AceInfo Solutions, Inc.

  • Senior Enterprise Architect - Data Center Architect

    Job Location
    Regular Full-Time
    Not applicable
  • Overview

    AceInfo is currently seeking numerous Senior Enterprise Architect - Data center architect to support our upcoming federal project, in Washington DC



    Project Overview:


    Enterprise Architect - Senior Level-Information Architect, will provide support for the information architectural work effort of the current and future enterprise asset lifecycle management project representing the Enterprise Asset Lifecycle Management practice. 


    Position Description:


    Data center architect and is responsible for driving technology innovation, data center infrastructure solutions advisory and leadership. The Data center Architect will be viewed internally as a go-to technical resource for a wide range of data center technologies, from network, servers & storage to the latest converged infrastructure and private and hybrid cloud architectures. The various architects and engineers in the team will look to him/her as a trusted advisor for these technologies and to be an expert in infrastructure transformation. The Network Infrastructure Architecture will provide leadership on the infrastructure design, architecture, implementation and operational support & maintenance. The specific areas will be focused in Data Center and Network systems. S/he will serve as a senior technical expert to architect, deploy and operate large-scale IT infrastructure. S/he will work closely with various IT teams: infrastructure, security, networking and full fill the OEAs requirements. Essential Functions: Design Data Centre Networks utilizing industry best practices and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and Nexus 9k platforms. Develop and perform migration from traditional data center network designs to Cisco ACI. Create Low Level Design, High Level Design, Implementation Plan, and Acceptance Test Plan documents in accordance with customer and Cisco Standards.



    Supplemental Duties:


    • Data Center Network Switching architectures L2 and L3 protocols including EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, Spanning-Tree Load-balancing architectures and experience with LTM/GTM Application Delivery Controller configuration Network Security including Cisco and Palo Alto firewall design and configuration Wireless (Wifi) design and Radio Frequency (RF) fundamentals Remote access VPN architectures and techniques Through of Network Management Systems (NMS) tools and processes
    • Knowledge/experience with vendor management, IT budgeting, and product selection processes
    • Knowledge/experience with Network NAC and Telephony As an individual contributor have the ability to lead with a positive influence Routers / switches / load balancers in datacenter locations Virtual Private Networks Websense Akamai DDOS to support web application F5 Load Balancers Cisco ISE Riverbed Steelheads Gigamon Wide Area Networking Cloud Provider (i.e.AWS, Azure) connectivity
    • Experience with Enterprise systems modeling with tools like Visio
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills, and excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills
    • Experience with systems integration and service-oriented architecture models
    • Degree in Computing Science or IT, or in another field coupled with relevant on-the-job experience and certification, such as CCAr, CCIE DC or R/S
    • Experience with Enterprise Architecture Methods like TOGAF, FEA, Gartner with a classification scheme like Zachman



    Design Experience :

    • ACI Multi-Pod Solution Design Experience

    Design Experience:

    • Network Design Experience with Nexus-9k/7k/5k/4k/3k/1k
    • Hands on experience with Cisco APIC SDN controller architecture
    • Strong understanding of external L2/L3 fabric connectivity and Experience in L2/L3 switching Architecture design
    • Must have a solid understanding in BGP, OSPF, VDC, vPC, VXLAN, ECMP and Fabric Path
    • 15+ years of broadly based technical experience in system/network architecture, design and implementation in virtualized computing, storage, networking, telecommunications, data centers and related fields
    • Design network framework, strategy and architecture for industrial systems
    • This will involve working close to assessing and designing security architecture in topics such as ICS/SCADA, embedded systems, connected devices and IoT technologies
    • Five or more years experience in IT and/or OT architecture and communications including experience in industrial control systems, SCADA, PLC and IoT.
    • Industry knowledge and experience in areas such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), IT infrastructure and systems security, cloud or network systems management, and business continuity.
    • Provide architectural design standards for new product offerings as well as network impact assessments, network designs, vendor election and implementation, and on- going support as market requirements are refined
    • Understand potentially complex cross product implications, communicate, influence and work with a wide audience to help drive the target system architecture across the clients Cloud systems portfolio
    • Build network core competencies and further develop network technical and commercial expertise
    • Become a technical advisor for senior level customer meetings providing support when discussing specific high-profile implementations or new business ideas, and implementations and design changes
    • Manage all core and productions network infrastructure (e.g.Cisco/Juniper Switches/Routers/Firewalls), cloud solutions, Office 365, Skype for Business, Load Balancers, and Cisco DCM
    • Review and audit the existing network infrastructure for performance, scalability, elasticity, security, and availability
    • Identify key trends and emerging technologies that can enhance or impact the solution architecture to maximize the value of clients Hybrid Cloud offering
    • Supporting a culture of idea generation / thought leadership is expected
    • An industry recognized level of expertise relevant to hybrid cloud platforms and infrastructure running different OS and application stacks
    • Strong creative ability demonstrated with an exceptional track record of innovation and hybrid cloud strategy generation
    • Extensive, knowledge and practical application experience working in advanced software defined networks concepts, Cloud computing and Platform as a Service methodology
    • Managed and presented to internal and external stakeholders in various functions and levels
    • Ideally, in government and private sector
    • Establish ongoing processes and procedures that ensure production systems availability, optimal performance, reliability, resilience, disaster recovery and a high level of customer service
    • Assume leading role in architectural analysis, definition and recommendation of target architectures for Cloud technologies and solutions based on competence, vision and structures, which ensure impact on the roadmaps
    • Work with Management to define, schedule and deploy in phases a new upgrade strategy that moves clients network systems to a virtualized and cloud ready infrastructure



    Additional Information:


    US Citizenship, EAD and Green Card Holder 

    Company Information

    Ace Info Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.


    Ace Info Solutions, Inc. (AceInfo) is a leading Federal contractor with a focused vision: empower our clients, challenge our employees, and grow our business. Founded in December 2000, we are deeply committed to ensuring quality and customer satisfaction. We have a mature corporate infrastructure, strong management, and quality practices. AceInfo is a trusted IT partner to the Federal Government, and we help various agencies transform and strengthen their processes, operations, infrastructures, and security practices to help them further their critical missions.

    For over 15 years, we have successfully managed large and significant Federal programs. We have proven experience prioritizing client satisfaction, project quality, and providing innovative, cost-effective solutions to Federal clients.

    AceInfo is prime on 95% of our contracts, is headquartered in Reston VA, and has geographically dispersed office locations throughout the country, to include: Kearneysville, WV; Chesapeake, VA; Fort Collins, CO; Boulder, CO; Quantico, VA; Kansas City, MO; Bowie, MD; multiple Washington, DC Metropolitan locations, and project presence in 23 states in all time zones. We offer excellent benefits and salary packages including free medical/dental/life insurance premiums for staff members. We offer relocation assistance for internal employees and external candidates, within 50 miles (minimum) of work location. We do not offer assistance for relocation and housing for internship positions.


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