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18 Dec 2020

Full-Time SDA Senior Network Engineer

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Salary  £36,550 – £43,000 per annum (plus benefits)

Job description

The SDA employ over 1500 people and have a great opportunity for a Senior Network Engineer to join their team based at Abbey Wood.

If successful you will be responsible for the provision, maintenance and development of network infrastructures for two SDA Enterprise IT systems. In particular the post holder will:

• Ensure the continued delivery of the existing IT systems network infrastructures to meet the business need and in accordance with MoD policy and security guidelines for the implementation of IT systems.

• Manage the development and enhancement of the Enterprise IT systems network infrastructures to meet the emerging US and UK business requirements.

• Manage the security of the SDA Enterprise networks.

• Produce and maintain network design and configuration documentation including installation drawings and equipment configurations.

• Provide Technical Design and Technical Security advice to industry partners.

• Provide Third Line Technical support for Enterprise Networks

• Travel to other UK and US sites as required.

This is a Reserved Post

Sole UK National. (Please note that, due to security requirements, these posts are reserved for sole UK nationals.

For this post, candidates must be willing and be able to attain DV (Developed Vetting) clearance within 6 months of being successful for the role).
This is a Sensitive Post
This is not a NSQEP Post


Key Responsibilities

• Design and implement networks and security to support SDA.
• Conduct security and network audits and monitoring
• Provide Technical Security Advice/Assurance
• Third line Network trouble shooting and configuration
• Procure and test new Services/hardware to enhance security and performance of Enterprise Networks
• Liaise with UK and US agencies and Departments to ensure ‘best practice’ is maintained.
• Liaise with outside agencies to resolve network dependence issues affecting the enterprise
• Maintain and update design/as fitted documentation for SDA IT Systems
• Design & Maintain Project Cryptographic Plan.

Level of Authority (e.g. line management, budgetary, project etc) :

• Enterprise Network Design Authority
• Line Management of Network Engineering Staff
• Project Delivery

In order to be agile in the way it uses the skills and knowledge of its people, SDA operates within a Flexible Resourcing environment. Therefore, individuals will be expected to undertake tasks in support of other teams from across the Operating Centre, and potentially elsewhere in SDA.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
• Professional level Security Qualification (CISSP, CISA, CISM)
• Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)
• ITIL Foundation

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Change and Transformation – Practitioner
• Development and Implementation – Practitioner

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Working together
• Managing a quality service

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Our mission is to both enable and drive DE&S towards its vision to become a world-class digital business. The IM&IT function employs professionals from information assurance and cyber security to management information and statisticians. We act as the ‘digital partner’ to DE&S, helping the whole organisation to embed new business processes, tools and technology.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, IT, Minsity of Denfence, and Network Engineer. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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