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Network Architect 3
Ref No.: 14-00598
Location: North Chesterfield, Virginia
Department of Emergency Management
North Chesterfield, VA
3 Months
Both Phone and In Person

.This position assists the Information Technology Director planning and executing the Transformation of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to the Information Technology Partnership's managed service model. The Transformation Analyst/Project

Network Architect/Project Manager

Position Description
This position assists the Information Technology Director planning and executing the Transformation of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to the Information Technology Partnership's managed service model. The Transformation Analyst/Project Manager will review the proposed technology solutions for networking, messaging and security to assess the solutions' abilities to meet VDEM's business requirements, completeness, technical capability and feasibility. In addition, the Transformation Analyst will review and coordinate schedules for Transformation-related work with the Information Technology Partnership (Virginia Information Technologies Agency and Northrop Grumman) and VDEM entities, develop and manage related budgets and prepare and present progress reports.

Anticipated Duties
Evaluate technical proposals for networking and related security
Advise the agency IT Director and senior leaders and the technical qualities and feasibility of proposed implementation
Advise the agency IT Director and senior leaders on the business impacts of the proposed implementation
Coordinate planned implementation with service provider
Develop project plans, including schedules and budgets, in collaboration with service provider

Desired knowledge skills and abilities
Extensive knowledge and experience with high availability networks
Extensive background in network design, including Wide Area Networking (WAN), Local Area Networking (LAN), Multiple Protocol Labeling Switching (MPLS), DS3
Experience planning and implementing network designs, including WAN, LAN, MPLS
Extensive knowledge of current state of the art in switches, routers and firewalls
Extensive knowledge of network security
Experience planning and implementing network security
Knowledge of project management practices, including the development of schedules and budgets
Experience developing project plans, schedules and budgets
Experience coordinating with vendors
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Skill
Required / Desired
Amount
of Experience
Expertise Rating
Extensive knowledge and experience with high availability networks
Required
5
Years
Extensive background in network design, including Wide Area Networking (WAN), Local Area Networking (LAN), Multiple Protocol Labeling Switching
Required
5
Years
Extensive knowledge of current state of the art in switches, routers and firewalls
Required
5
Years
Extensive knowledge of network security, including planning and implementation
Required
5
Years
Knowledge of project management practices, including the development of schedules and budgets
Highly desired
5
Years
Experience developing project plans, schedules and budgets
Highly desired
5
Years
Experience coordinating with vendors
Highly desired
3
Years
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Required
7
Years
Global Candidate Requirements
Skill
Required / Desired
Amount
of Experience
Expertise Rating
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Question 1
Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 2
Please describe your experience analyzing/recommending changes to network architecture proposals. Please be specific in the following details: Number of users served by the network Hardware technologies employed, e.g., routers/switches, firewalls Transport technologies employed, e.g., SONET/MPLS/DS3/TLS Complexity of the networks in terms of sites served Security features of the networks Applications supported by the networks, e.g., email, business specific applications, etc.
Question 3
Describe your experience establishing and/or evaluating proposals for high availability networks. Please be specific in the following details: Level of "high availability required, e.g., the percentage of "up time required Methods for attaining "high availability Cost/benefit analysis
Question 4
Describe your experience managing a network implementation project. Please be specific in the following details: Experience developing project documentation, including project charters, proposals, schedules and budgets Experience in analyzing project risk Experience in managing the execution of the project based on the project documentation Experience preparing periodic project status reports
Question 5
Describe your experience in developing and presenting information and decision briefings to senior executives. Please be specific in terms of the tools that you use to present these briefings and your skill and experience using those tools and the level of executive to which you've presented these briefings, e.g., unit manager, division manager, vice-president, CIO/CEO.
Question 7
Does candidate live within 50 miles of Richmond, VA?
Question 8
If candidate does not live within 50 miles of Richmond, VA, what city and state does the candidate live in?