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Sanford Health Principal Network Architect - IT Production Services - Sioux Falls in Fargo, North Dakota

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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

Facility: 45th St Business Center - IT
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 200 45th St S, Fargo, ND 58103, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

Opportunity for experienced network architect to contribute to ground up design and implementation of state of the art network infrastructure in support of the latest healthcare technologies including Virtual Hospital and next generation unified communications.

Job Summary

The Principal Network Architect is an enterprise technologist that works with designated business partners and acts as a value-added advocate for technical needs. Responsible for understanding business requirements as they pertain to infrastructure solutions, qualifying opportunities and creating designs that match the requirements with appropriate products, managed and professional services. Prepares the required technical collateral to represent the solution by Requests for Information, Request for Proposals, High Level Design and Bill of Materials. Collaborates with other technical experts as required to address technology needs, presenting the proposed solution and ensuring solution delivery.

Develops and maintains trusted relationships with key operational stakeholders, business partners, and subcontractors; understanding business challenges and proposing solutions. Creates and documents architectures that address business problems which can be used to ensure a smooth transition from strategy and design to delivery.

Must have subject matter expertise of solutions in a single line of business (Networking, Converged Infrastructure, and Communications) and has a basic awareness of technology solutions in adjacent technologies. In addition, must be competent at positioning implementation services within the enterprise.


Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field.

Minimum of ten years experience in Networking related architecture, installation, and/or administration technical hands-on experience, including three years of experience with large enterprise projects and three years of experience with at least two of the following: Software-Defined Access (SDA), Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) CCNP/CCDP or higher certification, or non-Cisco (Arista or Aruba) equivalents.

When applicable, may need a valid driver's license. If valid driver's license is required, must maintain a good driving record.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Information Technology
Req Number: R-70481
Featured: No