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  • Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
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  • Start Date: 28/08/2019
  • Duration: 6 months

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Network Design Engineer

Ref: SAL0000GP

Location: Salisbury

Sopra Steria Recruitment is currently recruiting for a Network Design Engineer to join a large team, based on site at an important and large scale Defence sector customer.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a very complex and rewarding environment on an IT site that offers cutting edge technologies.

This contract is for an initial six months, with the option to extend beyond that.

The post holder will work through Sopra Steria Recruitment for Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services.

On client's instructions, due to the urgency, nature and length of the assignment, the successful candidate must have current security clearance to a high level.


The Network Designer/engineer will provide hands-on technical leadership, in the development, operation and ongoing improvement of complex services. Ensure that high level analysis and design work for new initiatives is carried out in order to estimate resource requirements, decide on feasibility and produce high level costs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the creation and implementation of the end to end technical design and ensuring alignment to the strategic technical architecture.

  • Work with delivery teams and partners to break technical requirements down into appropriate pieces, and to identify key API requirements for integration with internal and external systems.

  • Ensure that new and updated platforms, products and transactions are thoroughly tested for performance, are able to handle specified load, and can be maintained over the long-term.

  • Advise on, technically lead and implement delivery projects, providing guidance and mentoring in technical delivery and software architecture but also continuing on as an Embedded DA resource within the project team or service.

  • Provide mentorship for software developers and junior software developers

  • Assist with building a culture of continuous delivery and improvement.

  • Building web and mobile products to serve a variety of citizens' needs.

  • Implementing APIs for internal and external use.

  • Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team, both developers and non-developers

  • Be actively involved in the maintenance of the client's Enterprise Architecture models according to industry and the client's best practice.

  • To work closely with security teams to ensure that security risks are fully identified and appropriate mitigations are delivered.

  • Taking part in 2nd-line support of applications and platforms, including occasional support outside of office hours

  • Identify the main issues in complex problems, clarify understanding or stakeholder expectations, to seek best option

  • Weigh up data from various sources, recognising when to bring in experts/researchers to add to available information

  • Ensure the service offer thoroughly considers customers needs and a broad range of available methods to meet this, including new technology where relevant

  • Encourage a culture of innovation focused on adding value

  • Review, challenge and adjust performance levels to ensure quality outcomes are delivered on time, rewarding success

  • Get the best out of people by giving enthusiastic and encouraging messages about priorities, objectives and expectations

  • Maintain effective performance in difficult and challenging circumstances, encouraging others to do the same

  • Weigh up priority and benefits of different actions and activities to consider how to achieve cost effective outcomes

Essential Skills :

  • Good knowledge of core Cisco Networking technologies covering switching, routing, Unified Communications

  • Knowledge of Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems

  • Firewall Configuration and Management

  • IT Security Solutions (Policy Based, Physical, Environment Hardening & Software) & Provisioning and Implementation)

  • Security monitoring platforms such as SEIM

  • Endpoint Management (Device Control, Data Protection, Application Control etc.)

  • Microsoft Exchange

  • Microsoft Infrastructure covering Windows Server 2012/2016 administration, Active Directory design, SCCM/SCOM deployment

  • Linux based OS Administration

  • Experience of new WAN technologies such as Ectocrypt blue and Nexus switches.

  • ACI, NSX

Sopra Steria Recruitment is a wholly owned company within Resource Solutions Group (RSG); an experienced and well established recruitment partner with a family of recruitment companies.

Sopra Steria Recruitment is committed to barrier-free and inclusive recruitment. We are a Disability Confident recruiter, and a RIDI 100 and Business Disability Forum partner organisation.

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