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Enterprise Architect - Network and Security Architecture



Spring, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Enterprise Architect - Network and Security Architecture

This role has been designed as ‘Hybrid’ with an expectation that you will work on average 2-3 days per week from an HPE office.

Who We Are:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

Job Description:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) advances the way people live and work. We bring together curious minds to create breakthrough technology solutions, helping our customers make their mark on the world.

Are you looking for a unique, truly innovative role? What if it could be with one of the most impactful IT companies in the world? Then we have the right opportunity—we are looking for a Technical Architect within HPE IT’s Enterprise Architecture team to join us! In this exciting role you will be part of a strong team in Global IT to provide technical expertise for business solutions supporting multiple groups.

There are four primary areas of responsibilities:

Technical Architecture Leadership

  • Develop architecture best practices, technology standards, design patterns and engage the architecture community for adoption.
  • Develop proof-of-concepts to evaluate platform or technical capabilities.
  • Proactively identify architecture soft spots and single points of failure in the end-to-end system flows and develop architecture solutions.
  • Develop and maintain technical platform architecture for the current and future states.
  • Provide architecture governance as part of the Architecture Review Board

Architecture Strategy and Roadmap

  • Develop enterprise architecture strategy for one or more areas in business systems and applications, enterprise data and analytics, IT infrastructure, network, and security systems.
  • Research market offerings and products on IT services and systems, analyze product maturities and capabilities, review use cases, and develop and present points of view to IT leadership.
  • Develop and own the multi-year architecture roadmaps and collaborate with business and IT teams to ensure alignment of the initiatives with the roadmap.

Architecture Delivery

  • Lead and develop end-to-end technical network and security architecture for projects that span across multiple business groups for secure, high-performing, fault-tolerant and operationally resilient global network and systems.
  • Partner with solution architects, network engineers, security engineers, infrastructure engineers and other team members for the successful delivery of projects, network/security upgrades, and troubleshoot problems.
  • Drive the project execution by ensuring business objectives are accomplished in compliance with the technology and architecture standards and roadmaps.

Value Added Partnership and Collaboration

  • Collaborate with other enterprise architects to develop and maintain end-to-end systems architecture.
  • Communicate effectively with IT and business leaders to influence decisions and address concerns.
  • Create an environment of trust and seek diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation.
  • If you have a track record of similar technology success, want to be part of a business that is growing—with great opportunities, and are ready for your next role, then please apply today.

How you’ll make your mark:

  • 10 years’ experience in large enterprise network environments with 3+ years in a network architecture lead role
  • 10 years’ experience managing networking technologies in both LAN and WAN environments.
  • 7 years' experience in cybersecurity, including compliance and risk management.
  • 7 years’ experience in cloud computing and connectivity technologies, including software, infrastructure, and platform-as-a-service, as well as public, private and hybrid environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of security controls and technologies, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, Identity and Access Management (IAM), intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), public key.
  • Strong networking, architectural and technical experience with global data centers.
  • Experience working in ITIL Framework.
  • Experience managing Datacenter technologies such as Aruba, Arista, Juniper, 3com switches and routers, Palo Alto, Fortinet and Checkpoint firewalls, WAN optimization tools, load balancers, and other network devices.
  • Experience with SDN, SD-WAN products and services, Working knowledge of structured cabling systems and network facilities.
  • IPv4 and IPv6 experience is must and Strong understanding of network infrastructure, IP addressing, IP traffic management, DNS/DHCP, NTP, Security and Network Monitoring tools
  • Designing, configuring, and supporting the DNS, DHCP, IPAM & NTP needs of enterprise customers.
  • Experience managing complex routing environments.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills – an expert technical architect should be able to anticipate where problems might occur and find solutions before the change is deployed.
  • BS/MS degree in computer science, engineering, information science or related field with network certifications (preferred).
  • Excellent organization skills, able to communicate well and build strong partnerships with vendors, technical teams, and business across geographically dispersed regions.
  • Experience managing security technologies such as next-gen firewalls, DLP, IDS/IPS and UTM devices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading engineers in an onsite/offshore delivery model and delivering in complex environments.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Network Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent industry experience.
  • 12 years of progressive experience in network architecture, design, engineering and implementation in global IT networks and network security


