Senior Principal Network Architect (Hybrid - Secret Clearance Required)

Richardson, TX

Date Posted



United States of America


TX234: Richardson 1717 CityLine 1717 East CityLine Drive Building C17, Richardson, TX, 75082 USA

Position Role Type


RTX Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises three industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon. Its 185,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

To realize our full potential, RTX is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

The following position is to join our RTX Corporate, Enterprise Services, Research Center or BBN team:

Role Overview

RTX is seeking an experience dynamic, hardworking Network Architect to promote the sharing of ideas. We at RTX champion an inclusive work environment that supports differences and big picture thinking. Candidate to be a proactive and self-starter, who is willing to go above and beyond to complete team objectives.

The ideal candidate will communicate effectively with a range of audiences, technical and non-technical, and will function effectively on an engineering team to create a collaborative and inclusive environment that allows for the establishment of mission goals, itemized planning of tasks, and prioritization of tasks that drives the efficient execution of objectives.


  • Architect, design and implement local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN) to deliver shared services across the RTX business.
  • Balance key system parameters in all designs: security, performance, availability, supportability, cost, etc.
  • Continuously perform research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software through. vendor engagements, product evaluations, trade studies, etc.
  • Mentor team members and drive a culture of modernization related to software-defined networking, automation, the application of DevOps principals including configuration management, CI/CD pipelines, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • In-depth experience in LAN/WAN switching and routing: IP, Ethernet, dynamic routing protocols (OSPF, BGP)
  • In-depth experience with SD-WAN/DMVPN technologies, NAT and Layer 2-3 encryption technologies (MACsec, IPSec)
  • UDP multicast, MSPP, VPN, VLANs, GRE Tunnels, and TCP/IP network designs.
  • Demonstrate experience with scalable overlay/underlay datacenter architectures (Cisco ACI, VMware NSX, VXLAN-EVPN-BGP)
  • Knowledge of commercial cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc) and underlying network constructs (virtual networks, transit gateways, load balancers, etc)
  • Experience with network monitoring protocols and tooling: SNMP, NetFlow, Solarwinds, PRTG, etc
  • Experience with network automation tooling: Ansible, Python or similar platforms
  • Ability to deliver solutions in compliance with strict US Government compliance regimes (Cyber DFARS, NIST 800 series, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with AWS GovCloud and Microsoft Azure for Government IL-2, 4, 5 and air-gap cloud regions
  • Cisco Unified Communications (CUCM, CMS)
  • Understand commercial encryption standards and their application in IP networking
  • Knowledge of NSA Type 1 encryption and Commercial Solutions for Crypto (CSfC) solutions
  • Knowledge of Storage Area Network (SAN) technology
  • Linux System Administration skills
  • An understanding of EAP-TLS certificate-based encryption, RADIUS authentication and/or 802.1X network access control technologies
  • Certifications such as CCNP, CCNA, CCIE, CISSP


  • Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and a minimum 10 years of experience, or an Advanced Degree and a minimum 7 years experience.

Location: Hybrid - Richardson or McKinney, TX

Work Authorization: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.

Clearance Level: Active Secret

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Location Richardson, TX (75080)
Job Type Full Time
Company RTX Corporation
Posted 4 days ago