CACI is seeking a Systems Architect to handle architecture and technical issues for our DHS customer. The SA shall perform the design, testing, implementation, configuration validation, operation, maintenance, administration, management, backup, and recovery of DHS IT infrastructure systems, to include servers and storage devices, with an overarching system engineering function used to guide and direct the overall value and effectiveness of the systems. Projects may consist of designing, building and deploying of new networks and infrastructure components such as databases, servers of many types, network storage devices, other network components, and desktops/workstations, as well as the removal of existing network features and infrastructure components. Projects may include features, which require the installation and removal of hardware such as switches, servers and routers, databases, servers of many types, storage devices, desktops/workstations and installation and un-installation of infrastructure components. The ability and experience to support the following is REQUIRED: - E-mail and messaging services - File share services - Active directory services - Storage area network services - Backup and archive technologies - Blackberry and wireless technologies - Management, configuration and utility servers - Network configuration and planning -“ switch, router and firewalls. - Client platform designs including software images and hardware configurations - New infrastructure designs and user rollout support (includes identification of LAN closet placement, power requirements and cabling requirements). - Network and server enhancements based on recommended best practices, and technical assessments. - Network assessments based on modifications, changes or moving equipment. - Assessing capacity and latency issues for network configurations. - Assessing network connectivity and access approaches. - Performing Tier 3 Help Desk tasks as required. The Systems Architects will also be responsible for providing network engineering support, to include but not limited to: - Network architecture/accreditation - Equipment Rack/Cabinet installation - Switches (install/move) - Servers (install/move) - Routers (install/move) - UPS/PDU (install/move) - Circuit configuration/turn-up - Network installation/configuration - Alarm Monitoring to datacenter configuration - Security camera/monitor installation - Desktop/Polycom phone installation - PC Imaging/Deployment (and accessories: mouse, keyboard, speakers, docking station, - and software installation) - SMART Board installation (excluding physical mounting to a wall unit) - Network/desktop printer installation - Copier/fax installation - Equipment Testing - Transition to O&M - Coordination with external service providers (Cable plant, CATV, VTC, Voice Systems, etc.) on the design and implementation of IT solutions which are not covered in the scope of work - Configure switches and routers as directed -“ this shall be done remotely or locally as directed by the customer The Systems Architect will predominantly work in NW Washington DC. However travel is expected as this customer has multiple field sites. Systems Architects shall, as appropriate, attend all meetings as directed and contribute to specific technical working groups, change control boards and change management boards set up to address engineering operations and issues with the customer and other Government agencies. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: - Ability to obtain DHS Entry on Duty. - Typically requires bachelor‘s degree or equivalent, and 12-15 years of related (large-scale system architecture) experience. - Proven customer relations management skills. Comfortable leading technical discussions and meetings and presenting briefings to current and potential customers. Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in written format technical solutions to non-technical audience. - Knowledgeable of broad range of enterprise IT supporting technologies and services from the network to application layers. - ITIL Certified (desired). - Holds other industry certifications such as Cisco, Microsoft, Juniper, EMC (desired).