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AdventHealth Careers for Veterans Principal Network Architect - Senior
Altamonte Springs, FL


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

The role you’ll contribute:

The Principal Network Architect series contains the highest technical roles within the Network Engineering organization. The Senior Principal Network Architect is the pinnacle of this series, and of network oriented technical roles at AdventHealth. Viewed as a technical leader, this position requires transcending beyond engineering and operations. Must be able to understand complex business problems, think critically, and develop technical solutions that align with business and technical objectives, goals, and constraints.

Requires the ability to collaborate with technical leaders from diverse technical disciplines and develop cohesive, complex solutions. Must possess the ability to lead, collaborate with, and mentor less experienced engineers. Must possess the ability to operate within an enterprise scale environment with matrixed reporting structures.

This role is distinguished from Senior Network Engineers in that it requires much deeper technical experience, much wider collaboration, deep understanding of how areas of focus impact and drive the business, and an ability to lead and manage the largest, most complex projects. Often this means assuming a leadership role with direction of work for other engineers being required.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

Business & Administration

· Business Acumen and Collaboration – Able to understand general business concepts and partner with technical and non-technical leaders to achieve appropriate business outcomes. Operates as a thought leader and consultant in applicable areas of technical expertise.

· Change Management - Ensures changes are properly documented, communicated, and executed in accordance with team and company change management policies and procedures.

· Documentation - Documents administrative items, projects, solutions, and support issues to provide reference to team members, other teams, and leadership.

· Emerging Technology Review - Stays up to date on current and emerging technologies and services. Evaluates technologies and services against business goals and priorities. Develops business cases, architectures, and project plans for perspective technologies and services.

· Mentorship – Desires and seeks opportunities to mentor and guide less experienced engineers. Serves as senior most technical reference for engineering and analyst teams. Fosters an environment of knowledge sharing and skills development.

· Personal Development –Seeks development of technical and non-technical skillsets. Seeks ways to enhance and move the team and/or business forward.

· Project Management – Ensures projects are adequately planned, documented, tracked, and executed. Supports and complies with team and organization project tracking methodologies.

· Process Development & Improvement – Seeks and identifies areas for development or improvement of technical and non-technical processes.

· Policy and Standards – Ensures compliance with team and company policies and standards.

· Strategy Development – Partners with technical and non-technical business stakeholders to develop and understand business goals and initiatives. Translates this understanding into technical and non-technical strategies and roadmaps.

· Technical Research and Evaluation – Oversees technical research and evaluation of network related infrastructure technologies and services. Crafts and presents technical business cases to senior and executive leadership.

Technical Responsibilities & Expertise

· Cloud Infrastructure – Provides architect level technical expertise, direction, and leadership in planning, building, and operating cloud infrastructure. Specifically in automation, network, and security domains in major cloud services such as AWS, GCP, and Azure.

· Network Automation and Management - Provides architect level technical expertise, direction, and leadership in planning, building, and operating network visibility, management, and automation platforms.

o Example protocols, services, and platforms:

§ Packet Capture, Visibility, and Analysis – APCON, LiveAction, Wireshark, Riverbed, Probes

§ Automation – Python, Ansible, Terraform

· Network Infrastructure – Provides architect level technical expertise, direction, and leadership in planning, building, and operating LAN, WAN, SD-WAN, Network Security, and wireless networks.

o Example protocols, services, and platforms:

§ Dynamic Routing Protocols – BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS

§ Data Center Fabric / Switching – Cisco ACI, Fabric Path, NX-OS, IOS

§ Software Defined Wan – Silver Peak

§ Wireless – Cisco, Meraki, Juniper Mist

· Network Security – Provides architect level technical expertise, direction, and leadership in planning, building, and network security infrastructure. Specifically in network access control, firewalls, and proxies.

o Example protocols, services, and platforms:

§ Relevant Firewall Platforms – ASA, Firepower, Palo Alto

§ Network Access & Identity – Cisco ISE

§ VPN – Cisco, Palo Alto, Meraki

§ Proxy & Web Filtering – Cisco, Palo Alto, Broadcom

· Operational Support – Provides break glass / emergency operational support during large, all hands-on deck, major incidents. Serves as top escalation point when other teams are unable to resolve major, business impacting incidents.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :


· Proven skills collaborating with technical and non-technical stakeholders, at all organizational levels.

· Proven skills translating business problems into technical solutions.

· Proven skills leveraging and collaborating with vendor resources to design, scope, and execute enterprise scale projects.

· Proven skills in ideation, design, planning, and execution of complex, enterprise scale, technical projects.

· Proven skills in creating and presenting technical concepts and materials to technical and non-technical stakeholders.

· Proven skills providing emergency, break-glass operational support.


· Experience performing presentations to Senior Leadership or larger audiences.


· B.A or B.S. in a degree such as Computer Science, Information Systems or Information Technology or 15 years related experience.

· Minimum of 12 years supporting enterprise class network environments.

· Minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior engineering level role.

· Minimum of 5 years relevant network architecture and design experience.

· At least 3 years of technical writing and speaking experience.


· Experience working in a healthcare environment.


· Strong preference towards relevant expert and professional certifications (see below).

· May be offset by relevant experience.


· Expert level engineering and/or design certification preferred.

· Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)

· Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)

· Professional level engineering and/or design certifications acceptable.

· Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

· Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Information Systems

Organization: AdventHealth Information Technology

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 23036433

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $66.638 - $99.957

  • Location: Altamonte Springs, FL

  • Job ID: 23036433

  • Job Family: Information Systems

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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