8 months ago
Principal Network Engineer - DV Cleared
London - Permanent
We are seeking a Principal Networks Engineer to act as the subject matter expert and arbitrator on design issues relating to networks, gateways and the security enforcing functions applied to these system and service components.
We are therefore looking to recruit a seasoned IT Infrastructure Engineer with proven mastery of networks, who wishes to broaden their experience in a complex and sensitive intelligence environment.
The Principal Networks Engineer will need to build strong relationships with the other senior engineering leads within the business, as well as with customer/user stakeholders and third parties on whom we depend to achieve end-to-end service delivery.
You must have a strong all round technical ability with an excellent working knowledge of network security technologies. Current ongoing projects will require a deep understanding of cyber security capabilities.
In addition, this Principal Networks Engineer will be required to engage directly in projects, work within secure facilities and network operations rooms and produce deliverable artefacts in the delivery of contracted projects and services. These will include:
Development of network solution designs to meet a complex mix of customer requirements;
Contributing to architectural documentation as part of high and low level system designs
Providing technical guidance and mentoring for other system engineers and technical architects;
Preparation and participation in key technical review events during the systems development life-cycle;
Technical stakeholder engagement with clients, peers, 3rd party delivery partners and vendors as required;
Providing technical support to the Senior Management Team for all business development activities.
You will also be responsible for keeping technical awareness up-to-date with updates in industry including:
Keeping up to date with evolving networking technology to support technology/solution selection;
Keeping up to date with available qualifications and certifications available for network technology utilised across all systems;
Keeping up to date with relevant industry standards, policies, methodologies and frameworks;
Keeping up to date with relevant customer preferred/mandated standards, policies, methodologies and frameworks.
You'll also perform a lead role in governance and best practice including:
Providing specialist network technical support to meetings such as Project Review Meetings, Capability Working Group Meetings and Security Working Groups as required;
Performing a lead management role in Continual Service Improvement activities for processes, procedures and working practices utilised by the business unit.
Substantial experience of performing a systems engineering role with a specialisation in networks engineering;
Experience of supporting complex and highly secure IT systems
Experience in the following:
Local and Wide Area Networking
Cisco networking to CCNP level
Enterprise firewalls including Cisco ASA / Firepower, McAfee / Forcepoint and Juniper
F5 LTM - reverse proxy and application publishing
Experience working within secure environments and with higher classified systems;
Experience of MOD working practices and associated standards and policies;
Experience using VMWare Network Virtualisation: NSX-T
Experience in supporting business capture, Systems Engineering Lifecycle and through life support of IT services.