SUBSIDIARY ABS-CBN Corporation
POSITION Network Architect
WORK LOCATION National Capital Region
DATE POSTED July 21, 2022

BUSINESS SUMMARY

ABS-CBN is considered one of the country’s leading media and entertainment companies, with service offerings across the different platforms of media, servicing a wide array of customer segments. 
 
As an organization, ABS-CBN affirms its mission of being in the service of the Filipino and all of its stakeholders worldwide. The company is driven to pioneer, innovate and adapt as it continues to provide information, news and entertainment that connects Filipinos with one another and with their community - wherever they may be. ABS-CBN is firmly committed to pursuing excellence. 

Prior to the shutdown of its broadcast operations in 2020, ABS-CBN was the largest television network in the Philippines. As a radio broadcast company, it operated 22 radio stations including anchor radio stations in Mega Manila, DZMM and DWRR, in the AM and FM bands, respectively. 
 
The company delivers television programming outside of the Philippines to over 3 million viewers in North America, the Middle East, Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, and other countries in Asia, through the internet and the Company’s global distribution platform, TFC, using DTH satellite service, cable television channels, IPTV, mobile applications and video streaming services. Its offerings are further complemented by subsidiaries focused on other multimedia services such as film production, music recording, telecommunications, and magazine and book publishing. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Network Architect shall be part of a transformative team that solves mission-critical problems, innovates new services, develops optimizations and automations and inspires action in others as a trusted advisor and partner in best of breed solutions, products and services.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Impact compelling change and improvement by providing architecture, design, standards, implementation and support across all core network infrastructure and cloud technologies and environments enterprise-wide.
    • Translate concept into action by ensuring design, configuration, automation, guides, process and run books are created and remain current for all networking technologies running in the environment.
    • Be part of the solution by collaborating as a successful team member that drives service delivery across multiple touch points and provides tier 3 support (24x7) for network operations in the data center and beyond.
    • Act as a consultative thought partner interacting with vendors and suppliers while staying abreast of emerging technologies to translate into actionable ways to implement new solutions.
    • Provide valuable support to key initiatives such as Mobility program, WIAM implementation, IT Infrastructure improvements, Security initiatives, among others.
    • Communicate important and timely information, relevant documentations and regular status reports for all projects and initiatives.
    • Manage the network-related asset inventory and its associated lifecycle and ensure compliance to the strategy and requirements at optimal cost.
    • Partner with the IT Planning and Security teams in upholding the policies and compliance to protect the enterprise infrastructure and systems.
    • Monitor overall vendor performance in terms of compliance in contract deliverables and performance expectations and escalate discrepancies/concerns for resolution.
    • Work with the respective team/s on ways to proactively mitigating the risks e.g. regular patch management, software upgrades and addressing vulnerabilities brought by obsolescence, redundancy gaps and/or security findings.
    • Provide recommendations to improve operational efficiencies while achieving high availability, resiliency, and SLA objectives.
    • Assist in handling crisis situations (incidents, outages, performance issues) to expedite investigation and resolution.
    • Provide relevant training to enable the team/s in operationalizing support

REQUIREMENTS

    • Graduate of BS degree, preferably in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, or other related field
    • 10+ years of experience in hands on design of network infrastructure for large enterprise networks and data centers
    • Experience with high end Switching platforms such as Cisco Nexus, Catalyst and Arista Networks
    • Hands on experience with Network segmentation, Endpoint security and firewalls
    • Knowledge of Network Access Control and Zero Trust Network models
    • Deep Understanding of various network protocols such as OSPF, BGP, MP-BGP, VRFs, MPLS, EVPN/VxLAN, QoS
    • High level understanding of Datacenter Virtualization and virtualized workload mobility
    • Advanced knowledge of Multicast
    • Knowledge of F5 Load Balancers (physical and virtual)
    • Python / Ansible and any relevant hands on Network automation experience
    • An understanding of Network monitoring, analysis, and management with tools such as DNA Centre/Assurance/Spaces, Cisco Prime, Solarwinds, Arista Cloudvision, or other Network monitoring tools.
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills
    • Certifications:  CCIE or Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert
    • Other preferences:
    • Public and Private cloud knowledge
    • Proven project management skills
    • Strong business knowledge and ability to work on planning and budgeting
    • Experience working with Agile/Scrum methodologies

Preference will be given to candidates who APPLY ONLINE.