Network Architect

in Albuquerque, NM

Network Architect Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    68615BR

  • Job Location

    Albuquerque, NM 87116, US

  • Job Category

    Engineering & Technology

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Clearance Level

    Top Secret/SCI

  • Career Level

    Experienced

  • Travel

    <10%

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a highly qualified and self-motivated Network Architect for the Engineering, Development, Integration, and Sustainment (EDIS) program. This position will support the US Space Force (USSF) Space and Missile Systems Center Innovation and Prototyping Directorate, to develop, deploy, modernize, and expand the EDIS program and its customers. This position directly supports experimental and operational satellite missions.

Key Responsibilities:

The Network Architect will apply complex design principles and methodologies to ensure cost-effective and optimal use of resources and technology without jeopardizing network integrity. The network architect will work in coordination with the software and hardware teams to get the necessary network equipment in place, and in collaboration with network engineers, network administrators and other professionals to examine and evaluate network performance and existing network technologies and make changes where needed to increase security and efficiency. Perform network design/monitoring, permissions management, account management, user activity logging, virtualization management, middleware management, database management.

  • Evaluate alternative technologies and architectures in relation to the organization's infrastructure needs.

  • Interface with management and vendors to develop and implement new solutions to meet technical requirements.

  • Design and manage the rollout of critical network infrastructures to support products and services, on both a strategic (long term) and tactical (immediate term) level.

  • Perform analytical, technical, cost analysis and in the planning, design, installation and on-going administration and management of data networks.

  • Ensure that network infrastructure is fully documented and performing as required by means of specific metrics and measurements.

  • Prepare the analysis of short/long term capacity needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling

  • Conduct network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies as well as internal studies of network performance and traffic analysis

  • Provide high-level technical advice and guidance to managers and technical resources on which network technologies can be utilized to meet current and future organizational needs. All work is completed on a cross-functional Development/O&S Team utilizing Agile and model based systems engineering processes.

  • Apply knowledge of enterprise system monitoring and management tools. (Solar Winds, Wireshark, etc)

  • Establish overall strategic network standards and priorities to maintain the network baseline

  • Recommend network design changes/enhancements for improved systems availability and performance.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • This position requires an active Top Secret security clearance with eligibility to obtain and maintain TS/SCI

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Network Engineering with fourteen (14) or more years relevant experience, Master’s degree and twelve (12) years or more experience, or PhD and nine (9) years or more experience. May substitute eighteen (18) or more years of experience for degree.

  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II certification

  • Ability to provide high level summary of results and draw conclusions based on interpretation of data

  • Good understanding of discipline process; information and data management, configuration control

  • Thorough understanding of modern service provider TCP/IP data networks using standards and technologies including but not limited to: MPLS, IS-IS, OSPF, BGP4, STP, RSTP, 802.1q, 802.1ah, ADSL2+, VDSL2, GPON

  • Familiarity with the following technologies: Cisco 95xx and 6509-E, Cisco C7010/C5596 Nexus Switches, Cisco 55xx ASA Firewalls, DHS Compliance Checks, Software Defined Networking, SD WAN, and Network Monitoring Tools

  • Developing IT Solutions in collaboration with engineering teams.

  • Superior knowledge, skills and experience with Cisco routing hardware, software, protocols etc.

  • Strong working knowledge of structured cabling systems, network facilities, electrical, UPS, etc.

  • Ability to work alone as an individual contributor, as a technical lead and as a participant in a team environment

  • Router, Switch and IP configuration experience is required

  • Strong background in Microsoft Office Suite and MS Visio

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Advanced degree (Master’s) in science and technology related disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, and Computer Engineering, or equivalent.

  • Strong ability to use software to develop drawings, network topologies, and interconnect diagrams

  • Seasoned communicator with demonstrated record of success in leadership, followership, and working with contract representatives and government sponsors.

  • Proven experience with Agile, sprints and DevOps concepts

  • Experience working with a Scrum Master, Daily Scrum meetings, sprints and written deliverables

  • Working knowledge of cloud service environments (VMWare, Kubernetes, VNFs, Docker/Containers)

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.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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