Network Architect

Unisys - Springfield, VA3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $140,000 a year
Summary / Description
We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer service oriented Network Architect to join our team in Springfield, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.

As an Architect you will design the data center, 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. Cisco administrators have experience specifically in Cisco software and technology products. When a problem arises, the administrator must work quickly to determine a solution and maintain the system's security. Cisco administrators also monitor the company's network and let their superiors know about any emerging requirements or necessary updates.
Working under the direction of the Network Operations Manager; this position requires excellent technical, customer service, 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.

Duties will also 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
Keep all data center drawings and design documentation up to date.
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.
Evaluate, test, and deploy all software and hardware upgrades to the networking infrastructure.
Assist in the configuration and deployment/operations of core network devices not limited to routers, switches, firewalls, load-balancers, WAN-optimizers.
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 architectural plans.
Interface with vendors for procurement & maintenance of all IT infrastructures.
Manage & troubleshoot network and Internet connectivity.
Work closely with the fellow tech team members to provide end-user support and issue resolution.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of emerging tools and technologies.
Research, evaluate and recommend technologies to support business enhancements.
Rigorously create and maintain documentation for all processes and procedures.
Provide emergency 24 x 7 on-call support on a rotating basis.


Key Requirements:
Over 10 years of experience and both a B.S. and M.S. degree. Bachelor of Science (BS) 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.
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)
Working knowledge of Automation scripting using REST architecture, JSON scripting, etc.
CCIE Data Center and CCIE R&S Certifications
Recognized experience/credentials/publications as an industry leader

Additional Requirements:
10 years direct experience required in the management and administration of network infrastructure - routers, switches, etc. in a high-availability infrastructure
10+ 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, IS-IS
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/ISE
5+ years direct experience in management and administration of the F5 BIG-IP product line including Load-balancing, iRule and SSL termination
Extensive knowledge of data center technologies, infrastructure and methodologies
Experience in DNS/Infoblox
Experience working in structured change management processes
Cisco Operating Systems such as IOS and/or NX-OS
Strong Verbal and Written Communication skills
Strong organizational / coordination skills
US Citizenship
Desired Experience: F5-CA, F5-CTS, AWS-SA certification, Azure-certification, Integrating Networks into the Cloud, such as AWS and Azure
Full BI Required Prior to Start

About Unisys
Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers. As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at

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