Network Infrastructure Architect

General summary

This is a professional network operations position accountable for the development of network architecture and design. Establishes network standards, platforms, protocols, and devices within the approved architecture. Designs complex networks and communications systems. Coordinates/oversees the planning and installation of complex networks and communication systems. Conducts high level network performance tuning. Establishes statewide integration and continuity of connectivity. Coordinates the integration with external service providers. Researches developments in network and communication technology, proposes business changes, and develops migration and implementation plans. Provides complex technical support in relevant field of discipline. May serve as project lead and/or provide technical direction to lower-level team members. Mentors less experienced staff.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of the state’s networking environment. Skill in analyzing and correlating data, and noticing patterns and discrepancies. Skill in collaborating with and providing guidance to staff. Ability to plan and implement strategies.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 5-8 years of information technology experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade