Senior Network Architect

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    City of London, London

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    £80000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits

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    Jack Devlin

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Senior Network Architect

Financial Services, Reinsurance, Insurance, Architect, Network, Global IT, WAN, Network Security

City of London - Permanent - £80,000 - £95,000 (plus benefits)

We have an exciting opportunity with one of our clients, a world leader in reinsurance. They stand for exceptional solution-based expertise, consistent risk management, financial stability and client proximity. It operates in all lines of insurance, with more than 42,000 employees throughout the world.


As a Senior Solutions Architect, will play a key role within the Service Delivery organisation reporting to the Global Head of Networks

You will be required to operate in a Global structure, acting as the technical expert and lead for over 115 sites and 14,000 employees. The current network design, architecture and infrastructure is complex and dated. There are a number of challenges to address around WAN routing, Network Security, Cloud integration, legacy acquisition onboarding completion and hardware standards.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the definition of the strategy for global network and communications services
  • Drive forward the technical evolution of the Network infrastructure through collaboration with key stakeholders, looking for cost efficiency and effective use of innovation.
  • Lead the development of the Network technology roadmap, that can be subsequently referenced at a global level and used to standardize delivery of solutions within global network.
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure an appropriate communication strategy is implemented and maintained to drive the collaboration and understanding of the architecture vision, roadmaps and blueprints.
  • Support the Global Architecture Community to research appropriate new technologies and build proof of concept environments to demonstrate the proposed solution(s) meet or exceed expectations based on clearly stated requirements.
  • Set the priorities of the Network Architecture Team and make sure that expected results are delivered in due course.
  • Manage and control allocated budgets.
  • Ensure the on-going development of skills within the Global Network function, and influence the development of opportunities for the Global Architecture Community.
  • Responsible for all high-level design documents ( HLD ) for all associated network technologies.
  • Responsible for the development and continued updated of all global network standards
  • Ensure alignment with the application architecture teams

Experience required:

  • ITIL foundation certified.
  • Network strategy development capabilities and experience
  • High-level knowledge of financial Management and Budget Control.
  • In-depth understanding of Network technologies (LAN, WAN, Network optimization, WIFI, Security equipment…) and associated principal vendors (Cisco, Citrix, F5, riverbed, Avaya….)
  • Broad range of understanding of ITIL, ITSM and industry best practices.
  • Ability to grasp complex technical concepts rapidly and to rate their potential against real business requirements.
  • Ability to convey the value of technology and in practical terms explain the business benefit and functionality.
  • Broad range of understanding of Cloud providers service offering (mostly PaaS and IaaS).
  • Proven experience of WAN provider management

Please note - this role will require global travel on occasion.

If you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to apply, please follow the link provided.