Senior Infrastructure Architect - Software-defined (Programmable) - Remote/Virtual

The Senior Infrastructure Architect designs and develops IT infrastructure architecture solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards. The Senior Infrastructure Architect work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
The Senior Infrastructure Architect performs technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications. Develops specifications for new IT infrastructure products and service offerings. Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies. Begins to influence department's strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.
Humana is seeking a Network Fabric tech architect who will engineer solutions for the future underlay fabric for the enterprise. This is an exciting opportunity for forward-looking technology leaders to make key contributions to the evolution and transformation of the company's networks toward next-generation technologies. This is a critical role within Humana's IT organization responsible for the engineering and design, planning, implementation, and establishment of operational and maintenance programs to deliver best-in-class next generation network infrastructure. This includes optimizing all aspects of network eco-system, including performance, resiliency, availability, resource utilization and innovation. This person will drive implementation of standards and lifecycle processes. This person will be responsible for leveraging state-of-the-art networking technologies, including virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN), to develop and deliver a robust, scalable, network eco-system. He/she will work with various leaders across the enterprise to coordinate network solutions to meet challenges of technology, regulatory, security, and competitive conditions.The scope will include one or more of the following areas of concentration:
Network fabric for the internal Data Centers / Private Cloud platforms supporting multiple software defined network overlay technologies;
Connectivity solutions for supporting a hybrid cloud strategy;
Remote site and campus network technology to support SDWAN implementations;
Internal company wireless connectivity;
WAN circuit topology and telco/carrier technical integration;
Remote user network end point technology.
Engineering responsibilities for these areas of concentration include, but are not limited:
Design for new solutions;
Standard solution configuration;
Technology roadmap development, management, and maintenance;
Implementation strategies, plans, and execution;
Capacity and performance planning;
Integration with related infrastructure engineering efforts;
Alignment and integration with information security requirements;
Definition and development of operational KPIs and metrics;
Disaster recovery/business continuity integration;
Continuous knowledge and skills improvement
Required Qualifications
BS/BA, preferably in a technical or scientific field
5 or more years of network engineering experience
Network engineering certification such as CCNA through CCIE or the equivalent
Experience with implementing and operating a software-defined network environment
Networking experience with public and private cloud platforms
Preferred Qualifications
Master's Degree in a Technical Field
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