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Network Architect

Summary

Salary
$Competitive
Team
Information Technology
Location
Singapore - Singapore

About us

Dyson IT
At Dyson, we demand the highest standard of performance from the technologies we engineer. Our people expect the same from the technology that supports them. We are a community that appreciates and advocates better engineering. A community of pioneers.  
Dyson IT are mid-transformation. Our aim, to create robust IT architecture, to manage data effectively and efficiently and continue to grow our world-class team. A team who is strategic, enabling business acceleration, growth and success.

Our Digital Workplace Services team
The Digital Workplace Services Team in which this role is aligned exist to:
  • Deliver world class Service Desk, End User Computing, Collaboration, Legal, Payroll, Dyson Institute, Estates, Group Security and HR IT Services to Dyson’s global employees (circa 15,500 users)
  • Ensure ITIL aligned governance and standards are followed
  • Drive continual improvement into the Digital Workplace services space in line with Dyson’s growth
  • Deliver a roadmap for all Digital Work place services to drive transformation required to support Dyson’s blueprint
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with the business, ensuring regular communication of service requirements, service improvements, risks, service changes, service outages and service issues.

About the role

The Network Architect, reporting to the EUS Programme Manager and working closely with Lead Network Architects, will be responsible for:
  • Helping to develop network architecture, strategy and roadmap
  • Researching innovation and emerging technologies
  • Running Proof-of-Concept projects, lab trials, vendor/technology evaluation
  • Customer/partner engagements and Design Artefacts for Dyson projects 
  • Being the wider APAC team’s main point of engagement with the Dyson Estates function and office location projects
  • Working closely with fellow Network Architects and Security Architects, other functional area Technical Architects, and wider business users to ensure robust, highly performing, reliable, scalable and secure network solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms. 
  • Leading the development of campus network evolution use cases and long-term network architecture in collaboration with Estates stakeholders, partners and fellow technical architects.
  • Designing and recommending network solutions to align with business, process and application requirements, particularly focusing on Dyson’s expanding footprint in office spaces, R&D labs and manufacturing sites in SEA.
  • Providing advice and consultation to various teams throughout the business on matters relating to network design and operation, including mentoring of network engineers and analysts.
  • Identifying gaps and requirements, ultimately researching, designing and delivering WAN/LAN and other networking-related solutions. Being responsible for production of Design and Project artefacts for IT projects with a networking element. 
  • Delivering business cases for various solution architectures, and high-level design.
  • Carrying out procurement and vendor selection, through to low level implementation and handover to operational teams.  

About you

Person Specification / Core Competencies:
  • Self-driven individual with the capability to break out of their comfort zone and technology area
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral & written), proficient presenting and explaining technical information in a non-technical way
  • Good communicator and collaborator, able to share your skills with others
  • Decision making/problem solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Strong people management skills - interpersonal skills, performance management skills, interviewing
  • Manages time effectively, meets deadlines, and achieves objectives
  • Good communicator and collaborator, able to share your skills with others
  • Able to demonstrate a passion for technology and an ability to adopt quickly

Essential:
  • Business insight, technical knowledge and the ability to think strategically. 
  • Experience and understanding of newer network technologies such as Spine and Leaf, SDN, NFV, Openstack, OpenFlow and NSX. Specifically Cisco ACI, DNA Center and SDA, Cisco Firepower and FMC, and Viptela SD-WAN skills will be beneficial.
  • Understanding of advanced data centre networking equipment including Nexus 9K/7K/5K/2K, Catalyst series switches and wireless products, Cisco routers, DR integration, next-gen firewalls, VPN etc.
  • Experience with enterprise class network management/monitoring systems is desired (Solarwinds, Nagios, Stealthwatch, CyberVision etc.).
  • Solid understanding of layered network and security protocols 
  • Exceptional documentation skills that can clearly articulate technical designs, issues and constraints, procedures, and network assessments.
  • Strong conceptual thinking and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under minimal supervision and with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.
  • Team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors, IT and business personnel.
  • Good understanding of technology and process optimization techniques e.g. standardisation, consolidation, simplification and automation and an appetite for continuous improvement.
  • Strong industry knowledge informing procurement and related vendor engagements.
  • Comfortable working outside of core working hours when necessary to complete tasks.
  • Able to travel to world-wide sites across the enterprise including Greater China.

Desirable:
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, network design or other related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Professional network vendor certifications such as Cisco CCNP R&S, CCDP, Juniper JNCIS-ENT, etc. (CCIE or equivalent is a plus).
  • Experience with ITIL and Prince 2, and knowledge of formal architecture methodologies/frameworks (TOGAF, Zachmann, etc.)

Benefits

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

#LI-DYSON 


Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.