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IT Architect (Networking)


US - Remote


Information Technology


Laitram LLC
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We are seeking an IT Architect (Networking) who will develop effective architectures for securely connecting our applications, systems, and offices. The successful candidate will lead in the creation of a technology vision for the Network domain (e.g., Multi-Cloud Connectivity, Operational Technology (OT) Segmentation, Next-Gen Firewalls, SD-WAN, enterprise-level network automation, etc.). They will develop networking standards for our project and product teams to leverage. They will have an excitement for enabling a growing, global manufacturing company through properly architected technology.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, a critical thinker, and a problem solver who can effectively communicate the benefits of secure-by-design thinking and networking industry trends to a diverse audience. This position will report to the IT Strategy & Planning manager.

Laitram is comprised of four operating divisions - Intralox, Laitram Machinery, Lapeyre Stair, and Laitram Machine Shop. We employ more than 3,700 people worldwide and have 22 offices in 9 different countries. Laitram has continually been recognized for innovation and workplace excellence. Laitram is a vibrant, forward-thinking privately held company that brings innovation, integrity, and continuous improvement to every aspect of our work. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our Careers website.

  • Drive network architecture strategy by partnering with business and IT leadership to understand, validate, and rationalize networking needs across the global enterprise
  • Create and maintain a technology vision for the Networking domain
  • Work within cross-functional teams of project managers, business analysts, architects, engineers, developers, and administrators to provide expertise in the planning and design of business initiatives as they relate to networking
  • Contribute to the technical design of business systems to ensure adherence to our networking standards
  • Work with the OT team to segment and secure equipment at our manufacturing facilities
  • Align with other Domain Architects and Enterprise Architects to ensure holistic thinking
  • Create Architecture documents to support and capture design decisions

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related study (or equivalent project-related experience)
  • Previous experience architecting enterprise-level networks is required
  • Business acumen, and the ability to communicate to executives, business domain stakeholders and technical staff alike
  • Proven ability to help in the organization and sequencing of business and IT-created demands
  • Full-stack knowledge of Networking concepts like global routing protocols (EIGRP, BGP, etc.), core switches (preferably Cisco Nexus), next-gen firewalls (preferably FortiGate), VPNs (preferably FortiGate), etc.
  • Full-stack knowledge of IT Infrastructure concepts like Applications, Databases, Operating Systems, IP Networks, Compute and Storage Systems, and Containers
  • Familiarity with the Purdue model, specifically levels 2-5
  • Familiarity with the ITIL framework and Architecture frameworks like TOGAF