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Principal Network Architect

Company: INSPYR Solutions
Location: Richmond
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Title: -Principal Netwrok Architect (Azure Cloud)

Location: -Boston, Mass Preferred or within 1.5 hours drive time -

Duration: Direct Hire -

Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the US


Qualified candidates may send a copy of their resume (Word Format) to Ivy Lamb at

Job Description

We are seeking a Principal Network Architect with Azure Cloud Solutions Architect expertise to join our Digital Advisory team. In this role, you will manage multiple engagements, work as a member of a team to develop an understanding of clients' business and project objectives, lead project work streams as assigned, and design and build traditional Data Center and Cloud-based Infrastructures. The role is suited to a candidate with an in-depth understanding of LAN/WAN/WLAN technologies including switching, routing, firewall, vpns, SDWAN, and MPLS, along with network monitoring and very strong troubleshooting skills. In the Cisco world that would equate to a CCNP to CCIE level. -

In addition, expertise and certification is preferred in Azure Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services (IaaS, PaaS) such as Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute, Firewalls, Security, Azure AD, Azure SQL, VMs, Storage, Backup, Performance and related data center capabilities.


  • Design and build traditional data center networks and systems including LAN/WAN/WLAN Core, MDF, IDF networking topologies with components including TCP/IP Routing & Switching, VLAN, Trunking, ACLs, NAC, BGP, DNS, IPSEC, GRE, MPLS, SDWAN, EAP, WPA2, etc.
  • Design and build robust wireless predictive and engineered designs with tools such as Ekahau
  • Design and build Azure Infrastructure and Platform Services (IaaS, PaaS) such as Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute, Firewalls, Security, Azure AD, Azure SQL, VMs, Storage, Backup, Performance, and related data center capabilities.
  • Assist with design and build Microsoft 365 services including Azure Active Directory, Exchange Online, Endpoint Manager, and various information and security features such as Defender for Endpoint, Defender for Oce and Azure Information
  • Optimize Azure/AWS and Oce 365 environment with appropriate cost, performance, and security (e.g. VM Optimization, reserved instances, M365 F1 vs F3 vs E3 licensing).
  • Assist other IT leaders in building the practice
  • Identify improvements to IT documentation, network maps, processes/procedures, and tickets.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with the tenants and user access as 2nd or 3rd tier support

    Skills Required

    • Attention to detail, self-starter
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Reliable, personable, and customer-focused
    • Desire to learn - independently and on the job
    • Comfortable working with colleagues, consultants, and HW/SW vendors
    • Effective time management
    • Problem solving
    • Azure Cloud Architect level experience -

      Licenses / Certifications -

      • CCNE, CCIE or equivalent Network Architect Certification Required

        • Meraki, Cisco, Fortinet, or Palo Alto experience preferred

        • Azure Architect Expert Certification Preferred

          What you can expect from us:

          • Collaborative environment focused on career and leadership development
          • Flexible work arrangements with generous PTO
          • Competitive salary and bonus program
          • "Dress for your Day" policy

            -We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, we offer a comprehensive, high-quality benets program which includes medical, dental, and vision care; disability and life insurance; generous Paid Time Off; retirement plans; Paid Care Leave; and other programs that are dedicated to enhancing your personal and work life and providing you and your family with a measure of nancial protection.

            Employer provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Keywords: INSPYR Solutions, Richmond , Principal Network Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Richmond, Virginia

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