Senior Network Architect

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Mission Essential Position! Trace is hiring immediately!


Job Title: Senior Network Architect

Job Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Security Clearance: Position requires an active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is seeking a cleared Senior Network Architect to provide expert level technical support regarding the design, configuration, implementation, operational management and troubleshooting of the Enterprise Network on-site in Stuttgart, Germany.


Duties and responsibilities to include but not limited to, with particular emphasis on design, implementation, and support of architectures to include but not limited to: 

  • BlackCore networks running MPLS, L3VPN, L2VPN, MP-BGP, OSPF, IS-IS
  • Hub/Spoke architectures with DMVPN/IPSec utilizing Cisco ASR 1K, ISR 4K, and ASA platforms
  • Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) solutions
  • Nexus 5K, 7K, and 9K data center switches operating in ACI & NX-OS Mode
  • Distributed Multicast architectures
  • Cisco Data Center enviornmments utilizing ACI & HCI deployment models
  • Cisco ASA Firewalls, FirePOWER, and FTD
  • F5 Load-Balancers
  • VMware ESXi & NSX
  • Provide network engineering support for core infrastructure spanning multiple Continents in the AFRICOM AOR utilizing diverse transport
  • Maintain industry best practices and standards for installation, configuration and support of local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) for internet systems or a segment of a network system
  • Provide technical and escalation support to include troubleshooting and break/fix actions
  • Understand broad client requirements and translate them into documented engineering requirements.
  • Execute high client initiatives and guide deployment of innovative solutions using the latest technologies to support the warfighte
  • Develop new strategic initiatives and customer relationships while continuing to enhance preexisting initiatives and relationships
  • Consolidate, project, and grow pre-existing efforts
  • Proactively arrange technology engagements with clients and align trace technology solutions to integrate
  • Analyze requirements, design, develop and deliver documentation deliverables of solutions lifecycle such as design, process, policy, techniques, tactics, and procedures in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) *Written and Lab*
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience with Routing and Switching protocols
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience with Network Security protocols
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience with Data Center Technologies
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience with Global Enterprise Networks
  • Current IAT Level II certification (Security+ce, CCNA Security, etc.)
  • Ability to meet TESA requirements to deploy OCONUS
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment. 
  • Position requires an active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • IAT-III Certification (CISSP, CASP, GCIH, etc)
  • ITILv4 Foundations Certification


  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 3 years of recent specialized experience, OR
  • An Associate’s Degree plus 7 years of recent specialized experience, OR
  • Major Certification plus 7 years of recent specialized experience OR
  • 11 years of recent specialized experience.

Trace Systems

Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading-edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website      #jointracesystems


Trace Systems is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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