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Network Engineer

Date: 21-Sep-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


An experienced network engineer is required to be part of a busy Networks Team, primarily responsible for the day-to-day support, monitoring, management and enhancements to QinetiQ’s corporate WAN / LAN / Voice and Data networks within the UK and abroad. Troubleshooting and resolving issues during major incidents and on infrastructure issues that arise using monitoring and logging tools available to them. The engineer is required to adhere to QinetiQ standards and best practices.


Key Accountabilities

  • Point of contact for the Major Incident Manager on Network issues
  • Be disciplined, organised and self-motivated
  • Diagnosing and resolving hardware issues
  • Providing support for QinetiQ user base
  • Liaising with 3rd party suppliers to resolve faults
  • Use of monitoring systems to identify potential issues
  • Monitoring, troubleshooting and escalating network faults
  • Proactively working to update and process tickets within our system
  • Apply an approach of “automate first” when developing and implementing IT solutions
  • Creates and contributes to design & development documentation
  • Adapts to tackle complex solutions and is eager to learn new skills
  • Self-motivated with good time management
  • Communicates confidently with team members, business analysts, customers and other stakeholders.



  • Troubleshooting complex Firewall and network issues
  • Comfortable working with a complex network infrastructure
  • Layer 3 switching
  • Switching
  • Routing
  • OSPF / BGP
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Network Security concepts
  • Firewall ACL's


Experience and Qualifications – Essential

  • Holder of, or able to achieve SC Clearance
  • Cisco ASA firewalls / Nexus switches / Switches
  • CCNA (Routing and switching / Security) or working towards
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally
  • Analytical problem solver
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Desire and motivation to learn and ability to advance skill level
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise workload
  • Flexibility and ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Writing technical documentation
  • Maintain internal SLA’s



  • Solarwinds
  • CCM
  • VMWare NSX / Software Defined Networking
  • Splunk
  • F5 Big-IP
  • Palo Alto
  • VONE-C
  • Cisco DNAC
  • SNMPc
  • Cisco Voice Gateways
  • Patapsco ISDN Packetbands
  • Cisco Smart Collector
  • Tiger Call Logging

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.