Network Designer- Ipswich- 3+ Months Candidates should hold SC Clearance or be eligible and willing to undergo the process. Key purpose of the role:Network Designer required on the Public Sector Networks (PSN) / Shared Services Platform (SSP) creating WAN and LAN network designs. A detailed understanding of Cisco and VMware ESX networking is a minimum, with experience of supporting and troubleshooting complex network deployments. Candidates will ideally have exposure to other data centre disciplines such as Cisco and Palo Alto firewall and security design. CCNP desirable.This is principally a paper based design role and although it includes access to devices, it is not predominantly hands-on. The role will involve:requirements capturing and production of the resulting detailed design of network solutionsfocus on Cisco LAN and WAN design, but also include other network technologies related to secure remote access, encryption and load-balancingA background in HMG and Official Sensitive networks and security is desirable but not essentialBeing focussed on delivering tangible design outcomes within agreed timescalesHaving a proactive behaviour and being capable of shouldering a technical responsibility consistent with the STST04 gradeThe LAN design aspect of this role is centred upon multi-layer switched Cisco and Nexus networks, supporting a collection of systems such as OSS, IPT, RAS and management servers. An understanding of OSPF and BGP is essential, together with an ability to select Cisco IOS versions and harden devices using commonly known Cisco commandsThe WAN design element of this role is focused upon IP Connect, Ethernet Connect and the design/configuration and ordering of bandwidth and VPNs on these products. An understanding of vrf-lite and DMVPN is desirable but not essential and can be provided through training and developmentAll of the above needs to be managed with appropriate adherence to the security requirements of the programme and with minimal disruption to existing in-life operations.