Network/Systems Architect 5 #4172


  • US-VA-Fairfax
  • Information Technology
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GovCIO is a team of transformers—people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation governmental operations that improve the citizen experience every day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?


The ideal candidate will be responsible for the overall architecture and design of our corporate computing environment. The person will be part of a close-knit team that delivers computing services to company end users and supports, as needed, project delivery teams. Specifically, the person will design, document and help implement, administer and manage the company’s virtual computing technologies and cloud/SaaS services to enable users; including, product/solution assessment and recommendation, computing design, storage allocation and operation, file system access management and control, and other related responsibilities. They will support the design, implementation and testing of specific cyber security controls, under the guidance of our lead cyber engineer, and support periodic ISO, CMMC or other audits. The person will support the determination and collection of metrics to demonstrate the effective and efficient delivery of corporate computing systems. The person must be a self-starter with a can-do attitude who works effectively with their peers and users and with a strong sense of independence and ownership for the responsibilities they cover and be willing to support the job execution needs of other team members. While the job is primarily conducted during standard workhours, the person must be able to address off-hour operational issues, system patching, and other actions that occur outside of normal hours.

Required Qualifications

  • 15+ years of directly applicable experience which should include modern, resilient architectures application flows, and virtual workload resource planning.
  • College degree in computer science, engineering or comparable (or commensurate experience); advanced degrees welcomed. Should include specific focus on solutions/systems design, documentation and operations of business systems (local, cloud, SaaS)
  • Proven ability to develop multi-year architecture roadmaps, provide the vision and work with business units and technical teams translate to implementation plans and measurement metrics
    Work across product teams to architect, build and design next-generation technology platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience in the administration and performance tuning of middleware solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience of virtual machine creation, administration and tuning; specifically VMWare
    Knowledge and experience with developing, administrating and managing system backup and recovery processes; specifically VEEAM backup
  • Knowledge of SCCM with an emphasis of patch management and reporting
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Demonstrated abilities in leading small work teams to implement and improve business systems
    Demonstrated problem solving abilities through research, collaboration and testing
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

Desired Qualifications

  • 10+ years direct experience with systems architecture design, documentation and operations
  • Knowledge of Dell, Nimble, AWS and Azure storage architectures/technologies/services
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint cloud services and/or Cognos BI reporting solutions
  • Experience with monitoring systems preferably PRTG.
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., PowerShell scripts or Python)
  • Experience and knowledge of cyber security practices and solutions
  • Experience with ISO 20k, 27k and/or NIST 800-171 controls
  • Strong documentation skills to articulate architecture design and solution using Microsoft Visio, Word or other tools 


COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.


GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disabled
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