Network Architect

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    Blandford Forum, Dorset

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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Network Architect required for a MOD project delivering the next generation of Land Environment tactical communications and information systems.

The role is based in Blandford but will be expected to travel to Abbey Wood/JPO, GD Oakdale, Elbit Chippenham, AHQ Andover and other sites as required.

- Senior Network Architect

- Server Installation requirement specification, configuration, test, delivery, installation, commissioning and integration of a quantity of Points of Presence

- Network Administration design, configuration management and lifecycle support of networked IT systems. This shall include the ability to build, install, configure, rapidly re-configure, upgrade, maintain, back-up, manage, patch and troubleshoot servers, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc


  1. Previous experience of designing, building, installing and setting-to-work a similar system.
  2. Experience configuring test environments for System Integration and Test activity
    • Experience with the following technologies/services:
      • Microsoft Exchange Administration
      • Remote Desktop Services
      • Network Access Protection
      • Network Policy and Access Services
      • Group Policy
      • Active Directory Domain Services
      • Internet Information Services
      • Windows Deployment services
      • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
      • Active Directory Certificate Services
      • Lync Server
      • Microsoft SQL Manager
      • Microsoft System Centre 2012 Operations Manager
      • Microsoft System Centre 2012 Configuration Manager
      • Microsoft System Centre 2012 Endpoint Protection
      • Microsoft System Centre Virtual Machine Manager
      • Microsoft System Centre 2012 Data Protection Manager
      • Windows 10 Client Operating System
      • Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare
      • Data Distribution Services Middleware Implementation
      • Router and Firewall Installation and Configuration


  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Email Server Management
    • Creation and Management of Client accounts
    • Microsoft Office 365 Management
    • Server Storage and Network Attached Storage Management
    • Cloud and Web Technologies
    • Familiarity with synthetic testing
    • Knowledge of the BCIP system
    • Commvault Simpana Versions 9,10, 11
    • Citrix - Server virtualisation and application server technologies including Xen Server 6.0,
    • Citrix Access Gateway, Edge Site and Xen App 6.5, 7.2 and 7.4
    • VMware, including ESXi 5, 5.5 and 6 hosts, VirtualCenter 5.1, 6 and 6.5 HA, DRS and VMotion
    • HPE Aruba Networking including Aruba Airwave
    • SQL 2005 and SQL 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2 Servers
    • Netbackup 7.5
    • PowerShell
    • OpenVMS
    • Juniper SRX Firewalls
    • Junos Space
    • Solaris and Linux servers
    • Oracle databases, including ANPR and HR systems
    • System Center 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2
    • ITIL Foundation
    • Paessler PRTG monitor and MOM 2005
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