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Title:  NCC Solutions Architect Manager

Job ID:  87842
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig, 00, PH, 1634

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Local applicants and referrals only.
Department: Information Technology
Location: Taguig, Philippines
Reporting to: NCC Solution Architect Manager Lead


Network and Communication Center Solutions Architect Manager


What this position is about?


The mission of the Networks & Communications Technical Architecture group is to lead the development and ongoing evolution of the Global Network and Communications Infrastructure Architecture for JT-Group.  The Architecture includes but is not limited to Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, Internet and Security, Remote Access, Managed Application Delivery Controller, Unified Communications, Call Centers and Video Conferencing.


The NCC Solutions Architect Manager leads development of JT-Group's global network services and ensures that Global Network & Communication Services (such as WAN/MAN, (W)LAN, Cloud Services, Internet Access, Security Services, Traffic Management, RAS, UCS, CC, Video Conferencing) within NCC Service Portfolio provide the flexibility to adapt to changing business requirements while remaining manageable and cost effective, and in line with global strategies and standards. Particular Service Blocks/Services the incumbent is responsible for as Primary and Secondary owner are listed in the section Main Area of Responsibility.


He/She also works closely with service providers to build new Network Services within the corresponding Service Blocks under his/her responsibility in accordance with the business requirements and to make sure that those new solutions / services are reflected in NCC Service Portfolio as standard. The incumbent is responsible for staying abreast of evolving technology and keep management aware of new trends and technology and how it could be incorporated as part of the global technical architecture strategy. 


What will you do? 


Primary NCC Services Ownership:


Develop and maintain a standard set of technical solutions to provide the following global services to the corporate JT-Group network seeking the optimal balance between cost, performance, and reliability requirements of specific business entities. Be accountable as a service owner (Primary responsible person) for the services: 


  • Wireless & Local Area Network (LAN Service Block)
  • Main Datacenter LAN/DMZ (LAN)
  • Main DC Isolation/Segmentation Hardening (TM)
  • JT iDC LAN/DMZ Infrastructure (LAN/TM)
  • WLAN for sanctions countries (LAN)
  • Managed MAN (WAN & MAN)


Secondary NCC Services ownership:


  • Deputize the Primary NCC Service owner for the following services:
  • Managed light-DMZ (TM)
  • Industrial Automation/Process Control System network (PCS/LAN/TM Service Blocks)
  • Unified Remote Access Service (RAS)
  • WAN/Security Services for the sanction countries (WAN/TM)
  • Contact Center Services (CC)




  • Ensure close follow up on evolving technologies in the area of the assigned services (mentioned in the p.1) Evaluate those technologies / trends, Develop and Maintain NCC Technical Roadmap to incorporate those new technologies as part of global technical architecture strategy, contribute to the Global IT Strategic Planning




  • Ensure proper technical and cost analysis, provide with technical recommendations for all change and service requests assigned by NCC Team Members, BTS or other IT Teams on timely manner




  • Provide advance level support, expertise and assist NCC Operations in case of major service incidents


Who are we looking for - Requirements:


  • University degree in Information Management, Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience in Information Technology, with particular focus on Technical Architecture and governance, Telecommunications (Data and Voice/Video)
  • Proven experience in design/maintenance enterprise-wide solutions in Telecom environment in the areas of Data, Voice and Video Networks, Remote Access, IP Telephony, Call Centers, Intranet / Internet and related security services
  • Experience of managing IT outsourcing service provider
  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate - CCNA or above (could be not up to date)
  • Fortinet Network Security Expert - NSE4+ (nice to have)
  • Specific work experience with Cisco (IOS), FortiGate, F5 Big IP, HPE(Aruba) and Ivanti
  • Japanese Billingual is a plus, but not a must have. 
  • Pulse Secure is a plus


What you can get - Benefits: 


  • A competitive pay with an annual bonus and an attractive benefits package including medical care, Multisport card, life insurance, and pension plan (if applicable) 
  • Complex environment of working with multiple stakeholders, professional support, and the possibility to share knowledge and best practices 
  • On-going development opportunities in a multinational environment that will inspire you to grow professionally and personally 
  • Wide variety of projects and tasks, ambitious goals, and independence in achieving them 
  • Dynamic and innovative spirit with a constant quest to do things better 
  • Modern office in a convenient location  
  • Possibility to work remotely




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