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Sr. Applications Architect - 03066

Toronto, Ontario

Description:

The Application Architect role requires extensive knowledge of network connectivity, network security and internet technologies with demonstrated hands-on experience designing and developing network security solutions in the K-12 school board environment. This resource is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Providing subject matter expertise, advice, consultancy, training and implementation guidance of network technology solutions, services and equipment including, but not limited to, software-defined networking (SDN) technology:

    • Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) including Fortinet, Cisco Meraki, Palo Alto, etc.

    •  Emerging SD-Edge such as VMware VeloCloud, Silver Peak, etc.

    •  Providing subject matter expertise, advice, consultancy, training and implementation guidance with network security and network protection solutions, including:

    • Next-generation cyber security technologies

    • Distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection

    •  Advanced intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and intrusion detection systems (IDS)

    • Network access control

    • Endpoint protection (EPP), Endpoint detection and response (EDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) and other endpoint security solutionsCloud-based cyber security solutions (e.g. Zscaler, Cisco Umbrella)

    •  Incident Management (IM)

  • ·Providing subject matter expertise, advice, consultancy, training and implementation guidance for network operations centre (NOC) and security operations centre (SOC) technologies, services, and equipment including, but not limited to:

    •  Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    • Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR)

  •  Developing strategic technologies roadmaps based on new and emerging network architecture solutions and technology trends and industry analysis, including, but not limited to:

    • Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

    •  Network function virtualization (NFV), Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), etc.

    • Wi-Fi and cellular broadband adoption

    • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 802.11ay

    • WISP tools, technologies and implementation in Ontario

    • 5G (5th generation) mobile data service, spectrum sharing, splicing, etc.

    • Wireless network security practices including authentication and edge security

  • Providing subject matter expertise, advice, consultancy, training and implementation guidance with authentication solutions and technologies for:

    • Password-based authentication

    •  Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

    • Certificate-based authentication

    • Biometric authentication

  •  Designing and building network data monitoring and management systems

  • Creating/updating detailed system documentation and technical specifications various solutions and architecture, including SD-WAN, SD-Branch, SD-Edge, mobile and wireless solutions, network security and network protection solutions, authentication solutions, and NOC and SOC solutions

  • Providing detailed options analysis on networks architectures and network security architectures

  • Presenting to senior and executive management and external stakeholders, as needed

  • Deliver on other duties as assigned. Provide status and project status reports on all deliverables assigned.

  • This work involves working in close partnership with various government departments, the K-12 education sector, telecommunications providers and network technology vendors to develop customized approaches and implementation plans.

 Must Haves:

  • 5+ years’ experience in advanced SD networks and network security – preferably for  K-12 school boards

  • 10+ years hands-on experience with network infrastructure solutions and technologies including LAN/WAN, VPN, VXLAN, fog computing, network function virtualization (NFV), server virtualization, cloud platforms, and hardware (switches, routers, firewalls)

  • 5+ years’ hands-on experience with software-defined networking (SDN, SD-WAN, SD-Edge)

  • 5+ years’ hands-on experience with K-12 school boards’ networks (WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi, internet service delivery)

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