Network Engineer

Ref: ZR_6323_JOB  ·  Posted on 09 August 2021


  • Our client is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies to the Defence sector. They work in partnership with their clients to provide independent and objective advice and support across all stages of a project lifecycle
  • They help their clients achieve outcomes that deliver genuine benefits from their business programmes. They advise organisations at senior levels on complex business challenges, but also take a hands-on role to ensure the solutions are delivered and that the intended benefits of the investment are realised.
Key responsibilities
  • Producing network designs to meet business needs and following current standards
  • Maintaining network standards to ensure they continue to meet best practice guidelines
  • Keeping up to date on networking trends and developments and identifying how they could benefit the company
  • Analysing network products and technologies and making recommendations to influence technical direction
  • Is result oriented and has a high degree of accountability, commitment and responsibility. The expectation is that involving an architect in a project is a guarantee of obtaining positive outcomes
  • Working with the Network Operations team to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Involved in ensuring the application teams understand the impact of network constraints and provide recommendations to ensure successful deployments  
Skills & experience
  • Demonstrable experience of network technologies in a global business of a similar
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and communication, both verbal and written, skills
  • English at a near-native level
  • Able to demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of networking concepts
  • Extensive technical skills covering a broad range of network technologies, it is not necessary to be a specialist in any one area
  • A passion for networking and staying abreast of new developments
  • Experience of taking a requirement through analysis, solution design, testing, deployment and hand-over to an operations team for BAU support
  • Experience of working with cloud service providers and outsourcers

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

  • Working with users to understand the how they exploit the system or service to meet their business requirement
  • Assurance of system design for compliance to JSP604 
  • Provide Network Coherence across multiple programmes (Protector, E7, P8, Skynet)
  • Reviewing / approving HLDs for Strategic Systems programmes, service design, assurance, compliance and coherence tasks
  • Business Case (BC) Development support for new resource requirements
  • Supporting delivery teams through Solution Concept Forum, Solution Design Board, ARB and AGB
  • Solid understanding of routing protocols, quality of service and prioritisation
  • Experience of large scale / Enterprise defence networks 
  • Alignment of network designs to the Digital Enablement Network Reference Architecture
Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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