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Platform Design Engineer / WAN Architect

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Experian IT Services is the centralized technology organization that globally supports all of Experian.  Our organization is comprised of almost 2,000 employees across the globe supporting and improving our business-critical IT environment/ecosystem.  Experian IT Services includes Infrastructure Services, Cyber & Information Security, and Enterprise Architecture.  We drive growth through reusable technology providing quicker time to market for solutions, increased productivity, and a more secure environment

 

Role
 
The Global Experian Infrastructure Services organization is seeking a Platform Design Architect/Engineer to serve as the Global WAN Subject Matter Expert spanning across all business units and regions.  This role will own the High Level Design (HLD), Low Level Design (LLD), and Engineering Build Standards for the introduction of new WAN focused technologies, solutions, and configurations across our Global footprint, while leveraging existing standard offerings where applicable to produce solutions to business requirements.  Additionally, this role will work closely with security compliance and engineering teams, implementing and maintaining a secure network infrastructure to adhere to stringent Regulatory, Governmental, and Industry security control requirements.

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepares Business Cases, Financial Analysis spreadsheets, and detailed Bills of Materials in preparation for presentation to Leadership for new ‘First Of’ deployments
  • Performs hands on configurations for new ‘First Of’ deployments
  • Prepares Build documents and Operational Support procedures and performs knowledge transfer to Build Factory and Run team to ensure a smooth onboarding of new ‘First Of’ deployments
  • Design, implement and manage the network and security systems within a secure multi-tenant cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.) environment
  • Works in support of Build Factory new demand for Infrastructure projects including configuring, troubleshooting, optimization and requirements gathering for Build and Run teams
  • Provides direct support, including after hours, for ‘First Of’ deployments which have not yet been transitioned into Build Factory and Run teams
  • Provides technical guidance for broader solution delivery initiatives
  • Provides support, including after hours, for Tier 4 escalated operational issues
  • Provides engineering expertise in identification of process improvement and automation opportunities
  • Maintain deep technical and business knowledge of different Network and Cloud technologies and supporting solution areas and develop new technology integrations and solution capabilities
  • Convey technical information/solutions to audience using whiteboards, presentations or written communications in a workshop format
  • Responsibilities include executive and technical-level communications and relationship building to gain credibility/trust of internal and external customers
  • Consult, assess or audit, design and interview stakeholders to resolve highly technical requirements
  • Research, evaluate and stay ahead of on emerging tools, techniques and technologies
  • Demonstrate strong ‘Consultative based mindset’ with strong listening and collaboration skill for uncovering unmet technology-based needs and translating the requirements into strategic solutions
  • High motivation level and appetite for fast-paced team environment; readily adaptable to changing market and organization requirements
  • Problem solving mentality using internal and/or external resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

 

  • Expert level understanding and implementation of commonly deployed WAN technologies is a requirement
  • Proven expertise working with Global Telecommunications carriers in maximizing the value of their various offerings to meet business, functional, operational, and financial requirements
  • 10+ years of validated experience in  managing, provisioning, and designing Network technologies in large globally diverse environment.
  • Expert-level hands-on operation of networking equipment, management tools and network analyzers
  • Cisco CCDP, CCNP or CCIE certification or equivalent level of expertise required
  • Expert knowledge of Layer 3 technologies, including - IPv4, BGP, OSPF, IPv6, Multicast, HSRP, DMVPN, Site-to-Site VPNs, GRE, and VRRP
  • Expert knowledge of Layer 2 technologies, including - Spanning-Tree, VLANs, QinQ, Dot1q
  • Expert knowledge of Traffic prioritization technologies and techniques including – QoS, TOS, COS, LLQ, CBWFQ, WFQ, Shaping, Policing, MPLS-VPN QoS
  • Solid understanding of public cloud network technologies including AWS, Google and/or Azure and infrastructure (firewalls, load balancers, hypervisor, storage, monitoring, security etc)
  • Solid practical understanding of SDN (Cisco ACI), SD-WAN, and NFV
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science preferred
  • Advanced industry certifications (i.e. Cisco, VMware, MS, AWS) certification preferred

 

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world.  We have always believed that data has the potential to transform lives and create a better tomorrow.  We are transforming data into something meaningful:  helping businesses to manage credit risk, preventing fraud, targeting marketing offers and automating decision making.  We have been named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes for 5 years in a row.  Experian has operated at the center of Big Data since before the phrase was coined. Few companies can offer information services on an equivalent scale

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