Enterprise Network Architect - IT Infrastructure Services

Penn State Health Corporation

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Day
Hours: 8:00a - 5:00p


Responsible to work with business and technical stakeholders in the design, delivery and integration of solutions that depend on network infrastructure. Provide the highest level of escalation and oversight in the delivery of relevant technical value. This is an expert-level resource with strong integration, technical, project, and communications skills.


  • Responsible for high-level network planning, design, and optimization. 
  • Develops strategies and direction for network systems solutions using current and emerging technologies (including wireless, data center, cloud architectures, application delivery, unified communications/VoIP, network management and monitoring systems, routing and switching, network access control systems and security architectures). 
  • Plans and recommends network hardware, systems management software and architecture. 
  • Evaluates and recommends new products, maintains knowledge of emerging technologies for application to the enterprise. Monitors and reports network performance, ensures capacity planning is performed, and is proactive in assessing and making recommendations for improvement. 
  • Supervises multiple projects from inception to completion. 
  • Organizes multiple project teams, vendors, consultants, and contractors. Interacts with upper levels of management and submits status reports, budget information, upgrade recommendations, and problem alerts. 
  • Creates and maintains a high performance environment characterized by positive leadership and a strong team orientation. 
  • Serves as a technology escalation point in support of implementation and operations issues and troubleshooting. 
  • Provides technical direction and guidance in support of other network operations staff.  


Either: (a) Bachelor's degree plus six additional years of related experience or(b) ten years total of related experience required

Adheres to and exhibits our organizational core values as outlined by Penn State Health


Strong written & oral communication skills

Strong project management skills

Strong relationship management skills


The person should be experienced in the design of:

  • Large, multi-building campus networks.
  • Data Center and multi-Data Center design
  • Wide Area Networks (WAN) design and implementation
  • Design and experience in Cyber Security overlays and strategies
  • Incorporating and migrating new business acquisitions to include new builds
  • Experience in the specification and purchasing of network equipment
  • Experience in the integration of all of the above

The candidate should have experience in designing for performance and value in a multi-vendor solution architecture. The candidate must be able to mentor the above technologies, processes and designs needed to support an ever growing health system. Must be comfortable in interacting with CXO positions. Industry design certifications preferred.


This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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