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Lead Technical Architect in Plymouth Meeting, PA at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

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Job Description

At Presidio, we think, architect, implement and support the practical reality of IT every day.  We bring together the best minds in the industry to deliver IT excellence and support the answers to our clients’ IT challenges.  As one of the largest IT-as-a-Service solution providers in the U.S., we combine experience and stability with regional expertise and the unique ability to cover local and global business needs. For more information about Presidio visit our website at

The Lead Technical Architect (LTA) will be responsible for planning, designing, implementing and operating enterprise infrastructures for clients, understand complex business IT needs and research, design and develop solutions to meet these needs. This position reports to the Network Services Practice Director.

Lead Technical Architects are hands-on, technically-skilled, experienced professionals who perform detailed designs, project oversight and implementation of network-based solutions we provide to our clients. The LTA will be expected to work directly with customers in all aspects of project deployment from design through testing, deployment and final deliverables. These engineers are also responsible for mentoring and performing peer-reviews for more junior engineers. Candidates must be well versed in routing and be able to work in multi-protocol environments including EIGRP, OSPF and BGP. Engineers must be equally adept at Layer 2 environments in both campus and Data Center switching. They will be expected to troubleshoot these environments and technologies when required and solve issues in a timely manner. The candidate must be equally able to work in WAN environments and be experienced working with carriers. Candidates must possess strong communications skills and be able to work individually as well as in a team environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading complex, large scale network implementation projects including LAN, WAN and Data Center architectures
  • Be an escalation point for Engineers and Sr. Engineers, Consultants, Sr. Consultants and Architects 
  • Act as a technical leader assisting team members with technical guidance
  • Responsible for Quality Assurance checks for projects within region 
  • Implementation, Planning and Design to ensure low-risk, trouble-free technology migrations and implementations
  • Staging of Cisco Routing, Switching and Security products during pre-production
  • Planning upgrades and migrations
  • Technical troubleshooting and issue resolution
  • Responsibility for guiding junior engineers
    • Work with engineers on build phases to assure the solution matches what was designed
  • Producing Project Documentation for:
    • Detailed Designs
    • Testing and Migration Plans
    • Final as-built documentation
    • Administrative Training
  • Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Working closely with project management to ensure engagements finish on time and within scope

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Five to ten years of hands-on experience in Cisco networking technologies including standard Cisco Routers and Switches (Catalyst and Nexus). These skills include:
    • Routing protocols and redistribution
    • Campus and Data Center deployments
    • Multicast is a plus
    • QoS
  • Must be adept at design and deployment of WAN architectures
    • Private WAN
    • Internet and DMZ design
    • iWAN
  • Must have a working knowledge of Cisco Security products operation and configuration.
    • Cisco ASA
    • SourceFire
  • Excellent technology implementation and planning skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent technical documentation skills
  • A positive, customer-oriented “can do” attitude
  • CCIE is highly desirable
  • Must have a design level understanding of routing protocol

Optional Experience


  • Design, Configuration and Deployment of any of the following:
    • Cisco ISE
    • Palo Alto products
    • F5 Load Balancers
    • Cisco AMP
    • RSA Token and authentication products


Presidio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.

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RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Presidio has a strict PSL in place and will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through the Presidio portal.  Candidate Resumes/CV's not submitted through the Presidio portal or submitted directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and will be treated as gifts and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.


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