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Network Service Architect


Fort Smith, AR, US

Company:  Goodyear

Requisition ID: 117629 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




The Network Service Architect works independently or leads Cross-Functional Groups (may be Multi-National) of Technical Associates to design and engineer complex and multi-disciplinary functional solutions in support of business requirements and/or to solve users to business problems.

The Network Service Architect leads efforts in the Research and Development of new Network and/or Systems Technologies to fulfil specific internal and/or external customer needs.

The Network Service Architect compares multiple solutions, provides investment analysis, recommends appropriate Technology changes and pioneers the deployment of new Technologies and Solutions.


Primary Responsibilities #

  • Provide architecture and strategy recommendations to guide the Telecommunications Business.
  • Provide expert consultation to other Applications or Infrastructure Groups on the interaction of Networks and Networking Systems on Business Functions and/or IT Systems.
  • Engineer new tools and processes to optimize existing Networking Solutions (Transport or Systems) for enhanced performance or cost.
  • Manage complex and multi-disciplinary projects within area of specialization and across Functional Groups.
  • Provide multiple solutions to business problems - Leverages data to justify and recommend the appropriate Voice and/or Data Networking improvements that leverage new or existing technologies.

Microsoft Windows Server Domain Environment:

  • Active Directory with domain controller setup, configuration, and migration.
  • Federation Server configuration and maintenance.
  • VPN/Remote access design and implementation with appropriate cyber-security.
  • Proxy Server/Content Filtering design and administration for 2500+ users.
  • SOX compliant security design and administration.

Network Infrastructure:

  • Advanced networking/OSPF/redundant data-center across an SD-WAN/Azure environment
  • Firewall administration with best practice security measures
  • Site to Site VPN/ASA for Azure/On-prem/3rd Party core
  • User VPN design and maintenance (In conjunction with RSA/similar)
  • Cyber security with vulnerability/penetration experience
  • Proxy Server design and maintenance to work in conjunction with AD

Virtual Machine Environment (Preferred Experience):

  • vSphere/ESXI with shared NAS storage
  • Deploying/V-motioning/Windows Images
  • VEEM backups and best practices
  • Physical hardware installation/maintenance


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering, Technology, Business or in lieu of degree 11 years of IT experience
  • 6 or more years of experience in the work field involving 1 or more of the following: LAN Data and Voice Communication Transports, WAN Data and Voice Communication Transports, Mobile Voice Communication Services, Small and Large Telephone Systems and Telephony Adjuncts, RAS Dial-up Software and VPN Remote Access Software and Hardware.


Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Master's degree
  • High effective Verbal, Written and Documentation Skills.
  • Excellent Analytical and Problem Determination Skills.
  • Highly effective Organization and Time Management Skills.
  • Ability to energize and lead Technical Teams.



Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.


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