0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 23, 2016 4:09 PM by rschroeder

    We're looking for a good network architect, full time, in Duluth, Minnesota


      Essentia Health is a Cisco shop in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin looking for a great network architect. 


      We use NCM, NPM, and NTA, Kiwi, and the Engineers' Tool Set.


      You can view the technical job description and requirements at our web page:  Essentia Health HR Gateway Frameset     Take the defaults, you won't need to create an account or upload a resume to see the job description.  Just type in "Network Architect" as a Keyword and click Search:


      On the resulting page, click on the Network Architect position:


      If you love clean air and clean water, good fishing, pine trees, biking, kayaking, fishing, skiing (down hill, cross country, or water skiing), snowmobiling, historic trains, great live theater, good music scenes, good eating, low housing costs (compared to Minneapolis, Chicago, etc.), many water falls, state parks, birding, and boating, then definitely this could be the place for you!


      Our Cisco environment includes:



      WLC's (2000 AP's and growing monthly)

      Six Data Centers

      250+ Network Rooms (we don't call 'em "data closets" so the builder doesn't give us closet-sized space) across three states






      Nexus 7K's, 5K's, & plenty of FEXes



      VSS paired 6509 Distribution layers

      7609 paired WAN routers



      Resilience in WAN and site and data center connectivity

      A six-year hardware life cycle

      Unlimited training programs

      Budget to do things right

      A total IT staff on the order of 400 people (including Network Analysts programmers, analysts, project managers, Biomed folks, Break/Fix technicians, Telecom staff, Security Analysts, Help Desk, administrators, etc.)


      And a really big lake.  That keeps us cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  That's home to constantly changing vistas, weather, and giant thousand-foot ore boats.


      I'd love to work with the right person.  Personality is everything.  A great team player can be taught the skills they need as long as they're a good person, someone easy to get along with.  Someone with tons of certificates and technical skills, but who doesn't enjoy working with people closely, and getting along and compromising when it helps keep people friends--my experience is that they might not be the person who'll succeed here.


      If you have skills, and already are an architect for a medium to large network, and you're a friendly soul who people love to work with--have I got a job for you!