IT Network Architect

Cepheid - US
Job Location
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Job Description

Cepheid IT group is seeking for a highly motivated and experienced Cisco focused Data, Voice, and Video architect who will design, deploy, and support voice, data, and video network systems focused on the Cisco and Polycom platforms. The position has global responsibility. In addition to operational maintenance of the network environment, the IT Network Architect will research new technologies and leverage optimization techniques to ensure that network operates efficiently.


  • Responsible for maximizing the effectiveness of the voice, data, and video network at Cepheid; including the resolution of issues
  • Perform the installation and configuration of network equipment such as routers, switches, and PBX systems, including network patching as required
  • Research and evaluate new configurations and equipment with the management team; make recommendations to the team
  • Provide on-call/after-hours support as necessary
  • Assist with development of tools to ensure smooth functioning of IT Support
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or a related field) or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 7-8 years of direct related experience
  • Strong technical/configuration knowledge of routing (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, etc), switching, TCP/IP protocol suite, network and performance management on Cisco platforms

  • Have a professional presence and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with cross functional teams and customers of IT

  • Accustomed to working in a team environment and who thrives in this environment

  • Analysis oriented (system and/or domain)

  • Understands that the role may be called upon for support activities outside of normal business hours

  • Strong logical and analytical thinker

  • Attention to detail

  • Able to find root causes of problems and quickly determine efficient solutions

  • Can anticipate risks and mitigate in the moment

  • Comfortable under high-stress and exhibits poise and focus

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Cisco platform certification

  • Microsoft Platform knowledge

  • Polycom video platform knowledge

  • Project and task management

  • In-depth knowledge of domain name service and smtp mail systems

  • Experience in designing and implementing resilient/failover networks

  • Experience with automating operations tasks

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