WAN Architect

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  • Location:

    Basingstoke, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jordan Key

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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WAN Architect
Basingstoke or Solihull
We are looking for Network Architects, at varying levels of technical ability and experience, to join our existing dynamic Networks Team. They will work closely with the Solution Owners to produce design documentation on a wide variety of network solutions which vary in size and complexity. Working alongside a team of dedicated professionals, you will be driven to find better, faster, more effective solutions. This is a fast-paced environment where you will have the chance to grow and build upon your existing knowledge and ability. The work is challenging, but overall it is extremely rewarding. You will work with the latest technology developing ground breaking solutions to everyday problems.
Day to Day expectations
* Provide day to day support to the Programme and Project Managers to deliver the required network designs within all Transition and Migration Work Packages.
* Support the Lead Architect/deputy CTO in defining designs in line with requirements.
* Take ownership of HLD/LLD components for specific key areas i.e. DNSIP, Wireless, NTP, Data Centre LAN, LAN Migration.
* Ensure the 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 Architect
* Liaise with Network Architects to ensure that the designs produced by Network Architects are conformant with those produced as part of the entire WAN solution.
* Liaise with and assist with managing 3rd parties and their technical deliverables
* Provide impact assessment on customer and internal Change Requests
Mandatory Skills
* Demonstrable design experience in proposing and utilizing technologies from Juniper, Cisco and Brocade.
* Juniper JNCIS-ENT and/or Cisco CCNP/CCDP accreditation.
* Firewalls specifically Juniper SRX range, and Cisco ASA Next Generation.
* Routing protocols i.e. BGP, OSPF.
* Other network protocols such as TCP and UDP.
* IP Addressing design.
* Remote Access solutions i.e. Cisco AnyConnect, Pulse Secure.
* VPN design
* Network troubleshooting
Desirable Skills
* Demonstrable design experience in proposing and utilizing Software Defined Network solutions.
* Design of network within virtualized infrastructure.
* VMware NSX.
* Active Directory/DHCP services.
* Encryption devices, CAPs assured products such as Catapan.
* Network Management toolsets