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BAE Systems

Enterprise Network Architect (SME)



Full Time

On Site


Reston, Virginia, United States

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.

CBLT TO2Required Education, Experience, & Skills Enterprise Network Architect SME

We are seeking a SME Architect with a minimum of 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
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
Linus 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
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. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.