Network Design Engineer

Ref: ZR_6463_JOB  ·  Posted on 21 September 2021

Introduction

The Role:

  • Provides technical leadership subject matter expertise to projects/programme managers as part integrated change team
  • Provides high- and low-level designs to enable build and implementation network solutions.
  • Provides defect management through innovative complex problem solving to support the successful transition of network services to live
  • Supports critical activities associated with the network infrastructure and telecommunications services. Including switching, routing, encryption, security, optimisation, VoIP, wireless and appropriate management tools.
  • Responsible for all aspects of technical network configuration and device hardening across hardware, software, cabling, bandwidth engineering, configuration planning, administration, and support of data and voice communications networks
Skills & experience
  • Supports project/programme managers across the project lifecycle providing key artifacts such as high- and low-level designs, estimates for relevant technical work and trouble shooting for effective defect management
  • Production of innovative safe and secure network solutions that comply with RTX policies
  • Ensure all work is documented to highest standard (designs, operational support guides)
  • Responsible for ensuring network design changes integrate seamlessly with the existing environment and implementation occurs in accordance with enterprise standards
  • Collaborate with operational teams as necessary to ensure safe transition of services
  • Be accountable for making network changes in line with change governance processes and standards
  • Demonstrable Skills and Levels - SFIA Foundation Definitions
  • Autonomy - Works under clear direction within a clear framework of accountability. Exercises substantial personal responsibility and autonomy. Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes.
  • Influence - Influences customers, suppliers and partners at account level. May have some responsibility for the work of others and for the allocation of resources. Participates in external activities related to own specialism. Makes decisions which influence the success of projects and team objectives.
  • Complexity - Work includes a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigates, defines and resolves complex issues.
  • Business Skills - Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications. Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences. Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives. Plans, schedules and monitors work to meet time and quality targets. Rapidly absorbs new information and applies it effectively. Maintains an awareness of developing technologies and their application and takes some responsibility for driving own development.
Additional benefits
  • Deep knowledge of network systems, including design, troubleshooting, infrastructure (hardware, software and telecommunications), maintenance and operations.
  • Direct experience in building scalable and highly available distributed networks.
  • Experience problem solving and troubleshooting complex, distributed network systems.
  • Expert in routing and switching - CISCO IOS and NX-OS knowledge is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of firewall and Intrusion Detection Systems.
  • Experience of configuring and troubleshooting VoIP, DNS, IPAM, VPN & IPSec, BGP & OSPF routing, load balancers, optimisation technologies and proxies in an enterprise environment.
  • Production of high quality design and support documentation and project artifacts as required
  • Strong familiarity with network monitoring and management tools.
  • Knowledge and solid understanding of industry best practices.
  • Ability to learn complex systems and business processes and define requirements for solutions.
  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions.
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence technical experts in other technical competencies
  • SC cleared or the ability to become SC cleared.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Science, or Mathematics, although significant experience and track record with tertiary qualifications is acceptable.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (minimum) CCIE preferred

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Prior experience of defence or highly regulated technical industry.
  • Cisco CCIE/CCar Certification
  • CISSP, CEH, Brocade Fibre Channel switching, TOGAF
  • Suitable business and/or technical leadership skills in technology consulting, managed and professional services in commercial or public sector organisations
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