Network Architect

Network Architect is a professional who takes care of communication networks, such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. They play a crucial role in creating, maintaining and modifying an IP network’s hardware, software, and virtualized components. These professionals should have in-depth knowledge about the network’s technological requirements.

They work on networks in small range as well as on a larger scale of the communication system. Keeping in mind the security issues of the organization, they should always be prepared to design and implement security countermeasures, when network vulnerabilities arise.

The Network Architects play a prominent role in the installing of routers, modems, and any other hardware and software upgrading that are essential for the communication networks to function properly. The professionals plan and execute the layout of cables and other required components for network systems. The technician maintains and troubleshoots network systems and resolves and rectifies if any issues occur.

The professionals are responsible for solution design and business development. They offer technical guidance on networking solutions, product plans, and roadmaps. The computer network architects create and design relevant solutions keeping in mind the client’s environment. It is their responsibility to develop and deliver professional proposals and design documentation. The professional has to manage information security within the network structure through passwords or user permissions.

 

network architect job description

Computer network architects typically have a good understanding of both technical and business skills. They should lead the design process, manage existing networks and monitor the traffic. The professionals also work in coordination with the software and hardware teams to get the necessary network equipment in place. The Network Architect will work in collaboration with the network engineers, network administrators and other professionals in network setup and configuration. They have to assess the existing network technologies to increase the performance, security & efficiency.

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