Network Architect

Westminster, CO
Added: February 9, 2024
Maxar Intelligence is a provider of secure, precise, geospatial intelligence. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness.

We are immediately hiring for a Network Architect to join our Architecture team. This position is an in-office position and can be located in Westminster, CO, Herndon, VA and or Ypsilanti, MI. We are looking for an energetic and talented person that will partner with our business leaders and engineering teams to grow and evolve our WAN and LAN networks.

Life with Us:

Your Project: The Architecture team partners across Maxar on a variety of projects. Our mission is to understand current and future business needs and architect flexible solutions that will meet the current need as well as scale and grow to meet future needs. Maxar has unique network challenges to overcome with the sheer size of our satellite imagery data and being able to move, process, and deliver imagery within tight timelines to our customers. As a member of the Architecture team, you will influence architectures, decisions, and solutions to ensure they are aligned with Maxar’s enterprise goals, financial goals, and operational goals.

Your Career: We’re serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your supervisor, or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.

What We Offer:

There is a reason we boast awards like Best Employer, Best Place to work, Top employer, candidate experience winner. Our strength is in our people. Each team member makes a unique contribution

to our collective mission. So, we recognize that with best-in-class benefits like:

  • 401K matching and immediate vesting schedule
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Family friendly benefits like maternity and paternity leave, adoption reimbursement, flexible hours, hybrid work options
  • Programs to help you grow like tuition reimbursement, hackathons, and career development
  • Student loan repayment
  • Generous time off
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision at affordable monthly rates

What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):

Create architectural roadmaps for how Maxar’s WAN and LAN infrastructure will evolve over the next 2-4 years.

Assist in leading the implementation of the architectural roadmaps.

Work very closely with the network team, including assisting/leading implementation efforts.

Support the implementation and operation of WAN infrastructure, including multi-point WAN connectivity, dedicated leased lines to various customers, VPN links to various customers and remote sites.

Support the implementation and operation of LAN infrastructure at datacenters, branch offices, and critical operations centers.

Participate in the development and implementation of the AWS Cloud infrastructure and be able to collaborate and work across teams .

Lead discussions involving several teams and points of view to come to consensus on hard architectural problems.

Develop standards, guidelines, and best practices to enable rapid software engineering, integration, and operations across Maxar.

Engage with business leaders to ensure that the software architectures proposed meet the needs of the business in an effective manner.

Maintain vendor relationships and communications.

Support production networks.

Minimum requirements for this position:

Must be a US Citizen

Ability to obtain a U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance with CI poly

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or related engineering field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.

8+ years of experience in network engineering/network administration

4+ years recent experience building networks that focus on high availability

4+ years recent experience with Palo Alto firewalls

4+ years recent experience with Juniper Networks routers, switches, and firewalls

4+ years recent experience creating and maintaining network architecture documentation

Some travel required to various office locations

Demonstrable experience with data / IP networking and protocols (e.g., VXLAN/EVPN, OSPF, BGP, GRE, TCP, UDP, FTP, DNS)

Minimum three days per week, on-site work

These skills would be amazing:

Current Secret or Top Secret clearance.

Experience working with classified networks.

Experience with: Zabbix, F5 load balancing technologies, Infoblox (DNS, DHCP, NetMRI, etc.), and Aruba technologies (Mobility Conductor, ClearPass).

Strong troubleshooting abilities in a complex network environment.

3+ years’ experience with AWS networking technologies (e.g. VPCs, Customer Gateways, Direct Connects, etc.)

Great communications skills.

Ability to be a calming voice of reason when difficult decisions need to be made.

Have a security focused mindset and understand NIST 800-171/53/CMMC network security requirements.

Ability to apply appropriate technology when solving business problems.

Experience in the networking aspects of acquisitions and divestitures

Hold at least a basic cyber security certification, such as Security+ or similar.

We have the ability to move this position to a higher level based on a person's skills and qualifications.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.