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Requisition Number 19-0464
Title Network Architech - IS Infrastructure
City Houston
State TX
Job Family HR-CAO
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 25
Relocation Provided No
Location Houston Office
Description The Network Services – Architect is responsible for the overall delivery, effectiveness and availability for Calpine’s Network and Voice Services including but not limited to core WAN / LAN infrastructures, plant connectivity, core data centers and Azure cloud environments. This role will be the liaison and front line to both Calpine resources and Service Provider’s staff overseeing service delivery, planning and forecasting of service consumption, quality of service and customer satisfaction. This role will be responsible for the overall architecture of all network, roadmaps, service design, and service transition, as well as provides ongoing support and management of network services across Calpine’s enterprise infrastructure.
Role Responsibilities:
• Working collaboratively across the organization to participate in the development, implementation and execution of strategic goals and roadmaps
• Maintaining quality of service by participating in the development and management of team processes, KPIs and customer service standards
• Effectively leverage vendor partners including addressing issues/concerns and providing solutions with favorable outcomes for Calpine
• Develop technology strategies that support long-term growth and sustainability. Develop an operational plan that is flexible in a changing environment
• Continually seek and consider innovative solutions to business problems and apply as relevant in support of the organization’s mission, culture and philosophy
• Develop best practices and drive the process of creative thinking and solutions. Lead change and adoption of new processes and technologies
• Being a point of escalation to manage the resolution of incidents, quality or customer service related problems, identifying trends, and recommending people, process and technology improvements
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing professional networks
• Strong understanding of multiple networking protocols (TCP/IP, NetBIOS etc.) and networking concepts
• Strong understanding of operational networking technologies (RTU, MODBUS, OPC, etc)
• Strong understanding of routing, switching, wireless, satellite, LTE and SD-WAN technologies, teleconferencing / video and voice in both physical and virtual implementations in support of legacy On–Prem and Azure Cloud implementations
• Experience with deploying and secure networking technologies (e.g. next gen firewalls, F5, etc) and supporting evergreen refresh program
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to research and resolve complex problems with minimal supervision and escalate issues as appropriate
• Security operations experience in supporting both Public and Private Cloud implementations (e.g. next generation security technologies, alert management, event correlation)
• A track record in the successful management of programs as well as demonstrated complex program/project/vendor management skills.
Requirements •• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
• 10+ years of relevant experience in the IT industry
• Considerable management and leadership interactions and/or project management experience
• Experience developing technical documentation and end user communications
• Ability to assess business requirements and translate to technical solutions, as well as the ability to manage small projects as needed
• Strong analytical skills to ensure root-cause analysis and resolution for optimal business ROI
• Excellent leadership, organization, communication and presentation skills
• Understanding of SOX, PCI:DSS, NERC-CIP or similar standards are desired
Personal characteristics:
• Inspirational people leader, able to engage a workforce and develop people to their greatest ability.
• Ability to interact with various levels of management in a multi-tasking, deadline oriented, team environment.
• Solution-oriented with demonstrated ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with key stakeholders, peers and team members.
• Ability to travel up to 20%
• Influential, resilient, and energetic with the ability to thrive in a dynamic, challenging, and growth-oriented environment
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.
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