Technical Architect - Network
Fully Remote Little Chute, WI Heartland Business Systems
Job Type

The Technical Architect will develop, implement, and support network services and solutions for consulting clients while mentoring and sharing skills with others. This position will build a customer-focused relationship with client to identify business challenges and develop specifications and requirements to arrive at the best solution.

Roles and Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:

  • Play an active role by collaborating with Practice Leads to create and maintain documents and procedures.
  • Execute, with Project Managers and Practice Leads, on large projects on time and on budget.
  • Provide active leadership and articulate to the Project Management Team what is needed for success and lead the other Engineers to ensure tasks are being completed accurately and timely.
  • Be the Lead Engineer on projects that have multiple different technologies.
  • In collaboration with the Project Management Team Members, if applicable, provide daily updates on all projects and be proactive with communication to all parties on timelines, hours, resources, concerns, etc.
  • Proactively execute collaboration between different business units to provide a world class experience for the customer.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and take a leadership role in Team and customer meetings.
  • Contribute to product selection and research, configuration standards and best practices and educate our sales teams on these products and services so that they can sell them.
  • Work in a team atmosphere between regional and virtual practices, while at all times maintaining a professional and respectful demeanor.
  • Maintain current vendor/industry specific certifications and stay current on new products and solutions.
  • Continue to grow personally along the guidelines of the Engineering skills matrix, improving your skill set around project experience, leadership, certifications and technical expertise.
  • Minimum of 1,450 hours billed per fiscal year prorated based on start date. These charge hour requirements will be balanced against professional development and on the job training.


  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his\her actions
  • Adaptability - Ability to fit into a changing environment
  • Ambition - Extent that an individual demonstrates drive and initiative in seeking personal advancement or recognition
  • Business Acumen- Business acumen looks at the ability of the individual to understand and discriminate between various business related topics and issues. This includes insight into, and understanding of, specialized business concepts.
  • Decision Making - Selecting an effective course of action while controlling resources and expenditures
  • Detail Orientated - Ability of an individual to pay meticulous attention to all aspects of a situation or task, no matter how small or seemingly unimportant
  • Ethical - Ability to be guided by the company’s accepted principles of moral conduct
  • Honesty / Integrity- Honesty and integrity looks at the ability of the individual to act in a fair and just manner, free from deception
  • Innovative - Innovation is the ability to go beyond the conventional, a willingness to try different solutions, and to encourage new ideas from employees and co-workers
  • Leadership - Leadership skills looks at how well the individual motivates and guides others to ensure performance in accordance with clear expectations and goals. It involves attracting, supporting, developing, and retaining a talented and diverse workforce
  • Organized - Ability of an individual to be structured and methodical in working skills
  • Persistence - Ability to continue in a course of action in the face of adversity
  • Technical Aptitude - Ability to relate to topics which require and understanding or specialized knowledge

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years in a technical related field

Preferred Experience:

  • 6-8 years in a technical related field
  • 4+ years’ experience working as a Consultant

Required Skills, Education and/ or Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent certifications
  • At least two or more Professional level certifications
  • Experience designing and architecting network based solutions
  • Installing and supporting Cisco or HP/Aruba network switching and routing products
  • IOS, IOS-XR, NX-OS Experience/Best Practices
  • Routing Protocols—OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, L2 / L3 Architecture and Design Multicast, QoS

Preferred Skills, Education and/ or Certifications:

  • CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, ACMP, ACCP, ACCX, ACEAP, MCE or equivalent level certifications
  • Installing and supporting Cisco or HP/Aruba network switching and routing products
  • IOS, IOS-XR, NX-OS Experience/Best Practices
  • Cisco Nexus technologies such as VDC, vPC, VXLAN, etc.
  • Routing Protocols—OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, L2 / L3 Architecture and Design Multicast, QoS
  • Cisco based ISR-based VPN solutions such as FLEX-VPN, GET-VPN, or DMVPN.
  • Data Center / Core design, configuration, and implementation utilizing Cisco Nexus Architecture (9K, 7K, 6K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1000V).
  • Software Defined Networking (SDA, SD-WAN)
  • Cisco/Meraki/Aruba Wireless
  • Controller or autonomous based
  • Design using Ekahau or similar product
  • High Density/Manufacturing/Office/Education
  • Familiarity or experience with:
  • Meraki (Wireless, Security Products, Switches, SDWAN)
  • Citrix NetScaler ADC/SDWAN deployment a plus
  • Network security appliances Including Cisco ASA/FTD, Palo Alto firewalls and related technology
  • Additional core technologies such as: Riverbed, OpenDNS, Infoblox, Cisco Optical, NetBrain, FireEye, SolarWinds, SPLUNK


Equal Opportunity Employer - Disabled/Vets