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Lead Network Architect - Remote

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Location: Merrillville, IN, United States
Date Posted:
Req ID: R00934109-OTHLOC-275

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Lead Network Architect

Full Time Perm

Shift: Remote

The IT Network Services team has responsibility for the voice, data, and telecommunication services for the NiSource enterprise. As the Lead Network Architect reporting to the Director of Enterprise Architecture , you will work closely with the Architecture, Security, Infrastructure, and the Application Development team to provide overall architectural leadership for Security across NiSource.

As the Lead Network Architect you will provide architecture leadership for the current and future NiSource technology environment within the network domain. This includes working with business leaders and service providers to develop and implement network architecture strategies, as well as developing methodologies and processes to ensure compliance to those strategies.

The Lead Network Architect is also responsible for developing and maintaining network technology roadmaps.

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Effective Technology portfolio management processes and tools used as a key input into IT investment decisions and in developing solution alternatives to meet business needs

  • Proactive technology roadmaps and plans for future needs, based on anticipated business goals and industry direction

  • Project architecture reviews conducted in a timely manner with appropriate level of quality (Lead Architect)

  • Published up-to-date and adhered to architecture standards, frameworks, patterns and procedures

  • Reduced cost of IT via effective reuse, processes and adherence to standards

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education and/or relevant work experience

  • 10+ years of experience in voice, LAN, WAN, CISCO ACI, cloud connectivity, data center or similar network architecture/engineering technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • CISCO certifications

  • Cybersecurity experience

  • Experience with legacy and new computing architectures

  • Experience developing multi-year strategic IT plans

  • Experience applying ITIL


This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

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Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

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