Sr. Network Automation Architect

  • Germany
  • usd 90,000 - 125,000

Carnival Cruise Line

Job Description

We are seeking a Sr., Network Automation Architect to be a highly knowledgeable lead of a team responsible for developing IT infrastructure solutions and standards that meet or exceed business performance expectations.

This position will architect, design, develop and deliver automation platforms, CI/CD pipeline to support deployment automation, day-two automation, and Network Operation Functions.

The position is responsible for creating detailed solution designs and documentation that supports the development, implementation and operations of enterprise-class network used globally across ship and shore locations.

This role will support cross-departmental collaboration and internal communications with staff throughout the organization and service providers while promoting a positive work environment that supports consistency and drives efficiencies.


Design, installs and maintains automation platform
Designs, installs, and maintains the enterprise network to meet the functional objectives of the business
Designs, installs, and maintains the enterprise Voice services platforms to meet the functional objectives of the business
Provide automation for rapid and large-scale network deployments
Provide automation and toolset for real time network monitoring, fault management and self-healing response
Provide automation and toolset for end-to-end application visibility and performance management
Provide automation platform for hardware and software asset management
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
Participate in the development of system solution standards
Develop detailed design, installation and configuration documentation for enterprise system deployments
Ensure in solutions and deployments, the security of our enterprise infrastructure and compliance with all applicable security standards (PCI, PII, HIPPA etc.)
Recommend and oversee projects that expand, change, or improve the systems and related infrastructure
Provide assistance in reviewing performance and capacity requests as well as design solution resolution
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
Develop solutions with a focus on reducing operating costs or increasing guest and crew experience
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
Work with other infrastructure teams for new systems designed and engineered
Leads a small team of Network Architects accountable for IT infrastructure architecture and standards development
Reviews and provides approval to deliver, all designs produced by the team
Performs administrative leadership as necessary
Understand advances and changes in the technology industry and work directly with equipment manufactures to assess new technologies
Act as the highest 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
Less than 25% ship and shore-based travel


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, other advanced science, or engineering field
5+ years of relevant experience
Multi-Cloud experience (AWS, Azure, Google) , cloud networking, monitor, serverless, kubernetes
CICD AzureDevOps
Network monitor solarwinds, thousandeyes, netbrain, IPAM, micro-segmentation
Experience in least one major manufacture such as Palo Alto, Fortinet, Juniper, CheckPoint, Dell, HPE/Aruba and Cisco for Layer 2/3 network switching, wireless Network technology, Firewall technology, SDN and WAN
Excellent presentation and communication skills required
Working knowledge of Satellite RF sub-systems (Block Up Converters, LNBs, antennas)
Strong leadership skills of highly-technical engineers and architects
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



The range for this role’s base salary is $90,000 – $125,000. Offers to selected candidates will be made on a fair and equitable basis, taking into account specific job-related skills and experience.

At Carnival, your total rewards package is much more than your base salary. All non-sales roles participate in an annual cash bonus program, while sales roles have an incentive plan. Director and above roles may also be eligible to participate in Carnival’s discretionary equity incentive plan. Plus, Carnival provides comprehensive and innovative benefits to meet your needs, including:

Health Benefits:
Cost-effective medical, dental and vision plans
Employee Assistance Program and other mental health resources
Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage
Financial Benefits:
401(k) plan that includes a company match
Employee Stock Purchase plan
Paid Time Off
Holidays – All full-time and part-time with benefits employees receive days off for 7 company-wide holidays, plus an additional floating holiday to be taken at the employee’s discretion.
Vacation Time – All full-time employees at the manager and below level start with 14 days/year; director and above level start with 19 days/year. Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 84 hours/year. All employees gain additional vacation time with further tenure.
Sick Time – All full-time employees receive 80 hours of sick time each year. Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 60 hours each year.
Other Benefits
Complementary stand-by cruises, employee discounts on confirmed cruises, plus special rates for family and friends
Personal and professional learning and development resources including tuition reimbursement
On-site preschool program and wellness center at our Miami campus

About Us

In addition to other duties/functions, this position requires full commitment and support for promoting ethical and compliant culture. More specifically, this position requires integrity, honesty, and respectful treatment of others, as well as a willingness to speak up when they see misconduct or have concerns.

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates a fleet of ships designed to foster exceptionally safe, fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety and sustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity. Doing this helps us to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to include FUN in everything we do! Speaking of fun, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work aboard our ships as well as in our global corporate headquarters!

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical orsensory disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal, and/or international law.


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