Job Description

Rethink what’s possible with SwitchThink! SwitchThink Solutions is an IT Services CUSO from Desert Financial.

As a collaborative partner for innovation, SwitchThink Solutions offers technology solutions that help credit unions achieve their transformational goals. Our knowledgeable development, infrastructure, and IT operations experts work hand-in-hand with our clients to maximize the benefits of their technology and speed their results.

The Network Architect is expected to provide Network design and support services in support of STS clients. This includes consulting with clients and/or STS peers to understand needs and develop design recommendations. This role is also responsible for understanding the existing network infrastructure and planning for future changes to increase functionality, improve efficiencies and/or reduce operational costs.

What you will do here:

Lead technical discussions required to support Network architecture design needs. This includes defining network requirements and creating a design, ensuring feasibility, functionality and integration with existing and potential new systems/configurations.

Provide leadership with recommendations that designate a specific direction for the network architecture in terms of design, standards, implementation, operations and maintenance. These recommendations will be documented listing out costs, advantages and disadvantages as well as results from any Proof of Concept exercises completed.

Research and track new technologies. Develop a roadmap for the network infrastructure that will include plans to enhance functionality, replace end of life infrastructure and/or increase operational efficiencies and reduce cost.

Plan the installation and implementation of Network infrastructure. This includes developing an implementation plan, identifying resource requirements and developing support documentation. In addition, the Network Architect is responsible for training and mentoring team members on the skills required to support the implementation plan and operational support needs.

Acts as an escalation point in troubleshooting Network infrastructure issues.

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

What you will need:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.

10 years of experience working with various WAN and LAN technologies and network protocols.

5 years of experience leading teams in implementation of network technologies preferred.

Financial industry experience preferred.

CCNP Data Center, CCNP Routing and/or Switching certification preferred.

Excellent verbal and written skills.

Industry-standard network design principals and best practices.

Ability to document solutions using MS Word, Excel and Visio.


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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