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Senior Network Architect


This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 7, 2021.

Company Overview

Nabors Industries owns and operates one of the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a provider of offshore drilling rigs in the United States and multiple international markets.

Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools, and innovative technologies for its own rig fleet and those of third parties.

Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors’ highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.

Nabors is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

To learn more about our Fair Employment practices, please refer to the Nabors Code of Conduct.


The Senior Netowrk Architect position is an advanced IT professional responsible for determining and developing architectural approaches and solutions, researching new technologies and approaches, creating standards and roadmaps, and developing recommendations for migrating to future standards.

The Senior Network Architect is expected to have familiarity in one or more architectural domains and to contribute to the overall planning of the overall organizational IT strategy.

Exhibits a broad understanding of the current and future technology architectures, an awareness of the organization’s key strategies and objectives and particular depth of understanding of goals and objectives of an area they may support Participates in the development of technology standards in their area(s) of technical expertise to provide road maps which specify future state and how to get there to increase capabilities, scalability and performance Proposes technology standards and investments (where applicable) supported by a thorough technical analysis, proof of concept and business case Supports the designs of solutions, consulting to the project team(s), assessing impact and interdependencies and provides the recommendations to effectively manage the impact Provides technical guidance, training, direction and reviews the work of colleagues working on architectural issues to ensure alignment Establishes systems to monitor compliance with architectural standards and to ensure technical integrity Provides technical guidance and mentorship to team members Provides solutions to the projects or business, leveraging their technical expertise to guide the implementation
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related fields At least 10 years of relevant technical experience in architect role or equivalent Demonstrates expertise in architecture and ability in learning and assessing multiple technologies CCIE or equivalent experience
10 or more years of relevant functional experience in architect role or equivalent Expert knowledge in multiple architectural domains Expert knowledge in network design to include VoIP, routing, switching, datacenter and security.

Networking and associated protocols including TCP/UDP, IEGRP, OSPF, BGP, DNS, SNMP and other internet associated protocols IP addressing to include subnetting, route aggregation, and BGP route maps Understanding of Satellite networks Redundant network systems design experience Experience with infrastructure sizing and capacity planning Design, architect, implement and managing nexus 9k and 7k multiple VDC development Expert in routing and switching Design, architect, implement and managing wireless infrastructure Design, architect, implement and manage Cisco ucs environment Advanced level Cisco FTD configuration and mangement experience F5 experience preferred but not required Cisco Leaf and Spine experience preferred, but not required
Accountability Excellence Innovation Safety Teamwork & Collaboration Communication Decision Making Process & Analytic Ability
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
– Level Two Emerging Technology
– Level Three IT Standards, Procedures, Policies
– Level Three Business Assessment
– Level Three Information Management
– Level Two Product and Vendor Evaluation
– Level Three
Office environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.

The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and use hands.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision

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