Network Domain Architect

at University of Melbourne

Infrastructure Services, University Services

Salary: Total remuneration package on offer = $184,430 inclusive of super + annual leave loadings + PRL

About the role

An exciting opportunity to join Australia's number one University and lead innovative, large scale transformative projects.

The successful candidate will Architect and oversee several major network initiatives, own and evolve the Network Domain Roadmap, and help shape the University's Infrastructure Investment and new service offerings.

The Universities network infrastructure is large and complex and encompasses Data Center, Campus Access, Research, IoT and Collaboration services supporting over 75,000 users and a variety of affiliate organisations across Melbourne and nationally.

The University has several exciting projects kicking off in 2018 covering:

  • The Separation and Expansion of the Software Defined Research Network to meet the future demands of HPC, Cloud Computing and Petascale storage.
  • The planning, architecture and delivery of the Universities Next Generation Software Defined Data Centre and push to the cloud.
  • Building out an IoT-as-a-Service offering to meet the diverse need of our Campus and constituents.

The Ideal candidate will have a willingness to continually learn and solve challenging problems working with a variety of stakeholders and technologies to come up with innovative solutions and architectures.

About you

  • Relevant post graduate qualifications in Computer Science or related disciplines and experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant industry experience and/or education and certifications (CCIE/JNCIE/ACE/VCDX, or equivalent)

  • Proven Experience in architecting large-scale Campus Infrastructure and Modern Data Centers within a complex environment

  • Demonstrated experience with MPLS, BGP, VXLAN, Cloud connectivity, IoT & Software Defined Data Center Architectures

  • Knowledge of and Architecture experience with a wide range of infrastructure, automation, orchestration and virtualisation technologies covering Cisco, Palo Alto, F5, Mellanox, Cumulus Linux, Infoblox, VMWare (NSX), Openstack, RedHat, Splunk, Ansible & Python

  • Knowledge of Virtualised Networking (VNS), NFVi, & VIM concepts and architectures

  • Extensive experience creating architecture, strategy, blueprints, and roadmaps for Infrastructure solutions through strong leadership; with the ability to effectively influence decisions, drive project delivery and achieve positive business outcomes

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and influencing skills including the ability to develop effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders and staff from different levels within the organisation.

  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment

A competitive remuneration package on offer to the successful candidate


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne.

Close date: 20 Jun 2018

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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