Our Defence Client in the West Midlands are looking for a Network Design Engineer for networks and communications within the Architecture and Design Authority and Network Delivery Team. Leading the technical solution development and delivery directed by the Network Architect, within the schedule of NDT Project Managers (PMs).Who you will work with The Network Design Engineer covers activities in the ITIL Service Design, Service Transition and Continual Service Improvement areas. Key working relationships are expected between Network Delivery Team (NDT) Project Managers (PMs), Network Architect, and System Operating Authority (SOA) Network Support Engineer (NSE) team, and to contribute to plans advising on design and strategy of all Information System Networks (ISN) projects covering the whole IT and networks portfolio within the customer organisation liaising with the SOA, DA and NDT as required.What you will work onExpected outputs/deliverables include but not limited to:Low Level Designs for network servicesLow Level Designs for network components and IT servicesRequest for Change (RFC), technical Change Request (CR), and Implementation Plan generation in support of capability deliveryWork Instructions in support of capability deliveryKnowledge Articles in support of capability deliveryTest Cases in support of capability deliveryReview of documentation from othersTechnical Lead transition of Network acceptance activitiesProvide technical assistance to the operational support team during initial handover of capability delivery (early life support) Key skills and experience DV clearance Cisco Certified Network Professional - Routing and Switching (CCNP R&S)Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)5+ years' experience supporting complex Campus LAN & WAN networks based on IP Crypto.Higher Education in relevant Communications and/or Information Systems subject (equivalent to Foundation or Bachelor's degree level).Architectural qualifications / certifications e.g. TOGAFv9, MODAF.Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE) (proof of course completion)Cisco Network Programmability Design and Implementation Specialist (NPDESI) (proof of course completion)Python Certified Entry-Level Programmer (PCEP)10+ years' experience of project engineering. Working in integrated design/architecture team.Knowledge and experience of designing and implementing highly-assured IP Crypto tunnelling of network traffic across bearers of opportunity.OSPF configuration and management, EIGRP, BGP, L3 TRL CATAPAN, Nexus-OS, Linux OS, QoS and DSCP marking, Policy Based Routing, logging and analysis tools (e.g. PRTG, Splunk, Solar Winds).Dynamic multipoint virtual private network (DMVPN), Cisco networking equipment, Dell networking equipment, Juniper firewall equipmentCisco and Microsoft VoIP and video teleconferencing, RBAC administration, Software Defined Network (SDN) exposure including SD-WAN, Cisco DNAC and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). Network Design Engineer (DV Cleared), Network Design, Design Engineer, Network Capability, Delivery Engineer, Network, Communication, Architecture, Design Authority, Network Delivery, Solution Development, ITIL Service Design, Service Transition, Continual Service Improvement, Low Level Design, Network Services, Cisco, CCNP, Routing, Switching, CCDP, MODAF, TOGAF, Campus, PRNE, NPDESI, PCEP, IP Crypto, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, TRL, CATAPAN, DMVPN, RBAC, SDN, DNAC, DV Cleared, DV Clearance, Develop Vetted, Develop Vetting, Developed Vetted, Developed Vetting, Defence, National Security, National Intelligence, Government.