Senior Architect - Global Network


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You´ve probably already met us. Maybe you´ve stopped by for a coffee, fueled up your car or grabbed something to eat on the go. Then you know what Circle K is all about. Making everyday life easier for people all over the world. 



Circle K IT Network Team is the European wing of Global Tech – Infrastructure and Security (GTIS) organization, it’s the team behind all telecommunication services used by all business units in Europe, over 2800 branch sites and 10000 employees spanning nine countries. We are a small, yet highly focused and professional CCIE level team, responsible for future developments, new projects and initiatives, as well as being a last resort (escalation) for complex troubleshooting cases covering Cisco’s LAN/WAN/WLAN technologies, as well as voice and contact-center solutions.


We are looking for a highly skilled, passionate and self-motivated individual to join the team and help to design and build telecommunications infrastructure for one of the largest global retail companies. Position is based in Europe, but a successful candidate will have a chance to participate in both local European, as well as global projects and initiatives in and environment of over 15’000 sites and over a million end devices. 



•    Design, implement and troubleshoot large scale, global WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi and VPN solutions using primarily Cisco Systems technologies. 
•    Drive creation of automation tools and processes, having a strong drive towards efficiency.
•    Assist in creating the roadmap for Networks area, be a key person in implementing it.
•    Assist in developing of policies, processes, and procedures for the Network Team.
•    Work with our technology vendors to continually improve the Network services delivered to Circle K.
•    Ensure a complete understanding of our contractual relationships (licensing agreements and software maintenance agreements).
•    Translate new solutions and business requirements into technical network solutions.
•    Act as third line (escalation) in complex operational issues, perform network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose critical network problems
•    Measure and work towards high customer satisfaction for stations and business users. This includes ensuring Network services are available and delivered according to agreed SLA’s and KPI’s




•    Cisco CCIE or equivalent certification
•    At least 10 years of experience as lead architect/engineer responsible for designing, implementing and troubleshooting routing, switching and security solutions in a large enterprise environment, consisting of no less than 1000 network devices, covering all areas listed below:
    - LAN and backbone switching
    - Routing, including MPLS and large scale BGP topologies
    - Site-to-Site and Remote-Access VPN
    - Wireless
    - Security (firewalls, IPS/IDS, 802.1x)
•    Preferred – experience in Network Programming and software development, using Python, Ansible or similar technologies  
•    Fluent spoken and written English, ability to clearly explain technical topics to business stakeholders
•    Strong drive towards efficiency, both in operations processes (automation, SDN) as well as when designing solutions.

Personality Profile 


•    Customer focus: Identifies and understands customer needs and puts them first in all activities and efforts 
•    Commercial mindset: Goes the extra mile to drive the commercial success of the company. 
•    Continuous improvement: Courageously moves the company forward today and into the future of retail 
•    Cooperation: Shows commitment to company decisions and making us succeed together 
•    Personal integrity: Promotes and lives the company standard of ethics, openness and values
•    Strategic execution: Understand, drive and act on company strategy in everyday business 


What do we offer


  • Private medical care
  • Multisport card
  • English lessons subsidized by the company
  • Group insurance
  • Attractive discounts for products and services at our stations
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Friendly work atmosphere
  • Integration events
  • Trainings & possibility to develop skill in a wide international environment



We know great companies are built from within, by great people like you. Come grow with us!
We´re looking forward to your application.