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Architect Sr, Solutions Network

Job ID req12856 Date posted 09/30/2020
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Location: Miami
State: Florida
Job Title: Architect Sr, Solutions Network

Job Description:

We are seeking a Network Solutions Architect who is a highly knowledgeable member of a team responsible for developing IT infrastructure solutions and standards that meet or exceed business performance expectations.

The position is responsible for creating detailed solution designs and documentation that supports the development, implementation and operations of enterprise-class computer systems used globally across ship and shore locations.

This role will support cross-departmental collaboration and internal communications with staff throughout the organization and service providers while promoting a positive work environment that supports consistency and drives efficiencies. 

Essential Functions:

  •  Design – 70%
    • Accountable team member for IT infrastructure architecture and standards development
    • Design, plan, document, and support the configuration of logical and physical system layouts
    • Provide direction for the installation and configuration of all software packages as needed to support business requirements
    • Perform analysis and develop solutions based on established service agreements for capacity planning and performance tuning
    • Participate in the development of system solution standards
    • Develop detailed design, installation and configuration documentation for enterprise system deployments
    • Ensure in solutions and deployments, the security of our enterprise infrastructure and compliance with all applicable security standards (PCI, PII, HIPPA etc.)
    • Recommend and oversee projects that expand, change, or improve the systems and related infrastructure
    • Provide assistance in reviewing performance and capacity requests as well as design solution resolution
    • Collaborate with the Brand service delivery leaders to ensure an understanding of business cases and to ensure that the appropriate solution is selected that meets the business need
    • Develop solutions with a focus on reducing operating costs or increasing guest and crew experience
    • Provide Capital Expenditure Request level hardware, software, license and labor estimate detail for projects
    • Contribute as necessary in a hands-on manner with the implementation of solutions in support of all projects
    • Work with other infrastructure teams for new systems designed and engineered
  • Support – 20%
  • Provide system support and troubleshooting expertise as needed for designed solutions
  • Research – 5%
  • Understand advances and changes in the technology industry and work directly with equipment manufactures to assess new technologies
  • Miscellaneous – 5%
    • Perform other duties and special projects as required


  • A bachelor’s or higher degree in computer science or information technology.
  • The position requires a minimum of 2 years’ experience with large enterprise networking, diverse security infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of current network hardware and protocols.
  • Required Technical
    • Cisco ISR/ASR routers. Cisco Catalyst 2k,3k, 4k,6500, Nexus 2000, 5500, 6000, 7000, 9000 class switches
    • Cisco 1200, 2600, 2700, 3700, 3800 series Wireless Access Points and Cisco 5500, 5700, 8500 Wireless LAN Controllers
    • Cisco ASA Firewalls
    • TCP/IP, SSL, LACP, LLDP/CDP,  EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, HSRP, GLBP, SNMP, STP, VPC, VSS, VDC, MSDP, PIM, IGMP, RTP, SIP, H.323, LWAPP, RADIUS, TACACS+, Fiber Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, 802.11abg, 802.11n, 802.11ac
    • XML, DNS, DHCP
    • VMWare working knowledge
    • Cisco CCNP or equivalent enterprise experience
  • Required Interpersonal
    • Strong customer-service orientation
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
    • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products
    • Highly self-motivated and directed
    • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
    • Ability to analyze issues, use sound judgment, and solve complex problems
    • Proficient in multi-tasking
    • Able to prioritize and execute tasks
    • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
    • Understanding of development and project management processes and methodologies
    • Understanding of industry trends as well as successful strategies and product roadmaps
    • Strong strategic planning capabilities with proven hands on implementation experience
    • Working knowledge of corporate IT disciplines and group dynamics
  • Preferred Technical
    • Riverbed WAN Optimization appliances
    • Netscaler and F5 Application Delivery Controllers
    • Juniper SRX and Palo Alto Firewalls
    • Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Web Application Firewalls

Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:

  • Certified Great Place to Work
  • A comprehensive benefit program which includes medical, dental and vision plans
  • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage and a 401(k) plan that includes a company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Cruise benefits
  • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program located at our Doral campus
  • An on-site Wellness Center and Health clinic at our Doral campus
About Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates a fleet of ships designed to foster exceptionally safe, fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety and sustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity. Doing this helps us to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to include FUN in everything we do! Speaking of fun, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work aboard our ships as well as in our global corporate headquarters!

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal, and/or international law.

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What is it that makes Carnival Corporation & PLC such a desirable place to build a rewarding career? The truth is, there are all kinds of reasons, from great benefits to outstanding opportunities to grow and reach your potential.

Carnival Corporation & PLC is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of brands includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Fathom, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises and Cunard in the United Kingdom; AIDA Cruises in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; and P&O Cruises in Australia.

Working at Carnival Corporation

Working with Carnival Cruise Line is an opportunity to shape the future of one of the largest brands in the cruise business - all while developing a career that you can really be proud of.

Carnival Cruise Line is a leader in contemporary cruising and operates 26 ships designed to provide fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. As one of the most recognizable brands in the cruise business, Carnival Cruise Line has a broad appeal to families, couples, singles and seniors. One common denominator among all of our guests is their desire to enjoy a great vacation - something we never fail to deliver.

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