Principal Network Architect

3+ months agoHouston, TX / Remote

UKG offers you to be a part of an innovative Cloud Architecture team to design networking solutions in a complex technical landscape in the public cloud which serves as the foundation for our enterprise SaaS offerings at UKG, a global market-leading enterprise Cloud company.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced well rounded Network Infrastructure Architect to be an integral part of an enterprise-scale cloud initiative. This position will leverage your technical background in provisioning, configuring and supporting infrastructure services on the Linux platform in public cloud. The position requires knowledge of cloud-native technologies as well as knowledge of infrastructure-related technologies like DNS, SMTP, SFTP, Security Protocols, Automation and Orchestration (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)).

• Network architectural design
• Network design for scalability, optimization, and maintainability
• Document new and existing infrastructure deployments including architecture diagrams and run-book instructions
• Design and support VPN solutions including IPsec and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
• Design and support IDS/IDP, load-balancing and firewall solutions including next-generation firewalls
• Identify processes to standardize IT practices and procedures, capacity planning, risk mitigation and scalability
• Serve as subject matter expert and level 4 escalation point for cloud environments
• Identify areas to improve systems management, achieve higher availability and improve overall operations
• Review performance metrics and recommend tuning strategies
• May prototype, build test new solutions, technologies, and ensure successful deployments through code development, scripting

• Experience in cloud network infrastructure (and related technologies: security, monitoring, storage)
• Experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly distributed, reliable and secure global cloud-based network solutions & systems
• Experience with enterprise architecture best practices, cloud deployments
• 8+ years of experience working with enterprise network solutions, to include cloud and remote networks, automation, network security (IDS, DDOS, SOC)
• Drive architecture from Proof of concept (POC) project through production deployment of services via resource configuration, capacity planning, network security considerations
• 1+ years Designing and coding (any of the following: Python, Terraform, Go) in related domains: public cloud & networks, cloud security, log aggregation, network & security monitoring and other operational concern, infrastructure as code
• 1+ years knowledge of Container Concepts & technologies (GCP/GKE, Kubernetes, Docker)


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