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Network Architect

Globe Life Inc.

This is a Full-time position in McKinney, TX posted May 3, 2021.

The Network Architect position reports directly to the IT Infrastructure Design and Delivery Director and is responsible for developing, designing, and deploying near and long term roadmaps with respect to Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN) and Cloud Networks.

The roadmaps will adhere to the company’s security and architectural principles.

The Network Architect will collaborate with the other Tower Architects to produce sound designs and repeatable patterns for the enterprise.
Participate in the budget forecast and variance analysis for Network.

This includes optimizing LAN/WAN costs.

Produce and refine multi-year strategies and roadmaps for the Network infrastructure area Continue to develop maximally robust architecture based on long term goals of Information Technology and the company vision Overall responsibility and accountability for design and implementation of the IT Network technology solutions Work with leaders across department to educate and inform on the IT Network infrastructure strategy and technologies Interface with other IT members, so that any problems arising during design or implementation can be resolved in accordance with the fundamental architectural concepts, and user’s needs and constraints Oversee the acquisition of technology assets, tools, and partnerships that enable the IT Network strategy In cooperation with IT Security, enable the organization to increase IT security maturity, based on NIST CSF (National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework) standards Participate in Solution Architecture and Enterprise Architecture weekly meetings Level3 escalation for Network support issues Participate in the annual Disaster Recovery exercise with a focus on constantly improving the Network design Develop and maintain a network hardware/software refresh schedule Manage relationship with various telecommunication vendors