Network Architect (SME)

    • BAE Systems
  • Herndon, VA
  • Posted 42 days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


On Site
USD 140,690.00 - 239,140.00 per year
Full Time


Law enforcement
Data storage
Video engineering
Field engineering
Software management
Access control
Service delivery
Computer engineering
Cisco Certifications
Intellectual property
Software deployment
Apache HTTP Server
Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Red Hat Linux
Enterprise architecture
Amazon Web Services
Virtual private cloud
Microsoft Azure
Solution delivery
Network monitoring
Cisco IOS
Optical networking
Satellite communications
Cloud computing
Progress Chef
Information security
Communications security
Network engineering
Computer hardware
Computer networking
Network design
OSI model
Routing protocols
Network security
Border Gateway Protocol
Virtual private network
Continuous integration
Continuous Integration and Development
Automated testing
Programmable logic controller
Adobe AIR
Information Technology
Customer support
Intelligence analysis
Systems engineering
System integration
Professional development

Job Details

Job Description
BAE Systems, a top-ten prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, enables the U.S. government to transform data into intelligence and provides engineering, integration and sustainment support for critical military platforms and systems. Intelligence & Security provides services and products to the Department of Defense, the government, federal law enforcement officials, and troops deployed around the world.

At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We are all about trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in defense technologies and national security services. We offer flexible work environment to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best. Be a part of a company that is part of the community; driven to improve our future and protect our freedom.

We are looking for experienced Network Architects to join our technology-based program supporting a key government customer. This program will deliver engineering services for network infrastructure as well as sophisticated enterprise computing infrastructure including end-point devices, data center hosted servers, multi-Cloud services as well as virtualized applications, and storage systems. Enterprise Computing Engineering services include modern application technology with containerized solutions and orchestrated workflow that function both on customer premise, and via remote Cloud services. Network infrastructure engineering services are comprised of core infrastructure, voice and video engineering, field engineering, application management and development for networks, network analytics, firewalls, network access controls and bandwidth service delivery. This is a fast paced, challenging, and career rewarding experience to recruit and develop provide top talent and solutions on one of the most complex and high profile programs within the government.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills

We are seeking a SME Architect with a minimum of sixteen (16) years' experience designing, implementing, and supporting Cloud, Enterprise, and Service provider Networks, Network Hardening, Cloud Migration, and Ansible Automation.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills including the following:
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, or related field
  • CCIE Certification- both written and lab
  • JNCIE Certification- both written and lab
  • Optical Engineering Experience
  • Deep knowledge of MPLS, TCIP/IP, VPM and IP telephony
  • Developing IP/MBLS network architecture
  • Developing and executing MPLS VPN Service Standards for global network
  • Linux Systems Engineering experience, including: AWS Deployment, Apache/Ngnix, PostgreSQL, Linux, KVM virtualization, Bash and Pearl Scripting
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation
  • Enterprise Architecture frameworks and principles
  • Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) Support
  • Cloud experience (AWS, VPC, transit gateway, private link, ELB, ELB, etc.); Azure (connectivity services - Vnet, Virtual WAN, VPN gateway, application protection, application delivery and network monitoring, etc.)

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Cisco IOS- including switching, routing, segment routing, and other technologies
  • Radio frequency and spectrum engineering
  • Optical networking technology and engineering
  • Satellite communications engineering
  • Cloud design, implementation, and configuration
  • Other automation tools (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Terraform, etc.)
  • Identification of INFOSEC and COMSEC security requirements for the network
  • Providing technical guidance and direction for TCP/IP transport network design and engineering, networking routing protocols, advanced virtual networking technologies
  • Analyzing the optimization of network system performance
  • Overseeing the strategic interface of network systems configuration
  • Assessing network engineering technologies, computing systems hardware and software protocols
  • Providing high-level technical advice and guidance to manager and technical resources on networking technologies to meet current and future organizational needs
  • Overseeing the strategic interface of network systems configuration
  • Assessing network engineering technologies, computing systems hardware and software protocols
  • Providing high-level technical advice and guidance to managers and technical resources on networking technologies to meet current and future organizational needs
  • Establishing overall strategic network standards and priorities
  • Identification of technical trends in information technology, awareness of on-going IT projects, and business unit requirements
  • Model Based System Engineering (MBBSE) principles
  • Knowledge of Security Development Operations (SecDevOps) on iterative development projects
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code
  • Knowledge of Agile development principles
  • Knowledge of modern software languages (e.g. Java, C, C++, C#, Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art systems engineering principles and network design concepts
  • Knowledge of OSI model, routing protocols, and their application to router configurations
  • Experience in multi-vendor network security environment
  • Experience with routing design, techniques, and protocols such as BGP
  • In-depth understanding of peering, QoS, and traffic engineering
  • Security best practices for firewalls and perimeter security measures including VPN technologies
  • Continuous integration, test automation and/or SecDevOps on iterative development projects

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $140690 - $239140

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
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