IP Networks Engineer

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  • Location

    Christchurch, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £49.19 per hour

  • Contact:

    David Taylor

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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You will be working as a member of the Apex team, specialising in computer network engineering and supporting management systems. The role will require the undertaking of a variety of tasks supporting both the networks and systems managed and maintained by Apex, as well as supporting various connecting projects from across the business.

Principle Accountabilities:

* Developing detailed configuration designs, testing, implementation and integration plans.

* Provide detailed documentation and drawings of all work under taken and all elements of network design within an existing structured change control process.

* Implementation of change (configuration and hardware) and effective and timely delivery of complex network and associated IT infrastructure solutions within a strong and detailed Information Assured environment.

* Being customer focused, and achieving customer delivery milestones.

* 3rd Line on-site out-of-band and remote in-band support into key projects and services.

* Provide support for the end-to-end deployment of convergent carrier class network services.

* Thorough investigation, including leveraging both existing and emerging technology trends, to evaluate and improve products or systems.

* Follow defined engineering good practices, internal and external, as well as defined Company policies, and procedures.

Required Skills:

* Be pro-active and willing to develop a deep understanding of the services we offer, how we support them, and how they can be developed in our bespoke marketplace.

* Verifiable, recent and active certification in relevant discipline (e.g. Cisco or CompTIA), or holds suitable and relevant qualifications.

* Be able to fault find and resolve issues in a production environment to a successful conclusion.

* Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server platforms.

* Familiar with and can work quickly and concisely with Microsoft Visio, Word and Excel, and Outlook products.

* Willing to travel throughout the UK as part of the role, and holds a valid driving license.

Desirable Skills:

* Holds a valid verifiable MoD SC or DV clearance.

* Have previously worked in the UK Defence Industry, or relevant Military Unit.

* Is a member of or is certified by a recognised Information Assurance body or society.

* Be able to plan and document relevant maintenance procedures and processes.

* Have previously performed a production network design role with consideration for Virtualisation.

Required Demonstrable and Testable knowledge of:

* Layer 2 switched networks and Layer 3 routed networks.

* Functional domain knowledge in MPLS, OSPF, EIGRP, and RIP routing protocols.

* Be able to stand up and support VRF, MPLS, L2TP, GRE, and VSS technologies.

* Experience in the provisioning of BT MPLS and ADSL services.

* Virtual Private Networking including IP Security (IPsec) and the provisioning of Public Key Infrastructure Certification Authorities.

* Experience with Cisco ASA, ASR, ISR G2, or 2900 series technologies.

* Experience in using network management protocols, such as SNMP, SSH, SysLog, ICMP, and full packet capture and analysis techniques.

Desirable knowledge of:

* Multicast IP traffic, including configuration of Rendezvous Points, and IGMP configuration.

* IPSwitch What's Up Gold, Tenable Networks Nessus and L3 TRL products.

* Design and implementation of Data Centre, Campus and SME office architectures.

* Configuring Active Directory domain structures including Group Policy and Security Footprint analysis.

* VMware ESXi (vSphere or CLI management), Virtualised Switching, and NFS network attached storage.

* Deploying and supporting Microsoft Server SQL.

* HP ProLiant DL series platforms.