CACI International Network Architect in National Harbor, Maryland
Team CACI has an exciting and challenging opportunity available for a Network Architect supporting a supporting a DHS customer’s wide-area (WAN), local-area (LAN) and campus-area (CAN) networks across multiple security domains. The contractor is responsible for the overall platform management, code version and patch management. The contractor will be supporting USCIS Network Infrastructure which will include routers, switches, Load Balancers, Riverbeds Firewalls, Wireless Access Points, ISE and Wireless concentrators and IDS/IPS devices. Working closely with the USCIS Networking Engineer, Networking Operations and Architect team, the contractor is expected to assist in design and implementation to scale network automation and manage complex deployment via automation and increase the productivity using the Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Testing (CI/CD/CT) workflow. The contractor will work cooperatively, collaboratively and transparently with all associated organizations to support Network. This role necessarily deals with highly confidential and sensitive information, and the role is expected to confirm to best handling practices.
What You’ll Get to Do:
Ensure the overall health and strong security posture of complex network architectures. The Network Architect will be actively involved with all phases of security design, implementation, proactive monitoring, troubleshooting and analysis of firewalls, IDSs, VPNs, security controls and policies. Develops system specifications, architecture designs, integration and test plans, and all relevant documentation. Develops security assessment and mitigation strategies. Maintain compliance with DOD Information Assurance requirements as well as ensuring service performance indicators are met or exceeded.
More About the Role:
Work with both corporate and customer leadership to research, analyze, and implement enterprise-wide network architecture solutions
Evolve agency’s vision by delivering a rigorous approach to IT modernization and transformations across the program
Support and strengthen agency’s governance, enterprise architecture, and cloud migration frameworks
Evaluate and prioritize modernization initiatives with agency
Evaluate agency’s portfolios and collaboration on IT roadmaps and initiatives.
Provide leadership in building and managing a network of resources to accelerate mission capabilities.
Provide expertise to ensure innovative ideas and emerging technologies are aligned with agency’s strategic and operational goals
Perform technology liaison leadership to facilitate, collaborate, and integrate impactful and advanced technical solutions for large-scale mission impacts across the enterprise
Collaborate with end user facing teams to define technology migration strategies and approaches
Assistance with architecting the software defined networking and ACI Fabric
Performs Architecture reviews as required, ensuring initiatives are aligned with future state
Proficiency in strategic planning, enterprise architecture and emerging technologies
Assists with designs, analyses, tests and implementation of state-of-the-art secure network architectures.
Experience working with enterprise vendors such as Infoblox, Equinix, NetApp, AWS, and Cisco
Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for design.
Evaluates modern technologies to optimize network efficiency
In depth knowledge of TCP/IP Protocols
Functional understanding of network Layer 2 /3 switching and routing protocols
Functional understanding of diverse set of networked applications and terms requiring application traffic management solutions, including HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, FTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, ANYCAST services, NAT and others
DMZ Network infrastructure knowledge including topology, security policies, firewalls and the L2/L3 switch and router infrastructure is required
Monitors network performance, performance analysis, capacity planning, and resolves bandwidth issues
Plans and implements tech refreshes, upgrades and new equipment installs
Manages project for decommissioning, equipment retirement and obsolescence
Inform management in a clear, concise, and timely manner of any customer or network related issues
You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in network architecture around WAN/LAN, Routing, Switching, Optimization and extensive exposure with Cloud Service Providers
Required Certification(s): CCNP and/or CCIE ( in one of the following Data Center, Routing & Switching, Service Provider, Voice, Storage Networking, etc.)
College degree (B.S.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems or a related discipline. 10 years of experience is acceptable in lieu of degree.
An active Entrance on Duty (EOD) is required to begin employment and must be maintained as a requirement of continued employment
Experience with Cloud Migrations to AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud
Proven experience with Agile, sprints and DevOps concepts
Experience working with a Scrum Master, Daily Scrum meetings, sprints and written deliverables
Familiarity with the following technologies: Cisco 95xx and 6509-E, Cisco C7010/C5596 Nexus Switches, Cisco 55xx ASA Firewalls, DHS Compliance Checks, Software Defined Networking, SD WAN, and Network Monitoring Tools
Developing IT Solutions in collaboration with engineering teams.
Creating Strategic IT Roadmaps and architecture briefings
Evaluating technology-based solutions to address challenges and/or improve operations
Identifying opportunities for improvement across the program
Driving continuous process improvement through introduction of new technology and approaches across the enterprise
Preparing and delivering executive-level briefings for internal and external customers on enterprise-level topics, solutions, and innovations
Understanding the motivations and interests of stakeholders and tailor discussions and presentations accordingly
Discovering, understanding, documenting, and communicating both quantitative and qualitative value and costs of alternative solutions.
Producing cross-functional process flows with tools such as PowerPoint or Visio Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
Strong critical thinking, complex problem solving, appropriate judgment and decision-making skills
Proven communicator and leader. Must be able to work well in an environment facilitating a large group of government and other contractor personnel to achieve a common goal
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Flexible – The environment is highly dynamic. You will be expected to keep up with the changing environment while ensuring a high-level of operational effectiveness along with sprint work items and deliverables due the end of each sprint.
Team Player – This role is part of a much larger team
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
Relevant DHS focused experience
CCNP/CCIE certifications preferred
Cisco Prime, Cisco ISE, SolarWinds, Infoblox, Equinix, Riverbed, New Relic and Splunk experience preferred
What We Can Offer You:- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.
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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.