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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Rate: Up to 80.00
  • Start Date: 30/08/2019
  • Duration: 6 months

A leading defence contractor is requiring a DV Cleared Network Design Architect to join their offices in Reading on a 6 month contract.

The network element of this work is key to the success of this programme and will require a holistic network approach that covers all working environments and will encompass the introduction of novel network architectures, updating, replacing and building new network services where necessary. The person selected will act as Network Technical Design Authority (TDA) covering all aspects of network design. The selection and configuration of network security enforcing devices such as Firewalls, gateways and high-grade encryption devices being of particular importance.

Main Roles & responsibilities

Determines network security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements, 

Plan security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), Routers, Firewalls intrusion detection methodologies and related security and network devices adhering to industry standards.

Ensures a highly-available network environment by designing and directing optimal equipment configurations, along with defining, documenting and enforcing system standards.

Create documentation around the setup and implementation of these design patterns 

Provide technical oversight, review and quality control of network artefacts throughout the programme

Contribute to the development of network standards, best practices and organisational capability 

Act as an escalation point/SME for Network technical issues and decisions


Experience with configuration and implementation of infrastructure and network security solutions including:

– Design of secure multi-site application replication and failover solutions

– Experience of designing and implementation of secure virtualized environments, both single and multi-tenant

Strong understanding of IP network design, both switching and routing

Experience of recommended Campus LAN and Data Centre Network Architectures

Understanding of Layer 2/3 availability within Data Centres and across Data Centres.

Understanding of Server/Storage network requirements (jumbo frames for iSCSI).

Experience in secure DMZ design.

Extensive experience around perimeter security design (logical/physical segregation, Firewall policy, intrusion detection and prevention, SIEM)

Extensive experience with implementing high grade security encryption technologies.

Experience in at least two or more of the following Firewall vendor technologies or skills:

– Cisco ASA

– Fortinet

– Palo Alto

– Juniper

Technical Skills

Demonstrable mastery of networking standards and protocols (eg, IPSEC, EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, 802.11, QoS, SNMPv3, TCP/IP, DNS, VPNs, reverse proxies, routing, switching etc.)

Azure Networking (VNETs, Express Route, VPN Gateway, Traffic Manager, NSGs)

Network Security in an Above SECRET or environment (Encryption Technologies, Firewall configuration, IPS/IDS etc.)

Understanding of Workstation connectivity and NCSC security design patterns.

Hands-on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools

Experience leading a technical team, yet with a business-minded approach

Experience designing for disaster recovery.

Contract paying up to £80 per hour LTD based on a 40 hour week.

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