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IT Network Engineer

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Recruiter: Babcock
Listed on: 20th January
Location: Plymouth
Salary/Rate: £36,525 - £45,045
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We're looking for a Network Engineer to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. Babcock provides complex technical solutions and support to both UK and international defence and government customers. We deploy state of the art communications and information systems into military environments, the majority of which runs predominantly on enterprise infrastructure. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced IT Network Engineer to work on enterprise IT (hardware and software) in exciting and fast-paced domains. We are passionate about - and take pride in - delivering the right solution and work closely as a team alongside our customers in a collaborative partnership. We are looking for people who mirror this ethos - passionate about the customer's goals and proud of their contribution to meeting those goals.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Investigating faults and identify fixes on complex IT, network and communications systems
  • Develop update/upgrade solutions to our systems, working closely with our customers to understand what they want to achieve and making it happen
  • Carry out installations of equipment in customer facilities as well as on board Royal Navy ships and submarines as well as land vehicles
  • Configure and commission systems, and lead test and acceptance events with the customer
  • Report regularly on system health and suggest performance improvements
  • Contribute to the development of white papers detailing new technology innovations and growth opportunities. Brief our customers on emerging technologies and how they could benefit from these
  • Mentoring junior staff

Who are we looking for?

We work on lots of different systems and will consider technical skills in a range of specialisms ranging from IT and Computer Science, Network Engineering to RF Engineering and Electronics. You will have a background in some but not necessarily all of these areas:

  • Linux & Windows System Administration (shell scripting, file operations, server maintenance, server build, group policy, active directory, domain configuration)
  • Server Administration (Physical and virtual environment health, web server configuration, database administration)
  • Network Engineering (IP addressing & subnetting, VLAN setup, Firewalls, switching & routing configuration, network storage, remote desktop, precise time, serial communications)
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering (Installation & operation of radio equipment, atenna & propagation theory, spectrum knowledge between MF & EHF, collection of test measurements)

In return for your skill and passion, you'll get:

  • A competitive salary reflective of your experience
  • A flexible working pattern, which includes options to better integrate your work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met
  • On some occasions location may be constrained by security controls or needing access to certain equipment, but where possible we encourage working from anywhere! This includes from your home and customer sites around the UK
  • The opportunity to work with new technology
  • The potential to develop skills - We will help you grow your capabilities through on-the-job learning, working with our customers and working with our supply chain
  • Opportunities to travel within the UK - The customers that we serve are located all around the UK, and you will help us by engaging with them, and bringing them closer to us
  • Professional Registration and a route to either Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status. We will cover all associated membership fees with a professional body.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

Application Guidance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face. Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

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