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Principal Network Architect (Remote)


#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We're looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

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About the Role:
CrowdStrike Information Technology is looking for a Principal Network Architect to join the IT Network Engineering team, which plays a critical role building network infrastructure that supports all CrowdStrike teams. The person in this position will play a key role, driving network architecture in a collaborative environment that will enable the team to build and support the network at scale. The successful candidate will also create architecture documentation in alignment with industry best practices and provide technical leadership to functional project teams and cross-team major initiatives.

This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, robust, fast-paced and challenging environment. Candidates should be interested in expanding their breadth of knowledge, continually learning new technologies and processes, and solving difficult problems by thinking quickly and developing innovative solutions.

What You'll Do:
  • Collaborate with team members, IT leadership, and enterprise stakeholders on cloud, data center, and premise network architecture for global scale; document problem statements, project requirements, and architecture details
  • Lead the development and execution of an architecture roadmap for networking at global scale and drive ongoing efforts to ensure that the roadmap is aligned with business needs
  • Provide clear and concise recommendations to remediate performance/scaling bottlenecks
  • Create and update graphical and written network architecture documentation following industry best practices
  • Maintain expertise in routing, switching, load balancing, wireless networking, and network security technologies to ensure that cost-effective solutions and processes are deployed and aligned with business and security needs
  • Monitor network infrastructure and traffic; identify and document problem areas and recommend network infrastructure and performance improvements based on current and projected enterprise network environment
  • Assess new technologies and best practices for adoption
  • Drive standardization and automation in all aspects of the network environment
  • Create and maintain graphical and written network architecture, infrastructure, and technical standards documentation
  • Communicate with all stakeholders in a timely, clear, and concise manner
  • Prepare and deliver professional presentations to technical and non-technical audiences at all levels
  • Provide technical leadership to functional project teams and cross-team major initiatives
What You'll Need:
  • 10+ years' experience architecting scalable cloud, data center and office network infrastructure using public cloud technology and enterprise-class routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and wireless networking devices
  • 10+ years' experience with OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, and multicast routing protocols, Voice Over IP, and QoS configuration on routers and switches in enterprise environments using IPv4
  • 5+ years' experience architecting multi-region/AZ/VPC cloud and hybrid cloud networks within AWS and other major public cloud environments, including GCP and/or Azure; AWS experience must include AWS VPN, Direct Connect, transit gateway, VPC peering, Network ACLs and security groups, ELB, Route 53; experience with other public cloud environments must include the equivalent cloud networking elements
  • 5+ years' experience configuring, managing, and monitoring Palo Alto Networks firewalls using Panorama
  • Experience managing and deploying premise and Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) platforms such as F5 Networks LTM/GTM
  • 5+ years' experience with enterprise wireless networking solutions such as Aruba, Cisco, or Meraki
  • Demonstrated experience with network configuration management and monitoring tools
  • Demonstrated experience with access control technologies such as Cisco ISE and Aruba ClearPass
  • Experience with documentation and presentation tools such as Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Visio, and Atlassian Wiki
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with members of multiple teams in multiple global regions
  • Must speak fluent English and communicate clearly in written English
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and own a working vehicle with current registration and insurance
  • Must be capable of lifting 50lbs
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally to data centers, CrowdStrike offices, and other locations
Preferred Skills:
  • Public cloud architecture and networking certification (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Advanced Cisco networking certification (CCNP R&S, CCIE R&S)
  • Advanced understanding of IP addressing and subnetting, TCP/IP, and DNS
  • Proficiency with protocol and log analysis tools
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language such as Python or shell scripting
  • Proficiency with SD-WAN and network automation using orchestration platforms, scripting and REST APIs
  • Willingness to represent IT with professionalism, demonstrating CrowdStrike core values and behaviors
  • Strong interest in continuing networking education and certification


Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:
  • Remote-first culture
  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards
  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements
  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits
  • Physical and mental wellness programs
  • Paid parental leave, including adoption
  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration
We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact , for further assistance.

Job ID: CrowdStrike-R16424
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns