Enterprise Architect

Arlington USA-VA-Alexandria, VA
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
General Dynamics Information Technology is looking for a Lead Network Engineer to modernize the Pentagon's network.  The Sr./Lead Network Engineer will work with the Sr. Network Architect to design, test, implement, and operationalize the a SDN solution in a controlled and measurable fashion in order to reduce the risk to customer and mission performance. The Lead Network Engineer will be responsible for successful execution and implementation of all phases of the effort, with defined governance “gates” between phases requiring government review at the completion of the phase. All phases below shall be tracked as major milestones in the Contractor’s IMS. The Contractor’s updated IMS shall account for government review, required updates, and acceptance after each phase. The Contractor may propose approaches such as overlapping activity across multiple phases in order to streamline execution of the overall program.


1. Designs and develops enterprise architectures, and defines key capabilities and performance requirements

 2. Develops technical roadmaps for future implementations.

 3. Develops business case analysis on potential projects.

 4. Ensures security is integrated into all architecture solutions.

 5. Acts as a subject-matter expert to multiple tasks and/or programs.

 5. Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients.

 7. Evaluate new application, infrastructure and cloud decisions in existing context of applications, infrastructure, standards, current business strategy and future business strategy

 8. Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

 9. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced IT staff and may have supervisory responsibilities.

 10. Serves as liaison with senior clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.

 11. Provides high level expertise to multiple projects and tasks.

 12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

 13. Participates in special projects as required.

Education Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Engineering or Equivalent; Master’s degree preferred

Qualifications Requires 15-20 years of experience.


Experience, min 10 years:

5+ years primary role operating, troubleshooting, installing network routers and switches

5+ years primary role designing, architecting routed and switched networks

2+ years as senior or lead engineer in planning, designing, and building software defined networks

3+ years DoD environment


At least one nationally recognized certifications for senior network administrators/engineers/architects tied to the proposed solution’s routers and switches.

IAT Level III in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M http://iase.disa.mil/iawip/Pages/iabaseline.aspx


Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Engineering or Equivalent; Master’s degree preferred

Demonstrated skills:

Configuring and installing various network devices and services

Monitoring network performance and resource utilization, trending, capacity planning

Use of current and emergent network design principles and protocols

Experience with network virtualization technologies

Experience with multi-tenant network architectures

Familiarity with a width variety network routing and switching equipment devices from multiple vendors

Scripting languages such as Pearl, Python, coding for network threshold events


As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.