This is a new opportunity for an experienced Network Engineer to join a dedicated team to deliver new and exciting IT systems into the Defence environment. The candidate shall have in-depth experience of installing and configuring Cisco Routers and Switches, and ideally have experience of Firewall products.The candidate will lead tasks and take responsibility for the task's technical output. The applicant will work with the technical management team to identify resources required for the task and provide regular progress updates.The applicant will be at ease working within a small to medium sized team and be comfortable taking on new tasks outside of their skill set as required by the business.The applicant will be expected to uphold quality and deliver solutions to budget and time constraints. Solutions must be delivered fully documented so a high standard of written work is expected.The team support projects across a range of sites, so mobility is a key requirement of the role. the candidate will be expected to work at other QinetiQ sites as required - with travel & subsistence provided. Proactively work with solution architects and aid in the production of (and/or contributions to) proposals for work (preparation/justification of work programmes/plans/resource estimates)> Lead tasks to ensure delivered solution follow the defined design process and QinetiQ governance procedures and processes through design reviews> Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in information technology> Build and enhance relationships with peers and QinetiQ's infrastructure services> Be responsible for undertaking project work across the team as required - participation in reference groups, training and research on new functionality etc.> Working towards becoming recognised as a Network expert within QinetiQ> Willingness to travel within the UK and potentially overseasKnowledge, Skills and Experience Required> Practical experience in network design, implementation, configuration and testing (ideally CCNA Qualified) - practical experience of routing protocols (BGP, OSPF), compression and acceleration techniques> Specific skills in network security design, implementation, configuration and testing: Firewalls, Guards, Intrusion Detection, IPSec VPN, Computer / router IA lockdown, IP encryption, VOIP> Knowledge of JSP 604 and 440 and associated JSPs would be desirable.> SC Clearance required.