Freeport McMoRan Network Architect III (Lead Network Architect) - Phoenix, AZ in Phoenix Corporate Office, Arizona

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.- based natural resource company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. The Company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.

Member of team responsible for the overall performance and availability of network infrastructure solutions. Analyze technologies and recommend upgrades/changes based on assessments of the organization's current and future network technology needs.

  • Design solutions and create implementation and support models for technology encompassing a specific specialization or platform

  • Create both short and long-term enterprise network technology roadmaps based on an understanding of the organizational strategic requirements, technology context and business needs

  • Define and review reports to ensure all services are completely and successfully delivered; proactively intervene to correct problems when they are encountered; and use metrics to improve processes

  • Work effectively with other IS teams and outsourcing provider(s) to ensure technology solutions are effectively managed and performed

  • Ensure a thorough analysis of service results, and respond to any escalated service delivery issues

  • Examine organization’s current and future technology needs and set direction and lead improvements of techniques, methodologies and deliverables

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field,AND

  • Eight (8) years of experience in the Information Services,which includesfive (5) years of experience with Network Technologies

  • Strong understanding of Infrastructure design and support concepts


  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) level certification, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) preferred

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in networking with Cisco routers and switches

  • Deep experience with network routing protocols including BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP

  • Experience with Software Defined Networking and modern network segmentation

  • Experience designing large enterprise network environments including hybrid data centers with cloud providers (Azure/AWS)

  • Strong and proven architecture documentation and presentation skills, creating technology roadmaps and strategic direction

  • Experience with unified communications systems and technologies

  • Experience with indoor and outdoor wireless network technologies

  • Strong liaison with enterprise, server, storage, security and application architects to develop comprehensive solutions

  • Broad IT knowledge is desired, covering servers, virtualized environments, hyper-converged systems, storage platforms and application interaction


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English

  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards

  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment

  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting, and occasionally in an outdoor or plant environment

  • Position is in a busy, non-smoking office located in southeast Phoenix, AZ

  • Location requires mobility both in an office environment and Data Center computer room

  • Must be able to frequently, sit, stand, and walk

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds

  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required

  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or

  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or

  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

/Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability/

Job: *Information Systems

Title: Network Architect III (Lead Network Architect) - Phoenix, AZ

Location: AZ-Phoenix Corporate Office

Requisition ID: 1802957