Principal Network Architect (DV Cleared)

  • Location

    West Midlands, England

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  • Salary:

    £740 - £840 per day

  • Contact:

    Harriet Hughes

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Our Defence Client based in the West Midlands are looking for a DV Cleared Specialist to act as the Principal Architect for Networks and Communications.

Summary of the work
Primarily the Principal Architect for networks and communications within the Architecture and Design Authority (DA) and Network Delivery Team (NDT) covering the whole IT and networks portfolio within the customer organisation. Primarily responsible for aligning technical solutions to the evolving business vision, strategy and enterprise architecture.

What you will work on

Expected outputs/deliverables include but not limited to:

  • Enterprise vision for networks
  • Enterprise strategy for networks
  • Network Architecture Roadmap
  • Network Technology roadmap
  • Solution Recommendations for network services
  • Solution Recommendations for network components and IT services
  • High Level Designs for network services
  • High Level Designs for network components and IT services
  • Collaboration activities with other members of the Architecture and Design teams to support fulfilment of customer requirements
  • Briefing Notes
  • Architectural/Design notes
  • Review of documentation from others
  • Verbal and written guidance to the DA and SOA

Key skills and experience

  • DV clearance required
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert - Routing and Switching (CCIE R&S)
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate - Security (CCNA Security)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate - Wireless (CCNA Wireless)
  • Architectural qualifications/certifications e.g. TOGAFv9, MODAF.
  • 5-10 years' experience supporting and designing complex Campus LAN & WAN networks based on IP Crypto.
  • Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)
  • Higher Education in relevant Communications and/or Information Systems subject (equivalent to Foundation or Bachelor's degree level).
  • Cloud based certification e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE) (proof of course completion)
  • Cisco Network Programmability Design and Implementation Specialist (NPDESI) (proof of course completion)
  • Python Certified Entry-Level Programmer (PCEP)
  • 10+ years' experience of project engineering. Architectural experience or working in integrated design/architecture team.
  • Knowledge and experience of designing and implementing highly-assured IP Crypto tunnelling of network traffic across bearers of opportunity.
  • OSPF configuration and management, EIGRP, BGP, L3 TRL CATAPAN, Nexus-OS, Linux OS, QoS and DSCP marking, Policy Based Routing, logging and analysis tools (e.g. PRTG, Splunk, Solar Winds)
  • Dynamic multipoint virtual private network (DMVPN), Cisco networking equipment, Dell networking equipment, Juniper firewall equipment
  • Cisco and Microsoft VoIP and video teleconferencing, RBAC administration, Software Defined Network (SDN) exposure including SD-WAN, Cisco DNAC and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

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