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IP Networks Engineer
A leading Defence Contractor requires an IP Networks Engineer to join their team on an initial 12 month contract basis based in Christchurch, Dorset.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Be very hands-on, pragmatic and can work well under pressure.
- Ability to work well as part of an existing team covering various elements of networks / system implementation, upgrade and repair.
- Ability to cope with evolving requirements.
- Ability to effectively prioritise work in line with customer needs.
- Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team.
- Ability to effectively estimate, plan and carry out work packages within time boxes.
- Highly motivated, proactive, excellent problem solving skills and excellent customer rapport.
- Fluent in spoken and written English.
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