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Network Architect - OT/IT (Consulting) (Chicago) (Chicago)

Company: West Monroe Partners, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

West Monroe is excited to hire a Network Architect for our growing Enterprise Technology Practice! The architect will focus on designing, building, and deploying IT/OT solutions within secure critical infrastructure environments across Energy, Utilities, Manufacturing, and other industry verticals. As a technology agnostic firm, consultants have the chance to learn innovative tools, new platforms, and modern processes while expanding their skillset into areas such as Software Defined Networking and Infrastructure-as-Code. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-growth company with an employee-centric culture and solve some of the most complex networking challenges facing our clients.

  • Collaborate with Cybersecurity, Energy & Utilities, and Consumer & Industrial Products consultants to lead, deliver, and grow portfolio of IT/OT network solution offerings
  • Function as SME in the secure design and implementation of network components for critical infrastructure environments and Operational Technology
  • Develop detailed designs for on-premises, field area, and cloud-hosted networks per client requirements
  • Architect, engineer, and deploy solutions for route/switch, QoS, security, SCADA, SDN, etc.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams typically consisting of -2-4+ consultants
  • Manage, coach, and train junior Enterprise Tech consultants, network specialists, and other teammates working on OT and/or critical infrastructure projects
  • Contribute to Technology practice development and OT Competency community meetings
  • Assist with business development efforts by supporting scoping conversations to drive pipeline


    • Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred or equivalent experience required
    • Consulting firm/industry experience preferred
    • 5-10+ years of experience designing, engineering, and implementing IT networking solutions
    • Proficient skills across any of the following technical areas:

      • On-Premises Data Networking - LAN, WAN, Data Center fabric
      • SD-WAN - VMware (VeloCloud), Cisco (Viptela), Palo Alto Prisma (CloudGenix)
      • L2 Switching - VLANs, STP, vPC, LACP
      • L3 Routing - OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, IP/MPLS
      • Network Security - Next-Generation Firewalls with Threat Detection, ACLs, NATs, IPsec VPNs
      • Network Services - RADIUS, TACACS, DNS, DHCP and network monitoring tools
      • Vendors - Palo Alto, Cisco, Meraki, FortiGate, CheckPoint, Nokia IP/MPLS

      • Experience acting as technical architect on projects and/or managing engineering teams
      • Strong critical thinking, leadership, communication, and project management skills
      • Willingness to travel for client engagements in a hybrid working environment
      • Bonus - Energy & Utilities, Manufacturing, and/or Industrial IT/OT environment experience

        Based on pay transparency guidelines, the salary -range for this role can -vary based on your proximity to one of our West Monroe offices (see -table below). Information on our competitive total rewards package, -including our bonus structure and benefits is -. -Individual salaries are -determined by evaluating a variety of factors including geography, -experience, skills, education, and internal equity.---
        Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic -life insurance. Employees -are able to -enroll in our company's 401k plan, -purchase shares from our employee stock ownership program and be eligible to -receive annual bonuses. Employees will also receive unlimited flexible time off -and ten paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Ten weeks of paid parental -leave will also be available for use after successful completion of one year of -employment.---

Keywords: West Monroe Partners, LLC, Chicago , Network Architect - OT/IT (Consulting) (Chicago) (Chicago), IT / Software / Systems , Chicago, Illinois

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