Networks Engineer

Job Description

Networks Engineer

Would you like to join our expanding team to work on our future projects; developing and delivering technologies within the fast-paced and ever-evolving defence industry? We currently have a vacancy for a Networks Engineer at our site in Christchurch.

As a Networks Engineer, you will be developing and delivering technologies within the fast-paced and ever-evolving defence industry. Collaborating with network architects to help design and build functional networks based on business-specific needs among other key responsibilities.

This role will provide you with the scope to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge, with potential to become a leader in a global business.

Your main responsibilities as a Networks Engineer will involve:

Collaborate with network architects to help design and build functional networks based on business-specific needs

Integrating hardware and software with customer systems/service

Provide support to system level investigations

Escalate risks and opportunities that may have a direct / indirect effect on the technical delivery of the system lifecycle or product

Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving network and system problems.

Ensuring compliance with systems engineering practices

Reporting on progress and providing feedback to team members and leadership

Planning and Estimating development activities

Supporting the improvement of the team competencies and skills

Identifying technical risk and escalating

Working with customers to support delivered systems and resolve issues

Your skills and qualifications as a Networks Engineer:


LAN and WAN technologies

Network Security (IPSEC, VPN, Firewall etc.)

Software Defined Wide Area Network (SDWAN)

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP etc.)

System integration

Configuration management

Understanding of:

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)

IPv6 Protocols

Network Encryption

Integration with RF, HCLOS, SATCOM

Engineering Lifecycle

Verification and validation, including acceptance activities

Communications and Security Architectures

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a 'can do' attitude; thriving in a varied, complex, and frequently changing work environment, often with demanding timescales. Self-organisation and good time management are vital in this role. Take responsibility for own & team work packages and for delivery and be willing to undertake occasional travel to customer sites to support deployment if required.

Ideally you have an honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant STEM subject, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements. You will be required to obtain full Security Clearance and a willingness to undergo DV clearance.

Location: Christchurch

Salary: Up to £38,300 depending on experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.