GDIT is seeking Network Architect candidates to support the IT enterprise architecture strategy and standards, infrastructure and systems engineering, network engineering, enterprise service desk, and systems operations and maintenance services for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information Technology (OIT). An active CCIE certification is preferred, but not required.
The Network Architect will identify, evaluate, architect, and recommend best of breed technology approaches to solve the business and customer problems, aligned with proper architecture standards and best practices. This role will interface directly with the customers and internal stakeholders to gather requirements, deliver solutions, identify, and deliver incremental revenue opportunities. This role entails overseeing the Infrastructure and network architecture functions to ensure timely, efficient, and quality designs.
Work across teams, and external customer groups to develop strategy, design solutions, and advise implementation teams during deployment.
Build and maintain technical relationships with managers of the organization and technology providers by leading and facilitating technology discussions and aligning solutions with client needs.
Provide communication, ensuring that managers, team members, stakeholders within the organization, and clients are kept informed of relevant trends and projects.
Research new or alternative technologies, document findings, conduct pilots and evaluate multiple vendors, make recommendations, and develop business cases to justify the investment.
Deal with escalations. Make assessments, recommendations or provide solutions to resolve issues.
Mentor and train staff, ensuring they are up to speed on critical processes and technologies related to the Technology and Infrastructure organizations’ goals and soft skills needed to succeed.
Develop and implement test plans
Develop project timelines for projects
Contribute to budgeting for and understand the financial impact of technology decisions
Assess competitors and the types of technology they use
Guide the selection, implementation, and deployment processes for new technology rollouts
Duties will include:
Design network road map and align it with Network Lead/Operations Manager requirements
Assist in developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining disaster recovery plans.
Interface with vendors for procurement & maintenance of all IT infrastructures.
Manage & troubleshoot network and Internet connectivity throughout the organization.
Collaborate with and support the work of other staff engaged in similar functions.
Interface with vendors for procurement and maintenance of all IT infrastructures.
Bachelor’s Degree with 8 years of experience, or master’s degree with 4 years of experience
CCNA, CCNP or CCIE Certification
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.
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.
May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager)
Consults with executives and customers to deliver complex network solutions.
Recognized as an industry leader in a specific technology.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 20+ years of experience