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Network Administrator

ZGF is seeking a motivated and self-directed Network Administrator to join our team.  This position will assume responsibility for the configuration and maintenance of our network and communication systems across our six North American offices.  The role is based in our Portland, OR office and will coordinate with the rest of the Technology team implementing firm-wide initiatives and assisting with high-quality support.  A successful candidate should thrive in a multi-tasking environment and able to think strategically while implementing complex, multi-site projects.  

As a Network Administrator, you will…

  • Maintain system reliability by proactive monitoring, and establishing appropriate redundancy
  • Maintain network security, internal and perimeter
  • Perform real-time web monitoring and network security monitoring using intrusion detection systems, respond instantly to malware within the LAN and intrusion attempts by attackers
  • Coordinate with System Administration team on appropriate endpoint protection and appropriate endpoint security configuration
  • Perform traffic analysis and capacity analysis of network systems
  • Report issues to telecom service providers and manage until resolution
  • Maintain WAN and Internet links
  • Maintain and deploy Cisco Call Manager VoIP phone system
  • Maintain and deploy Cisco Video infrastructure (Video endpoints, VCS/VCSE, TMS)
  • Maintain and deploy Remote Access Connections (site-to-site VPNs, AnyConnect VPN)
  • Maintain and deploy Wireless Infrastructure (Cisco Meraki)
  • Maintain and deploy SD-WAN (Silverpeak)
  • Research new networking technologies and write proposals
  • Provide advanced assistance to the Desktop Support team within subject area
  • Provide on-call availability after hours and on weekends


  • Good work ethic – timely, team-player, honest, dependable, conscientious, respectful, and accountable; Exhibit sound judgment and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Experience implementing enterprise scale voice and video on a national / international scale 
  • Experience designing, deploying and maintaining large scale local and Wide Area Networks
  • Knowledge of IP telephony systems configuration and maintenance, specifically Cisco Call Manager
  • Strong understanding of switching technologies (port channels, spanning tree, LLDP, VPC, VSS)
  • In-depth knowledge of firewalls (traffic flow, ACLs, IPsec, NAT)
  • Strong knowledge of Cisco IOS, Cisco NXOS, OSI Model, IP Routing, IP Subnetting, TCP/IP protocol, Router/Firewall ACL’s, VLANs, WLANs, BGP, EIGRP, OSPF
  • Understanding of SD-WAN architectures
  • Experience using and deploying network monitoring tools (NetFlow, SNMP)
  • SIP protocol knowledge
  • Able to occasionally travel to other ZGF offices as required for infrastructure support
  • (Preferred) Linux server and appliance support
  • (Preferred) Experience installing, configuring and maintaining Splunk
  • (Preferred) Network automation / programming experience

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the firm.

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  • Resume

ZGF Architects LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite qualified candidates to apply online posting cover letter and resume.



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