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JSS2 INE Network Engineer

Would you like to play a key role, working as a support engineer developing new INE network releases for the QEC Aircraft Carriers? We currently have a vacancy for a JSS2 INE Network Engineer at our site in Broad Oak.

As a JSS2 INE Network Engineer you will play a key role in developing network solutions for the Royal Navy’s QEC class carriers. You will be developing new solutions as additional capabilities are introduced to the class and responding to OpDefs that come from ship. You will also be involved in network upgrades on ship giving hands on experience on these impressive vessels.

This role will provide you with involvement in a high profile programme to keep the Royal Navy flagship operational.

Your main responsibilities as a JSS2 INE Network Engineer will involve:

Supporting the design phase of Naval Networks, this includes network architecture and development/changes to requirements of interface documents that capture how using systems will interface with the network

Assisting with the implementation phase of Naval Networks based on the design baseline, which encompasses the configuration creation, supporting the development of auto generated interface scripting the design directly into switch configuration

Supporting the test/release phase of networks based on the implementation baseline, which involves fault resolutions under pressure for delivery of a release to be used on platform

Supporting all related platform activities

Supporting the maturity of functional, performance and safety testing that will be required to release deployable networks to other suppliers

Applying good Configuration Management processes to daily work through Observation Reporting tools and keep a good track of documentation amendment records

Your skills and qualifications:


Cisco knowledge

Experienced in all aspects of networking, L1 to L3 skills

Knowledge of some of LAN, WAN, MPLS, QoS, BGP, OSPF, RIP, IPSEC, GRE, L2TP, MSTP, HSRP, Virtual Switching

IT Infrastructure / networking technical background


Integration Support background

CCNA minimum or working towards

Python scripting

Software Defined Networking

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills and work well as part of a development and support team.

Location: Broad Oak

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.