Senior IP-Core Architect in Atlanta, GA at Hargray

Date Posted: 5/3/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

About us:

Clearwave Fiber, a 100% Fiber Optic Internet provider offering business, enterprise, and residential communications services, is expanding its network to reach new communities across the Midwest and Southeast regions. This new venture was formed from Hargray Fiber and Clearwave Communications. Clearwave Fiber has the financial backing of Cable One, GTCR, Stephens Capital, and The Pritzker Organization. Our Team of more than 400 colleagues is committed to delivering the most advanced technology and customer service. If you enjoy technology and are passionate about working with a new venture with strong investment partners, we’d like to invite you to consider joining us in this endeavor. 

General Description of the position

Develop and maintain IP/Core network architectural standards, roadmaps, life cycles supporting our portfolio of products, applications, and integrations in partnership with other architects, business stakeholders and technical writers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage end-to-end IP/Core carrier-grade network architectures and product integrations
  • Lead collaborative team of cross-functional colleagues to envision and document evolving IP/Core technology roadmaps along product and equipment life cycles
  • Work closely with vendors and strategic partners that support our IP/Core network and products, assessing existing IP/Core network technologies to increase performance, security, and efficiency
  • Continuously evaluate emerging IP/Core network technologies to maximize performance, security & efficiency
  • Prepare executive status reports or correspondence concerning architectural milestones, technical roadmaps, and lifecycle maintenance
  • Partner with technical writer to produce standards documents for current and future deployments
  • Verify IP/Core network elements are being deployed as designed
  • Ensure IP/Core design standards are not only state of the art but also in alignment with industry best practices
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure effective operation of department

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • In-depth understanding of IP/Core network systems, protocols, and product architectures covering end to end service solutions for the telecommunications industry, systems integration, infrastructure engineering, and network operations
  • 5 - 10 years of IP/Core network architectural design with cross-functional leadership experience
  • Expert knowledge and experience in:
    • Layer 3 routing protocols : RIPv2, OSPF or IS-IS, and BGP
    • Protocol inspection and packet capture methods using tools such as TCPDUMP/PCAP and Wireshark
    • Juniper MX, EX, and SRX platforms and configurations focused on routing, QOS, MPLS, VoIP, and Security
    • Network security and design principles; demonstrated ability to secure network services and knowledge of secure modular network design and risk assessment
    • TCP/IP (IPV4 / IPV6), Ethernet technologies, IP routing and routing protocols, multicast, Unix/Linux systems, network security technologies and carrier network architectures
    • Network and datacenter virtualization
    • SDN and emerging technology standards
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Juniper based tools such as STRM and Space desired
    • Access platforms based on the following standards: MEF, Active Ethernet and PON. Calix experience is preferred
    • DWDM transport with Fujitsu and Ciena being preferred
  • Juniper/Cisco certifications of JNCIE or equivalent experience desired
  • Strong soft skills, such as critical thinking, verbal/written communications and leadership
  • TOGAF certification preferred


To be eligible to work remote and to apply, you must reside within one of the sates listed below: