Job Description :
Network Architect 2
Fairfax, VA
6 Months

Job description:
VDOT seeks a Network Architect to support the Transportation Operations program in Northern Virginia
This position is for a long -term contract. The end-date listed on this requisition merely coincides with the end of the fiscal year. Contract is designed to automatically renew each fiscal year. VDOT is looking to identify a qualified candidate who is interested in a long-term contract with the Agency.
The Network Architect will have various responsibilities although the primary focus will be Cisco Switching, Routing and ASAs.
Having strong hands on experience and a solid understanding of network fundamentals is an absolute MUST for this role.

Strongly prefer hands on experience with the following:
- Cisco Platforms: 6500, Catalyst 3750x, 3850, ASA5500x.
- IP Multicast over MPLS, configuring and troubleshooting
- Strong experience with routing protocols BGP, EIGRP and OSPF
- Strong experience with Layer 2 and Cisco VSS
- SNMP, Netflow, sflow and other network monitoring protocols and methodologies
- Network data capture and analysis with tools such as Wireshark, etc.
- Experience working with network monitoring applications. (Solarwinds, Nagios, etc
- Documentation and working with MS Visio

Additionally, experience is also required in the following areas:
-Troubleshoot network related service issues including outages, anomalous behavior, and slow response class of problems.
-Configure network equipment and services.
-Produce network implementation and migration plans.
-Test and support network hardware/services in various stages of deployment.
-Audit and assess network for requirements and best practices.
-Assist in formulating network management strategies.
-Produce and review technical documentation.
-Provide recommendations to optimize network operation and performance.
-Work with internal as well as external technical teams during design, development, and implementation phases of various network-related initiatives.

Other considerations:
-Candidates must be available for after-hours support as needed.
-Candidates should have a strong desire and aptitude to learn new technologies.
-Candidates must have an interest in obtaining a hands-on role.
-Experience with Intelligent Transportation Systems is not required but would be a plus.
-Candidates are expected to keep current with emerging security trends, issues and alerts.
- Candidates must possess the ability to communicate known security risks and solutions to leadership in order to mitigate risks to business and technology partners as needed.
- Candidates must possess the ability to identify, document, and recommend new or revised security processes, policies, and SOPs.
- Candidates are expected to participate in knowledge sharing with other security engineers and partners.
- Candidates are expected to interface with technical personnel from various disciplines to rapidly resolve critical security issues.

Required Skills:
Network Engineering/Design (Experience with Cisco Products - CCNP or equivalent preferred) – 4 Years
Network Administration (Experience with Cisco Products - CCNA or equivalent preferred) - 4 Years
Experience working with network monitoring applications. (Solarwinds, Nagios, etc – 4 Years
Experience performing network data capture and analysis with tools such as Wireshark, etc. – 4 Years
Ability to effectively troubleshoot complex network issues. – 4 Years
Ability to produce accurate technical documentation to include network topology maps, implementation plans, migration plans, etc. – 4 Years