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Network System Architect

Ref no. BHN539502
Location Portsmouth, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

The Network Systems Architect will

  • Design and implementation of innovative safe and secure network solutions that comply with MOD policies on Naval Platforms.

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Network Systems Architect


Network Systems Architect

Job description

Network Systems Architect
Main Duties:

  • Design and implementation of innovative safe and secure network solutions that comply with MOD policies on Naval Platforms.
  • Supports critical activities associated with the network infrastructure design, configuration and test. Including switching, routing, encryption, security, optimisation, VLAN, VM.
  • 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 troubleshooting for effective defect management
  • Ensure all work is documented to highest standard (designs, operational support guides)
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of firewalls
  • Experience of configuring and troubleshooting and IP networking, VPN, VM Ware, network routing.
  • Production of high quality design and support documentation and project artefacts as required
  • Strong familiarity with network monitoring and management tools.
  • Knowledge and solid understanding of industry best practices.
  • 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.
  • SC cleared or the ability to become SC cleared.


  • Prior experience of defence or highly regulated technical industry.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CISCO IOS knowledge

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