Would you like to play a key role, working as a network development engineer contributing to the on-going evolution of the networks deployed to the QE Class Aircraft Carriers? We currently have a vacancy for a Network Engineer based at our Broad Oak site in Portsmouth.
As a Network Engineer you will be responding to requests for support from the Royal Navy on board the QE Aircraft Carriers; contributing to the development of new network designs, implementation, test and installations; working in the office, lab and on board the QE Aircraft Carriers.
You will find yourself working with Cisco networking technology and will have the opportunity to get involved with server and WAN technologies throughout the support programme that will run initially up to 2024.
Your main responsibilities as a Network Engineer will involve:
Supporting the design phase of Naval Networks, this includes network architecture and development/changes to requirements of interface documents that capture how 'using systems' will interface with the network
Assisting with the implementation phase of Naval Networks based on the design baseline, which encompasses the configuration creation, and supporting the development of auto generated interface scripting of the design directly into switch configuration
Supporting the test/release phase of Naval Networks based on the implementation baseline, which involves fault resolution under pressure for delivery of a release to be used on the QE Aircraft Carriers
Supporting roll-out of network configuration on the QE Aircraft Carriers
Supporting the functional, performance and safety testing that will be required to release deployable networks to other suppliers
Applying good Configuration Management processes to daily work through Observation Reporting tools and keeping track of documentation amendment records
Your skills and qualifications:
Experienced in all aspects of networking, excellent L1 to L3 skills
IT Infrastructure / networking technical background
Integration support background
Knowledge of some of LAN, WAN, MPLS, QoS, BGP, OSPF, RIP, IPSEC, GRE, L2TP, MSTP, HSRP, Virtual Switchin
CCNP minimum or working towards
What we're looking for in you:
You will have good communication skills and work well as part of a team. It is essential that you are a proven self-starter and comfortable taking ownership of tasks through to completion.
You will work within an engineering team of 18+ multi-disciplinary engineers and you will have the ability to apply your knowledge throughout the development lifecycle of new networking capabilities.
Location: Broad Oak
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries
We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.
In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.
We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.
We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.
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