Network Architect

Job Title:                                                             Network Architect – Infrastructure Architect

Years of Exp:                                                      13 – 15 Years

Discipline (Including Service Line):                    DS Networks

Business Unit:                                                    Networks

Location:                                                             Bangalore / Pune/Mumbai



Role Requirements:

Capgemini is seeking a Network Technical Design Authority to provide leadership and oversight for network infrastructure projects. He/she will work alongside existing and new business clients to deliver network solutions, projects and detailed technical specifications. The applicant will be a good team player with experience working in geographically dispersed environments and with third party network service providers. Ideally the applicant will have experience of working in a large client Outsource service environment.


Responsibilities will include developing, implementing and supporting network infrastructure and network delivery solutions to underpin first class fully managed Outsourced Services. Skills will include the ability to provide innovation and strategic direction whilst being fully aware of the commercial impact of technology transformations and ongoing operational service optimisations. The role will require strong client-facing skills.


Key Responsibilities:

This is a highly technical and varied role requiring a broad range of network skills and experience in designing network solutions. This could range from; proposal development for new business, including pricing and service schedule definition; through project activities involving the design, implementation and configuration of network solutions; to fourth line support activities. 

This role requires advanced network skills including:

  • Design technical solutions covering product selection for the key components of the network technology stack, including network hardware, load balancers, firewalls, proxies and circuit sizing.
  • Provide ideas and innovation and maintain a view of emerging technologies that could enhance the Capgemini service offering for network propositions
  • Provide the overall network technical strategy and leadership for a client, project or bid
  • Review of client network infrastructures and propose options for improvements
  • Ability to work to deadlines and drive complex network incidents and issues to conclusion



Technologies Used:

A good working knowledge of TCP/IP, Ethernet, routing and switching within LAN/WAN/Data Centre environments is essential; and additional experience with firewalls, load balancers, hardware proxy devices (primarily within a Cisco / F5 / Bluecoat / Fortigate environment) would be desirable; but other vendor experience is welcome and beneficial.


Person Profile:

The candidate should have industry recognised certifications e.g. CCIE or equivalent, with 8+ years of practical experience including network design, implementation, operations, support and project/change management within a service oriented and controlled infrastructure. 



  • Proven experience of designing complex network technical solutions using third parties as required in multi tenanted/shared environments
  • Proven experience of designing complex Data Centre LAN environments
  • Practical working knowledge of WAN/LAN/management/virtualisation technologies and products from leading vendors
  • Experience with Cloud based solutions
  • Practical working knowledge of network protocols and standards
  • Practical working knowledge of Telco/network provider service offers
  • Practical working knowledge of network security
  • Good knowledge of network design and pricing
  • Ability to cost and estimate projects with limited information and ensuring assumptions, risks and issues have been captured.
  • Ability to review network projects and proposals making recommendations
  • Excellent client and communication skills, presentation both verbal and written
  • Manages own time, ability to work to deadlines and drive complex issues to conclusion.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and location
  • Ability to work as part of team but also self motivated
  • Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical staff
  • Broad experience of IT solutions




  • Experience in Outsourcing business, organisation and personalities
  • Security operations and management
  • Data centre and storage networking knowledge and experience
  • Mobility skills/knowledge
  • Experience of third party management (Telco and network providers)
  • Pre-sales experience preferable in an Outsourced environment
  • Commercial and contractual awareness


Additional Information:

  • Travel away from home may be required on occasions.
  • The candidate will need to be able to gain security cleared for government work; this process can take place once they have joined Capgemini but any job offer will be dependent on SC clearance being obtained.