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WAN Domain Architect



Full Time

On Site


Reston, Virginia, United States


Leidos currently has an opening on the Service Management Integration and Transport (SMIT) Contract for a Wide Area Network Domain Architect reporting directly to the SMIT Chief Architect. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience and leadership skills to successfully execute the mission of the Navy’s largest IT services program. Under the SMIT Contract, the Leidos team is responsible for the core backbone for the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, network engineering, service desk, seat support services, and data transport. The WAN Domain Architect applies enterprise IT capabilities across the workforce, bringing integrated business value across functional and organizational boundaries to end users at all levels of the Navy and Marine Corps. These services enhance workforce effectiveness and successful execution of the Navy’s mission. Ultimately, Leidos supports the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and services while reducing costs by focusing efforts under one enterprise network.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The WAN Domain Architect (DA) is responsible for:
    • The technical architecture baseline for the WAN and Transport Boundaries including: MPLS Carrier Supporting Carrier (CSC) network, WAN routing, Transport Boundary Networking functions, WAN Acceleration, Software Defined WAN, Carrier solutions/handoffs with Providers or other Government Organizations, Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) Customer Edge Interface (DISA boundary)
    • Leading the development of classified network solutions and strategies to execute the US Navy’s mission.
    • Demonstrating knowledge and application of DoD and Navy network policies and directives.
    • Collaborating with team to conduct trade studies/analyses of alternatives that support classified network architecture concepts for software and hardware, including designing, developing, and analyzing products and capabilities.
    • Collaborating with Navy PEO-Digital Infrastructure Services APM-E, Service Owners, APM-E, Lead Engineers, and other DoD organizations (i.e. NNWC, US CYBERCOM), DISA, Industry Cloud Providers, and Partners to continuously improve the Navy’s classified network and its security posture.
    • Identifying technology and solution roadmaps to improve mission enterprise capabilities resulting in increased contract growth and improved customer experience.
    • Participating in the Leidos SMIT Engineering Review Board
    • Collaborating with other DAs in cases of capability overlap areas, communicating, and collaborating with the Team.
  • Proposal Support
    • Providing subject matter expertise into new business for:
      • Help with defining customer requirements through collaboration to ensure all requirements are being captured in proposals.
      • Providing Level of Effort on system engineering task
      • Providing information into required equipment for network related solutions
      • Reviewing and providing information on proposal writeups before submission
      • Providing and Reviewing statements of work to be issued
  • Architecture
    • Collaborate with teams to develop Network Transformation approaches.
      • Research and present technologies related to improving user experience.
    • Provide subject matter expertise for analysis of alternatives, business case analyses, etc…
  • Engineering
    • Provide guidance and oversight to Engineering.
      • Provide guidance on integration of engineered systems into the existing environment.
      • Provide system function information to Assessment and Authorization for system accreditation.
        • Package Diagrams, SEISA/C&A Plan,
      • Resolve technical conflicts for system integration
      • Provide Lab guidance on minimal viable product to ensure proper testing of systems and system. interfacing
  • Modeling Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
    • Provide subject matter expertise of the NMCI Unclassified/Classified network system and subsystem functions.
      • Provide information about network related systems to cameo system modelers.
        • Provide/Review/Verify System Requirements
        • Provide/Review/Verify HLD Structure
        • Provide/Review/Verify LLD
      • Help with standardization and definition for systems being integrated into the Cameo system modeler.
      • Review and provide network system descriptions.
  • Operations
    • Provide subject matter expertise of the Unclassified/Classified Network to assist in:
      • Tier 3 escalation point for network troubleshooting.
      • Making network decisions that are outside of the configuration baseline to resolve network issues.
      • Informing the operational community on updates to current systems so they are aware of new functions associated with changes.
      • Provide briefings on system changes to operational community

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to review requirements, comprehend, and solution capabilities that satisfy customer requirements
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, forward thinking, and innovation-driven environment
  • Must possess:
    • Requires BS degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, presentation/briefing skills; ability to interact with internal Senior-level Managers and Senior Navy Customers
    • Expert/Working Knowledge required, but not limited to: Routing, Switching, MPLS, VPN, IPSEC, Ethernet technologies, Software Defined Networks, Zero Trust Framework, Automation, Transport specific tools and technologies, DoD Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS), DISA Networks, Carrier Networks, etc...
    • Current IAT DOD 8570.01 IAT Level II Certification (defined as having one of the following): Comp TIA Security+ CE, Cisco CCNA Security, or ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
    • Cisco CCNP Certification
    • Ability to travel up to 10% including the potential for OCONUS travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicable Domain-Specific, Expert-level Technology certification such as CCIE, JNCIE, etc…
  • Recent experience with Navy IT services and/or NMCI/OneNet
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and SysML experience; Cameo Systems Modeler
  • 15-20+ years of IT experience in multiple technical disciplines within DoD environment
  • DevOps experience
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud experience
  • ITIL or Agile certifications
  • Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level III certification highly desired

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $213,850.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.