Network Architect

Network Architect

+ Security Clearance: SC or DV Cleared
+ Day Rate: £620 per day
+ IR35 Scope: Inside
+ Role Type: 6 Month Contract
+ Location: Salisbury - Generally 2 days on site

The primary responsibility of a Solution Architect is to assist the delivery of a viable, management and fit-for-purpose solution that meets the needs of the client and is capable of being effectively managed in service.
The Solution Lead will be the solution owner for the full lifecycle of a solution from feasibility to delivery. This will ensure the solution has continuity from an architectural and design perspective.
The Solution Lead is to be responsible for driving the architectural direction of all tasks allocated to them by a Programme or Principal Architect throughout the delivery lifecycle of the task.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the creation and implementation of end-to-end solution/technical design, ensuring alignment with the strategic technical architecture.
  • Responsible for ensuring the solution/design process is adhered to during all phases of project delivery.
  • Provide solution and technical SME input to appropriate levels to supplement internal skills (e.g. when new technologies are being investigated).
  • Provide an escalation point for design related issues within projects.
  • Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy.
  • Identify, communicate and manage Information Assurance risks.
  • Design security architecture elements to mitigate risks in liaison with Solution Leads.
  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements.
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.
  • Definition of security architecture, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles and emerging technologies.


  • Good knowledge of core Cisco Networking technologies covering switching, routing, Unified Communications.
  • Knowledge of Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems.
  • Firewall Configuration and Management.


  • IT Security Solutions (Policy Based, Physical, Environment Hardening & Software) & Provisioning and Implementation
  • Security monitoring platforms such as SEIM
  • Endpoint Management (Device Control, Data Protection, Application Control etc.)
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Infrastructure covering Windows Server 2012 / 2016 administration, Active Directory design , SCCM / SCOM deployment
  • Linux based OS Administration
  • Experience of new WAN technologies such as Ectocrypt blue and Nexus switches.
  • ACI, NSX