  • Architect custom solutions of program and enterprise or operational scope.
  • Architect reusable solutions of program and enterprise or operational scope.
  • Customize reusable solutions of program and enterprise or operational scope.
  • Capture and share architectural IP at the solution level.
  • Define and implement architectural governance at the program and enterprise or operational scope.
  • Contribute to the Architect profession both internally and externally.
  • Lead architecture team in architecture activities for complex, medium to large opportunity.
  • Develop for client technically or operationally feasible long-term IT strategies and plans .
  • Assess business impact of multiple technologies/strategies .
  • Identify and address technical or operational risks .
  • Provide review/input on project activities for large enterprise or global level projects .
  • Collaborates with the project manager to develop detailed project plans and work breakdown structures for large enterprise or global level projects.
  • Develop and deliver sales presentations at CEO/COO/CIO levels for large, complex opportunities .

Education and Experience Required:

Industry experience - minimum 10 to 15 years Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience.

Knowledge and Skills:


  • Ability to understand the customer's business problem, need, or opportunity and to design an IS solution that completely and correctly addresses the business problem, need, or opportunity without unnecessary enhancements.
  • Ability to lead the architectural design, development, deployment, and technical quality of large enterprise or global solutions that span multiple technologies and disciplines.
  • Be able to provide architectural direction for multiple medium to large sized projects concurrently in various stages of their lifecycle or a large project full time.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of the proposed architecture to assure professional quality and logical consistency in the face of political and business pressures.
  • Conversant with and able to apply multiple architectural, development and operational methodologies (e.g., Zachman, TOGAF, ITSM, ...) .
  • Understands and applies one or more industry acknowledged architectural modeling methods and tools.
  • Usually possesses a valid industry certification in an appropriate architectural discipline .
  • Can validate/evaluate if an information systems or operational architecture meets business needs .
  • Be able to evaluate the effect of external factors on designed solution .

Business Acumen:

  • Relates risks and challenges the customer should expect to encounter with the solution with other client efforts or projects (use of internal knowledge of organization; trusted advisor relationship).
  • Develops Architecture Specification deliverables that map customer business requirements into complete information systems (technologies, processes and people) or operational solutions.
  • Ability to consistently apply business management and financial concepts, capital investment, financial modeling, and general aspects of business contracts. Use this knowledge to analyze business needs and develop meaningful business recommendations.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of how the industry uses IT to address business challenges using, for example, technical standards and infrastructure, cross-industry trends that impact IT investment, industry-specific roadmaps, and IT enablers.
  • Ability to perform business process analysis/synthesis using modeling or simulation tools and techniques, such as workflows and diagrams to show interrelationships of multiple processes, tracking instances/characteristics of process elements.


  • Broad IT industry knowledge with depth in multiple areas.
  • Has pulse on future technology or operational trends as they relate to and support customer business directions ("trusted advisor" role).
  • Broad knowledge of IT and business standards and best practices and how to apply them appropriately in solutions .
  • Expert or Master level of knowledge of multiple technologies or IT disciplines .
  • Able to design planning for accessibility, scalability, and availability.

Engagement Delivery

  • Ability to write Statements of Work for large enterprise or global level solutions that span multiple technologies or operational areas.
  • Ability to apply program/project management methods and processes to define, plan, cost, resource, track and ensure the accomplishment of targeted goals for large enterprise or global level projects.
  • Successfully works on project teams (individual success defined by how the organization works as a team, including resource and skill sharing across the organization).

Opportunity Pursuit :

  • Able to play a leadership role in business development activities for large, complex opportunities.
  • Lead in identifying, qualifying, and closing large, complex opportunities .
  • Positions the company offering against the competition.
  • Is able to provide the company with the voice of the account.
  • Play key role in preparing proposals and bids for large, complex opportunities.
  • Manage internal reviews and contribute to Solution Opportunity Approval and Review (SOAR) process for large, complex opportunities .
  • Build rapport and trust with client.
  • Demonstrates excellent consultative, solution selling skills.


