A qualified candidate will exhibit significant experience across the following areas:
• Expert knowledge of multiple technology disciplines including: SDN and NFV, UC&C, WAN Optimization, Security, LTE/4G/5G Networking, TCPIP, and/or SD-WAN Technologies and associated service offerings
• In-depth market knowledge of Cloud Partners such as AWS, Azure, etc., as well as Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud deployments and intricacies
• Experience in Linux system administration (RedHat/Debian/BSD)
• Experience in designing virtualized compute environments utilizing VMware, OpenStack, etc.
• Knowledge of storage methodologies including file, object, and block
• Development experience with cloud platforms, orchestration, and VNF managers
• Experience with large scale zero touch server provisioning
• Experience with markup languages such as YAML
• Experience with Heat template and OVF based VNF descriptors
• Experience onboarding VNFs on to NFV Orchestrators
• Familiarity with network device configuration and management (Juniper, Cisco) with NetConf network configuration protocol and YANG data model
• Experience with Agile methodologies, effective working independently
• Experience leading and working with cross-functional teams
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral with the ability to adjust the messaging based on the audience
• Proven ability to shape transformation strategies and drive innovative thinking
• Ability to think and evaluate issues holistically and in a wider context
• Must have ability to look beyond current market trends and technologies; must be a Visionary Technologist.
• Must have experience with interfacing with customers are all levels, especially in a technical capacity.
• Must have experience with conducting customer presentations, both high level and very technical in a one on one setting along with presenting to a large audience.
• Deep experience with excel, power point, Visio, Adobe, word etc..with ability to create design, engineering and design guides/aides
• Self-starter with experience and skill at delivering outcomes even in the absence of clear direction.

Required Skills and Experience
• 7-10 years in development and implementation of IT and/or managed telecommunications solutions
• Public/Private Sector experience, ideally with fortune 100 customers and all government agencies- federal, state and local
• 5+ years architecture experience in conceptualization, definition and development of IT-based products, services and solutions
• 5+ years experience in the development and implementation of one or more of the following:
• Managed/Non Managed Unified Communications
• Managed/Non Managed Security Solutions (firewall, proxy, VPN, etc)
• Managed/Non Managed Mobility Solutions
• Data Center Outsourcing (cloud, application hosting, managed storage, etc)
• IT Applications Management (SOA, Web Services, RTE)
• BS/BA in a related field or equivalent work experience
• 2+ current Industry Certifications
• Excellent presentation and verbal skill set

Preferred Skills and Experience
• Professional/Expert Level Industry Certifications such as CCIE, CCDE, CCNP, VCP
• Specialist/Certifications such as RCSA, RCSP (Riverbed), Cisco WAN Optimization, Cisco Unified Communications, SD-WAN, Security
• BS/BA in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related areas