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Lead Network Engineer
Our client, a defence contractor, is requiring an experienced Lead Network Engineer.
Our client, a defence contractor, is requiring an experienced Lead Network Engineer within the UK Information Technology function.
The successful candidate will ideally be qualified to expert level in core network technologies and is responsible for providing expertise, technical leadership of change to network infrastructures and key projects and programmes and input to the design and operation of the organisation's UK's LAN/WAN infrastructure.
Summary of 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.
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
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.
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
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
Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance as a minimum.
Rate flexible depending on experience, working inside IR35.
Contract for a 12 months period. Role can be based in Harlow, Essex or Glenrothes, Scotland with some remote work available.
You can not apply for this job as its status is Closed.