Network Engineer

  • Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire, S. E. England, England

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £350 - £425 per day

  • Contact:

    Ben Mcrae

  • Contact email:

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Client:


Role: Network Engineer

Location: Farnborough

Duration: 3 months initially

Rate: up to £425/day

Security Clearance: BPSS progressing to SC

Role Activities:

  • Technical management of all infrastructure including firewall, switches and routers.
  • Plan and undertake planned maintenance activities (e.g. FW/Code Upgrades) on the Network Devices and ad-hoc tasks as defined by the IT Operations Manager.
  • Operational support of all Network Devices and Infrastructure within the CDP Estate and for corporate IS systems as required.
  • Ensure relevant Network Infrastructure documentation is full and complete and communicate any shortfalls to colleagues and Line Management. Pro-actively identify candidates for 'Pre-Approved' Changes.
  • Maintain a Configuration Record of all Network devices deployed recording Device name, Service/Customer, Location, SW Version and Patching Status as a minimum set of information.
  • Provide out-of-hours support for CDP Services via the on-call rota. Attend site out of hours as required and ensure any retrospective actions relating to emergency solutions are completed without delay

Key capabilities:

  • Proven and in-depth experience and knowledge with at least 5 years' experience in the Network discipline.
  • Experience in delivering Network Security technology support or project delivery, with experience in Firewalls and ideally threat and vulnerability assessment.
  • Campus and Data Centre focused Cisco devices, namely Catalyst & Nexus 5xxx switches.
  • Edge and Branch Cisco devices, namely Cisco ISR (IOS) & ASR routers (XE) - knowledge of OSPF, HSRP, CoPP, VRF, VLANs, ACLs, STP, VTP.
  • Firewalls namely Cisco ASA 55xx-X and Juniper ScreenOS (NSRP/Failover, VPN, NAT)
  • BGP routing protocol.
  • Palo Alto Firewall (PanOS).
  • Monitoring tools, e.g. Nagios, Solarwinds.
  • Reasonable Knowledge of Virtualisation platforms (e.g. VMware), Linux, Windows.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • CCNA or equivalent experience
  • Security Clearance at a minimum of SC.
  • ITIL v3.0 Framework Certificate or equivalent experience of an ITIL Service Management Implementation.
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001.

To apply please send your CV's in the first instance.