Senior Network Engineer - Combat Systems

BAE Systems
England, Surrey, New Malden
08 Mar 2018
22 Mar 2018
Samantha Trendall
Job Type

Senior Network Engineer - Combat Systems

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Network Engineer at our site in New Malden.

As a Senior Network Engineer, you will be employed to undertake a defined range of Network engineering design, development & test activities for the Type 26 programme, the latest Frigate being built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy

This role will provide you with the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and be involved in one of the most modern engineering projects in the UK. The role will offer challenges and change throughout the duration of the programme and allow you to work on the latest combat systems shared infrastructure product.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Network Engineer will involve:

Responsibility for various stages of the network development

This may include: design, analysis, configuration, testing and fixing issues with the network infrastructure or application components

Ensuring that communications function across the network architecture and that the network's performance meets the necessary requirements

Providing direction, information, and recommendations regarding network configurations and installations on RN platforms to support the various aspects of overall Combat System integration

Carrying out investigations into operational problems or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team

Keeping up to date in relevant technical areas, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services and supplying technical support and expertise to others as required

Acting as a member of a technical team created to accomplish tasks of a specialist nature.

We require a Senior Network engineer with experience of a number of the following:

An understanding of how to configure and setup Juniper and Dell Switches and Fortinet Firewalls

Experience with configuring and installing client and server network software

Knowledge of Local Area Networking (LAN) and/or Wide Area Networking (WAN) technologies

An understanding of the technology behind a switched architecture and its workings (DNS, DHCP, Security, IP Switching/Routing, HTTP, VPN, etc.)

Current Juniper JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP or CCNA/CCNP and/or CCDA certification

Experience of working with Switches, Routers, Hubs, Servers, Cables (Cat 5-6), Fibre Optics, Racks LAN, WAN, TCP/IP (Ethernet)

Network Management & Monitoring Systems e.g. PRTG and Solarwinds

A good knowledge of all phases of the software lifecycle but with particular experience in Integration & Acceptance

And ideally knowledge in one or more of the following:

Windows Server 2003 & 2008

Other operating systems including VMware ESXi Server 4/5, Linux (SUSE /RedHat)

Working knowledge of various VMware tools

Working knowledge of SAN Technologies

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to be a highly motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed despite setbacks and have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing to management and peers, experience in a multi- disciplined engineering environment would also be beneficial.

Salary: Competitive

Location: New Malden

BAE Systems

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.

Maritime Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. 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. We offer the flexibility you need 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. Talk to us about Smart Working.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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