Sr. Systems Architect in Washington, DC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  827491

Apex Systems is looking for a Qualified Sr. Systems Architect (Cisco/Avaya Centric) for one of our biggest clients in the DC area.

If interested, please send most up-to-date resume to Del Molina. His email is Thanks!


Position:  Sr Cisco/Avaya Architect

Location Washington DC

Salary: $170K - $200K

Clearance: Candidates must be US citizens and able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense [Secret / Top Secret] security clearance as a condition of employment

Job Description: Sr System Architect (Avaya and Cisco Experience/Background)

•  Evaluates, designs, documents, installs, implements, tests, and performs problem isolation and resolution, and monitors, tunes, set standards and maintains a range of Voice/IT network components and systems. 

•  Performs these functions across some, but not all, physical media, Operating Systems, File Systems, protocol stacks and network components. 

•  Provides client consulting and training on the design and use of the Voice/IT network systems and architectures.   

•  Plans, researches, evaluates and recommends new operational/storage area network equipment and related technologies.   

•  Uses monitoring, performance analysis, network management, software and hardware equipment to troubleshoot and isolate problems, gauge performance and activity.                                                                   

•  Devises solutions to operational problems within the capacity and operational limitations of installed equipment.   

•  May develop and execute contingency plans for network related hardware failures including isolated and major outages.                       

•  Provides internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to application developers, computer operations, workstation support, management, and departmental clients.

Required Skills, Experience, Education:

•  10 years Voice & IT network engineering support experience (Tier II, Tier III Tier IV, network infrastructure implementation and maintenance)                                           

•  Expert experience in one or more of the following: Avaya TDM/VoIP Voice Systems, Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst routing and switching   

•  Experience supporting the government customers in secure environments, familiarity of NIPRNET and SIPRNET operating standards and applicable guidelines 

•   Firsthand experience in developing and providing quality assurance review of engineering change orders relating to the replacement or enhancement of existing systems along with perimeter security hardware and software 

•  Experienced with performing root cause analysis, risk identification, and risk mitigation                                                                                                                         

•  Expert Knowledge of cabling standards, fiber optic and copper cable termination   

•  Experienced with network monitoring devices such as HP Openview, Nagios, Zenoss, NeuralStar or other similar monitoring tools                                                     

•  Bachelor degree in a computer science/computer engineering related discipline

Required Clearance: Secret - Clearable to TS


•  ITIL ® Foundation certification   

•   Certifications: Avaya Voice Systems (TDM/VoIP), Cisco Voice, Network +, Cisco CCNA, Cisco CCNP or equivalent, BICSI Certification   

•  Department of State experience and familiarity with DoS environment (data and voice networks, Conference Bridges, IT security systems, policies and procedures), Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs), Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAMs)   

•  Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, and excellent written and oral communications


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