NFF Inc

  • Network Architect

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 days ago(7/17/2018 9:05 AM)
    Job ID
    2503
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Information Technology - Project Manager
  • About NFF

    Incorporated in 1996, NFF is the only Cisco Gold Partner headquartered in the District of Columbia with Advanced Specializations in all major IT disciplines. In addition to Cisco, NFF holds key strategic partnerships with VMware, NetApp, Microsoft, Riverbed, and many System Integrators. NFF is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. NFF has been ranked in Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list since 2007. From Presidential Inauguration Network Design to an Enterprise Architecture Design for 85 Agencies and 45,000 Users, a Nationwide IP based Video Tele-Conferencing Implementation, or an Emergency Network Infrastructure Management Design, NFF is building what’s next.

      

    We provide a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance (medical, prescription, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter benefits, and educational assistance.

    About this Position / Responsibilities

    Our client, an agency within DC Government, is looking for an experienced consultant to serve in the capacity of Network Architect. The Network Architect supports the DC-Net program. The Architect will be responsible for designing, developing, and troubleshooting network issues. They will be a technical leader in network design and architecture.

     

    Complete Description

    • Work involves the analysis, planning, design, implementation, documentation, assessment, and management of the infrastructure communications and network architecture to align IT strategy, plans, and networks with the mission, goals, structure, and processes of the organization. 
    • Design and implement solutions to meet the business requirements supporting District’s next generation network infrastructure including data centers and cloud architecture. 
    • Develop architectural strategy, including technology standardization and modernization for all District’s enterprise and service provider networks supporting Unified Communications, and Data Security initiatives.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Participate in high level business and technical meetings to identify potential network engineering projects.
    • Perform gap analysis and suggest solutions to meet customer needs.
    • Develop reference architecture and strategic road maps.
    • Gather and analyze data and develop requirements at project level.
    • Provide support to the Network Operations and Engineering teams for all DC-Net products and platforms.
    • Provides high-level architectural expertise to managers and technical staff.
    • Develops architectural products and deliverables for the enterprise and operational business lines.
    • Develops strategy of system and the design infrastructure necessary to support that strategy.
    • Advises of feasibility of potential future projects to management.

     

    Detailed Responsibilities Include:

    • Plan, design and implement LAN/WAN/Security solutions that are in line with industry standards and meet government regulatory compliance
    • Review, assess, and recommend network standards to support, routing & switching, data centers, cloud-based architectures
    • Evaluate the current state of the network, provide recommendations and implement solution to ensure the network architecture are updated with latest industry best practices.
    • Produce High Level Design and Low-Level Design documentation for network projects.
    • Produce and participate in RFP development for new products and services
    • Develop Statement of Work, Bill of Material and supporting documents for products and solutions that meet Government procurement process.
    • Participate and perform regular network audits to ensure adherence to government security and regulatory compliance.
    • Participate on operational support calls by troubleshooting and providing root cause analysis report for critical network failures.
    • Collaborate with external telecommunication and network firms to resolve issues with external service providers
    • Peer review network configuration changes and provide training to empower engineers and operational staff on performing network infrastructure support and maintenance
    • Provide Tier 4 support for all operational related issues escalated via Tier 2/3 engineers

    Qualifications

    Skill

    Required / Desired

    Required / Desired Years of Experience

    Demonstrated experience as a network design engineer or architect

    Required

    8

    Experience designing and planning large scale network migration including data centers

    Required

    5

    Experience in large scale integration, upgrade and supporting industry standard communication technology and products.

    Required

    5

    Experience implementing Wireless solutions

    Required

    5

    Experience supporting Tier 2/3 technicians as well as end users

    Required

    5

    Experience capturing and documenting end-user requirements

    Required

    5

    Hands on experience creating functional and technical design documentation

    Required

    5

    Hands on Experience with configuration of routing protocols: BGP and OSPF

    Required

    5

    Demonstrated experience with private and public cloud technologies

    Required

    3

    Hands on experience with Cisco Data Center Nexus 5k,7k, and 9k Switches

    Required

    3

    Experience developing technical presentations and presenting to technical and non-technical audiences

    Required

    3

    Experience with IPTV using Multicast

    Required

    2

    Experience with UCS - Unified Computing System

    Required

    2

    Cisco Certified Design Expert Certification (CCDE)

    Required

     

    Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert WITH Lab (CCIE)

    Required

     

     BA Experience

    Required

     

    Software Development Lifecycle Experience

    Required

     

    Requirements gathering and documentation

    Required

     

    MS Office Experience

    Required

     

    Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field or equivalent experience

    Required

     

    Knowledge of Cisco ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) Design and Architecture

    Desired

     

     

    Minimum Education/Certification Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience.
    • Cisco Certified Design Expert Certification (CCDE)
    • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert WITH Lab (CCIE)

    NFF Disclosures

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law. NFF is subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations and affirmative action. In order to comply with these laws, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your gender, race and ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information will be kept confidential and will only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual. This information will not be shared with hiring managers, will be kept separate from your application data and will not affect any employment decisions.

     

    To complete the form and provide us with this information, please visit the careers page of our website http://www.nffinc.com/careers/overview and click on the job posting.

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