Senior Network Architect (100%)

Your new role

Network Design and Planning:
• Develop comprehensive architecture plans based on business requirements
• Implement scalable and resilient network solutions (LAN, WLAN, (SD-) WAN) for both IT and OT environments
Implementation and Configuration:
• Lead the deployment of networking technologies
• Configure and optimize network devices for performance and security in both IT and OT domains
• Automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness
Security and Compliance:
• Create, oversee, and test security measures (e.g., access authentication and disaster recovery) for both IT and OT systems
• Ensure compliance with industry regulations across IT and OT
Troubleshooting and Optimization:
• Diagnose and resolve complex network issues in both IT and OT environments
• Optimize network performance for integrated IT and OT systems
• Monitor network performance and integrity
Capacity Planning:
• Conduct capacity planning for future network needs in both IT and OT
• Recommend and implement upgrades for the converged IT and OT infrastructure
• Maintain detailed documentation of network configurations for both IT and OT
• Provide training for junior network staff covering IT and OT considerations
Collaboration and Leadership:
• Collaborate with IT and OT teams and other departments
• Coordination of suppliers and partners in the event of incidents, problem solutions and projects
• Provide leadership and guidance to junior network engineers with a focus on IT/OT integration
Emerging Technologies:
• Stay informed about industry trends and emerging technologies in both IT and OT
• Evaluate and recommend new technologies for integrated IT/OT solutions

Your professional background

• Degree in (business) informatics or similar
• CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) or CCDP (Cisco Certified Design Professional) certifications
• Additional certifications related to security (e.g., CISSP) are highly desirable
• Extensive experience in network engineering and architecture, with exposure to both IT and OT environments
• Experience in managing network and service partners
• In-depth knowledge of routing- and networking protocols (e.g. OSPF, BGP) in both IT and OT
• Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g. Python, Perl)
• Familiarity with Cisco networking equipment
• Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Security-focused mindset with expertise in implementing security best practices
• Familiarity with access control models
• Strong commitment to quality, attention to detail, and continuous improvement
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues
• Strong communication and leadership skills
• Willingness for work effort out of regular working time (weekend, night)
• Languages: English required, German a big plus, French / Italian / Spanish a plus

Your new employer

With its global TOP brand, our client is one of the figureheads of the Swiss economy and employs around 15,000 people worldwide. In the course of a new appointment, we have been tasked with finding a Senior Network Architect (100%) for the Swiss branch in the Zurich region.

We are seeking a highly motivated and committed Senior Network Architect to join the IT team at our headquarters in Kilchberg (Zurich).

In this exciting role, you will take a leadership position in network architecture, ensuring efficiency, resilience, and security across both IT and OT domains. You collaborate with cross-functional teams, provide guidance and stay abreast of emerging technologies.

Your new salary

We will be happy to inform you about the salary and other fringe benefits during the first interview.

Your benefits

A well-rehearsed, qualified, and collegial team as well as a very well-positioned company that offers employees long-term perspectives. If you are eager to follow the latest developments and trends in the IT security domain resp. the Network security sector and willing to make a difference, our client is the right place to be for you!

More information

Did we awaken your interest? Then we are looking forward to receive your application.

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