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Network Services Engineer

Closing date
2 May 2024

Job Details

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £55,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work, however there is a requirement for the Network Team (as a whole) to cover the Network Services from 7am - 7pm weekdays, which requires on-site attendance: this will be via rota.

The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen in the Information Management Network Team for a Network Services Engineer. We are looking for an enthusiastic / dynamic individual to work within the team. The candidate must have a general Networking background, and be familiar with Routing and Switching, VLANS, protocols such as OSPF & BGP, TCP/IP & UDP.

Note: You must be able to hold a security clearance level of DV (mandatory for the position) if not already cleared to that level.
What we're looking for
  • Minimum of Cisco CCNA or equivalent certification / experience working on Cisco equipment: Current Certification desirable (lapsed certification considered).
  • 3 years minimum previous experience in the field
  • Experience of working within a multi-classification Network environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with ITIL processes and standards is also desirable.
  • Experience with DNA Centre (Catalyst Centre), ACI & ISE is also desirable.
Here's what's in it for you
The IT sector is constantly evolving to keep pace with both technology and threat, therefore new solutions or changes to the current environment are required on a continual basis.

You will be required to evaluate potential new solutions / options as they arise, and review the current solutions / infrastructure with view to improvement. Training on new platforms will be provided as they are introduced (for familiarity), and you will be encouraged to keep skills / certifications up to date.

The Role
  • Maintaining the MBDA Network equipment to the correct standards required to meet MoD accreditation
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new Network solutions into the MBDA UK and Group environment and roadmap.
  • Installation and support of various Networking solutions as part of the team activities
  • Lead or assist with examination of non-standard or project requirements from: end customers, internal product-facing teams, IT colleagues, support / outsourcing partners and others.
  • Manage and own specific project lifecycles from instigation to operational handover.
  • To assist with management of 3rd party suppliers and their delivery of solutions and services across MBDA (UK).
  • Review of Project Documentation.
  • Support to project management colleagues in providing specialist technical input and consultancy for project activities.
  • Creation of documentation and presentation materials in support of business activities.
  • Close cooperation with the Security Operations Centre (SoC) and Information Security teams (Infosec) to ensure the highest standards of secure design.
  • Assistance and support to other Network projects and solutions
  • Change Approval Board (CAB) submissions and actively taking part in CAB discussions around approvals

Join a great team!

The Greater MBDA Network Group comprises of UK, France, Germany and Italy. Although the team you are joining is UK based, this role will give you the opportunity to work with various team members of different Nationalities, depending on the specific project / solution.

You will be joining a dynamic, focussed team providing Network services into the MBDA business where we have a constant stream of projects from upgrades through to totally new solutions that you will take part in the delivery of.
Our Business:
We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more...

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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