Network Solution Architect

  • Location

    Corsham, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £800 per annum

  • Contact:

    Experis UK

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

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Role: Network Solutions Architect

Location: Corsham

Duration: Initially until 31st March 2021

Rate: up to £800/day Outside IR35

Security Clearance: SC or DV

The Network Solution Architect supports the Solution Management team providing networking subject matter expertise for the NSoIT(D) solution. The Network Solution Architect is responsible for:

  • Working with the Solution Design Authority to develop and refine NSoIT(D)'s technological roadmap and High-Level Design (HLD).
  • Working with the users to understand their requirements and identify any constraints that may impact on the networking solution.
  • Determining the network interoperability, dependencies, and interactions between the NSoIT(D) instances as well as with another IS.
  • Determining technical requirements.
  • Developing, architecting, and documenting NSoIT(D) Intermediate Level Design (ILD) networking solutions for the Development team to implement, ensuring their coherence across the NSoIT(D) solution and compliance with applicable standards and policies.
  • Working with stakeholders and the Solutions Team to develop, architect, and document technical patterns for common problems.
  • Working with the Solution Engineers to ensure that the design intent is being realised.
  • Reviewing and approving Low and Detailed Level Design (LLD and DLD) solutions and supporting artefacts.
  • Conducting product assessments for all networking hardware.

Essential Requirements:

A detailed understanding of network solution architectures with at least 3 years demonstrable experience, advanced knowledge, and understanding, within the last 5 years, of the design, selection, deployment, and troubleshooting of networks, in both a Data Centre and operational environment.

- Delivering against high pressure timelines and in complex organisations.

At least 3 years demonstrable experience, expert knowledge, and understanding, within the last 5 years, of the design, deployment, and troubleshooting of:

  • Hierarchical IP Subnetting.
  • Routing protocols, internal and external, OSPF, and BGP.
  • Network architectures.
  • Cisco switching fabrics.
  • Cisco IOS XE.
  • AAA Management Platform (eg Cisco Identity Services Engine)
  • Layer 3 Multicast / PIM
  • Virtual networking, utilising the vSphere suite of products, including: ESXi (Hypervisor), vCentre (Controller), Virtual Network Services ESG/NSX (Virtual Switching and Routing), and Site Recovery Manager.
  • Firewall IPS/IDS (eg Cisco Firepower)
  • WAN management using Cisco IWAN and DMVPN
  • Network management including: Cisco ISE, ZTP and automation.
  • Hardware licencing servers (e.g. Cisco Licencing Manager)
  • Hardware performance and event monitoring (eg Solarwinds).
  • Network configuration, including DHCP, DNS, AD.
  • Trust/Security Certificate Management using PKI in a virtual environment.
  • All aspects of QOS (Traffic Shaping / Policing / Scheduling / Congestion Management and Avoidance)

It is desirable that individuals have experience of:

  • Working within the public sector, preferably Defence, and ideally with Defence Digital (formerly ISS).
  • Defence networks and gateways.
  • Delivering accredited secure solutions within the UK Public Sector.
  • Delivering in Agile and Waterfall project management environments
  • Large Virtualisation infrastructure environments that operate at scale.
  • Working with international partners, including NATO, to deliver multinationalinteroperability.
    • Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset (JIRA and Confluence) to record and document work.
    • A Computer Science university-based education at bachelor's level.

To apply or for further information please send your CV's .