Princess Cruises Sr Network Solutions Architect in SANTA CLARITA, California

Sr. Network Solutions Architect

Santa Clarita, CA

We serve. We respect our team. We innovate. We are consistent. We are accountable. We do it right.

We are currently searching for a highly motivated Sr. Network Solutions Architect who will be responsible for the architecture, design, engineering, tuning, and optimization of enterprise Network systems and related components to achieve high availability and performance for various business applications. Incumbent will support all Network systems solution designs across all aspects of the business. This includes ship based systems as well as land based systems.

In a city with enviable quality of life balance, our corporate offices are located in beautiful Southern California in downtown Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita is what CNN Money Magazine calls “one of the best places to live in California.” With award-winning schools, special events and a large arts and cultural scene, Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and is ranked as one of the safest cities in not only California, but in the nation.


  • Design, plan, document, and support the configuration of logical and physical system layouts

  • Develop solutions with a focus on reducing operating costs or increasing guest and crew experience

  • Develop detailed design, installation and configuration documentation for enterprise system deployments

  • Provide direction for the installation and configuration of all software packages as needed to support business requirements

  • Perform analysis and develop solutions based on established service agreements for capacity planning and performance tuning

  • Ensure in solutions and deployments, the security of our enterprise infrastructure and compliance with all applicable security standards (PCI, PII, HIPPA etc.)

  • Collaborate with the Brand service delivery leaders to ensure an understanding of business cases and to ensure that the appropriate solution is selected that meets the business need

  • Provide Capital Expenditure Request level hardware, software, license and labor estimate detail for projects

  • Contribute as necessary in a hands-on manner with the implementation of solutions in support of all projects

  • Recommend and oversee projects that expand, change, or improve the systems and related infrastructure

  • Work with other infrastructure teams for new systems designed and engineered

  • Act as a senior level of engineering escalation for issues encountered

  • Provide system support and troubleshooting expertise as needed for designed solutions

  • Provides technical and tactical support to team subordinates when directed or necessary to deliver

  • Understand advances and changes in the technology industry and work directly with equipment manufactures


  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, other advanced science or engineering field.

  • Minimum of 20 years’ experience with large enterprise networking, diverse security infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of current network hardware and protocols.

  • Required Technical Skills

  • Cisco ISR/ASR routers. Cisco Catalyst 2k,3k, 4k,6500, Nexus 2000, 5500, 6000, 7000, 9000 class switches

  • Cisco 1200, 2600, 2700, 3700, 3800 series Wireless Access Points and Cisco 5500, 5700, 8500 Wireless LAN Controllers

  • TCP/IP, SSL, LACP, LLDP/CDP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, HSRP, GLBP, SNMP, STP, VPC, VSS, VDC, MSDP, PIM, IGMP, RTP, SIP, H.323, LWAPP, RADIUS, TACACS+, Fiber Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, 802.11abg, 802.11n, 802.11ac


  • VMWare working knowledge

  • Riverbed WAN Optimization appliances

  • Netscaler and F5 Application Delivery Controllers

  • ASA, Juniper SRX and Palo Alto Firewalls

  • Intrusion Detection Systems

  • Web Application Firewalls

  • Cisco CCIE or equivalent enterprise experience

  • Preferred Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong customer-service orientation

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language

  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products

  • Highly self-motivated and directed

  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail

  • Ability to analyze issues, use sound judgment, and solve complex problems

  • Proficient in multi-tasking

  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • Understanding of development and project management processes and methodologies

  • Understanding of industry trends as well as successful strategies and product roadmaps

  • Strong strategic planning capabilities with proven hands on implementation experience

  • Working knowledge of corporate IT disciplines and group dynamics

  • Travel Requirements: Typically 15-25% to domestic and international sites


  • Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus vacation time and paid sick time

  • Travel - Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family

  • Health - Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

  • Wellness - Health and wellness programs include onsite exercise classes, onsite nutrition and lifestyle classes and discounted gym memberships

  • Education Assistance - up to 80% with a maximum of $3000 per calendar year

  • Training -In-house Discover U courses on professional development

  • 401(k) - Company match up to 6% of salary at 50% for the first 5 years and 100% thereafter

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan - up to a 15% discount off of FMV of CCL stock

  • Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking; special employee discounts for banking services and retail stores.

Next Steps…

Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our goal is to be the number one cruise and cruise-tour provider. To make that happen, we need qualified, top-notch team members. If you’re looking to get your talent noticed, apply today! Our application process is quick and easy:

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Princess Cruises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.