Job Description :
Company Overview:

Creating value by bringing together the right people to achieve results is our motto. Our clients and employees say they choose to work with us because of how we work with them - with service that exceeds their expectations and a personal commitment to their success.

Our client, one of the largest distributors of natural gas in the northeast US, serving customers in NY, MA, and RI seeks an accomplished Network Architect.

Supports the customer’s corporate network infrastructure and translates business needs into technical solutions, defining solutions to problems through reasoned application and information technology.
Providing technical expertise, strategic planning and recommendations to management for new technologies and network applications to meet business needs.
This position is responsible to provide the specialized technical skills and knowledge for the building, upgrading, configuring and maintaining of the various enterprise network systems, wireless systems, external network interconnections, remote access systems, IP telephony systems, video conferencing and associated software.
Responsible for specification, gaining agreement and application of service standards.
Engages with technical design and project managers, to ensure understanding of service acceptance criteria and agree processes for testing that criteria are met.
Examines evidence, and evaluates the quality of project outputs against the agreed acceptance criteria, to ensure correct products are produced, on schedule and fit for purpose.
Develops own ideas, or the ideas of others, making all the necessary observations and tests and carrying them through to a full practical demonstration, wherever viable and feasible. Where necessary, designs data collection tools and techniques for both qualitative and quantitative data.
Identifies and responds to the key business drivers and those areas of business need which are not adequately supported by current and planned IT, within the strategic planning time frame. Develops the strategic response to the business requirement, and produces business cases for recommended new applications of information and communications technologies.
Reviews new business proposals and provides specialist advice on information management, including advice on and promotion of collaborative working and assessment and management of information-related risk.
Evaluates major options for providing IT services effectively and efficiently and recommends solutions. Develops and presents business cases for high-level initiatives to executive management for approval, funding, and prioritization.
Contributes to creation or review of a systems capability strategy which meets the strategic requirements of the business, preparing background documents cataloguing existing IT provision and describing the effectiveness of existing policies, strategies, processes and standards.
Develops models and plans for the implementation of the strategy, taking advantage of opportunities to improve business performance.
Conducts post implementation reviews of information and communications technology applications and products introduced in pursuit of the strategy, to assess the extent to which expected business benefits were realized.

Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Firewalls, IDS, VPNs, Gateways.
IP Telephony, Video Conferencing and Unified Communications.
CISCO Services and Offerings.
Contact Centers.
MPLS and Cloud Interconnects.
Experience in Service Architect / Service Strategist disciplines in an IS function.
ITIL v3 certification highly desirable.

I''d love to talk to you if you think this position is right up your alley.

If you''re looking for rewarding employment and a company that puts its employees first, we''d like to work with you. We''re driven, people driven. We also offer group health Insurance (employee paid on a pre-tax basis

NOTE: “Candidates that are offered a position are required to pass pre-employment drug and background screening”