NBC Universal Network Architect in New York, New York

Job Number 35098BR

Job Title Network Architect

Business Segment Operations & Technical Services

Sub-Business Technology

Posting Category Technology/Engineering

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York


About the Opportunity

Responsible for the services provided by the Enterprise Network team worldwide, including: design, engineering and implementation of network services to meet both short and long-range business needs, and the implementation of service delivery improvement initiatives.

Job Purpose/Candidate Requirements

Multi-faceted, highly skilled individual, who will be responsible for defining the network architecture and strategy. This candidate will be required to be the subject matter expert across various network technologies. This individual will be part of a team that sets the strategy and defines the standards.

Primary Responsibilities

Potential candidates must possess a range of the following skills:

  • Ideal candidate will have an extensive networking background with a focus on Cisco hardware

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Core Routing and Switching design, configuration, and troubleshooting

  • Deep knowledge of Cisco Best Practices in:

  • Routing protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, ISIS

  • WAN connectivity such as T1/T3, OC3, OC12, Metro Ethernet

  • Spanning-tree, Port Channels, Load balancing, SPAN

  • Multicast PIM Sparse/Dense, MSDP

  • NAT

  • Quality Of Service understanding and configuration, able to customize across all Cisco platforms to support Voice, Video, and selected applications

  • Excellent understanding of VPN - site to site, client, IPSEC (including the protocol suite), IKE, DMVPN, tunnel modes, SSL clientless/ Anyconnect, Tunnels between ASAs, Routers

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Network Security, including the design, configuration, and tuning of Cisco, Juniper and Palo Alto appliances

  • ASA Firewalls - NAT, ACL configuration, IPSec and SSL VPN,

  • Strong background in wireless communication design, configuration

  • Cisco Wireless knowledge

  • Wireless surveys

  • Wireless site assessment and audit

  • Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning

  • MPLS traffic engineering design, configuration, and troubleshooting

  • LDP, TDP, RSVP Label distribution

  • MPBGP-VPNv4, Multi-VRF and VRF-Lite

  • Extensive knowledge of Datacenter design utilizing the Nexus product line

  • Cisco Application Centric Networking

  • VMWare NSX

  • Multi-tenancy

  • Strong knowledge of the Cisco ASR 9000

  • Solid command of IOS, IOS –XR, NX-OS

  • Design and implement of data, voice or video network infrastructures.

  • Responsible for implementing complex projects (any “first time” builds)

  • Core or Internet (DMZ or External Facing) infrastructures, acceptance testing of new hardware and software.

  • Responsible for tier 3/4 troubleshooting.

  • Design and deploy necessary controls to insure the network meets service levels.

  • Develop technology roadmaps

  • Knowledge of Video of IP using the Cisco DCM


Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other technical discipline.

  • Minimum 10 years experience in the role of Network Architect leading complex project builds with proven performance to achieve on-time completion of projects.

  • Demonstrated successful design, planning and implementation of wide and local area network architecture, 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.

  • Cisco CCIE certificate or equivalent experience

  • Strong communication skills

  • Solid documentation experience with Visio, Word, Excel

  • Ambitious and goal oriented, with initiative to work until job is complete.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Solid documentation experience with Visio, Word, ExcelEligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered.

  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.

  • Available 24/7/365.

Desired Characteristics

  • Ambitious and goal oriented, with initiative to work until job is complete.

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