Data Center Network Architect

Naka Technologies, leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Naka serves top clients across key industry sectors (such as Banking, Financial Services, Education and Insurance, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Logistics, Retail & Consumer goods, Media & Entertainment, among others). 

As a Data Center Network Architect, you will increase Naka revenue through understanding, detecting, and emulating network infrastructure adversary tactics, techniques and procedures. You will achieve growth by providing direction and technical leadership for Solution Architects, Senior, Associate and Engineers.

From strategy to fulfillment to managed services, our engineering-centric solutions enable our clients to realize what it means for technology to do more.

Locations: Data Center Architect (Cisco)

Locations: Hauppauge

Job Responsibility

  • Implementing applicable security best practices
  • Identifying and mitigating infrastructure vulnerabilities and persistent threats
  • Identifying and resolving network and application performance issues
  • rovides technical expertise in analyzing client’s requirements to develop IT services offerings that provide significant value to the geography which also includes recommending solutions and assisting sales, Engineers, and IT Consultants with development of proposals, quotations, and presentations.
  • Supports engagements across multiple geographies
  • Maintains client relationships as a trusted Technical Advisor.
  • Serves as focal point for communications between Naka and their clients, when necessary, using experience and judgment to communicate effectively to all parties
  • Provides pre-sales consultation with Client Executive or Sales Specialist to understand and contribute to Naka’s technology and service offerings, and to align those offerings with client business requirements
  • Mentors other engineers to apply engineering background knowledge for project design, analysis, and project coordination of services or products
  • Monitors and manages day-to-day operations of assigned complex projects including developing short and long-range goals, objectives, and budgets.
  • Coordinates activities with internal departments and outside agencies including offshore team
  • Ensures procedures are being followed and assists in resolving complex problems which require professional level input
  • Conducts advanced and complex engineering – related studies researching current and emerging technologies, evaluates alternatives, makes recommendations, and presents reports to management.
  • Reviews and develops deliverables for network assessments, site surveys and Data Center infrastructure assessments.
  • Designs and oversees upgrade advanced and complex client infrastructure solutions. Transfers technical skills and knowledge to client and other engineers within team
  • Quality Assurance for pre-sale SOW requests that meet triggers for size, cross brand, complexity
  • Performs peer review of deliverables from other team members for technical content before distribution to the customer.
  • Assist with developing standards for all deliverables for our practice and across service practices
  • Develops and maintains customer presentations, demo instructions, and other related collateral
  • Provides leadership in creating business cases, financial justification, and solution benefit content for customer ready deliverables and presentation
  • Provides leadership and expert advice/counsel on technical subject matters and architecture design to clients and internal team. Recognized by customer, peers, management as a key SME expert.
  • Flexible to travel between countries

Job Knowledge/Skills

  • Experience working on all aspects (router / switches / firewalls) of an enterprise network
  • Experience working on Cisco ASR routers
  • Experience working on Cisco Nexus Data center switches
  • Experience working on Cisco ASA firewalls
  • Excellent understanding of all routing protocols
  • Excellent understanding of switching and layer 2 protocols
  • Experience working with Cisco ISE
  • Experience working with Cisco WSA
  • Experience working on Cisco Sourcefire products
  • Experience working with Cisco VoIP and Wireless products would be advantageous
  • Experience enforcing network security
  • Experience deploying and managing remote access VPNs
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Active directory
  • Experience working on F5 LTM / GTM and Imperva WAFs would be desirable
  • Active Cisco Certification – CCIE
  • Candidates holding an active CCNP and working towards a CCIE with exceptional experience will be considered

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, information systems, related field, or equivalent experience
  • At least seven years’ experience in a technical support position in a microcomputer environment
  • At least seven years’ experience in knowledge of generally accepted networking principles, including data loss prevention, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory in supporting multi-protocol network environments (i.e. BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, IP Multicast, MPLS, QOS, VLAN, and VOIP)
  • At least seven years’ experience in physical and logical network design, including network management and detailed packet analysis

Power BI IT Consultant Position

The Business Intelligence team is looking for a fast-paced, independent thinker who prefers a challenging environment and has a proven track record for success. We are looking for a Business Intelligence Developer who geeks outs over dashboards, reporting and communicating actionable insights to Leadership and the border organization.

Position: Power BI IT Consultant 

What you’ll do:
The reliance on data and business analytics is increasing exponentially as business owners realize the power of having more insight into their data. This team has the exciting opportunity to innovate, consult and develop an offering that will make a huge impact on thousands of people.

As a Business Intelligence Report Developer you will work closely with BI team members, DBA’s, product managers and staff to support the current BI tools as well as assist in updates and new development. You’ll develop meaningful reports and dashboards, present to Executive Leadership and arm business leaders with the data to make informed, data driven decisions. Naka Technologies has implemented SAP Business Objects Crystal reports, Dashboards and Tableau. We have over 200 crystal reports currently in production.

Assist in New Development:

  • Assist in the migration and redesign of crystal reports from Oracle to Amazon Redshift
  • Development of SAP Dashboards that will be embedded in applications for the field
  • Development of Tableau dashboards for both internal and external customers
  • Work with staff in different business units as well as associates in the field to find ways our tools can help them work more efficiently
  • Learn from, and share knowledge and skills with your teammates to grow BI’s total impact to the organization
  • Effectively communicate/present results to Leadership and boarding new staff to our organization

Support and Improve Existing BI Offering:

  • Understand business stakeholders’ objectives, their most important metrics, and how they measure their performance.
  • Respond to internal requests for custom coded SQL data exports.
  • Research and answer support requests internally and from the field.
  • Make updates and modifications to reports and dashboards.
  • Assist with documenting the current reports.
  • Assist with documenting the database field definitions.
  • Run end of month reporting processes.
  • Develop an advanced understanding of our data.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in math, statistics, computer science, or equivalent technical field.
  • 2-5 years of experience with SAP Business Objects /Crystal Reports (required) and Tableau (highly preferred).
  • Proficient SQL knowledge and ability to write complex, highly-optimized queries.
  • Ability to explain complex technical information in a clear manner to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience presenting to all levels of an organization.
  • Thorough with a strong sense of urgency.