Network Architect (Junior)

Rockville, MD

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Junior Network Architect to provide development, modernization and enhancement support network architecture of a Federal Client.


  • Support the development and maintenance of enterprise network architecture outlining network topology, cyber security capabilities, communication technologies, cloud computing infrastructure, concepts of operations, standards, routing, and protocols.
  • Provide recommendations for the future state enterprise network architecture and planning to consider areas such as cybersecurity, network availability, scalability, operations, WAN/LAN, intranet, enterprise network management, routing, and other areas related to enterprise network performance and security.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in networking, routing, communications, industry standards, and enterprise network operations in enterprise network architecture working groups.
  • Review and analyze detailed network engineering designs and architecture recommendations providing technical feasibility, cost estimates/review, risks, concerns, design alternatives, and long term implications.
  • Serve as network engineering and architecture subject matter expert to support enterprise network architecture and assessment activities.
  • Gather and document AS-IS enterprise network architecture documentation and support the development of TO-BE enterprise network architecture development.
  • Prepare presentations and network architecture diagrams and drawings as necessary for senior leadership audience.
  • Prepare technical meeting and working group meeting minutes containing highly technical network engineering and architecture material.

Skills & Requirements

  • 2-5 Years of Network Architecture Experience
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively, both independently and in teams, ensuring timely completion of assignments and meeting established quality standards


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required


  • Rockville, MD

About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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