Pre-Sales Network Architect

Job title: Pre-Sales Network Architect

Location: Hampshire (Hybrid working available)

Salary: £80k - £85k plus 15% bonus and £6,000 car allowance (10% DV bonus also available)

Candidates must be willing and eligible to go through SC clearance for this role

I am recruiting a Pre-Sales Network architect for a client of mine who are an IT systems integrator operating within the UK defence sector. I am looking for a Pre-Sales Network Architects, with previous pre-sales and bid experience, to join my clients existing dynamic Networks Practice. You will work closely with the Delivery Executives, Solution Owners and Customer to produce design documentation on a wide variety of complex changes and bids that vary in size and complexity.

The Role:

  • Provide day-to day-support to the Delivery Executives and Solution Owners to create innovative network solutions and offerings against the customers' requirements.
    * Create and be responsible for High Level Designs and Architecture Overview Document that meet, or exceed, the customers' expectations.
    * Production of estimates including BOMs, licensing and effort based on chosen methodology.
    * Support the Lead Bid Architect/Solution Owner in defining designs in line with requirements.
    * Ensure designs produced are fit for purpose and are capable of being put through Design Approval Board (DAB).
    * Provide input into reports, when required, to the customer and Lead Network Bid Architects.


  • Demonstrable design experience in proposing and utilising technologies from a variety of industry leading technology vendors.
    * Previous experience working alongside the customer to derive requirements.
    * Experience in requirements management and associated tooling.
    * Previous experience working on bids and/or large and complex changes.
    * Solid understanding of a variety of network and routing protocols.
    * Experience with Network Management or SIEM designs, tooling or support.
    * Demonstrable troubleshooting skills and approach to defect resolution.
    * SDWAN experience is advantageous.