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Senior Network Engineer (Secure Networks)

Date: 27-Jul-2022

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

(As the role will require travel you to access a number of South Coast sites, the base location can be either Portsmouth, Boscombe, Gosport or Winfrith)


We are looking to appoint an experienced IT Networks professional to join our South Coast team that provide and maintain the capabilities to conduct signature ranging in the UK and overseas. In this team leading role, you will manage and support the secure IT infrastructure required to conduct these rangings and analyse the results.


Key Accountabilities:


  • You will be responsible for maintaining the secure networks in place within the Maritime Ranges facilities and locations to the requirements of the QinetiQ Operating Framework regarding Security and Engineering principles, including change and obsolescence management.
  • You will lead and guide the local range technicians who will maintain the systems on a daily basis, ensuring maintenance regimes and processes are in place, including for tasks such as antivirus and windows updates, and assist with resolving defects.
  • You will put in place an obsolescence management plan for the secure networks and apply for minor investment funding or work together with investment teams to upgrade systems.
  • Solutions must be delivered fully documented, so a high standard of written work is expected.


The Fit:


The successful candidate will be a proactive individual with a proven track record of supporting secure IT systems. This role is suitable for someone with a technical background in Microsoft systems and network support experience. You will have knowledge of secure network infrastructure and management, including use of L3 Catapans and other high grade encryption devices. 


You will be keen to work in a senior role, providing leadership to a junior team, being their escalation point for issues and managing their tasking’s. Previous experience managing staff is useful but not essential.


Additional requirements include:


  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • The applicant will be at ease working within a small to medium sized teams.
  • Collaboration across QinetiQ and acting with integrity to delivery QinetiQ and Customer advantage
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in information technology
    Build and enhance relationships with peers


Due to the nature of the role, candidates must be eligible for high level security clearance





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, 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 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, 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.