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Position Description


Provide technical leadership and strategic vision for the implementation and maintenance of a world class corporate data network.  Facilitate the development and implementation of strategy and best practices for a nationwide data, voice, video, and remote access environment, which will result in high levels of reliability and customer satisfaction.  Foster and maintain an acute awareness of the needs of multiple business units.  Present and recommend technology trends and solutions for the purpose of meeting business objectives, projected growth and budgetary planning.








Reporting to the Corporate Network Manager, the Network Architect will be the technical lead in their area and will act as a point of reference for the team on technical issues. They will ensure effective operation, maintenance and development of the network. They will be required to participate in the on-call rotation with other engineers to support the business. This role will help drive and often assist in the planning, forecasting, implementation, and identification of resource requirements for network systems (including Data Center LAN/WAN/Security/Wireless and VoIP) of high complexity. In conjunction with network Architect they will focus on network architecture design and engineering.

 These duties include but are not limited to: 

  • All aspects of data communications for core business offices and data centers, including a cooperative work effort with business units and external vendors.
  • An escalation point for Network Engineers/Analysts for Corporate Data Systems and service provider issues.
  • Integrates and schematically depicts communication architectures, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols into complete network configurations.
  • Evaluates new products, performs network problem resolution and assists in the development and documentation of technical standards and interface applications.
  • Monitors protocol compatibility, performs system tuning and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Adeptness at working in a fast paced environment, and coordinating multiple, ad hoc teams in order to support new business requirements and initiatives as they relate to Data Center operations and other convergence technology solutions. 
  • The timely resolution of issues complete with root cause analysis and the execution of remediation action plans for improvement.
  • Participation with on-call rotation schedule for engineers and timely maintenance for the data infrastructure systems
  • Develops and reports operational metrics to provide capacity planning and ensure hardware, circuits, and licenses are ordered and installed to meet such growth requirements.
  • Develops business continuity and DR plans, procedures, and testing schedules.
  • Research, recommend and manage the installation of new features, functions, patches, and system enhancements in order to set technology direction.
  • Documents network systems with network diagrams, inventory spreadsheets and other tools.
  • Maintain a working relationship with appropriate Vendors, Service Providers and Consultants.

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    



Education, Formal Training, Certifications

·         B.S. in Computer Science preferred, or equivalent work experience.

·         CCNA and CCNP preferred.

·         Hands on experience in at least four of the following technologies 

·            Cisco Routing/Switching

·            Routing Protocols – OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, BGP

·            Network Security- Firewall Administration and Engineering

·            VOIP – Codecs, QOS, SIP

·            MPLS, DMVP, IP VPN services

·            Network Management Tools - HPOV, Solarwinds, Ciscoworks, Netscout

·            Network Load Balancers – Cisco Netscaler

·            Network Critical Taps

·            Remedy

·            Wireless Access Points - Aruba

About Information Technology

The Information Technology Department designs, develops and maintains software programs required to keep DaVita on the leading edge of medical technology. DaVita's Information Technology Department has both clinic facing and non-clinic facing subgroups that provide our clinician teammates the tools to provide quality patient care. DaVita IT utilizes designers, developers, system architects, project managers, application architects, nurses, trainers and many more professionals to incorporate the technology needs of our clinicians, business and physician customers.

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Network Architect
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Location: Denver, Colorado