Network Design Lead

IT - IT Support & Sales
Toronto, ON
Dec 09, 2021

Our client

One of the world's best pension investment funds undergoing major technology transformation and modernization


What's in it for you

Work on enterprise level IT team providing  the most innovative, efficient, and secure solutions. Learn new technologies and tools as the area rapidly expands.



  • Collaborate with stakeholders to create and maintain Network Infrastructure architecture and detailed designs (conceptual, logical, integration and physical).
  • Conduct needs assessments, identify future capabilities, and develop future state Network Infrastructure architecture with roadmaps. 
  • Help to develop and business cases for identified needs, proposed roadmaps and future state Network infrastructure; define Network Infrastructure standards and; evaluate existing and proposed deviations from current standards and presents recommendations to stakeholders;
  • Proactively identify opportunities to convert manual Infrastructure and operations to automation; proactively identify, quantify and qualify risks in Network Infrastructure and identify strategies to address the risks and controls; ensure automation is designed and built into the Network Infrastructure solutions.
  • Provide hands-on implementation to validate designs and to assist with Network Infrastructure build and supports IT teams, operations and other stakeholders with expertise to develop, build, maintain and operate Network Infrastructure.
  • Actively participate in agile scrum practices, such as daily standups, backlog refinement, planning and sprint retrospectives
  • Provide guidance and knowledge to team members, and promote efficiency, productivity, innovations, and knowledge-sharing across multi-functional teams
  • Lead and contribute to design sessions, and support the community of network subject matter experts, write wiki articles and participate in issue and team retrospectives
  • Architect and design network and security improvements in public and private cloud
  • Develop standards, patterns, and practices to improve the network services
  • Manage technical operations spanning multiple systems and technologies, triage and drive speedy resolution of operational issues
  • Design and test network infrastructure connectivity failure and restoration architecture considering specific failures or network event scenario
  • Maintain and troubleshoot a large hybrid network infrastructure




  • 7-10+ years of experience on Hybrid Network (Cloud and on premise[routing/switching], UDR, Wi-Fi, network management)
  • Proven track record in Data Center Infrastructure Security, Networking, Identity and Access Management in a global environment
  • Azure and AWS cloud and private infrastructure, SD WAN (cisco or otherwise) Cisco based routing and switching, 5+ years of architecture/design
  • 5+ years’ experience of network architecture and design and implementing complex network infrastructures
  • 5+ years’ experience leading technology roadmap, facilitating innovation and adoption of next generation technologies in an architectural practice in Networking
  • Excellent knowledge of network design patterns
  • Extensive knowledge on security Infrastructure (NG Firewalls, IPS, Advanced Threat Protection, AV, AAA, Logging etc.)
  • Experience in leading delivery on major features in a complex environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, with an ability to take end-to-end ownership and drive an outcome
  • A thought-leader in the networking space who can clearly express ideas, concepts and architecture to all levels in the team and to stakeholders
  • Experience with DevOps work would be considered an asset
  • Possess knowledge in Infrastructure as a Code using Ansible, Terraform, etc.
  • Skilled in scripting / automation practices
  • Understands the benefits of automation, has experience with automating repetitive work



  • (Software-defined Access / SDWAN (Silver Peak) / DC (ACI,F5,Infoblox,Fortinet,FirePower,NSX-T)/SASE/SWG-Zscaler) and UC (Cloud PBX/Hosted SBC/UCaaS/CPaaS)
  • Network Architect or Expert/Professional certification level
  • Microsoft Azure or AWS Solutions Architect or Expert certification level (Proficiency with cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Technology Security Engineer certification level
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification
  • Networking CCNP, CCIE (Routing Switching)
  • Azure Administrator Associate
  • DevOps Engineer Expert
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty

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