Job DescriptionNetwork Engineer Architect LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC TARGET START DATE: 1 November 2017JOB DESCRIPTION: Force 3 holds a direct networking support contract with our government customer and we are seeking highly qualified and motivated Network Architect/Engineers. The Network Engineer must be skilled in designing large and small scale campus and wide area networking (WAN) solutions. Technologies will include everything from legacy campus environments based on spanning tree, to engineering future solutions based on SDN, NVF and SD WAN. Must be familiar with Type 1 encryption solutions. JWICs or DISN experience is a strong plus. Strong knowledge of networking at the CCNP level working toward or possessing a CCIE. Strong knowledge of general routing and switching protocols necessary. Existing, or working knowledge of MPLS and BGP with willingness to expand knowledge. Candidate must also have general knowledge of WAN acceleration, load balancing, data center technologies, and network automation and management tools. But first, who is Force 3? Force 3 is THE network security company. We provide infrastructure services to design, deploy, support and maintain our clients technology needs. This includes collaboration, compute and wireless. Clearance Requirement: MUST be a US Citizen with an active US Government clearance TS/SCI (CI Polygraph preferred at start) DUTIES: Plans network design, layout and develops the baseline configuration for the system. Assist in devolving network automation strategies as part of a shift to future DevOps based environment.Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements and provides recommendations and guidance.Briefs government customer and other contractors on recommended solutions and designs.Supports the development of the BOM and government IGCE for acquisition by the government as needed. Lead the development effort for the standard documentation maintained.Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced network personnel and may have supervisory responsibilities.May provide technical support and troubleshooting to users to operation staff.May perform general network administration duties as needed.Serves as technical team or task leader.Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.Participates in special projects as required. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: At least seven years of experience with network operating systems (eg; Cisco; Novell and Windows Server); network hardware (eg; routers; switches; cabling and other essential network hardware); and LAN/WAN protocols (eg; OSPF; BGP; MPLS). Type 1 Encryption.Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNP) or equivalent hands on experience or Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or equivalent hands on experience.Must be capable of engineering and documenting network solutions, not just deploying or configuring.Good verbal and written presentation skills. DESIRED:Bachelors Degree in Computer Science; Engineering; or a related technical discipline.Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) certification.Server virtualization and domain experience.Experience leading system integration projects as the technical lead.Department of State Experience. Force 3 is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. US citizenship is required for most positions and selected applicants will be subject to a background check and/or government security investigation.Benefits you will receive:Health, dental and vision coverage401(k)15 days PTO (vacation and discretionary leave)Paid federal government holidaysTraining reimbursementEducational reimbursement Force 3 is a Cisco Gold Partner, IBM Premier Business Partner, Dell EMC Business Partner, NetApp Star Partner, Splunk Elite Partner, Palo Alto Networks Diamond Partner, VMware Premier Partner and Tenable Platinum Partner, with offices in Crofton, MD and Herndon, VA. Company DescriptionForce 3 is the Network Security Company!In an increasingly networked world, your organization thrives or falters by the strength and security of its IT infrastructure. Your mission depends on the technology behind it. Between rapidly changing technology, constantly evolving security threats and the countless people who depend on your agency, you need that technology to be resilient, efficient, reliable and secure. From network security to storage, collaboration and networking, Force 3 provides secure IT solutions and services for clients who demand value, efficiency and reliability.