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General Dynamics Information Technology

Network Architect / IT Project Manager (RCDD)

Chantilly, VA

16 days ago

3 people have applied

Job Description

The Network Architect / Project Manager will design, plan the installation and implementation of on-going IT Fit-outs, plan and execute expansion and support to exercise network systems, and facilitate coordination with coalition partner network equipment for MPE related exercises.

Provides oversight and supervision for a team of 10-20 contractors and subcontractors and their assigned deliverables. Must be able to provide GO/Executive level briefs, translating technical solutions into operational mission and update briefings. The PM must be able to extract pertinent weekly status updates from the team and ensure this is included in weekly updates.

The Network Architect / Project Management will maintain, monitor, troubleshoot, and upgrade existing network components as required. The Network Architect will be able to configure and support internal and external networks and firewalls. The Network Architect will troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve hardware and software issues. The contractor shall work with SMEs to resolve complex system issues, and train users on new hardware and software.

The Network Architect / Project Manager must be able to perform the following:

  • Analyze voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting, and upgrading operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges, and other devices.
  • Configure routers, switches, VPN concentrators, firewalls, and TACLANES, (specifically Brocade and Juniper and General Dynamics TACLANES) to support the USAREUR MPE-related network environments.
  • Results-focused by successfully and continually communicating expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising results; coaching and counseling team members; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training new team members; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Maintains organizational effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing solutions.
  • Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with internal teams and external organizations.
  • Verifies application results by conducting system audits of technologies implemented.
  • Preserves assets by implementing disaster recovery and backup procedures and information security and control structures.
  • Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Contributes to team effort by assisting team members with accomplishing milestone deliverables.
  • Information Technology (IT) Project Manager Skills and Qualifications:
  • Technical Management, Technical Understanding, Analyzing Information, Informing Others, Staffing, Problem Solving, Data Center Management, Developing Budgets, Coordination, Strategic Planning, Quality Management.
  • Plan network layouts and configures systems to user environments.
  • Analyze network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements.
  • Support the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed.
  • Plan, design, install, maintain, troubleshoot, resolve problems and perform network asset management of Brocade switches and routers, Juniper routers and firewalls, firewalls, proxy servers, Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS), and encryption devices such as TACLANES
  • May provide technical support and troubleshooting to users.
  • Configure VPN tunnels on Brocade and Juniper devices and configure TACLANES, including installing encryption keys.
  • May provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced network personnel.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participate in special projects as required.


  • Secret (SSBI) Level Security Clearance
  • RCDD Required CCNP required.
  • IAT Level II Certification is required at start.
  • Bachelors' degree and 15-20 years or more years of related information technology experience are preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain a German TESA/SOFA approval.


  • TS/SCI Security Clearance

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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