Information Technology Careers at Lifespan

Network Architect Job

Job Number: LCS12764

Job Title: Network Architect

Department: Network Services RI - 0014902

Facility: Corporate Headquarters

Location: Providence, RI

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, IS, or related field preferred. Master’s Degree in business or technical field a plus. Current certification in Cisco architectures, network security, virtualization, IP Telephony or other relevant technologies a plus.

Five years increasingly responsible related work experience in network systems analysis/design, including at least two years of related engineering experience in a similar environment. Must have extensive knowledge in selected following focus areas: high availability, high capacity, multilayer (data/voice/video) network design; switching and routing design, including embedded security/performance intelligence; wide-area network protocols, including advanced, secure, logically partitioned and virtualized network design; extranet technologies, including firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN), network topology design and performance assessment with focus on multilayer virtualization of service delivery; Unified Communications design and optimization; wireless network design; network disaster recovery; and TCP/IP including IPv6. All candidates must also have project management experience, excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to design technical solutions to meet business needs


The Network Architect reports to the Manager Network Services. Under general supervision is responsible for enterprise level design and control of Lifespan’s converged voice/data/video communications network. Focuses on architectural engineering that encompasses performance, security, scalability, best practice design, and orchestration of service virtualization to provide application-aware, cost effective, network service delivery. Responsible for performance management assurance and reporting on all enterprise-wide networks within Lifespan, and extranet connections to business partners, providers, and vendors. Provides support for all Lifespan IS and Network Services projects to assure high value, widely accessible, comprehensive, integrated information network which meets customer needs. Provides team leadership in the development and control of all Lifespan communications infrastructure to provide high availability in local area, wide area and extranet networks.