Digital Architecture Consulting Engineer (Albany, NY)

Location: Albany, NY

POSITION SUMMARY: The Digital Architecture Consulting Engineer (CE) works as part of a team under the direction and guidance of the team lead. Assisting and working with senior level engineers, this individual will help with staging and prepping hardware for projects, as well as implementation. The range of technologies exposed in this position varies from security to route/switch, wireless and cloud. CE’s have primarily responsibility for post-sale project execution and completion of project deliverables, and ongoing support engagements.

This position reports to the Manager of Digital Architecture


  • Deploy | Test:  Layer-3:  BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, IS-IS, LISP
  • Deploy | Test:  Layer-2:  Switching, including spanning-tree, VSS, VPC, Fabric Path
  • Deploy | Test:  Access, Distribution, and Core Mesh Architectures
  • Current Product Experience with:  Cisco ISR/ASR Routers, Cisco Catalyst Switches, Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Deployment Level Knowledge and Experience with: Multicast, DMVPN, MPLS, iWAN, Performance
  • Routing, Remote Access VPNs, Site-to-Site VPNs, RADIUS, AAA, DNS, DHCP, IPv4/6 Manager as well as Layer-1 cabling standards
  • Engages with Operations Center and Manufacturer Support Teams to resolve network failures
  • Assist with staging network devices
  • Label devices for deployment
  • Contribute to team success
  • Work closely with Mentor/Project Manager to satisfy client needs
  • Learn and understand best practice templates of Aspire
  • Create inventory sheet by scanning in device
  • Provide written documentation for Scope-of-Work (SoW), Professional Services Estimates (PSEs) and closure documentation related to engineering or consultative engagements

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Information Technology related major and/or
  • 2-4 years’ experience in related technology:
  • Routing-Switching
    • Solid understanding of Cisco Routing/Switching and validated designs
    • Current CCNA or similar

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Working towards CCNP Certification
  • Effectively deliver low complexity projects with minimal to no supervision
  • Mentor and guide Associate Consulting Engineers (ACE)


  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills (develop and maintain strong working relationships with fellow team members, customers, and vendors)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must have experience in leading Cisco network deployments
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess excellent documentation skills and provide examples of such work.
  • Must be able to work independently to achieve goals
  • Must be process and detail-oriented
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting skills and be customer-oriented
  • Occasional overtime/weekend work may be required
  • Willingness to learn new technologies
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Engage with project management regarding project status, timelines, and escalations
  • Thrive in a team environment
  • Learn quickly
  • Work with Cisco TAC Engineers
  • Assist the Aspire NOC when tickets need to be escalated
  • An understanding of the security and user access design of NetSuite
  • Highly Preferred: One or more active product certifications on NetSuite

TRAVEL: Our client base is concentrated in NJ/NY/PA, but we do have clients up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Depending on your tasks, you may be required to go on-site

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job involve normal vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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