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Sr. (Lead) Network Architect I (II)

PJM Interconnection
Norristown, PA 19403
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We are seeking a Sr. (lead) Network Architect I (II) to support PJM Interconnects Information Technology Services (ITS) activities. You will be engaged in Network projects & operations support as well as Security initiatives related to Network Services program in ITS. This work encompasses but is not limited to the delivery of wired, wireless, and VPN solutions and security solutions. This role is tasked to deploy new infrastructure, manage configurations, and perform troubleshooting of network infrastructure, including firewalls, VPN concentrators, routers, and switches. Additionally, you will support capacity management efforts and monitor the health of network devices utilizing a variety of tools and techniques while providing a swift response to any identified network issues.
In this role, you will be responsible for technical direction of all Security-related matters for the configuration, deployment, and management of the PJM's Network Infrastructure in a 24x7x365 environment. You will also be responsible for, but not limited to, design, configuration change management, and future technology solutions and direction.

This position may be eligible for flexible work arrangements. Management will confirm the options for flexibility. Business needs and/or on-call responsibilities may require you to report to campus.

Essential Functions:

  • Architecture and Administration of LAN technologies of Cisco Switches and Cisco ASA Firewalls

  • Architecture and Administration of Network Access Control systems, including but not limited Cisco ACI , Cisco Firepower, Checkpoint, Aruba Wireless, Clearpass, RSA, F5 Big-IP edge-Client, Gigamon.

  • Provide advanced troubleshooting and problem solving with a wide variety of client/user issues and act as an escalation point for Security / Network related issues

  • Maintain a relationship with key Third-Party vendors, such as software/hardware vendors to provide support to the infrastructure as needed.

  • Create and maintain network diagrams and document activities

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for all networking technologies with heavy participation in key decision-making processes for the acquisition of current/new technologies into the PJM environment.

  • Knowledge of cloud Network connectivity (Azure/AWS/GCP)

  • Work closely with other IT functional teams to ensure cohesive support and strategies across the IT organization

  • Provide consultation service to support new Service Requests / Intake Process

  • Provide oversight of Technology / Change Management Planning

  • Execute project plan as authorized

  • Assist Planning with Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) as needed

Characteristics & Qualifications:


  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience

  • 15 years relevant experience or equivalent combination such as CCNP/CCIE Certification plus 10 years related experience

  • Advanced experience with Cisco Security Appliances and Firewalls

  • Experience with network infrastructure in enterprise datacenter solutions.

  • Experience with running mid to large scale implementations of Network Access Control technologies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to explain and elaborate on technical details.

  • Ability to assist in troubleshooting and problem solving a wide variety of client/user issues.


  • MBA

  • Experience with PJM operations, markets, and planning functions

  • Experience supporting any of PJM Committees

Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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