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Senior Network Architect

Department name: Engineering
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J0321-1080

A little about us

What we do at Shaw matters - in a world where being connected has never been more critical, we bring the best wireline and wireless technology and solutions together to create exceptional customer experiences. Every day we help millions of Canadians live their best-connected lives through the strength, capacity and combined power of our Fast LTE and Fibre+ networks.

At Shaw we say we’re brighter together, and we believe it’s the diverse mix of brilliant people here that really makes us shine. When you join our team, you’ll see we are so much more than just a company. Shaw connects you with limitless opportunity, an incredible culture, career development and a great benefits package. We are a friendly, collaborative group, and we have a lot of fun finding new ways to delight our customers.

Come dream bigger and brighter with Shaw.

The role

The Business Technology team in Calgary is currently seeking a Senior Network Architect I to join their team. This position reports directly into the Manager, Business Technology. The team is responsible for the development of products and solutions for Shaw Business based on Meraki equipment.

A typical day

• Lead for the development of Shaw Business managed services targeting SOHO/SMB and Enterprise businesses.
• Interface with sponsors and stakeholders to understand what they desire from the product or solution.
• Develop the functional and non-functional requirements based on the sponsor/stakeholder business requirements.
• Design a high-level architecture that meets the sponsors’ vision and satisfies the functional and non-functional requirements.
• Create use cases against the high-level architecture that exercise the functional and non-functional requirements as well as the activities that are perceived to be important to the system.
• Maintain architectural documents and diagrams and ensure that changing technical elements are captured and made available in a timely manner.
• Produce early iterations of user guides targeted to product and marketing teams to assist in their understanding of how the product functions and should be used.
• Provide training materials and training in support of operational handoff.
• Consultation with clients including external organizations.
• Provide guidance and direction to vendors to resolve issues and to influence product roadmaps.
• Produce and deliver technical service/solution documents, diagrams and presentations.
• Perform technical research on areas outside of SMEs domain or within a subsection of their domain (i.e. become the SME for specific subjects).
• Problem analysis/decomposition.
• Develop test plans to perform testing and creation of specialized proof of concept or prototype environments.

Your skills/experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
• 8 years of working experience in RF network design with strong experience with RF test equipment
• Experience with wireless communication standards such as 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with an in-depth knowledge of Wi-Fi standards such as 802.11, WPA2, Passpoint
• 8 years of related experience in designing, implementing, and supporting Enterprise networks
• Strong experience with networking standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, QoS, IPv6, Radius, IPSec
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Experience driving discussions with internal and external customers regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
• Experience with /Meraki APs, Security Appliances and Switches configuration and troubleshooting would be an asset
• Experience with database and data visualization tools such as Splunk, Tableau, MySQL would be an asset

Other details

•This position requires the successful completion of a criminal and credit background check.
•Applicants will be hired at any of our Shaw or Freedom locations and will not be required to relocate for this role

Posting closing date: May 22, 2021

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