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IT Consultant V

Annapolis Junction, Maryland · Information Technology
Network Architect
S eeking an experienced Network Architect to do network planning and design, architecture, development, test & evaluation and tier-3 troubleshooting.
Emphasis is on high-level business requirement analysis, solution evaluation, system architecture development, technical writing, strategic planning and providing expert technical advice to our Government customers.


·  Quickly become familiar with customer’s existing network architecture, suite of standardized network solutions, and the next generation of network systems (such as SDN/NFV) which are currently under development.
·   Advise Government customers on strategic IT directions, trends in network industry, new capabilities, improving reliability, improving performance, reducing hardware and maintenance cost, and improving operational efficiency.
·   Research and develop solutions which satisfy cutting edge customer requirements for new network features, functions hardware, software and monitoring tools.
·   Define detailed system requirement specifications.
·   Develop Concept of Operations (CONOP) and other official standards documentation which thoroughly and completely describe newly developed network solutions.
·   Develop and write plans for testing new network features, functions hardware, software in a lab environment.
·   Write and publish technical specifications and test reports.
·   Write or revise instructions for network operations team and field installers to rollout new network features, functions hardware and software into the production network.
·   Perform tier-3 troubleshooting of difficult network issues that get escalated up through tier-1 and tier-2 support organizations.
·   Occasionally travel to install new network features, functions hardware and software at locations selected to be pilot test sites.

Basic Qualifications:

·   TS/SCI with active Polygraph.

Educational and Experience Qualifications:

·   High School/GED and 20 years experience; or
·   Associates and 15 years of experience; or
·   Bachelors Degree and 12 years of experience; or
·   Masters Degree and 10 years of experience.

Technical Qualifications:

·   Proficiency with configuring, troubleshooting and upgrading network equipment, software, and circuits.
·   Hands-on experience with advanced network technologies, including; IPSEC, OSPF, BGP, LDP, BFD, GRE Tunnels, MACSEC, MPLS, QoS, VPLS, 802.1x, IPv6, Multicast and VoIP.
·   Hands-on experience on a wide-range of network products from Cisco systems and other manufacturers.
·   Strong technical writing skills.
·   Excellent verbal communications skills.

Preferred Technical Qualifications:

·   Cisco CCNP certification
·   DoD 8570 IAT Level III certification (CISSP or equal)
·   Hands-on experience with high-performance Cisco routers and switches, such as ASR, ISR, CRS, 7600, 3750E and NEXUS.
·   Hands-on experience with Brocade routers and switches, such as MLX, SX and ICX.
·   Hands-on experience with hardware circuit encryption devices, such as KG175A, KG245X and KG340.
·   Hands-on experience with advanced network test equipment, such as Spirent Test Center, EXFO IP/Ethernet services tester.
Candidates must have a current/active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph clearance in order to be considered for this position.

Can also apply through our website at or send resume to!

Generous Referral Bonus!

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