Join a member-driven leader in a challenging, collaborative and hybrid work environment with the shared mission of supporting America’s network of rural electric cooperatives. Since its formation in 1969, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, or CFC, located in Dulles, Virginia, has provided capital and industry-leading financial products to more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-controlled utility systems across the United States. Our exceptional team delivers the “CFC Difference” that encompasses our values of service, integrity and excellence in all our interactions.
CFC has a need for a Senior Network Architect is responsible for the design, installation, operations and maintenance of critical network and security infrastructure. This role is also responsible for leading large scale, multi-data center network, systems and information security infrastructure projects. Leadership and development of engineering staff is also required in this role.
As a Senior Network Architect, you will: • Lead the development of network architecture solutions and the technology strategy to advance our support of the CFC business and member partners. • Design, implementation and maintenance of complex, multi-data center network, server and security infrastructure. • Responsible for the design, implementation and support of information security monitoring and protection technologies. • Establish and document standards and procedures.
To be successful, you will need: • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent work experience required. • 5 years of experience in network engineering. Experience must include Cisco data center and campus networking including multi-site networking, Palo Alto firewall operations and advanced features, and VMware NSX-T and micro-segmentation. • 2 years of technology team leadership experience (formal or informal). • Experience developing strategic plans and successfully implementing new technology solutions. • Experience developing technology strategies and architecting resilient solutions. • Proven engineering ability working across multiple technologies including: Cisco data center and campus networking, Palo Alto firewalls, VMWare NSX, and network security and monitoring. • Experience or strong understanding of network access control and network TAPs. • Expert ability to plan and lead large-scale infrastructure projects. • Ability to create network diagrams and documentation. • Experience making use of enterprise tools to monitor and improve network security and performance. • Strong background with DNS, DHCP, and IPAM preferred. • Experience managing VoIP systems and/or Cisco MDS SAN switch preferred. • Experience with public cloud networking and cloud exchange is desired.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes annual incentive opportunities; an employer-paid pension plan; 401(k); medical, dental and vision insurance; a generous leave policy; onsite gym; and more—all in a friendly, professional work environment. For additional information, please visit our website at www.nrucfc.coop. CFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.
The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) was founded in 1969 by the rural electric cooperative industry. CFC is a nonprofit finance cooperative with more than $25 billion in assets that provides industry expertise, flexibility and responsiveness to more than 1,000 member-owners to help them meet their financial needs. At CFC, our members’ success is our success. Our commitment to our members goes beyond our work as a lender. In addition to our lending solutions, CFC offers treasury services, investment opportunities, financial models and tools, programs to support and promote the cooperative business model, and industry-leading events and training.