Network Architect
Santa Clara California Direct Hire Oct 2, 2020

BlueChipTek is looking for a Senior Architect to help take our company to the next level. You will be working with some of the most innovative companies that are shaping our culture for the next decade. You’ll work with entrepreneurs, start-ups, VC backed, and large-scale companies that are working on incredible new ideas and focused on growth. We are a fast-paced company, on the leading edge of the technology where you’ll be working on the ground floor with the next generation of innovators.


Knowledge and able to engage in customer opportunities in the following areas:

  • LAN/WAN networking from a consultative approach
  • Wireless networking
  • Network wecurity / next generation firewalls
  • Datacenter modernization
  • Experience with working with Cloud Native Architecture & born in the cloud companies


For this position, we are specifically looking for an architect who has experience in the following areas:

  • Deep Networking Skills – Juniper, Cisco, Arista
  • Enterprise/campus networking and security – Aruba, Cisco Meraki
  • Network security – Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Cisco Meraki, Checkpoint, Fortinet



  • Strategic conversations with CTO, CIO’s and senior level technical staff
  • Ability to work with Application and Business teams not just traditional network teams
  • Ability to create and manage POC’s & POV’s.
  • Ability to create strategic presentations for adopting new technologies and modernization projects
  • Support the Sales and the rest of Engineering team by creating various kinds of project documentation such as:
    • Bills of Materials
    • Statements of Work
    • System Diagrams
    • Project Presentations
  • Be available to answer technical and product comparison questions for the field and inside sales teams
  • Assist and accompany the BCT sales team as required on customer calls and onsite meetings as a technical subject matter expert during various stages of sales process
  • Capture technical requirements for sales opportunities and recommend specific, detailed solutions
  • Help growing BCT’s business through the acquisition of new customers, winning sales opportunities, and earning repeat business with existing customers, and building business relationships with customers and manufacturers
  • Analyze technology trends for influence and impact on BCT products, strategy, and customers
  • Identify new opportunities for strategic directions and innovation
  • Contribute to or lead definition of an architectural framework for specific areas of technical expertise
  • Provide recommendations to senior management on strategic issues based on technical expertise and knowledge of industry trends combined with business needs
  • Deliver technically focused presentations to internal audiences to develop and promote BCT technology strategies
  • Deliver technically focused presentations to external audiences (on-site meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.) to promote solutions BCT is actively selling and to demonstrate BCT's technical expertise
  • Directly contribute to development of technical standards that are important to BCT
  • Be involved in Professional Services engagement within areas of expertise, to ensure that Customers are satisfied and to keep up with technical skills
  • Initiate and cultivate productive and positive working relationships between yourself and all BCT employees


Education and Experience Requested

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in network and firewall architecture and technologies
  • Deep understanding of networking technologies and protocols such as: Ethernet, LACP, VLAN, MPLS, VPLS, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, QoS, STP, DNS, Multicast, TCP, HTTP
  • Fluency in translating applications needs to networking requirements
  • Four-year college degree in Information Systems or equivalent work experience
  • Current, relevant industry certifications a plus – Juniper Networks (JNCIS/JNCIP/JNCIE), Palo Alto Networks (PCNSE, PSE-P), Cisco Networks (CCNP, CCNE)


Additional Requested Skills

  • Team focus – Everything we do involves teamwork.  Solutions architects are the elite members of the team and are often called upon to mentor and provide leadership to others
  • Results-oriented, highly productive, self-starter, taking ownership of tasks and completing them in a timely manner without reminders and with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with various server technologies is helpful, but not required
  • Familiarity with various storage technologies/protocols: SAN, NAS, File Systems, FC, FCoE, iSCSI, SMB, CIFS, NFS, etc. is helpful, but not required
  • Familiarity with Linux and Windows Server system administration is desirable, but not required
  • Familiarity with AWS, GCP and Azure cloud platforms is desired