Network Design Architect

Network Design Architect

Permanent opportunity

Based on site in Southampton

£60,000 - £80,000 per annum

Job Description

This role requires an experienced System Network Design Architect and Integration Engineer to work closely with the System Design Authority (DA), the Engineering manager and Development team.

This position is ideally suited to a self-motivated Engineer who has demonstrable experience in the a Network Engineering role and can further demonstrate good working knowledge of systems engineering; systems integration / test and has a proven track record of delivering systems to time, quality and budget.
Working on the full life-cycle from Design to Implementation, including, (but not limited to) Network Design, integration, testing and verification and full documentation (Design, Test Scripts, reports Setting to Work and configuration), resulting in an integrated operational system that can be used for Customer witnessed events and final installation.


  • A degree-level qualification in a relevant discipline or proven track-record / industry experience

  • Demonstrable experience of the systems engineering lifecycle, including requirements management, system design process including system and sub-system specification, and product verification and validation.

  • Network Architecture Design

  • IP Networking

  • Knowledge of Network Switch configurations / VLAN Separation

  • Routing (Static and Dynamic)

  • Firewalling (PALO-ALTO Beneficial)

  • Security

  • Traffic Flow Analysis and Control

  • LAN / WAN

  • IP Addressing / VLSM

  • Windows Server network implementation and Control

  • HW based router / switch appliances.

  • System Integration

  • System Testing

  • Ability to produce clear and concise technical documentation.

  • System-level thinker

  • Stakeholder management

  • A proven track record in schedule adherence / delivery and achieving high standards.

  • Strong team player.

  • Self-motivated with an aptitude to problem solving and ability to drive difficult issues to conclusion, i.e. a finisher.