Network Infrastructure Architect (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Professional

Frankfurt, DE, 60323

Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  31526

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At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!


We are looking for you! We are currently hiring a Network Infrastructure Architect. This role is based in Frankfurt.


Role & responsibilities 

  • Design & Planning: developing high- and low-level network designs that align with our organization goals, requirements, and growth projections.

  • Infrastructure Implementation: overseeing the deployment and configuration of network hardware and software components. Ensuring that the implementation adheres to industry best practices and security standards.

  • Capacity and Performance Management: analysing current and future network capacity needs to ensure scalability, performance, and optimal resource utilization. Make informed decisions regarding bandwidth upgrades, hardware enhancements, and other capacity-related aspects to accommodate increasing demands.

  • Security and Compliance: incorporating robust security measures and compliance considerations into the network architecture, incl. firewalls and macro-/micro-segmentation, to protect the network from cyber threats.

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: designing network redundancy and failover mechanism to ensure business continuity in the event of network outages or disasters. Creating and testing disaster recovery plans to minimize downtime.

  • Network Troubleshooting and Support: diagnosing and resolving complex network issues, collaborating with other IT teams to provide technical support and resolve escalated network-related incidents.

  • Collaboration and Communication: working closely with cross-functional teams, including system administrators, security experts, application developers, business owners, project managers and other stakeholders, to ensure our network architecture supports overall business objectives.

  • Documentation: Creating and maintaining detailed network documentation, diagrams, and configurations, which serves as references for troubleshooting, maintenance, and future updates.


Experience & knowledge

  • Network Fundamentals: a deep understanding of network concepts, protocols, and technologies is essential. This knowledge forms the foundation for designing robust and efficient network architectures.

  • Network Design Principles: experience in designing scalable, resilient, and secure network architectures. This includes knowledge of redundancy, load balancing, fault tolerance, and high availability.

  • Business Understanding: a network architect should be able to align network solutions with the business goals and objectives of the organisation.

  • Cloud Technologies: familiarity with cloud computing platform Azure Native and Azure VMware Solution (AVS).

  • Virtualization: understanding of network virtualization and software-defined networking.

  • Scripting and Automation: proficiency in scripting language to automate network tasks, manage configurations, and streamline processes. Automation skills are crucial for maintaining large-scale network efficiently.


  • Cisco Routing and Switching

  • Azure Cloud (e.g. Virtual Network VNet, ExpressRoute, Route Server)

  • VMware NSX

  • Zscaler ZPA+ZIA

  • VMware VeloCloud SDWAN

  • Terraform

  • Palo Alto Firewalls

  • F5 Loadbalancer

  • Meraki WiFi


  • Fluent in English, German language skills are a plus


What we offer:

  • Flexible working from home & abroad (hybrid mode/ flexible working hours & occasional cross-border remote work) 

  • Access to pension/ savings plans 

  • Company shares purchasing plan 

  • Family support (relocation/ childcare facilities…)

  • Mobility solutions (Jobrad bike leasing, subvention Jobticket)

  • Mental health and wellbeing programmes

  • Development opportunities at both AllianzGI & Allianz Group

  • Onboarding training/continuous learning

  • … and so much more! 



About Allianz Global Investors


AllianzGI is an inclusive organization and together we want to build an environment where everybody feels welcome and accepted no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.


As an active asset manager, we invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.


Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled, and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you.


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31526 | IT & Tech Engineering | Professional | n.a. | Allianz Global Investors | Full-Time | Permanent