15+ years experience • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
TheNetwork Architect performs tier four networksupport in accordancewith the SIE OPORD.
Candidates pursuing theNetwork Architect position needanextensivebackground in
networkingtechnology. They must possessexcellentwrittenand oral communicationskills,
along with strong interpersonalandleadership abilities. Candidates must have a strong
background in thedesign and maintenanceof local areanetworks(LANs) and widearea
networks (WANs), as well as an excellentworkingknowledge of LAN/WANprotocols(e.g.,
Open ShortestPathFirst(OSPF),BorderGateway Protocol (BGP), Multiprotocol Labeling
? Assessing businessandapplicationsrequirements for corporatedataandvoice
? Planning, designing,andupgrading networkinstallationprojects
? Establishing andmaintainingbackup,version-controlandmalwaredefense systems
? Troubleshootingnetworkarchitectures andrecommendingsystem fixes and
? Making recommendations for leveraging networkinstallationsandreducing operational costs
Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’sDegreefrom an accreditedcollege or university in InformationSystems, Computer Science,Engineering, a Mathematics-intensivediscipline, or a similar field is recommended.
Certification Requirements: CiscoCertifiedInternetworkExpert(CCIE)
Experience Requirements: At least fifteenyearsofexperiencewithnetwork operating systems(e.g.,Cisco,Novell and Windows Server),network hardware (e.g.,routers,switches, cabling and otheressentialnetwork hardware), and LAN/WANprotocols(e.g.,OSPF,BGP, MPLS).