Senior Network Architect

Location: Bethesda, MD
Date Posted: 08-29-2018
  • Act as a trusted advisor to customers and technical authority for the network team.
  • Provide Tier IV network troubleshooting expertise.  
  • Troubleshoots the full stack architecture as issues arise e.g. testing firewall changes, performance testing, etc.   Provide Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Reports.
  • Gathers requirements and develops high level and low level designs, test artifacts, and configurations.
  • Establishes an efficient and effective repeatable methodology for architecture and engineering solutions from concept to delivery of operations.
  • Provides recommendations for new products and technology for supporting all layers of the IT infrastructure architecture
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree and 10 to 14 years’ experience or equivalent education.
  • 10+ years’ experience providing network architectural leadership.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing relationships with senior technical customers.
  • 3+ years’ experience working with cloud based infrastructures (AWS & Azure)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) desired
  • Expert knowledge of the IP protocol suite
  • Extensive experience with the following technologies BGP, iWAN, DMVPN, EIGRP, MPLS, VRF, QoS, PBR, VSS, HSRP, STP, Cisco Meraki stack, WAN Optimization technologies and Cisco Nexus
  • Experience with Cisco enterprise wireless networking and design.
  • Experience with automation and orchestration tools.
  • Experience working in an Agile / DevOps environment.
  • Experience with class security devices and software (e.g., IPS, IDS, Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco ASA, Cisco FirePower stack) desired
  • Must be a US citizen and able to obtain required clearance.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Industry-standard network design principals and best practices
  • Ability to document solutions with MS Office suite: specifically, Word, Excel, Visio, and Project
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with management and peers
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