Communications Architect III - OIT

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Office Information Technology
OIT: Wireless Engineering
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Information Technology
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Designs, plans, tests, installs, and maintains tightly integrated, flexible, and highly complex voice, data, and transport systems.
  • Implements enterprise-class networking solutions.
  • Investigates and recommends new technologies that will serve the Emory Enterprise's future needs.
  • Tests and evaluates new hardware and software.
  • Supports emergency response and applies solutions architecture for the 7 OSI layers.
  • Mentors and coaches staff to provide network troubleshooting methodologies.
  • Actively monitors the development of new standards and networking technologies.
  • Manages complex enterprise infrastructure projects and provides technical leadership of cross-departmental service strategies for internetworking technologies and associated systems.
  • Responsible for service transition by ensuring the service is properly documented and staff is ready to take operational responsibility.
  • Supports continual service improvement to maximize planning for meeting future business needs.
  • Analyzes application system trends to design network architecture for replacing obsolete systems and improving network efficiencies.
  • Interacts with network security analysts to reconfigure and update security policies and to increase optimization and efficiencies.
  • Interacts with department managers, directors, and Information Technology (IT) peers to assist with service strategy development.
  • Meets with Architecture management and team members to assess new and evolving enterprise needs.
  • Tests new designs and communications protocols in the lab to determine viability.
  • Collaborates with the Communications Architect IV to help design and evaluate advanced enterprise network and architecture troubleshooting methodologies to ensure tools and processes are in place for solving complicated technical issues.
  • Performs highly technical inspections of network protocols, packets, and layers to resolve key network and mission-critical application production issues.
  • Acts as OIT Technical Review Team member to consult with enterprise users on new applications architecture and designs.
  • Provides network architecture technical assistance and recommendations to ensure successful application implementations.
  • Supports site-to-site configuration support to ensure successful system migrations and network device operability.
  • Acts as an Architecture SME to provide project technical leadership and to establish enterprise-wide relationships.
  • Recognized expert in the networking field.
  • Works with vendors and vendor documentation to understand new product capabilities and to condense information for internal documents and team discussions. Performs related responsibilities as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree in IT or related field and five years of relevant IT experience with servers and networks including at least two years experience designing enterprise-class networking solutions, at least one CCIE or equivalent certification, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed and at times, on short notice.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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