We’re hiring! Calian is growing and looking for talented individuals to join our team.  Our diverse and inclusive team's capabilities are leveraged to solve complex problems using cutting-edge technologies.

Whether remote or in the office, Calian offers benefits and perks to support the physical, financial, and emotional well-being and your loved ones. You will experience a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; seeks well-rounded talent to ensure a full perspective on our customers’ experience, understands that this is a marathon, not a sprint; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture that empowers everyone to do their best work and be the best version of themselves. 

We seek a qualified Principal Architect, Networking and Security, to be the lead on delivering customer projects that are network/security focused.  The position requires someone who is hands-on and will perform the bulk of work related to technical delivery with the help of delivery engineers dedicated to the project.   The ideal candidate for this position comes from the Value-Added Reseller industry, has experience being the overall delivery engineer, and has expertise in solution delivery for multiple sets of diverse clients.


Service Delivery - 75%

  • Maintain subject matter expertise within technology focus area through research, training, and hands-on implementation
  • Engage with Solutions Architects to validate solution architecture and assist with determining the Level of Effort for the scoped solution within an SOW
  • Work with various Practice Managers and other Principal Architects within other technology focus areas to ensure that the complete solution is being delivered to the customer as per the statement of work
  • Install and configure network-designed solutions
  • Work directly with Technical Engineers and other Practice Managers as well as non-technical end-users
  • Meet or exceed customer goals and objectives for the project within budget
  • Explain detailed concepts and technologies to customers in pre-sales engagements
  • Work closely with the Solution Architects, manufacturer partners, and the customer to ensure a smooth transition from design to implementation and support
  • Engage outside vendors to troubleshoot issues and tackle problems
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned
  • Employee must be able to perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

Business Development - 25%

  • Provide technical guidance and presentations to customers while attending sales calls with Account Managers, Solution Architects, or by themselves
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships for the technology focus area
  • Give presentations on industry trends and topics to customers at L&L events, trade shows, or vendor-sponsored events
  • Achieve and maintain proper certifications for the highest levels of authorizations as mandated by Leadership for individuals in their practice
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned
  • Employee must be able to perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation


  • Up to 50% travel required; international travel is likely
  • Expertise in IP Technologies and extensive knowledge of WAN Technologies
  • Expert engineering knowledge of network hardware, specifically Cisco routers and switches, with a strong focus on data center technology such as Cisco Nexus
  • Extensive experience and expertise in IP routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP
  • Knowledge of Cisco encryption technologies (IPsec, SSL) and hot standby protocols HSRP and VRRP
  • Advanced understanding of TCP/IP network protocols, including common application protocols
  • Experience in high-availability networks in load-balanced, n-tier application environments
  • Experience with Cisco/Palo Alto/Fortinet Security technologies
  • Experience with Cisco/Meraki wireless technologies
  • Experience with Cisco ISE technologies
  • Experience with ACI technologies
  • Passion for providing excellent customer services
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to multi-task, change direction, effectively prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Interest in being part of a team and ability to work effectively with both local and remote staff, teammates, and managers
  • Able to interact confidently with C-level Executives at customer sites
  • Must be a team player with excellent communication skills at the business and technical level
  • Relentless focus on delighting customers, treating colleagues regardless of position with the utmost respect
  • 7+ years of related experience in infrastructure/network environments and signing, planning, documenting, and implementing LANs and WANs using the latest technology preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in a Senior Network and Security Engineering role preferred
  • PCNSE certification required
  • CCNP certification is a plus
  • CCIE certification is a plus
  • Experience working directly with Technical Engineers and Practice Managers as well as non-technical end-users

EEO Statement:

Calian Corp. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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