Network Architect

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
05 Jan 2017
02 Feb 2017
Clearance Level
Public Sector
Job Type

Main Tasks:

  • From a technical perspective you will work with various LAN and WAN technologies within large enterprise network environments.
  • Products which you will be able to get experience with are mainly HP, Cisco (Routers, Switches and wireless controllers); Riverbed WAN accelerators, Aruba wireless, Software Defined Networks, F5 BigIP Load Balancers and many other cutting edge technologies.
  • Network Architect will design, manage and implement complex network changes as part of a project preparation and implementation for the existing and new customers.
  • You will be involved in creating network solutions, high and low level designs, migrations or new device implementations.
  • You will analyze and solve complex problems involving multiple support teams, Identify root cause of issues and make appropriate recommendation to avoid future failure.
  • You will pro-actively investigate and advise on network design improvements across the range of customer services.


  • SC security clearance required
  • UK National
  • Must have at least 8 years network experience.
  • Cisco CCNP or other equivalent professional level of certification
  • Knowledge of Cisco or HP routers and switches technologies is a must.
  • Knowledge in at least one more technology (Load balancers, proxy servers, wireless, voice etc.)
  • Has sufficient depth and breadth of technical knowledge to design and scope multiple deliverables across a number of technologies.



  • Certification: HP ASE, HP MASE, CCIP, CCDP, CCNP Security, CCIE, Checkpoint CCSA/CCSE, Juniper JNCIA/JNCIE, Fortinet/Fortigate certification.
  • Knowledge of one or all of the following technologies equipment is extremely beneficial: - F5 Load Balancers / Checkpoint Firewalls, Cisco and HP Wireless / Riverbed WAN accelerators.

Understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Infrastructure Libraries (ITIL) processes

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