Network Architect

April 1, 2021
Remote, United States of America
Job Type


TelForce Group is looking for a Network Architect to work Remote. This is a contract-to-hire position.

This Network Architect will be responsible for network architecture planning, development, design and implementation for Smart Grid utility clients. Analyzes client’s business needs to develop telecommunications strategy and technology solutions. May offer technical advisory and consulting services to the client. Provides Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to business development and pursuit activities, including creating proposal, scope, level of effort estimation and implementation plans. Leads and participates in project execution and technical delivery.

Network Architect Description:

  • Communicating directly with clients (sometimes non-technical clients) to identify current and future communication needs
  • Creating master communication plans to meet those client needs and receive buy-in from the client
  • Collaborate with and/or delegate responsibilities to a team of engineers
  • Assesses industry standards for models, and where appropriate, incorporates them into our architecture standards
  • Participates as technical lead on major projects and application roll-outs
  • Responsible for developing and adhering to all engineering/quality processes and procedures and all documentation/tools
  • Work hand-in-hand with project management on technical issues
  • Develops and manages scope, schedule and budget requirements
  • Leads production teams and may coordinating multiple discipline activity
  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts
  • Strong on documentation and processes
  • Validates work of lower-level network engineers
  • Capable of optimizing day-to-day operational stability with the continual need to improve the service and deploy new services, processes and technologies
  • Create or expand utility communication systems
  • Understands, advocates, and supports IT strategies

Network Architect Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of network related work experience
  • Utility experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of data network engineering design principles, guides and standards
  • Advanced knowledge of telecommunications technologies and architectures
  • Advanced ability to scope engineering deliverable content
  • Advanced industry knowledge and technology trends
  • Advanced knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process
  • Intermediate knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles
  • Intermediate knowledge of procurement & contract administration
  • Intermediate knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating
  • Intermediate business & financial acumen

Candidates must have a valid driver’s licenses and be insured; some jobs may require travel up to multiple weeks at a time. Please send all resumes with certifications relative to the job to In subject line, please note the position you are applying for, a current resume in Word format, 2 references, phone number and email. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion. All resumes submitted to TelForce will become the property of TelForce and shall have the right to display to a third party or in our database for consumption. Call Taylor at 602.907.3098.

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