Network Design Engineer

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  • Location:

    Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Network Engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £450 - £500 per day + INSIDE IR35 DOE

  • Contact:

    Abbie Levens

  • Email:

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 MONTHS

  • Start date:

    1st May 2021

  • Consultant:


Network Design Engineer

SC Clearance required

Farnborough OR Portsmouth

12 Month Contract

No Remote - Site based

£450-500 per day inside IR35


The Role

  • Build and Deploy a new user facing Network Management System including monitoring of bespoke software/system components.
  • Creating, managing and updating the project plans & deliverables.
  • Ensure network availability is kept above the SLA thresholds.
  • Build Proactive response to alarms & monitor the network status.
  • Document everything from network designs, troubleshooting manual and procedures to user guides according to engineering processes.
  • Work with all the key stakeholders to ensure project tasks are completed efficiently and effectively.
  • Carry out migration/maintenance tasks as required by the business.
  • Visit data centres & sites
  • Support junior members of the team with the technical queries.
  • Work with operations and engineering team to optimize deployments into in service systems.
  • Develop, support, and document automated build and configuration management processes according to engineering processes.

Network Design Engineer - Skills, experience and qualifications (required)

  • Experience of deploying, configuring and using common Network Monitoring Systems (NMS) such as Solarwinds, Nagios, PRTG, etc. including using Simple Network Monitoring Protocol (SNMP).
  • CCNP or CCIE
  • Good TCP/IP networking experience and understanding of enterprise equipment (including LB, VPN, Firewalls, etc)
  • The aptitude to work autonomously, or to lead a small team.
  • The ability to quickly learn and implement new technologies, in a fast paced, constantly evolving environment.
  • VMware experience, within a large-scale environment, with a high standard of vSphere knowledge
  • SAN storage arrays (ideally at least one of Pure, Dell EMC or Dell EqualLogic)
  • High level of written and spoken English
  • High standard of documentation


  • Experience of System Engineering Lifecycles and user centric solutions solutions.
  • Experience with MySQL/PostgreSQL - installation, support, and performance tuning.
  • Linux Server Administration
  • Windows Server Administration
  • Scripting knowledge - e.g. Powershell / Python / Bash
  • Network and Firewall Administration
  • Remote Datacenter Management
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery (ideally Veeam and/or Zerto and/or vSphere Replication)

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