Network Solution Architect

16 Mar 2017
13 Apr 2017
Gareth Bird
Clearance Level
Job Type
Our defence client are currently looking for an experienced DV cleared Network Solution Architect to work on an initial 12 month contract at their site in Hampshire.

Applicants must have the following skills:

*Exceptional proven recent experience in the provision of technical solutions within a large disparate organisation.
*Minimum of 5 + Years recent experience working within a team of technical specialists providing design, installation and implementation of Data centres, DR sites, Remote access solutions and hosting.
*5 + Years recent experience as a Network Design Authority for large hosting environments or infrastructure projects.
*Extensive recent expert knowledge and experience with HP Proliant compute hardware, HP 3PAR storage systems and Cisco adaptive security appliances and switches.
*Proven recent experience of design and delivery of a Data Diode solution from low to high trust domains.
*Knowledge and demonstrated experience of delivering and managing PKI solutions within a highly secure environment.
*Expert knowledge and experience delivering secure VPN solutions using high grade crypto. e.g. L3 TRL Technology based solutions.
*Minimum 2+ years design and implementation experience of VMware NSX-v within a secure environment.
*Proven demonstrable experience in delivering accreditable infrastructure and networks solutions.
*Proven experience of providing network and infrastructure support to enable the delivery of an SIEM based solutions e.g. ArcSight.
*Extensive recent demonstrable experience of delivering secure multi-tier hosting platforms based on both Windows and Linux operating systems into secure SDDC based environments.
*Recent in depth knowledge and demonstrable experience of delivering solutions that include VMware NSX-v, SRM and vCloud suite.
*Experience designing and configuring solutions based on Cisco ASA, Source Fire IPDS and Cisco Nexus 5k and 7k security and networking technologies.
*Experience installing, configuring and running wan QoS technologies e.g. Bluecoat Packet shapers
*Experience using WAN emulation technologies e.g. Shunra Appliances

Nice-to-have skills and experience
*Previous experience of working within a secure Defence Environment.
*Previous knowledge and understanding of working within a DevOps/Agile environment.
*Working knowledge of ITIL v3.
*Working Knowledge of wider defence systems and services.
*Crypto-Authorised with knowledge and experience designing solutions incorporating High grade crypto.

Due to the nature of this client applicants with a current DV clearance are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 18 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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