Senior Network Architect - Data Center - Secret clearance

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ122361

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Senior Network Architect to help support our Joint Service Provider Enterprise Transport Management - Next-Gen (JSP ETM - NG) program at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA.

Due to the nature of work this role entails, telecommuting is not allowed and will require the employee to report full-time onsite.

This position is Contingent upon contract funding.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes customer requirements and solves unusually complex problems with highly innovative solutions

  • Provides expert knowledge for maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and networks

  • Provides expert knowledge for maintaining network integrity and connectivity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability

  • Coordinates the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed

  • Creates plans and configures systems for data communication networks

  • Designs and builds hardware and software components for computer or telecommunications networks

  • Evaluates new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned

  • Consults with executives and customers to deliver complex network solutions

  • Designs, plans, and builds communications networks.

  • Configures routers and switches, and firewalls for LAN and WAN systems and VPN concentrators with appropriate network engineering and communications protocols.

  • Coordinates LAN/WAN hardware/software improvements and/or enhancements. Monitors the network utilizing industry leading technologies.

  • Provides innovative methods and technical solutions using the engineering design process. Plans implementation of enhancements

  • May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals

  • May serve as a team or task lead

  • Recognized as an industry leader in network engineering

  • Data Center experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • 5+ years primary role operating, troubleshooting, installing network routers and switches

  • 5+ years primary role directly designing, architecting routed and switched networks up to and including enterprise sized networking solutions.

  • 2+ years as senior or lead engineer in planning, designing, and building software defined networks

  • 3+ years DoD environment

  • At least one nationally recognized certification for senior network administrators/engineers/architects tied to the proposed solution’s routers and switches

  • IAT Level II in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M

  • IAT Level II certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Engineering or Equivalent; Master’s degree preferred

  • Configuring and installing various network devices and services

  • Monitoring network performance and resource utilization, trending, capacity planning

  • Use of current and emergent network design principles and protocols

  • Experience with network virtualization technologies

  • Experience with multi-tenant network architectures

  • Familiarity with a width variety network routing and switching equipment devices from multiple vendors

  • Scripting languages such as Pearl, Python, coding for network threshold events.

Desired Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent

  • 10+ years of experience


About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.