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Network Architect Overview

Job Description

A freelance Network Architect is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing network infrastructure for clients on a project basis. They collaborate with clients to understand their network requirements, analyze existing systems, and create scalable and secure network solutions. The Network Architect also evaluates emerging technologies, identifies potential risks, and provides recommendations to enhance network performance and reliability. They may also assist with troubleshooting and resolving network issues as needed. Strong technical skills in areas such as LAN/WAN, firewalls, routing, switching, and network security are essential for this role. Excellent communication and customer service skills are also important for working closely with clients to ensure successful project outcomes.

Most Common Skills

AWS RDS, Linux, and Network Engineering - For more data, check Network Architect skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$131 - This number comes from our open-source Network Architect hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • Network architects are responsible for designing and implementing complex computer networks, but did you know that the first computer network was created in the 1960s by the United States Department of Defense?
  • A Network Architect designs and builds the digital highways that enable the flow of information across the world.
  • Network Architects are often referred to as the "Master Builders" of the internet.


  • "Network architects are the unsung conductors of the digital symphony, orchestrating seamless connections and harmonizing the chaos of the virtual world."
  • "The architect of a network not only designs its connections, but also shapes the pathways of future possibilities."
  • "Network architects are like wizards - they wave their magic cables and create a world of internet wonders, all while muttering things like 'pingardium leviosa'!"

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