3 Associate Network Engineers are required by a prestigious organisation in their Portsmouth offices.As the Associate Network Engineers you will join a team of dedicated IT professionals to deliver new and exciting IT systems into the Defence environment. Working under a Senior Engineer or Architect, the candidates will be responsible for the delivery of their own tasks and take responsibility for the task's technical output. You will gain exposure to new technology, projects and processes than you would in a role with a ISP.What's in it for the Associate Network Engineer?Working for a recognised company with an excellent reputationExcellent benefits package including contributory pension, Life Cover, income protection and much moreExcellent SalaryWorking in a company who invest in their team (including certifications & subscriptions)Excellent Career Development opportunitiesYou will be working within industry leading teams and peopleEssential Skills for the Associate Network Engineer:Hold current or be eligible for SC clearanceHold or be working towards CCNA certification (Routing and switching / Security)Practical experience of routing protocols (OSPF), compression and acceleration techniquesSpecific skills in network security design, implementation, configuration and testing: Firewalls, Guards, Intrusion Detection, IPSec VPN, Computer / router IA lockdown, IP encryption, VOIPExcellent communication skills, both verbal and writtenBe willing to be available for out of hours work and on-call to maintain and minimise the risk of outages to business systems.Previous experience of working with a complex network infrastructureWillingness to travel within UK and potentially overseas - hold full clean drivers' licenceDesirable Skills for the Associate Network Engineer:Knowledge of JSP 604 and 440 and associated JSPs would be desirable.VMWare NSX / Software Defined NetworkingF5 Big-IPSolarWindsCCNPCCMPalo AltoCompany One of the UK leading partners in Intelligence and National Security, Science and Technology that works on cutting edge research projects. A global organisation primarily established in the UK and the US, currently growing in international markets. They provide a wide range of services, such as technical, scientific and engineering expertise. This particular site provides scientific research and development and applies this to the commercial world making it viable for sale. Company Culture Currently staffed with problem solvers and analytically minded individuals, they pride themselves on being able to think outside the box. Passionate about technology and actively self-learn outside of core working hours, they are seen as some of the best minds in the UK. If you have the essential skills and you are a Associate Network Engineer wanting to work for a company who invest in their technology and staff, then please apply via the link.