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Lead Network Architect (m/f/d)

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

IT
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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OUR CULTURE AND VALUES
We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.
We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.
We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.
We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
Network Design and Planning:
Participating in an agile team and tracking day to day activities in Jira.
Develop and maintain the organization's network architecture, ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance leveraging industry standards and architectural frameworks.
Design and implement network solutions that meet current and future business requirements.
Team Leadership:
Lead and mentor a team of junior and intermediate network engineers, providing guidance, training, and support.
Strong influencing, interpersonal communication, and collaboration skills.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate network solutions with other IT/OT systems and projects.
Network Security:
Implement and enforce security measures to protect the Fluence network infrastructure.
Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies to proactively address security threats.
Ensuring network security and communicating security vulnerabilities of all severities to affected stakeholders within Fluence product organization.
Vendor Management:
Evaluate and select networking hardware, software, and service providers.
Manage vendor relationships, ensuring compliance with service level agreements and performance expectations.
Performance Monitoring and Optimization:
Monitor network performance, analyze trends, and implement optimizations as needed.
Conduct regular assessments to identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes.
Collaboration and Communication:
Collaborate with other IT/OT teams, stakeholders, and management to understand business requirements and align network solutions accordingly.
Communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
Documentation:
Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation of network architecture, configurations, and procedures.
Troubleshooting and Incident Response:
Lead troubleshooting efforts during network outages or incidents, ensuring timely resolution.
Establish and maintain incident response procedures for network-related issues.
Troubleshooting and debugging production environments and providing support to a global organization.
Qualification :
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Networking or a related technical field.
8-10 years of proven experience as a Lead Network Architect or in a similar role.
Solid understanding of OSI layer models and experience in deploying network configurations.
Ability to work independently with little day to day guidance to achieve targets and goals.
Experience in remote access VPN, site-to-site VPN, Cisco Routers, Cisco Firewalls, Cisco Switches, SD-WAN, Meraki.
Experience in implementing & maintaining compliance with ISO 27001, NIST-800, NERC-CIP standards.
Experience with AWS, container or virtualization technologies, and/or Github.
Fluence Product Knowledge (BESS System) is a nice to have
Proficiency in high-level programming languages such as Python and/or shell/bash scripting.
Experience using Ansible for management of network infrastructure is a big plus.
Relevant certifications (e.g., Cisco Certified Architect, Certified Information Systems Security Professional - CISSP) are a plus.
In-depth knowledge of networking technologies, protocols, and security measures.
Strong leadership, mentoring and coaching skills, Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.