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Project People

Posted on May 3, 2023 by Project People

Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£70k - £71k Annual


Leading Managed Services Provider in the Public and Defence Sector are looking for a Senior Network & Firewall Architect/Engineer who can continue the work that has already started, leading the design and implementation of a state-of-the-art UK Telecommunications Laboratory for a Government customer.

The laboratory will bring together mobile network operators, suppliers and academics to research and test innovative ways of boosting the security and resilience of 5G and future 6G mobile networks.

The lab has two main strategic objectives: to support diversification of the UK's telecommunications market, and support public telecommunications operators to meet the requirements of the new Telecommunications Security framework. To do this, the lab will conduct security testing on a foundation network to enable a better understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities in equipment that is or may be deployed in telecoms networks. The UKTL will also carry out proactive vulnerability research to identify new and previously unknown routes through which attackers could exploit telecoms equipment.

Duration: 4 months + extension - Hybrid working

Able to travel, with regular trips to Teddington, London and Solihull

*A national security clearance is required for this role but candidates not holding this level of clearance will be considered*

Skills Required:

Self-motivated and self-starting. This is a senior role with a high-degree of autonomy.

Highly skilled in matters of network design, security separation, Firewalling with specific expert-level skills in Juniper SRX and HPe Aruba hardware.

Hands-on where required, primarily during implementation and support phases.

Experienced in delivering secure and isolated networks.

Experience in working with Microsoft Azure

Able to shape requirements and design strategy.

Highly articulate communicator and technical writer, capable of working with senior stakeholders in government

Work with a third party and advise them what is needed in the long term what people resources are required to operate the facility

The role embraces hybrid working, with a mix of fortnightly in-person workshop sessions. During the implementation project phase, the in-person working may increase.

Please apply via this ad in the first instance or send a CV with covering note or contact me (see below)

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 2547778622


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