Computer Network Architects and System Administrators

Clearance Level
Secret
Category
Network Administration
Locations
Saint Inigoes, Maryland
Remote, Based in Maryland

REQ#: RQ91423

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT is seeking Computer Network Architects, and Network and Computer System Administrators at multiple levels to support a $100M+ US Navy program that provides full spectrum Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) technical support to the warfighter in the Continental United States (CONUS), Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS), and in hazardous areas. These critical C5ISR solutions will support a broad range of Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD customers, including joint forces commands and disaster recovery/first responders.

In support of this program, GDIT will perform and provide computer systems engineering services to perform tasks in support of assigned Distance Learning (DL) related technologies and systems including Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) support. Program tasking includes provisioning of infrastructure (hardware, software, and cloud services), infrastructure operational support, content development and training, software development, maintenance and enhancement, and some Help Desk support. The GDIT team will supply a full range of system capabilities to include all infrastructure and unique implementation elements. Additionally, the team will develop knowledge sharing strategies and techniques, and deploy various custom systems, that will support distance education and training content, and instructor led training, and producing professional training.

GDIT will also perform and provide engineering and technical expertise required to support Mission-Specific Network Engineering (MSNE) projects at different stages of the engineering lifecycle. The Contractor shall provide lifecycle systems engineering, including technical and management support, requirements identification and documentation, integration and installation, verification and validation, operations and sustainment support, and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) support. The functional support required will vary with each project as sponsor organizations will have different specific requirements. MSNE projects can range from stand-alone systems to global, integrated communication solutions that combine satellite and terrestrial networks supporting converged voice, video, and data, and may take various forms including portable, mobile, and fixed-site applications.

Duties of the Network Administrators may include: 

  • Install, configure, and maintain an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers. 

  • Perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems.  

  • Review system and application logs and verify completion of scheduled jobs, including system backups. 

  • Analyze network and server resource consumption and control user access. Install and upgrade software and maintain software licenses. 

  • May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software.

  • Works on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently. Seniors oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job. Conduct continuous health monitoring of database system architectures and review and optimize performance of triggers, stored procedures, and functions.

  • Collect and analyze data from multiple systems and external sources to conduct statistical analysis and predictive modeling.  

  • Prepare, maintain, and execute a content management plan, receive and distribute content to ensure availability where and when required, and execute version control on managed content.  

  • Monitor the content availability and functionality and shall troubleshoot identified issues in order to resolve or escalate.

For Senior Computer Network Architect, the roles may include but not be limited to:

  • Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks.

  • Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures.

  • May also design network and computer security measures.

  • May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • We have positions available, with experience requirements commensurate with the position level: Junior, (less than 3 years of experience), Journeyman (less than 10 years of experience but more than 3 years) and Senior (10 or more years of experience). 

  • Years of experience ranges above apply to  in networking and computer systems administration, as well as Network Architects.  The following also apply to the Network Architects: Of the minimum ten (10) years of required experience, at least two (2) years of the experience must be with engineering networks supporting the DoD. Additionally, at least five (5) years of experience must include practical experience in secure network and system design, analysis, and procedure/test generation.

    • The following apply to the Senior Network and Computer System Administrators: Skilled in install, configure, and maintain an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers. Perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems. Review system and application logs and verify completion of scheduled jobs, including system backups. Analyze network and server resource consumption and control user access. Install and upgrade software and maintain software licenses. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software.

    • Journeyman Network and Computer System Administrators need not be skilled but should be familiar with the above.

  • Minimum of active Secret clearance

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems, Networking or another related technical discipline (or 6 years of additional related work experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s), or a Master’s Degree for Senior level candidates (or Bachelor’s plus 4 additional years of related work experience may be substituted for Master’s). 

DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • It is desirable that the experience be in multiple phases of Networking.

  • Cisco Design Certifications are a plus:CCDA, CCNA, or CCNP, or CCIE

  • Familiarity with a broad scope of network technologies, networking  and protocols; and other network technologies and concepts, including: 

    • Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

    • Asynchronous Time-division Multiplexing (ATM)

    • Frame Relay

    • Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)

    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)

    •  Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)

    •  Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP)

    •  Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Use tools such as Excel, Qlik, Elastic Stack, and CloudWatch in support of maintenance of dashboards and monitoring system resources for Network and Computer Systems Administrators; and Advanced Networking Design Certification, such as CISCO CCDA or AWS Certified Advanced Networking (or other) for Network Architects.

Work Location:  Primarily Telework, however several positions will be at a government site at St. Inigoes, MD.

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.