Permanent Opportunities for Experienced IT Professionals and Engineers

Date: 30 May 2024

Location: Bristol, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Primarily located in Corsham and Portsmouth (Hybrid working is available – role dependent)

We are looking for highly motivated IT Engineers and Subject Matter Experts with various levels of experience to join an exciting programme building critical, deployable IT infrastructure within the Defence environment.

This opportunity will place you at the heart of the modernisation of UK Defence’s deployable IT estate, supporting customers who are building IT infrastructure using agile methods.

You will be involved in designing, building, testing and maintaining the deployable and operational IT systems that Defence requires. We are especially keen to find individuals with experience of Enterprise IT virtualisation technologies, Windows server/ WINTEL and Cisco network products.

 

Opportunities for mid-career IT professionals

If you’re a mid-career professional working in an industry outside of Defence & Security or within the Armed Forces, you’ll be applying your expertise immediately. You may be working on:

  • IT server virtualisation,
  • Scripting and Automating the deployment of server builds,
  • Network design and delivery
  • IT Testing and Integrated Trials.

 

Whatever your specialism or background, you can expect ongoing development to help you excel and advance.  This includes expert training and mentoring, with increased emphasis on self-development and on-the-job training. 

 

Opportunities for highly experienced IT Professionals

As a Senior IT Professional, we can provide you with demanding and rewarding leadership roles on high value and operationally focussed IT networks with our Defence customer’s projects.  This will give you the opportunity to have a major impact in support of the MoD Defence Digital Strategy, creating and delivering some of the core components of MoD’s digital backbone.

 

You may be engaging senior stakeholders across the business and customer landscape, shaping, driving and enabling strategic direction or you may be in a position to maintain and develop a deep SQEP (Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person) within your technical domain. 

You could be required to deliver IT Solution Architecture and Technical Roadmapping or IT network and system design & development.

 

You can expect specialist training and targeted mentoring to develop specific technical skills. If you have senior management potential, we’ll spot and nurture it.

Progressing to these more senior roles will come with an expectation that you be an active member of an appropriate professional body allowing you to join our Fellowship scheme which recognises and develops professionals with high-level, specialist technical expertise.

 

For the more senior roles, you should be prepared to travel to our customer site at MOD Corsham on a frequent basis to support project delivery. You may also be required to travel to QinetiQ sites (Portsmouth, Bristol, Malvern) on occasion.

 

Your knowledge, skills, traits and experience

Ideally candidates will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) within a Computing or IT related subject, or have related IT service and delivery experience including;

  • Enterprise VMware products; and/or
  • Cisco Networking; and/or
  • Windows server/ WINTEL; and/or
  • LINUX platforms.

 

You may already have achieved professional qualifications such as MCSA, MCSE, CCNA/P, MCITP, CISSP, VCP, ITIL or you may wish to work towards such qualifications.

 

You will have a proactive approach to problem solving and be a self-motivated team member that takes ownership of tasking whilst operating collaboratively within a dynamic team.

 

You will have a flexible approach to tasking, working to customer priorities and using scaled agile delivery methods.

 

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in. For more information, see: UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

 

 

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

 

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

 

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

 

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.