Title:  Senior Network Architect

Job Req ID:  7321

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


As a full time, Senior Network Architect, you will be to working closely with network management staff and look after EXPEC Computer Center (ECC) user buildings and datacenter network requirements, and develop future plan.  Your position is essential to ensure providing the most cost effective, best performing, high available and reliable data network infrastructure and services for Upstream business line.

This position requires strong leadership and team-building skills, and must be able to collaborate effectively with a group of high performing individuals. You are expected to interface with peers in the other departments to meet business requirements. 

Key Responsibilities

Conduct network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies

Evaluate new network vendor technologies

Conduct POCs for new technologies in network, security and cloud services

Propose and implement system enhancements (software and hardware) that will improve the performance and reliability of the network

Develop and evaluate network performance criteria and measurement methods

Periodically review and propose plans to upkeep/refresh network services and cabling infrastructure

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor Degree in Networking, MS is recommended

10+ years of experience in network engineering and architecture on carrier IP networks with hands-on in routing, switching and load balancing experience in cloud provider environment.

7+ years of experience in IP networks (running Ethernet, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, Layer 2 Switching, VRFs, etc.)

7+ years of experience troubleshooting and resolving complex routing and switching problems in an IP based carrier network

Experience with Linux and excellent knowledge of core network services (DNS, SMTP, NTP, syslog, HTTP).

Experience with programming Python or shell scripting, especially as it relates to SDN.

Expert level knowledge in routing and switching protocol (BGP, OSPF, MPBGP, MPLS)

Strong knowledge of IPv6, multicast, QoS, IP fast rerouting, IPSec VPN, DMVPN and VPLS.

Strong knowledge in network security and enterprise security, such as DDOS, Firewall, IPS, Malware detection, etc.

Experience in designing internet backbone networks including solid understanding of best practices, scalability strategy, and managed security services.

Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills required.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills required.

Knowledge of SDN, NFV, and SD-WAN

Cisco or Juniper 'E' level certification is a plus

Additional security and VoIP certification are a plus

Juniper, M-series, T-series


Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA