Senior Network Architect to lead large network modernization initiative

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Aug 28, 2023
Job End Date: Mar 31, 2024
Pay Rate: Daily: Negotiable
Job ID: 132139
Location: Ottawa
Our valued Public Sector client requires a Senior Network Architect to lead large network modernization initiative. 

The network was designed and implemented over a decade ago. Over the years, the network has become increasing complex and difficult to manage, given the numerous technology changes, adaptations and additions. The Network Modernization project is tasked with implementing a modern network, which focuses on simplifying network management, with a view to eliminating Network Technical Debt.
The Network Modernization Project is a challenging, 6-year infrastructure project that will address the network technical debt by replacing and modernizing the current network. The primary goal of the project is to implement, in an agile fashion, a flexible, scalable network that will be a modern foundation for current requirements and its future Service Delivery vision.

  • Provide advice and guidance insofar as modern network security technology best practices.
  • Contribute to the developing of the logistics of staging project deliverables.
  • Provide direction to technical teams in the implementation of network infrastructure
  • Contribute to the measurement of network improvements from the baseline.
  • Model "What if" scenarios and recommend appropriate changes to the existing network infrastructure, and recommend alternative network solutions, methodologies and strategies.
  • In-depth analysis of the current state of the legacy network.  They will use the results of the analysis and other metrics to assist in the development a current network baseline from which to compare ongoing network improvements as delivered by the project. 
  • From the analysis phase, the contractors will work with internal and external SMEs to develop a series of technology, infrastructure and procurement options.
  • Work with the network designers and engineers on the development of the target architecture.
  • Provide expertise, recommendations and guidance insofar as the target network architecture to the Project leadership and executives.
  • Contribute to the development of project artefacts.
  • Contribute to the development of briefing materials.
  • Contribute to the development of analysis reports.
  • Provide expertise on the sequencing of project deliverables
  • Research and recommend current network improvement best practices and industry direction.
  • Assess the feasibility of migrating from the current state to the target business architecture and enabling technologies and identify network related risks associated with migrating to the target business architecture and technologies and make recommendations for risk mitigation.
  • Identify business and technology trends that create opportunities for network improvement, advice business and technology Senior Executives on cloud related trends and the impact on the organization's architectures and business strategies.
  • Produce a network architectural evolution plan, recommend prioritization of network architecture evolution initiatives, and develop and/or implement a network architecture evolution plan.
  • Coach, mentor and train the organization staff.


- Expert level Network understanding (LAN/WAN/Wifi/VoIP/Telephone/etc)
- Enhanced Reliability clearance