The Junior Network Engineer performs an integral part of the networking team working with more senior engineers to assist in the planning and implementing of networking elements of project solutions, adds, moves and changes.
You will be exposed to key adjacent technologies such as virtual networking in hypervisors and public clouds, crypto overlays (including common government and external secure), firewalling, load balancing, and other network integrated aspects.
The Junior Network Engineer will be a member of a scrum team, working together to complete incremental deliverables in-line with planned changes within the enterprise.
You will be coached and guided by the more experienced members of the team, growing your skills and competencies to enable you to further grow your career within Leidos.
Your initial tasks will be on a single functional element within the program with and aim to firstly fully understand the network elements of the solution and then possibly providing out of hours support when proficient.
Integrate as part of the solution team, completing tasks as directed by the senior network engineer on the account.
Work as an integrated part of the program pre-sales solution team to carry out task driven BoM costs
Collaborating with security teams to always incorporate proportional and appropriate security into all aspects of network delivery solution implementation;
Knowledge / skills / experience / Behaviours
Knowledge and demonstrable experience across large scale public sector UK networks, including an understanding of security gateways and associated overlays.
Broad stroke experience of the UK networking market, with experience across a breath of carriers across MPLS, routing protocols, VPLS, Ethernet and Dark Fibre,
Understanding and working knowledge of general networking design, technologies and adjacent aspects across LAN, WAN, Data Centre and cloud scenarios.
Knowledge and exposure across a range of networking vendors and their technologies, including Cisco, Juniper, F5 and Palo-Alto. High level formal vendor qualifications (Professional Level) are desirable but not required;
Experience of common deployment patterns, including infrastructure solutions to support secure and resilient multi-site applications, and secure single and multi-tenanted virtual environments within private and public clouds;
Must have or be capable of achieving SC clearance as a minimum; potentially required to undergo DV if not already holding it.
You must be customer-centric, proactive, able to work with others on problem troubleshooting, working through to a resolution; have good problem solving skills; a flexible approach to working, and be able to identify & suggest/implement process improvements.
You must have proven professional behaviors , for example:
Has a basic understanding of Leidos as a business, our sectors, customers and capabilities
Is aware of the need to collaborate with team and represent users/customer needs towards a shared goal
Can contribute to the generation of new ideas and may think creatively on new ways to approach tasks
Has the confidence to contribute to team meetings and feedback information that may be relative to individual tasks or situations.
Identifies, focuses on and contributes to achieving own personal development opportunities
This position requires the individual to be a UK National and able to obtain an SC clearance.
What we do for you:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops, and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
• Dynamic Working
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.
Who We Are:
Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering, and science.
Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.