Network Architect Engineer Subject Matter Expert

Fort Meade, Maryland
Sep 09, 2023
Sep 20, 2023
Full Time
Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Determine the BOM for successful system deployment (including the integral and associated hardware, software, licenses) and develop and coordinate detailed implementation plans for each system deployment site, to include sensors.
  • Provide the associated hardware and software and perform installation of the COTS modernized backbone architecture solution.
  • Develop design documents that serve as the basis of all staging, configuration, and testing.
  • Support a design review session to validate the design.
  • Build a test lab, pre-production environment, and production environments.
  • Solution must be able to integrate into DISA's Network Operations (NETOPS) to include the Government provided Out-of-Band (OOB) management network and the Operational Support System (OSS).
  • Ensure Core Session Policy Router (CSPR) requirements meet the technical specifications within the System Requirements Document (SRD) to include 99.999% uptime and seamless scaling up to 250,000 concurrent call requests and increased SIP traffic.
  • Ensure Session Border Controller (SBC) requirements shall meet the technical specifications within the SRD including operating in a back-to-back user agent (B2BUA) high availability (HA) configuration, deliver continuous SIP signaling, provide 99.999% uptime, be capable of terminating SIP trunks from neighboring SBCs, and support failover operations.
  • Support SBC Policy Configuration for SIP normalization, call transcoding, network address translation, service theft and fraud, spoofing, denial of service (DoS), distributed denial of service (DDoS), and Telephony denial of service (TDoS) protection.
  • On-demand Capabilities:
    • The service platform solution shall have the ability to scale up or down with concurrent call attempts as needed to support the busy hour concurrent call
  • Ensure each phase is tested. Success criteria and Acceptance Testing for each phase shall include, but not be limited to successful call attempts, ability to route a SIP call based, and successful 911 call attempts.

  • Minimum Experience: Six (6) years relevant experience in network design requirements and Information Assurance, developing system and network design requirements in a large-scale implementation of Voice and Video over IP and UC/Communications, using IP, SIP, UC ASSIP, SIPConnect, XMPP (IM/Chat/Presence), QoS, and H.323.
  • Security/Certification Requirements:
    • Sensitivity Level: IT-I - Critical Sensitive
    • Clearance: Secret
    • Must have at least two of the following: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA) or higher, Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Collaboration


We are seeking a Network Architect Engineer Subject Matter Expert to join our team supporting Soft Switch Backbone Modernization in Ft. Meade, MD.

TekSynap is a fast growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. "Technology moving at the speed of thought" embodies these principles - the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Additional Job Information

  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Develop Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Location: Ft. Meade, MD (DISA HQ)
  • Type of environment: Office
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday - Friday. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


U.S. Citizen

Secret clearance


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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