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Enterprise Network Architect

Job ID: 2211660
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Enterprise Architect
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Temporarily Remote
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Job Description


This is an Enterprise Architect position for the Perimeter Security Division, Network Design & Engineering branch within the Vanguard 2.2.1 contract, providing network engineering expertise over a Global LAN/SD-WAN enterprise.  The well qualified candidate will possess and apply comprehensive knowledge regarding the engineering and implementation of network transport solutions. The candidate must be capable of designing, planning, testing, implementing, and maintaining computer network (LAN/SD-WAN) technologies and devices.  The candidate must be capable of evaluating performance results, performing risk assessments, and recommending changes affecting network transport configuration/implementation. The architect must be able to interface with other leaders, architects, engineers, and administrators (both government and industry) to capture and deliver project related information. The position directly supports the U.S. Department of State (DoS) on-site to provide network engineering services to over 100,000 customers globally.

*The position may temporarily allow a rotation of remote & onsite work due to Covid-19. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Works directly with the DoS customer to build, design, test and deploy enterprise network transport solutions utilizing Cisco routers/switches.
  • Develop and deploy network engineering solutions in compliance with Enterprise Architecture standards.
  • Develop enterprise-wide solutions, participate in technical working groups, and contribute to technical advisory boards.
  • Participate in peer review of network configuration change requests prior to deployment.
  • Implementation of configuration changes.
  • Tier III Support and Maintenance activities.
  • Service Requests: design, deploy, monitor, resolve, update, and close service request tickets.
  • Documenting network infrastructure components, drawings using Visio.
  • Assist in developing and documenting procedures and processes.


Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; Additional training and experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 10+ years IT security/network engineering support experience (Engineering, Tier II, Tier III, network infrastructure implementation and maintenance)
  • IT security/network engineering support experience (Engineering, Tier III, network infrastructure implementation and maintenance)
  • Solid understanding and analysis of network flows and OSI model.
  • Experience designing and implementing large enterprise/global network solutions.
  • Understanding/Experience with Zero Trust technologies.
  • Expert experience in BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, GRE, DMVPN, IPSEC, MACSEC, Multicast, Unicast.
  • Expert experience with Cisco network platforms: routers, switches, VPN concentrators, network management (ISR/ASR/Nexus).
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP networking.
  • Experience working directly with Government customer.
  • Technical writing and documentation/diagram skills (MS Visio/MS Word/MS Excel).

Required Clearance

  • Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer science engineering related discipline is preferred.
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert - CCIE
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional – CCNP
  • Experience with SD-WAN technologies
  • Experience with Cloud technologies, Microsoft Azure/Amazon Web Services
  • Experience leading a small team (3-5) of engineers
  • Experience with network monitoring tools (NetVCR, NeuralStar, HPNA, Nagios)
  • Experienced with Dept of Defense’s Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet)

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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