Network Architect - SC Clearance, Juniper, SNMPv3, Cisco, Firepower IDS & IPS, WAN, MPLS, BGP




Strategy & Architecture


£589 Per Day



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Role: Network Architect

Contracting Authority: Local Authority

Location: Basingstoke

Salary: £589 per day

Contract: Contractor

Clearance: SC Clearance


An exciting opportunity has become available with our prestigious client who is a prominent government department. The client is seeking an experienced hands on Network Architect to join their welcoming team.


The Network Architect Role:

Are you a Network Architect who combines strong technical and analytical skills with on-time delivery with a team ethic? Can you design and deliver complex network IDS/IPS solutions based on F5, Firepower and Gigamon technology to meet customer technical and business requirements? Do you want to make an impact and change the way the world works?  Do you want to collaborate and achieve together with committed people to design and document solutions of varying size and complexity. This is your world and your opportunity to transform it for the better.

We are looking for a Senior Network Architect to work on a new, large program and support the delivery of a complex IDS/IPS network solution. This is within the secure Defence and Government sector. You will provide technical leadership within this program to the Project and Program Managers, and your role will involve network design (using Firepower, F5 and Gigamon, including passing through any governance reviews, and will provide technical support during the build, implementation/configuration and test phases, and ensure successful handover to service.


What the Network Architect Will Need:

- Experienced in analysis of customer requirements, with demonstrable network design (high level and low level) experience in proposing and utilizing technologies from a variety of industry leading technology vendors

- Practical skills and knowledge in Networking, and Network Management. Specific technical skills include Juniper certification (switching and configuration), network encryption and tunneling technologies, SNMPv3, Cisco Firepower Management Center, Firepower IDS and IPS, background in secure network design, F5 and Gigamon (SSL interception and packet broker). Strong general network skills including WAN routing including MPLS, BGP

- Familiarity with Endace technologies, HSMs, virtualization are desirable

- Solid understanding of the project end-to-end life cycle, with good commercial and financial awareness in terms of understanding risks and dependencies associated with any delivery project

- Experienced in the analysis and trouble-shooting of complex issues and defects, mitigating business, technical, and operational risks, and making recommendations to senior management

- Demonstrable experience of working with multiple teams, supporting project managers in planning and reporting activities, service readiness, and providing guidance and support to live service teams

- Excellent communications skills with multiple stakeholders, able to take ownership and responsibility and make quick decisions. Able to communicate calmly and concisely with the Customer.


Minorities, women, LGBTQ+ candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Interviews will take place this and next week, so please apply immediately to be considered for this exciting contract role or call Bangura Solutions to discuss this role further.