  • Collaborates effectively with the project manager to manage regional and global projects as necessary. For architectures of project scope may include the technical management of customer staff assigned to implementation team.
  • Plays a leading role in the Architect profession at both local and regional level.
  • Makes consistent and ongoing high quality contributions (at least 4 per year) to the company knowledge systems that are recognized by the Architect profession to represent best practice.
  • Makes formal recommendations to improve the level of job satisfaction for other company employees working on the project.
  • Can significantly contribute in the development of new company services and modifications to the methodology.
  • Leads in development and delivery of training.
  • Coaches and mentors Expert and Specialist level architects within the Architect profession .
  • Leads in the definition of the company unit's processes, standards, and policies .


  • Build and manage long-term, strategic relationships at CEO and CIO level.
  • Excellent customer influence and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to strategically consider all sides of an issue within the contexts of time, breadth, and range of options.
  • Ability to systematically gather, assess and apply critical organizational, technical, operational, and sales/marketing information for business decisions.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and persuasive communications for multiple audiences, including demonstrating effective writing and presentation skills, listening actively, and projecting a credible image.
  • Ability to articulate technical or operational problems into understandable business terms appropriate for the audience.


  • Able to design and present high-impact messages to customer's Executive level management.
  • Able to use a wide variety of presentation tools to persuasively communicate complex messages to multiple audience levels, including Executive level management.
  • Ability to use prepared and create complete original materials to communicate with the customer. Communicates mostly strategic information and some Tactical information.
  • Has Excellent speaking and writing skills with proven capability to represent the company at external customer and industry events.

Job Family Definition:

Encompasses multiple disciplines, including technology architects, solution architects, and enterprise architects. Architects: Are responsible for delivering business value to customers by architecting effective information systems solutions that address the customer’s business problems, needs and opportunities, in a manner consistent with the HPE's strategic and business goals. Have knowledge of architectural frameworks, methodologies, and tools and understand how to apply this knowledge to successfully deliver customer projects. Establish and maintain a professional working relationship at multiple levels both internally and with the customer by understanding the customer’s business context and their unique situation. Collaborate with both internal and external/industry experts to anticipate customer needs in order to facilitate the definition and development of the solution. Strong supporters of the professional development framework for their profession and use the knowledge and best practice derived from their professional associations to the benefit of their customers. Collaborate with project managers to ensure effective and efficient development, delivery, deployment, operation and support of these IS solutions. Collaborate with the account team to meet or exceed revenue, product, customer satisfaction and market share goals for assigned account(s).

Management Level Definition:

Unique mastery and recognized authority on relevant subject matter knowledge including technologies, theories and techniques. Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas. Successfully operates in the most complex disciplines, in which the company must operate to be successful. Provides highly innovative solutions. Leads large, cross-division functional teams or projects that affect the organization's long-term goals and objectives. May participate in cross-division, multi-function teams. Provides mentoring and guidance to lower level employees. Routinely exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and criteria for achieving objectives. Develops strategy and sets functional policy and direction. Acts as a functional manager within area of expertise but does not manage other employees as a primary job function.

Additional Skills:

Accountability, Accountability, Active Learning, Active Listening, Bias, Business Growth, Change Management, Client Expectations Management, Coaching, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cross-Functional Teamwork, Customer Centric Solutions, Design Thinking, Empathy, Follow-Through, Growth Mindset, Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Intellectual Curiosity, Long Term Planning, Managing Ambiguity, Process Improvements, Product Services, Relationship Building {+ 5 more}

What We Can Offer You:

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

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States with Pay Range Requirement

The expected salary/wage range for a U.S.-based hire filling this position is provided below. Actual offer may vary from this range based upon geographic location, work experience, education/training, and/or skill level. If this is a sales role, then the listed salary range reflects combined base salary and target-level sales compensation pay. If this is a non-sales role, then the listed salary range reflects base salary only. Variable incentives may also be offered. Information about employee benefits offered can be found at https://myhperewards.com/main/new-hire-enrollment.html.

Annual Salary: $111,000.00 - $255,500.00

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