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Entergy Network Architect in Jefferson, Louisiana

Network Architect

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

This position can be filled at any Entergy location with Little Rock AR, Jackson MS, The Woodlands TX, or New Orleans LA preferred.

The official title for this position will be Solution Architect, Sr

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for leading the IT Network innovation and development of technology solutions, implemented throughout IT, to enable the business to meet its objectives. The role requires an in-depth understanding of available IT networking technologies, the business unit's operations, its operating model, capability needs, and business challenges. The role, together with support from Entergy's network engineering function, are responsible for creating a fully integrated, effective business solution. The role is an active thought leader and application visionary who shapes the technology demand among the business unit.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide overall design guidelines for network integration, performance, reliability, operating, and innovation. Support business units in the creation of project business cases (e.g., success criteria).

  • Capture business capability requirements, functional requirements, and expected service levels from business unit to create an actionable IT-Networking roadmap (a long-range plan for the business that identifies specific IT investments in infrastructure to support business objectives).

  • Support infrastructure leadership in identifying opportunities for emerging technologies, through collaboration, to enable business strategies. Provide an advisory role with the client on the impact of new technologies on their existing technical and network environment.

  • Work with BA and PM teams to review strategies and requirements. Ensure business and functional requirements are maintained throughout the development/configuration process. Review and analyze results to validate the functions of the delivered solution.

  • Maintain strong understanding of networking technology needs and solutions for the business unit. Regularly visit business units to assess satisfaction and identify follow-up opportunities. Consider alternate delivery models for meeting business needs.

  • Liaise between the client, vendors, project management and the technical teams on questions, issues, and revisions to the solution architecture.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:

Minimum Education required for this position

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. Masters degree is a plus.

Minimum Experience required for this position

At least 10 years of experience working with networking technologies and how it supports the business

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:

Demonstrated expertise in Cisco networking, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS, network management tools, use of packet capture and other troubleshooting tools.

Deep understanding of CISCO routers and switches as well as firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention devices.

Demonstrates strong knowledge of RIPv1/v2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, NAT, Access-Lists, route re-distribution, IP Multicast, VLANs, SD-WAN, VPC, EVPN/VXLAN and spanning tree.

Previous networking experience maintaining NERC CIP environments, use of Cisco Prime/DNAC/DCNM, demonstrated experience with Software Defined Networking / Application Centric Infrastructure, Aruba wireless environments, VMWare, a plus.

Strong familiarity with cloud networking (AWS: VPC, Transit Gateways, Direct Connect, ELB/ALB, Route 53)

Experience with cloud (AWS, Azure, GC) network and/or security desirable

Any certificates, licenses, required of this position:

CCIE, JNCIE certifications preferred

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Job Function : Information Technology

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 112604

Travel Percentage : Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

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Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm/2l-equal-opportunity-clauses-and-other-requirements/2l00-equal-opportunity) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov) (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment. Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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