Network Architect


Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking for a Network Architect! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Network Architect
Term: Contract – 10 months with extension
Location: Toronto – Hybrid 2 days a week
Industry: Government
Job ID number: 212


Story Behind the Need:



Candidate will be asked to complete a written assignment to build a specific network lab utilizing some technology routers specified by MOH. A minimum of 70% of the written test is required before proceeding to the interview. Failure to complete the assignment within MOH’s requisite timeline is subject to disqualification at the Ministry’s discretion.


Must Haves:

  • Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) implementation, configuration, migration, strong troubleshooting experience
  • Palo Alto Firewalls, Panorama, installation, configuration, daily operation
  • VMware, strong knowledge of networking operation
  • IPv6 experience
  • Strong knowledge IP communication and routing is required (OSPF, BGP).
  • Knowledge and experience with Palo Alto technologies (Panorama, XDR).


  • Work in collaboration with Network Designer to roll out Next Generation LAN and WAN to MOH PSAP locations:
  • Produce SD-WAN configuration (policy, template development) as per MOH design.
  • Produce high-level and low-level network design (design workbooks).
  • Configure switches, routers, firewalls as per the network design.
  • Configure dynamic routing protocols (BGP/OSPF) on both SD-WAN and Firewall devices
  • Perform physical Install of SD-WAN routers, LAN Switches, HA Firewalls
  • Develop and apply Firewall policies
  • Develop Centralized and Localized policies for traffic and App-Aware routing
  • Test configurations and troubleshot network issues.
  • Implement QoS policies for the Next Gen LAN and WAN
  • Deploy configurations in network inventory DB.
  • Work with facility SME/Cable Designer to assist with facility remediation.
  • Develop and Configure Palo Alto Cloud logging
  • Maintain and support the network environment during Pilot phase of the project
  • Assist in configuration management automation initiative using Ansible and other tools
  • Configure Aruba Clear Pass as Identity management solution
  • Install and configure OOB management Firewalls across PSAP locations
  • Perform other project related duties as required

*Note – Occasional travel is required


The resources will be required to travel to multiple dispatch centres/CACCs across the province to provide operational support and coordinate/remediate the CAD/telephony infrastructure in order to implement the new CAD and Telephony solution on the new SD-WAN.


Core Skills Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) implementation, configuration, migration, strong troubleshooting experience

Palo Alto Firewalls, Panorama, installation, configuration, daily operation

VMware, strong knowledge of networking operation

Expert level IP routing and L2 in datacenter using Cisco 9K switches

Strong VoIP experience, implementing QoS for enterprise voice.

Fluent with both Windows and Unix OS Administration

IPv6 experience

OS/Tools Skills

Configuration management of networking devices using automation tools (Jenkins/Ansible) and API scripting :

Docker Containers,

Ansible Tower

ELK/Elastiflow Stacks,


VMware ESXi networking, vDS, clustering and high availability in virtualized environments,

Windows Active Directory, LDAP,

DNS (Infoblox or similar)

Communication/Analytical Skills Ability work in agile dynamic environment

Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.

Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.

Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Strong customer service orientation with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Related degree in computer science or electrical engineering and/or seven to ten years equivalent network engineering experience.




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