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Senior Network Engineer

Date: 30-Jan-2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ



The role of the QinetiQ Senior Network Engineer is to effectively manage and develop the company’s IT Network infrastructure to ensure customer satisfaction of all services provided.  QinetiQ IT Networks manage all QinetiQ sites which have the corporate WAN, LAN and Voice services provisioned.  These are managed within several security contexts aligned to Government Data Classifications, QinetiQ divisional policy and geographies.  The Senior Network Engineer, will be responsible for the QinetiQ Data infrastructure and associated equipment, making sure the service is maintained, supported and delivered to required levels.  A Senior Network Engineer will also act as a day-to-day escalation point and mentor for other members of the team.  Senior Engineers will also own and develop project deliverables, acting as a key point of contact for the Network’s function, working in conjunction with QinetiQ IT Architecture and the Network Services Team Lead to develop technical & service roadmaps.


Key Accountability:

  • Support Head of IT Network Services in the delivery of IT Services to QinetiQ
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise against core systems and services that are the responsibility of the Network Team.
  • When required with IS Teams and ensure a successful transition of new technologies into operational service.
  • Oversee and lead on the Network Management Systems. Ensure these are kept updated with s/ware, configuration, devices and events actions.
  • Raise tickets, report incidents and take ownership until resolved.
  • Reviewing and acting on service desk calls and completing work assigned by the Network Services Team lead, leading other network engineers and delegating tasks to them.
  • Maintain a level of knowledge on new technologies sufficient to understand their applicability to our customer base and to implement and support them, if appropriate.
  • Take a lead role in developing team-wide knowledge in relevant new technologies
  • Ensure relevant Network documentation is full and complete and identify any shortfalls to colleagues and Line Management.
  • Ensure that the team continuously maintain configuration records for all Network Systems deployed, including records of software version of all equipment.
  • Collaborate in the development of strategies, standards and global designs for infrastructure solutions and enterprise architectures.
  • Identify and develop methods and procedures to improve security and data privacy within the current portfolio of solutions as well as the analysis and remedial work during security incidents.
  • Take a leading role in change and release management.
  • Contribute to, and maintain QinetiQ Disaster Recovery capabilities
  • Act as a principal point of escalation for the Service Desk Team on all issues associated with support calls and requests.
  • Develop own and team knowledge on the implementation of mature services including monitoring, automation, scripting and asset management tooling
  • Engineers will also
    • Develop and maintain expert knowledge in WAN, LAN & IPT
    • Develop and maintain knowledge in Security
    • Develop and maintain knowledge in Cloud
    • Develop and maintain knowledge in Wireless
  • Ensure systems have full backup and restore capability.
  • Maintain system security at all times.
  • All security vulnerabilities and updates are addressed.
  • All mandatory training is under taken.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge:


  • Professional and confident approach to customer based work
  • Excellent Analytical, interpersonal and organisation skills
  • Maintain current market knowledge
  • Be comfortable participating as part of the team, but also be able to lead a team of matrix resources to deliver an IT solution.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment as well as independently
  • Great project management, communication and organisation skills.
  • Ability to produce technical documents and procedures
  • Proactively takes ownership of problems and issues, with a tenacious approach to identifying and resolving root cause
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Identify personal development and any shortfalls in the team.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally within the UK.
  • Will be required to work on occasions outside of normal office hour’s incl. weekends.


  • Excellent experience in Cisco LAN & WAN technologies and hardware.
  • Working knowledge of Switching, Routing.
  • Working Knowledge of Networking management toolsets
  • Experience & /or understanding of Wireless, Video Conferencing, Collaboration, Security appliances.
  • An Understanding of IT Security Standards
  • Experience in various Networking technologies ISDN, Circuits, Voice, Windows Server, DHCP,TCP/IP


Experience & Qualifications:

  • CCNA equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge and practical application experience with SNMPc
  • Knowledge and practical application experience with Scrutinizer
  • Knowledge and practical application experience around IT Security Standards
  • Knowledge and experience with Patapsco
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001
  • Planning & prioritising skills
  • Service orientated customer facing skills
  • Strong system analysis experience required
  • Experience in a service delivery, best practice environment preferred
  • ITIL v4.0 Framework Certificate or equivalent experience of an ITIL Service Management Implementation.
  • Security Clearance (SC) is required for this role and must be maintained.

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.