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Senior Network Architect/Infrastructure Engineer

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Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 45149 

Job Category: Infrastructure 

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States  


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Looking to take the next step in your career?


Hatch LTK is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Network Architect/Infrastructure Engineer to join our North American Infrastructure group in our Rail Systems team in San Francisco, CA.


In this role the ideal candidate will be tasked with development of conceptual designs and contract documents sufficient to allow a qualified contractor to implement state-of-the-art communications networks and data centers for various clients, primarily public transit agencies.  Our clients rely on us to help them procure new systems and assist their staff and contractors in making sure systems are built to specification and operate as intended. Work will include establishing design criteria, writing specifications, developing conceptual designs, preparing cost estimates, reviewing contractors’ design and other data, and overseeing testing and commissioning/cut-over of the various communications networks, data centers, and systems. Networks are used by operations, administration and safety systems and work often takes place on an operating railroad or transit system in a so-called “brownfield” environment where planning and follow-through are essential. Our engineers are key people in our clients’ organizations, bringing new services and systems on-line.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships are critically important for success in this role.  Candidates must also be detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills, the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and maintaining a high level of quality, as well as the ability to work independently with minimal supervision


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Design and configuration of data centers based on Cisco technologies. Virtualization and load balancing experience is an advantage.
  • Wireless and ground based networking solutions.
  • Security protocols such as WEP, WAP/WAP2, TKIP, AES, PSK, HMAC, and TLS
  • Design, implementation, administration, and optimization of various enterprise network technologies including but not limited to LAN, WAN, BGP, EIGRP, MPLS, VPN, WAP, NAC, NAT, SNMP, QoS, VLANs, ACLs, TACACS, and RADIUS.
  • Design, implementation, administration and optimization of enterprise networking devices such as firewalls, routers, switches, and security devices.
  • Design, implementation, administration and optimization of enterprise network management systems and monitoring utilities such as Jira, WhatsUp Gold, Nagios, SolarWinds or equivalent.
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Network throughput, latency, and reliability design and calculations.
  • Design and implementation of disaster recovery plans and disaster recovery quality assurance tests for the network infrastructure to ensure business continuity.
  • Develop requirements for appropriate security controls to safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure
  • Develop requirements for advanced security signature or access control mechanisms that can be implemented on security systems such as intrusion prevention - detection systems, firewalls, routers or endpoint in response to new or observed threats within the enterprise.
  • Knowledge of cyber security regulations and experience in monitoring external and internal data sources in order to address enterprise threat conditions.
  • Ethernet core protocols and common extensions.


You bring to the role:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science & Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the application of current communication networks and information technologies
  • Candidate with certifications, knowledge and experience with Cisco CCNP/CCIE (Data Center, Security, and Routing and Switching) are highly preferred
  • PE or EIT Licensure is desirable but not required
  • Experience in the U.S. transit/transportation industry is an advantage


Why join us?

  • Develop innovation partnerships
  • Think locally, work globally
  • Engage with people who make a difference


What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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