ASRC Federal Holding Company Network Architect in Reston, Virginia
ASRC Federal - ExaTech is currently seeking an experienced Network Architect for a role on one of our subcontracts. This full time position affords the successful candidate the opportunity to work in an engaging, high-tech development environment, working with an excellent team and customer base.
Serve as the network architect supporting the sponsor's refresh program. Responsible for a full range of complex first article network designs encompassing multiple technologies that are in compliance with best engineering practices, standards and guidelines
Responsible for the strategic architectural direction of enterprise networks. Develop robust product road maps, standards, templates, and network documentation
Utilize tools to analyze and identify End of Life software and hardware equipment and formulate cost-effective architectural solutions maximizing the use of industry standards and protocols, COTS network appliances and/or open-source software applications to recapitalize enterprise networks
Work with stakeholders as well as technical and analytical concepts to define constraints, develop requirements, create system requirement documents, and concept of operations documentation
Active TS/SCI with Poly Required
BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and ten (10) to fourteen (14) years of progressive, relevant experience, or an MS degree in a computer or system science discipline and eight (8) to twelve (12) years of progressive experience, or a Ph.D. degree in a computer or system science discipline and four (4) to seven (7) years of progressive experience
Ability to demonstrate experience with network design, network architecture, and creating relevant network documentation.
Demonstrate advanced level hands-on experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining network services, equipment and devices, such as Switches, Routers, Servers, Cables, Rack and Firewalls.
Possess a thorough understanding of the OSI 7 layer network communications model and core technologies, concepts, protocols, and applications such as: LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, UDP, ICMP, HTTP, SFTP, SSH, SNMP, VPNs, Ethernet, Frame Relay, Latency, QoS.
Demonstrated knowledge of Routing and Switching systems (Cisco & Juniper). Understanding of Routing Protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP) and Gateway Redundancy Protocols (HSRP, VRRP, and GLRP).
Demonstrated knowledge of common operating systems: Windows, Cisco IOS, UNIX and Linux.
Demonstrated knowledge of Information Assurance concepts, including both government and commercial encryption techniques, especially IPSec protocols such as IKE and ISAKMP.
Experience applying rigorous System Engineering
Experience with Type 1 cryptographic equipment from both and engineering and policy perspective.
Demonstrated experience with written communication and presentation skills.
Analyze requirements as well as evacuate problems of workflow and organization to plan and develop appropriate corrective action.
Produce network device scripts based on sponsor requirements.
Conduct integration and testing of network hardware and software
Assist with development and execution of test plans and supporting documentation of all network configuration upgrades, additions or revisions for customer, approval before implementation
Provide Type 1 cryptographic solutions to include strategic architectural direction and design, product roadmaps, requirements gathering, testing, implementation, documentation and supportability
Provide implementation support as necessary
Provide fourth tier support, assisting with troubleshooting and resolving network issues
Follow all customer network security processes and procedures, ensure compliance with all sponsor policies
Preferred Qualifications include:
Fifteen years of experience related to designing, installing and troubleshooting networks
Relevant industry certifications or Network Specialist training is highly desirable, such as: MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, CNE, JCIE, ITIL, ISO/IEC 20000.
Experience with government networks and secure communications desirable
Experience with Peer Review and/or briefing the Network Engineering Review Board
Experience with network performance optimization
Knowledge of data center networking
Good interpersonal and organizational skills
Self-starter and ability to work well in a highly performance team environment
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure, constantly changing environment
Demonstrated experience taking initiative and working with little or no supervision
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled