Communications Network Engineer

Ref No. BHN145153
Location London, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


Our client are a leading defence technology consultancy seeking an experienced network engineer for a role based with their client in central London.


Strong Networking experience and experienced supporting Linux systems.

The Job

The Opportunity

This role supports delivery and operation of a strategic Government capability, which is key to the UK's security and law enforcement mission. You will be representing the client in stakeholder engagements - to understand technical challenges, and design and implement tactical solutions for live operation [further details can be provided on application].

We are looking for a candidate interested in a role supporting UK security and law enforcement. You must have experience of Cisco, Python and Linux. You must be customer focused with an eye for detail and looking for a role based in London.

Activities and responsibilities of the role include:

  • Architecting dynamic network solutions around customer requirements
  • Managing client and stakeholder relations with a high degree professionalism
  • Influencing suppliers and clients to work within short timeframes
  • Working with clients to design and implement network solutions
  • Managing deployment teams and organising remote operations
  • Maintaining and configuring Cisco & Juniper Firewalls
  • Maintaining and configuring Cisco Switches & Load balancers
  • Organising workflow and problem reports
  • Creating dynamic Python scripts

Education and Qualifications

  • BSc Degree in Computer Science or Engineering subject or a HND in a science or engineering subject and equivalent industry experience

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Ideally candidates will have a solid background supporting Linux systems (CentOS/Redhat preferred), experience with Cisco switches/firewalls (CCENT or CCNA highly desirable), a strong understanding of IP networking, VPN standards and configuration, good communication skills and an eye for detail and precision.
  • Highly desirable skills include a good understanding of RADIUS, SNMP, GRE SPANs and VOIP protocols.
  • Good working knowledge of AWS and intermediate Python, Ansible and BASH skills are desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willing to work on secondment at a client location.

Martyn Hudson
manages this role


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