
Location: Toronto
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Our client is looking for a senior Infrastructure/Network Architect who will be Subject Matter Expert in technology/infrastructure architecture, developing and maintaining enterprise and solutions technology/infrastructure architecture. The candidate will provide architecture for data centre, communications rooms, network, storage, servers, operating systems, CCTV, telephony, enterprise wide IT services, and IT security.

Must Have:
  • Specific role is Network Architect / Senior Network Engineer with minimum 8 years’ experience in a large environment, and CCIE certified.
  • Strong design and hands-on implementation experience transforming and modernizing networks including Multi-site ACI, SDWAN, multicasting, multi-datacentre disaster recovery capabilities, BGP multi-datacentre ISP failover, Azure Hybrid Cloud Networking, MPLS, Cisco ISE, Cisco and Palo Alto firewalls, F5 GTM and LTM.
  • Experience with Zero Trust Architecture such as design and implementing Zscaler.
  • University Degree in applied sciences such as Engineering, Systems Design, Computer Sciences, Business or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
  • Eight (8) years’ progressively senior experience in Information Technology with solid background in Infrastructure architecture planning, design, development and implementation
  • A minimum 6 years of technology/infrastructure architecture/solution design experience, ideally within the public sector environment
 Nice to Have:
  • Knowledge and expertise in the principles, practices and latest concepts in Enterprise Architecture, Project Management methodologies and Solutions Development life cycles, with the ability to promote a coherent, corporate approach to enterprise architecture
  • Strong track record of building and maintaining solid relationships with internal and external customers and vendors
  • Ability to plan, set priorities, schedule and manage enterprise architecture projects as well as personal and team deliverables
  • Leadership, problem solving, interpersonal, and oral/written/presentation skills to lead the analysis, design, and development of enterprise technology/infrastructure architecture initiatives
Note Carefully:
The hired candidate must be located in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) in Ontario, Canada, fully vaccinated and available for a hybrid work environment (1-2 days/week).

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Develops and maintains Metrolinx-wide technology/infrastructure architecture designs and standards in alignment with the corporate technological vision and direction
  • Identifies, designs and develops enterprise wide technology/infrastructure architecture artifacts that meet the evolving business, customer service, operational, applications, risk and compliance requirements
  • Subject Matter Expert in technology/infrastructure architecture, developing and maintaining enterprise and solutions technology/infrastructure architecture
  • Providing architecture for data centre, communications rooms, network, storage, servers, operating systems, CCTV, telephony, enterprise wide IT services, and IT security
  • Assesses and reuses patterns in the technology/infrastructure architecture and develops scalable multi-use architecture
  • Develops and documents scalable multi-use policies and standards that are compliant with the enterprise architecture and design documentation to be referenced by technology/infrastructure specialists
  • Identifies implementation risks and analyses of potential impact on the enterprise and on the achievement of scheduled objectives
  • Analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on technology/infrastructure architectures
  • Provides expert technical leadership in the development of Metrolinx-wide strategic directions for BT architecture, standards, principles, best practices
  • Delivers architectural alternatives, recommendation documents and architecture blueprint documents to senior management and stakeholders for approval
  • Provides advice to clients regarding technology/infrastructure technologies, technology risk assessments, and project issues
  • Develops relevant technology roadmaps, reference architectures and technology/infrastructure related policies and standards to be used by solution designers/infrastructure specialists for both project and operational work
  • Educate IT management, business users, architecture peers, and technology specialists on technology/infrastructure architecture and technology trends.