Network Architect

  • Location

    Seascale, Cumbria

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    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Craig Mean

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Network Architect to join our nuclear biased client based on site at Sellafield, Cumbria. This is an ongoing long term contract, please see details below

Project Title
SSEP, SRP and S&R Programme

Project Description
The Sellafield Security Enhancements Programme (SSEP) is a critical programme of works supporting Security Enhancements at the Sellafield Site.

Job Description / Role
A Network Technical Architect is typically account based providing technical design, assurance and consultation in the support of solutions, projects and service for one or more accounts.
The Network Technical Architect reports to a Practice Manager within Solution Management and Architecture.
This role is part of a Technical Architecture team responsible for the Technical Design and Assurance of the customer's Network and Security infrastructure. To do this involves building up a detailed and in-depth understanding of the customer's infrastructures, systems and applications and being aware of any new or inflight projects or changes.
They are the Technical experts for Networks and Security for their customers providing input and guidance to the Lead Technical Architect and Technical Strategy Director in the support of the Account Technical strategy.

The following are the major responsibilities of the Network Technical Architect:
Acquire a detailed understanding of the customer's business needs, technologies, key applications and network and security infrastructure.
Be the Technical Authority for Networks and Security.
Work closely with the Lead Architect to help develop an account technical strategy and roadmap.
Provide Network consultancy to the Account and Client as required.
Ensure that Networks & Security are taken into account in all new solutions.
Provide Network technical input into Business Office proposals ensuring that the solution satisfies the customer's requirements and is compliant with Atos standards.
Produce High Level Designs (HLD) to meet client project requirements in compliance with Atos CTO standards and strategy.
Provide technical assurance throughout the Low-Level Design and Implementation project phases to ensure compliance with the HLD.
Support the Lead Architect in the Technical Assurance process by attending Account Technical Assurance Boards as an approver.
Identify and propose Service Improvements, Cost Reductions and Revenue Opportunities.
Willing to travel as necessary in line with business needs.
Ability to work under pressure and remain decisive.
Ability to appraise and quality assure the work of others.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Technical focus and drive.

Essential Experience
Holds CCIE or CCDP industry level qualification or have equivalent technical ability and experience.
Holds JNCIE or JNCIP industry level qualification or have equivalent technical ability and experience .
Proven successful skills in providing technical design and architecture solutions specifically Networks and Security.
Previous experience in a Network Architecture role.
Excellent all-round knowledge of IT infrastructure.
Experience of working for an organisation in the IT services or consultancy arena.
Customer relationship development and influencing skills.

Security Clearance
This position is subject to the ability of the candidate to obtain as a minimum SC clearance and obtain a Sellafield P1 / P4 pass.