Network Engineer (D)

Closing date for applications: 27/11/2019
Specialist role
Summary of the work
DE&S requires a Network Engineer to support the Black Core Network project, providing Cisco CLI commands and SSH commands for Network devices and management devices required to produce a GUI (Graphical User Interface) based network device controller. Produce a Service Delivery Pack to support acceptance activities.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
1 year with option to extend for 1 year
West Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Defence Equipment and Support
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Reporting to DE&S who are managing the project delivery of a number of networks and Information Systems. The incumbent will collaborate with Application Developers, providing Cisco CLI commands and SSH commands for Network devices and management devices to produce a GUI (Graphical User Interface) based network device controller. The incumbent will be responsible for development of an industry standard Service Delivery Pack, this is to include but not limited to: • HLD (High Level Design) • LLD (Low Level Design) • STA (Support Task Analysis) • SIS (Security Impact Statement) • KA (Knowledge Articles) • WI (Work Instructions)
What the specialist will work on
Lead on the development and maintenance of the Black Core Network as directed by the System Operating Authority. 1. Install hardware and software in accordance with the HLD & LLD. 2. Maintain hardware and software in accordance with support documentation, modifying existing router configurations including IP, DHCP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, DMVPN etc. 3. Update or replace existing documents as directed by SPISN. 4. Develop test procedures to prove correct configuration of solution in accordance with the documentation. 5. Establish the ‘As-is’ physical and logical state of the network. 6. Produce ‘To be’ rationalisation recommendations for authorisation by the Network Architect.
Address where the work will take place
Working arrangements
5 days a week (excluding Bank Holidays) assumed 230 working days per year Mon to Fri 08:30 to 17:00 There may be a need for Outside Working Hours in order to deploy changes onto the Live system.
Security clearance
MOD DV clearance required on day 1 of the appointment due to the sensitivity of the role.
Additional terms and conditions
The Supplier and their representatives shall abide by: DEFCON 5J(Edn 18/11/16)-Unique Identifiers DEFCON 76(Edn 12/06)-Contractor’s Personnel at Government Sites DEFCON 501(Edn 11/17)-Definitions and Interpretations DEFCON 522(Edn 11/17)-Payment and Recovery of Sums Due DEFCON 658(Edn 10/17)-Cyber (Cyber Risk Profile is Low) DEFCON 659A(Edn 02/17)-Security Measures (A Security Aspects Letter will be provided following Contract Award) DEFCON 660(Edn 12/15)-Official-Sensitive Security Requirements DEFCON 703(Edn 08/13)-Intellectual Property Rights - Vesting in the Authority
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Ability to work with others in a high pressure, Operational Environment that frequently manages conflicting priorities. Ability to make decisions under pressure. Ability to work with multiple stakeholders. Ability to work as a team.
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 70% Cultural fit 10% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • DV cleared on day 1 of appointment
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (Routing and Switching)
  • 3-5 years experience supporting complex Campus LAN & WAN networks based on IP cryptography
  • Configuration and administration within a production environment of: A multi-area OSPF process, DMVPM, eBGP
  • Must complete the Supplier Assurance Questionnaire at: using assesment reference: RAR-REWB645J Risk profile: Low
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • CCIE (Routing and Switching)
  • CCNA (Collaboration)
  • CCNA (Security)
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Python Certified Entry-Level Programmer (PCEP)
  • Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE) (proof of course completion)
  • L3 TRL cryptographic equipment (Catapan) (proof of course completion)

Closing date for applications: 27/11/2019

Network Engineer (D)

Closing date for applications: 27/11/2019

Specialist role:



West Midlands


Defence Equipment and Support

Maximum day rate:


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