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Senior Network Architect

Department name: Information Technology
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J0422-2656

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

Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Networks at Freedom Mobile, the Senior Network Architect is the technical lead and SME for LAN, WAN, WLAN, Datacenter network and cloud network technologies within IT Infrastructure and Operations. The position is responsible for the design, implementation, management, and administration of the network infrastructure that support all business entities across the enterprise. This role requires broad and deep technical knowledge, and the ability to collaborate with technical SMEs across the enterprise to design, implement and manage highly available, scalable, and cost-effective network solutions.

A typical day

• Collaborating with network and cloud architects to implement enterprise on-prem and cloud networks.
• Extensive knowledge of routing and switching including routing Protocols: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP
• Experience in managing datacenter network using Spine and Leaf design
• Mentor team members to grow the skillset of the group, narrow knowledge gaps, and eliminate informational fiefdoms.
• Design and configure and support Enterprise LAN, WAN, WLAN (MPLS, SD-WAN, Internet, etc.).
• Continue to drive existing and establish new company wide standards across remote sites and data centers
• Continuously improve delivery and quality of network services through scripting and automation
• Troubleshoot issues and take proactive measures to reduce impact and risk of reoccurrence
• Technical prime in major incidents affecting the network, accountable for identification of the underlying root cause, and all remediation activities; initiate TAC cases and work with TAC engineers to resolution.
• Responsible for capacity planning/management, performance monitoring, and network configuration management
• Provide technical leadership in the adoption of new technologies and industry best practices
• Support delivery of strategic roadmaps to evolve the enterprise network infrastructure portfolio, and provide subject matter expertise as roadmaps are planned and implemented
• Maintain accurate design, hardware/software inventory, and operational documentation
• Continuously improve delivery and quality of communications services through scripting and automation

Your skills/experience

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field (computer science, information systems management, engineering)
• Industry certifications in one or more of the following (CCIE highly desired): Routing & Switching, Datacenter
• Other certifications considered an asset: ITIL, Aruba Wireless, SD-WAN
• 7+ years of experience as a senior engineer or comparable role, demonstrating technical design and implementation capabilities, focused on Cisco Spine and leaf, Cisco Routing & Switching, Azure & AWS in medium to large enterprise networks managing a multi cloud environment.
• Demonstrated in-depth knowledge F5 load balancers and Cisco Firepower firewalls
• Expert knowledge in cloud native network components
• Working knowledge in Direct connect & VPN to Azure, AWS
• Experience with the preparation of technical design, implementation, system administration and operational documentation
• Strong communication and Excellent documentation skills are required
• Ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical executives and managers
• Availability to troubleshoot and resolve issues during off-work hours and/or extended hours when outages or projects required
• Development/Automation/Scripting knowledge (Terraform/Python)

Other details

• This position requires the successful completion of a criminal and credit background check
• As a condition of employment, all new employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine (or proof of a valid exemption)

Posting closing date: July 1, 2022

At Shaw, we believe diversity and inclusion are integral to the continued growth and success of our entire company. We believe diversity and inclusion enhances our Company’s culture and creates a sense of belonging where people feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. This in turn promotes innovation through harnessing the variety of experiences, thoughts, and perspectives our employees have to offer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, age, or any other identifying characteristic.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.