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Network Engineer

Would you like to assist in the delivery of a brand-new platform into the MoD, whilst working on the latest and future technologies? If so we currently have a vacancy for a Network Engineer at our site in Christchurch.

As a Network Engineer, you will be joining the team developing a new system consisting of several individual deliveries at Christchurch with our MoD customer. You will be supporting the full project life cycle producing technical artefacts and the implementing the core physical and virtual networking components which will form the backbone of these new platforms.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with some of the latest technologies whilst assisting in the development of new systems. It could also provide you with the opportunity to get involved in other projects across the BAE Systems Business. This role will also offer the opportunity to work along-side a multiskilled Engineering team providing you the opportunity to enhance your skillset and gain additional training.

Your main responsibilities as a Network Engineer will involve:

Building and configuring technical solutions of networked hardware and software

Integration of COTS hardware and software

Adherence to systems engineering practices

Fault finding and resolution of issues in a production environment to a successful conclusion

Producing clear and concise technical documentation

Collaboration with other members of the team; sharing knowledge and peer reviewing others work

Reporting on progress and providing feedback and leadership to team members

Occasional visits to customer sites to support deployment

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of Virtual Private Networking including IP Security and the provisioning of Public Key Infrastructure Certification Authorities

Experience of Software Defined Network concepts, configuration and deployment

Installation and configuration of Layer 2 switched networks and Layer 3 routed networks.

Functional domain knowledge of routing protocols e.g. MPLS, OSPF, EIGRP, and RIP

Configuration and support of VRF, L2TP, GRE, and VSS technologies

Experience of network management protocols e.g. SNMP, SSH, SysLog, ICMP

Technical documentation production


Experience with Atlassian toolset

Working in an Agile development environment

CCNA Qualification

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator both written and verbally. You will also be a good team player able to work with a range of engineers and other stakeholders to achieve project success. You will be able to work alone or as part of the wider networking team working on projects from the design stage through to the support of the operational systems.

Location: Christchurch, UK

Salary: £34,000 + dependent on skills and experiences

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.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Job type
Job Sector
Information Technology
Job Position
Network Analyst
Estimated Salary
£34,000.00 - £42,390.00 / year
Christchurch, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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