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Strategic Network Architect

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Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Austin, TX, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 36935 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Strategic Network Architect to join our team in Austin, TX.  Candidates local to Austin, TX are strongly preferred.  



This position is responsible for the strategic and architectural guidance of the client.  This individual will participate in both the worlds of Infrastructure Strategy and Enterprise Architecture to align the organization globally and guide discussions of new technologies.


Responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic leadership for the development of our broadcast and infrastructure transport services
  • A focus on providing reliable and cost-effective data and content delivery solutions is critical for this role
  • Leveraging a deep understanding of networking, the Senior Director of Strategic Networking will lead discussions and provide strategic direction in corporate and broadcast areas to support their transformation as we modernize working and delivery models 
  • This role will develop a strong working relationship with subordinates, peers and management and work towards a common vision to architect, implement and support current and new technologies, and support the business goals
  • This individual will be responsible for the team of engineers that report directly to him/her to ensure all issues are dealt with proactively and resolved in a timely manner
  • He/She will act as a technical resource to others on the team
  • He/She will also act as a technical consult to the Senior Director of Tactical Networking and the VP of Networking & Collaboration


Additional responsibilities:

  • Define Network standards
  • Proposes new technologies, new technical and architectural strategies, and new processes to meet business challenges, in full consideration of their costs and benefits. Provides insights and new ways of looking at the business and technology that contribute to the strategic plans and directions
  • Develops architectural standards and roadmaps to migrate to standards that will add significant value to the business. Promotes the architectural vision to colleagues, explaining the ultimate value to be achieved, and resolving conflicts between standardization and innovation
  • Develops highly sophisticated technology plans to support the business that requires the integration of multiple technologies, addressing the interrelationships of multiple systems, and serving diverse clients
  • Proactively assesses the trends in Viacom business functions and the industry in general and their impact on the technology architecture; anticipates changes and needs to effectively plan for the future of the multiple technologies supported
  • Partner with industry experts and peers to better understand the future of technology 
  • Partner with infrastructure groups to develop optimized network connectivity, redundancy and fault tolerance
  • Work closely with other  groups sharing project information to understand current and future technologically needs and direction
  • Lead strategic Network connectivity planning for public and private cloud use
  • Partner with Operations team to adapt support models for dynamically deployed and scaled platforms
  • Keep Network Support Center Management abreast of any and all network performance or management issues that require high-level attention
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery planning and testing



Basic Qualifications:

Minimum of 5 years work experience as a Network Architect

Minimum of 5 years work experience with IT strategy



Preferred skills:

  • CCIE certification in either Route / Switch or ISP, strongly desired
  • If no CCIE, then a CCNP and work experience are desired
  • Consulting experience - communication strategy and execution
  • Public Sector



This is a Temporary Employee of NTT DATA role.  This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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