Principal Network Engineer

Location:Cumbria
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Principal Network Engineer

Would you like to work on the flagship platforms for the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Network Engineer at our site in Broad Oak.

As a Principal Network Engineer, your responsibilities will include the design and upgrade of the QEC class networks for both Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth. You will also get involved in the test integration and installation on the ship and be expected to support more junior members of the team, review their work and mentor them.

This role will provide you with a great opportunity to gain wide exposure across the business, opening up further progression opportunities.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Network Engineer will involve:

Lead and support the design phase of Naval Networks, which encompasses network architecture and development/changes to requirements of interface documents that capture how using systems will interface with the network.

Lead and support the implementation phase of Naval Network based on the design baseline, which encompasses the configuration creation, supporting the development of auto generated interface scripting the design directly into switch configuration.

Lead and support the test/release phase of Naval Networks based on the implementation baseline, which encompasses fault resolutions under pressure for delivery of a release to be used on platform.

Lead and support all platform activities.

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

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

Your skills and qualifications:

Experienced in all aspects of networking, L1 to L3 skills

IT Infrastructure / networking technical background

Must have a sound understanding in Data centre type technologies, Windows Server, Active Directory/DNS and VmWare

Integration support background

LAN, WAN, MPLS, QoS, BGP, OSPF, RIP, IPSEC, GRE, L2TP, MSTP, HSRP, Virtual Switching.

Degree or HNC/HND qualified or equivalent, in a technology, engineering or science related discipline

CISCO accreditation to CCNP level or Juniper JNCIP is desirable

Preferably meet the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to develop effective partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and demonstrate a flexible approach to the tasks required. You will be proactive and adopt a professional approach to dealing with the customer community and colleagues within the Networks 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.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. 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.