Network Architect

Perspecta - Springfield, VA3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $160,000 a year
Business Group Highlights
Civilian, State and Local

Perspecta’s Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.

Perspecta is providing engineering, management, and operational support services to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on a Data Center Support Services (DCSS) contract supporting the (CBP) Enterprise Data Management & Engineering (EDME) Division. EDME provides innovative Information Technology (IT) services and solutions. Vencore performs technical support services for CBP in the following principle technical areas Business Continuity Planning, Middleware Infrastructure Support, Windows Support Group, and Common Enterprise Technology Integration.

We are seeking a Network Architect with experience working in highly available Data Center environments. As the Architect you will design the datacenter, propose and implement new solutions, oversee the installation of networking hardware in addition to maintaining, supervising and troubleshooting the existing network. This could include local area networks LANs and WAN.

Working under the direction of the Network Operations Manager, this position requires excellent technical skills, customer service skills, and organizational skills to support network operations for customer connections, administrative personnel, and staff. This position requires the ability to function successfully in both team and independent work environments. The position requires extensive knowledge of data center technologies, infrastructure and methodologies.

Duties will include:
Design data center in a simplified manner, propose projects to improve the overall health of the network and run it from an idea to the implementation.
Installations, debugging, maintenance, upgrades, and general support for Routers, L2 and L3 Switches, Firewalls, WAN Accelerators, Load balancers, etc.
Design network road map and align it with Network Lead/Operations Manager requirements
Performing a wide range of network administration duties including installations, debugging, maintenance, upgrades, and general support for Cisco, Juniper, HP, Nortel, and Extreme network equipment.
Keep all data center drawings and design documentations up to date.
Evaluate, test, and deploy all software and hardware upgrades to the networking infrastructure.
Assist in the configuration and deployment of core and peripheral network devices, which will require continuous learning of new devices (i.e. Nexus switches, ASR routers, and long haul optical equipment).
Setup proactive monitoring of all network devices, services, and servers using a combination of tools to ensure high availability and SLA’s and train team members.
Collect and review network utilization data for capacity and planning purposes.
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.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of emerging tools and technologies, and recommend technologies to support business requirements.
Rigorously create and maintain documentation for all processes and procedures.
Collaborate with and support the work of other staff engaged in similar functions.
Interface with vendors for procurement and maintenance of all IT infrastructures.
Provide emergency 24 x 7 on-call support on a rotating basis.

Requires US Citizenship and eligibility for DHS Public Trust Security Clearance.
10+ years of experience and both a B.S. and M.S. degree. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) can be substituted with an additional 4 years of related experience, and a Master of Science (M.S.) can be substituted with an additional 2 years of related experience.
Should be recognized as an industry leader based on experience, credentials, and publications.
CCNA, CCNP or CCIE Certification
1-3 years direct experience with Cisco 9k/7k/5k/2k/1k, Data center SDN
1-3 years direct experience with Cisco ACI
1-3 years direct experience with Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), REST architecture, JSON scripting
10 years direct experience required in the management and administration of network infrastructure - routers, switches, etc. in a high-availability infrastructure
10 years experience with layer 2 network protocols switching, including but not limited to: 802.1Q tagging, STP (and its variations), LACP, etc.
10 years of experience with IP subnetting
10 years of experience with layer 3 network routing, including but not limited to: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP
10 years of layer 4 IP protocol suites (TCP, UDP, ICMP, GRE, etc.)
10 years of experience with access technologies such as LDAP, AD, RADIUS, TACACS
5+ years direct experience in management and administration of the F5 BIG-IP product line including Load-balancing, iRules and SSL termination.
Experience in DNS/Infoblox
Experience working in structured change management processes
CISCO Operating Systems such as IOS and NX-OS
Excellent verbal and written and communication skills

Current CPB-issued Background Investigation (BI) is preferred.
FS-CA, FS-CTS, AWS-SA certification
Azure certification
Experience integrating networks into the cloud, such as AWS and Azure
About Perspecta
What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)