Est. $48.18 - $69.34
Full-time

Rockville, MD 20850

GovCIO is a team of transformers—people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can't do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We're changing the face of I.T. - from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we're excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?

Responsibilities

We are seeking a Network Architecture Section Manager to lead a large team of network services engineers who will provide mission-critical network architecture services to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of more than 45,000 users. As a member of our team, you will help to ensure the reliability and security of this FIPS security categorized “High” network. In this role, you will work alongside the Operations Section Manager (responsible for 365x24x7 enterprise network operations) and Security Section Manager (responsible for enterprise network security) and will be supported by a Deputy Architecture Manager.

The role’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide strategic and tactical direction to a team comprised of network architects and engineers
  • Collaborate with government stakeholders and project leads to plan, schedule, and coordinate team activities
  • Ensure successful team delivery of high-quality Network Design and Development, Site to Site Virtual Private Network (VPN), Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), Trusted Internet Connection (TIC), Network Backbone, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Wide Area Network (WAN), IP Address Management (IPAM), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Out of Band(OOB), and Cloud Network Services in compliance with project SLAs
  • Maintain a forward-looking staffing plan to rapidly fulfill new and backfill positions

Team scope within the Network Architecture Section includes:

  • Strategically plan, architect, design, engineer, develop, test, implement, modernize, and enhance the functional capabilities of NIH Network and TIC Services in alignment with NIH future state architecture objectives
  • Software and hardware installation, configuration, upgrades, and maintenance
  • Team with the Network Security Section to achieve security architecture requirements
  • Maintain technical architecture documentation
  • Troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Change management
  • Support resources responsible for security implementation, monitoring, maintenance, and vulnerability remediation
  • Strategic planning for network architecture services

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's with 12+ years (or commensurate experience)
  • At minimum 7 years of experience leading a large network architecture team
  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge in the field of network services
  • Practical application of current/emergent technologies, agile IT, ITIL and continuous improvement practices and techniques
  • Detailed skills and experience delivering network services, including all aspects of operations, maintenance, and change management
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise applying data-driven practices and tools to deliver, manage and optimize service level and performance arrangements for customer relationship management, performance management and IT network services domains
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills, and the demonstrated ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Duties may require traveling, being on call periodically, and occasionally working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends)
  • Must be able to gain a government Public Trust clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with and knowledge of the NIH operational environment and network infrastructure
  • Knowledge of and experience with technical tools such as Science Logic One, RedSeal, LiveNX, AlgoSec, NetLine Dancer, Graphana, StealthWatch, ZEN (Government-Off-The-Shelf), PerSonar, Cisco ISE, Cisco APIC/ACI Cluster Management, Cisco AnyConnect, Cisco DNA, SecureCRT, Infoblox, TACACS, Riverbed, Gigamon, VMWare VSphere, Struxerware, xMatters, NetScout Air Magnet, Cisco Sourcefire, Palo Alto Wildfire, F5 Big IP, RedHat, Radware DDOS, Tenable, Active Directory, and Splunk
  • ITIL Certification

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Posting ID: 730761135 Posted: 2022-07-01 Job Title: Network Architecture Section Manager