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Sr. Network Architect

Severn, Maryland
30 Aug 2023


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We are in search of a Senior Network Architect at the customer site at Fort Meade, MD, and will support a hybrid (customer site/telework) schedule.
Our Opportunity:
The Defense Enclave Services contract will unify the DOD Fourth Estate Defense Agencies and Field Activities' common use information technology systems, personnel, functions and program elements under the direction of DISA's Fourth Estate Network Optimization program office.  This Senior Network Architect will provide technical expertise, strategic planning, and direction to the networking operational team. 

Clearance Requirement:
Currently possess or are eligible to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance. (US Citizenship required)

Key Responsibilities:
Develop a plan to roll out multiple technologies, and evaluate alternative technologies and architectures, develop pilots and proposals to accelerate network consolidations and optimization. Interface with vendors to develop and implement new solutions as needed. 
Design and manage the rollout of critical network infrastructures to on both a strategic (long term) and tactical (immediate term) level. 
Perform analytical, technical, cost analysis and proposal development work in the planning, design, installation and on-going administration and management. 
Work across teams and organization to design a global network consolidation and modernization encompassing millions of endpoints. 
Work among a team of industry experts and apply complex design principles and methodology to ensure cost-effective and optimal use of resources and technology without jeopardizing network integrity. 
Must have's:
Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of relevant experience; additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
Demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN support and engineering design for voice, data and video networks at Access, Aggregation, and Core network locations. 
Understanding of Network virtualization, including hybrid cloud networking at global scale.
Thorough understanding of modern service provider TCP/IP data networks using standards and technologies such as: MPLS, IS-IS, OSPF, BGP4, STP, RSTP, 802.1q, 802.1ah, ADSL2+, SDWAN
Strong working knowledge, skills and experience with Cisco routing HW, SW & protocols 
Strong working knowledge of structured cabling systems, network facilities, electrical, UPS, etc. Ability to work alone as an individual contributor, as a technical lead and as a participant in a team environment. 
Router, Switch and IP configuration experience.
Ability to communicate with executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project.

Must have DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification prior to start date (Sec+).

Nice to have's:
Advanced certifications such as CCIE, CCNP, etc.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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  • Job Reference: 1101146008-2
  • Date Posted: 30 August 2023
  • Recruiter: LEIDOS
  • Location: Severn, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology