The Civil Health Operation is seeking a Network Manager, contingent upon contract award, in White Oak, MD. There will be occasional travel within the DC Metro area. The Datacenter Contract supports the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) organizations to provide critical work to safeguard the foods, drugs, devices, biologics, and veterinary products that the Agency regulates. The datacenter supports systems that continue to evolve to meet emerging business needs and to support new mandates and initiatives. It is important to respond to customer needs and issues. The Network Manager position is a highly visible position to ensure the network architecture is sized, scaled for the future, and structured to provide high availability to meet the service level agreements for the FDA customer. The Network manager must identify risks, with associated mitigation plans provide a plan for growth of the network for future upgrades, and collaborate with peers and other key staff and customers to ensure a reliable and robust network architecture is established and maintained. The successful candidate will have related network certifications (CCNA or CCNP) and a minimum of 10 years of related contract experience defining, trouble shooting and managing comparable networks. The person in this position will work directly with the FDA senior leadership team and the Leidos Health Systems program leadership team to ensure success of all aspects of the program including vendor recommendations and solutions, cloud architectures, and other network support responsibilities in a large scale datacenter environment. This position is contingent upon contract award. Specific roles & responsibilities for the Network Management position include but not limited to the following: Experience in Cisco routing and switching, network protocols and topologies; network security, voice services, and hands-on experience in system integration Design routed and switched IP wired and wireless network infrastructure. Create solutions for Architect network information systems for specific projects and present recommendations. Support the implementation of contemporary IP network-based communications, collaboration, virtualization and mobile systems. Works alongside the program manager and other datacenter management to determine the technical goals of the program and works with program stakeholders to refine those goals into executable objectives. Devises plans and drives execution of each phase of the program objectives and innovation projects. Performs quality control checks, ensuring the effectiveness and reliability of the network systems, tools, and products. Evaluates the engineering costs to identify efficiencies and improved ways of delivering service to the customer. Negotiates with stakeholders (Vendors, Customer, etc.) to generate ideas and clarify specifications. Delegates tasks as necessary to engineering team and maintains accountability for results. Builds strong professional working relationships with stakeholders to resolves disputes, define technical solutions, and drive positive change within the program. The ideal candidate may have multiple people supporting them but will be required to work with external stakeholders to achieve program objectives. This would include the issues, risks, dependencies, and making sure action plans are documented and executed accordingly. Be responsible for working with the customer and external stakeholders (industry leaders, vendors, etc.) to accomplish program goals in which we are dependent on them completing tasks. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to effectively brief FDA government customers. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyzes for total systems across the FDA network. Assist in the planning and performing of analytical research, design development, and other assignments in conformance with design, engineering and customer specifications. Must be a self-starter, strong leader, and have the ability to work independently with no supervision. Some travel ( Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 10+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 8+ years or prior relevant experience. Generally has 4-7+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
- Experience supporting an environment in a network management capacity with more than 40k users - Experience with Network Datacenter activities and tasks - Datacenter tasks include but are not limited to Network operations, , measurements analysis to prevent outages and ensure compliance with negotiated and established service level agreements, Change management for controlled and pre-coordinated changes, and Platforms that span Windows, UNIX, LINUX and cloud technologies. - Demonstrated Network management architecture and leadership skills - Network Management experience with at least 10 years technical management experience - Network certifications such as but not limited to, Cisco Certifications (CCIE, CCNP, etc.), - Experience supporting incident management, problem management, and integrating new technologies into these processes. - Familiarity with Cloud Computing, and Compute/Storage technologies (virtualization). - Experience designing, configuring, and optimizing use of cloud services and related network connection mechanisms to support an organization's infrastructure and application services requirements Requires US Citizen or US Person with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance Desired skills: - FDA customer experience and knowledge of their organizational structure - Demonstrated Cloud deployment models and related experience (Private/Public/Hybrid cloud) - AWS, MS Azure, or other cloud technologies and advanced ITIL certifications - Agile development knowledge and framework - Working knowledge of System Network Monitoring tools such as Solarwinds, OpNet for management of high availability networks