Infrastructure Architect

Date: Nov 21, 2019

Job ID  10269  Department  ITS Operations Architecture (10000105) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Energy Control/Data Ctr - 1st (D1)  
Closing Date  12/12/2019  Salary/Wage  $91,725.00 - $137,588.00 annually 


Job Definition

As a member of our IT Architecture Team, the Network Architect will be responsible for designing, testing, securing, optimizing, documenting, and troubleshooting all the District’s data networks.  The ideal candidate will engage with our team of network analysts to share knowledge, drive technology innovations throughout the District, and will deliver results.  The candidate must be self-motivated, creative, and work well in team environments.  Must possess extensive knowledge and have experience in automation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of routers, firewalls, IDS/IPS systems and load balancers.  The candidate must also demonstrate the ability to lead discussions and effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences.

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions

Develops, evaluates, researches, analyzes, designs, and recommends solutions to the District’s infrastructure architecture strategy, including hardware, software, and network configurations.


Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves complex system infrastructure problems.


Forecasts software and hardware requirements in conjunction with other Information Technology Architects and management.


Ensures integration of Information Technology infrastructure architecture with other Information Technology areas.


Performs cost benefit analysis.


Develops security, quality assurance, and technical standards and practices.


Participates extensively in short and long-range planning, governance, policy development for managing complex issues, standard development practices, software, systems, business intelligence and telecommunications architecture including disaster recovery research and development, risk management, quality assurance and the budgeting/capital equipment process.


Develops, maintains and makes available a repository of information describing the District’s Information Technology infrastructure.


Develops and maintains accurate documentation.


Develops communications and follows policies, procedures, standards, and methodologies.


Facilitates communication and activities between internal Information Technology Services division, various levels of the organization, and outside agencies and customers.


May lead the work of others.  Coaches, mentors and provides training to staff while fostering a positive working environment.


Serves as project manager for medium to large projects as needed.

Specialized Job Functions


  • Defines network and system infrastructure specifications, interfaces, hardware and/or software capacity and performance planning.
  • Defines system interdependencies and interfaces and development strategies that support the enterprise application portfolio.
  • Develops programming and development standards and procedures and recommends new technologies and methods.
  • Supports and enables strategic priorities including projects and continual improvement.
  • Collaborates with IT management, business stakeholders, and customers.
  • Leads establishment of IT policies, principles, standards, guidelines and design patterns supporting solution architecture.
  • Analyzes marketplace, industry, company, technology trends, best practices, vendor products and services to inform and influence business and IT strategy and direction.
Other Job Functions

May perform the duties of the department manager in their absence.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:
• Abstract data, applications, or technology modeling theory and principles.
• Business writing concepts.
• Coaching and consulting techniques.
• Cost benefit analysis.
• Customer service practices and principles.
• Presentation techniques.
• Problem identification and analysis techniques.
• Project management principles, practices, and philosophies.
• Information systems architecture or information technology architecture theory and principles.
• Budgeting and resource management theory and principles.
• Strategic information systems planning.
Ability to:
• Communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization, co-workers, customers and external vendors.
• Interpret technical information and explain in understandable terms.
• Explain data management concepts and techniques formally and informally.
• Analyze complex issues and design integrated solutions.
• Think logically, be organized and attend to details.
• Solve problems.
• Organize, direct, and lead large scale, complex projects.
• Proactively and effectively integrate business and technology strategies for enterprise-wide information management.
• Complete detailed reports, cost benefit analysis, and make presentations.
• Perform a variety of tasks and assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.
• Coach, mentor, and train staff and provide positive direction.
• Manage complex functions.
• Work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
• Work independently and use discretionary judgment.
• Work with and maintain confidential information appropriately.
• Maintain standards and keep accurate documentation.
• Show a high level of commitment to customer service.
• Learn, interpret and apply District policies and procedures.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field and Seven (7) years progressively more responsible experience designing at least one component of information systems architecture.
• Valid Washington State Driver License.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Cisco and/or Juniper certification
  • Experience with the following: load balancers, security infrastructure, log aggregation systems, multifactor authentication, BGP, and firewalls.
  • Scripting or coding experience
  • Experience with compliance standards (PCI, NERC-CIP, HIPAA)
Working Conditions
• Duties are performed in an office environment.
• Requires the extensive repetitive use of a computer keyboard and mouse.
• Requires the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
• Travel to other District offices and meetings are required.
• 24/7 pager duty is required.



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