Network Architect (SC Cleared)

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £500.00 - £560.00 per day

  • Job ref:

    98786_1600969213

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12-24 months

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

A Network Architect is required to support existing BAU teams with the support of all network related functions in the datacentre whilst also acting as the Network Architect for a migration project.


The Specialist may identify a need to work with the Existing Datacentre lead and engage with the Architect reporting to the Programme's Lead Architect on design.
The Specialist will need to engage with members of the Law Enforcement Data Service (LEDS) Architecture Team, the existing Police Live Services team and with the programme's Delivery Partners as necessary.
To deliver some of the design work, external stakeholder engagement should be expected.

The role

The specialist shall be responsible for the delivery of the design specifications and completing the activities required to deliver the following:
* On Premise VMWare Estate (Network element)
* Transition to Cloud
* WAN capabilities

The specialist shall articulate specifications to a level that an implementation team can use, and refine these specifications with technical colleagues and delivery partners. Specialist expertise shall be available to consult with such as infrastructure and security architects. The designs are generally technical, but may involve some process-related design.

Key Skills / Experience

  • Demonstrable ability of design of technical solutions for implementation by a third party within the last two years.
  • Demonstrable ability of authoring technical design documentation within the last two years.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of legacy Cisco Hardware within the last two years.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of Cisco UCS within the last two years.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of Cloud Networking within the last two years.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of SD-WAN Networks within the last two years.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of software based encryption methods within the last two years.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of Cisco or Checkpoint Firewalls within the last two years.
  • Demonstrable ability to build rapidly and maintain a network of colleagues to achieve progress on objectives.
  • Demonstrable ability to actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver the best possible product.
  • Demonstrable evidence of having worked in a leading on projects that have spanned multiple systems and integration points within the last two years.
  • Demonstrable ability of sharing knowledge and working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of F5 GTM and LTM, including deploying it as Infrastructure as Code.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of implementing and configuring firewalls and VPN on Palo Alto and Cisco ASA and FTD.
  • Demonstrable evidence of knowledge of Architecture and configuring AWS Services, including EC2, S3, Route 53, Cloudwatch, etc.
  • Understand and implement best security practices.
  • Detailed knowledge of Police Networks (or similar) within the last two years.
  • Detailed knowledge of Mainframe Computing within the last two years.
  • Previous use of ITIL methodology for BAU activity within the last two years.

Network Architect (SC Cleared), Security Cleared, Clearance, Government, Public Sector, Networking, VMWare, Cloud, Transition, WAN, Cisco, UCS, Checkpoint, Firewalls, F5, Cloudwatch, AWS, Migrating,

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