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Senior Network Architect

Job Title: Senior Network Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Basingstoke
Salary: Negotiable
REF: SNRNA_1661273663
Contact Name: Amber Lowman
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Senior Network Architect


*security clearance is required for this role but candidates not holding this level of clearance will be considered*

Leading IT Services Provider in the defence sector require a skilled Senior Network Architect to join their team in Basingstoke

Your role

We are looking for a Senior Network Architect who has experience in delivering crypto solutions. They will assist in the design, delivery and management of Network Services on a project within a secure environment. Your main responsibilities are:

  • Provide day to day support to the Solution Lead, Programme and Project Managers to deliver the required network designs as specified in work packages.
  • To support the Lead Architect/ CTO in defining designs in line with requirements.
  • To take ownership of HLD/LLD components for specific key design areas.
  • To ensure that the network requirements within the project's Requirements and Traceability Matrix (RCTM) are met.
  • To interface with all project stakeholders to ensure project deliverables are aligned and technical solutions and allocated resource are used in the most efficient manner.
  • To provide technical and network expertise relating to standard network architecture building blocks (i.e. Core, Distribution, Access layer)
  • To ensure the designs produced are fit for purpose and are capable of being put through Design Approval Board (DAB).
  • To ensure that the designs produced by the project are conformant with the clients Business management standards
  • Provide input into reports, when required, to the Customer, Programme team and Solution Lead
  • Liaise with and assist with managing 3rd parties and their technical deliverables
  • Provide impact assessment on customer and internal Change Requests

Your experience

    • Excellent design experience in proposing and utilizing technologies from Juniper and Cisco
    • Experience of delivering network solutions and involvement throughout the design lifecycle
    • Experience of delivering secure networks and associated security accreditation processes
    • Network design within virtualized infrastructure
    • Strong knowledge of approved hardware encryption devices, such as Catapan and Bulldog
    • Juniper JNCIS-ENT accreditation
    • Cisco CCNP/CCDP accreditation
    • Firewalls specifically from Juniper, Cisco and Fortinet portfolio
    • Network Routing protocols i.e. BGP,OSPF
    • SVI/RVI and VLAN design and configuration
    • Network Time Protocol design and configuration
    • SNMPv3, Syslog,
    • AAA design and configuration
    • IPv4 and IPv6 Network Addressing
    • Remote Access solutions and VPN design i,e Cisco AnyConnect
    • Network troubleshooting
    • Passive infrastructure - i.e. OM3 fibre, 62.5 /50 micron, fibre termination types

Please apply via this site in the first instance, or send a CV with a covering note to

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