Network Engineer - Defence Basingstoke / Bracknell / Solihull £COMPETITIVE base salary Benefits incl. £6,400 car allowance, 15% bonus, 10% pension, family medical coverAre you a Network Engineer who combines strong technical skills with an ability to review design artefacts then automate, where possible, the configuration of Network Appliances and Tools and produce the associated build instructions?Are you a team player who is willing to learn emerging technologies to produce credible solutions that will delight our customers? Do you want to be proud to work for a company that respects its people and is at the forefront of technology? We are looking to grow our team with committed people to work with our solution architects and vendors to deliver high assurance services and solutions for our customers in the UK and overseas.We are looking for Network Design Engineers, at varying levels of technical ability and experience, to join our existing dynamic Networks Practice. They will work closely with the Network Architects and Project Managers to configure and document deliverables and offerings on a wide variety of network solutions, including appliances and tooling, which vary in size and complexity. Working alongside a team of dedicated professionals, you will be driven to find better, faster, more effective solutions. This is a fast-paced environment where you will have the chance to grow and build upon your existing knowledge and ability. Core SkillsProvide day to day support to the Network Architects and Project Managers to deliver the required network configurations within all work streams (Main Programme, Live Service, Service Requests and Requests for Change).Support the Network Architects by configuring, implementing and documenting network solutions in line with the Network HLD and or LLD designs.Ensure build documentation produced is fit for purpose and reusable through the life of the project.Provide input into reports, when required, to customers, Network Architects and Project Managers.Provide 4th line support to projects and work directly with vendors through to successful fault resolution. ExperienceDemonstrable network configuration experience utilising technologies (Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Load Balancers etc.) from a variety of industry leading technology vendors.Experience in configuring, and administration of, network monitoring tools from a variety of industry leading technology vendors.Experience in requirements management and associated tooling.Installing and cabling solutions that vary in size and complexity.Solid understanding of a variety of network and routing protocols.Demonstrable troubleshooting skills and approach to defect resolution. Flexibility, Diversity and InclusionWe have been recognised as a Disability Confident Leader by the Department of Work and Pensions. This is in recognition of our commitment to recruiting, retaining and employing people with disabilities. As a Disability Confident Leader, we offer a guaranteed interview to all candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for a role and are experienced at making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. Please let me know if you would like further information.We want the best people on our team, so we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all so even if you think you don't meet all the criteria, we would still love to hear from you. Our roles may demand some travel and flexibility to meet clients and to drive performance, but we have a culture of respect for professional and private commitments.