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Senior Network & Security Engineer

£69000 - £80000 per annum
Hybrid working

Job description

Morgan Hunt have an opportunity for a Senior Network & Security Engineer on behalf of our public sector client based in London. This role is initially a 2 Year Fixed Term Contract with the option to go permanent afterwards.

Salary: £71k - £77k an extra £6k after 6 months
Duration: 2 Year FTC - Opportunity to join permanently.
Working Model: London - Hybrid Working, at least 40% of your time in their office/ 2 days per week

Other Benefits:
* Access to an excellent civil service pension scheme
* 33 days annual leave (increasing to 38 days over a 5-year period)
* Supportive parental and special leave policies
* Flexible working patterns, including working from home
* A focus on work-life balance: they want their staff to deliver their best work, and make sure you can balance that with your personal life
* Interest-free season ticket and cycle to work scheme
* Employee health and well-being initiatives; including flu jabs, free eye tests and mental health support
* Learning opportunities, including internal and external training, management and leadership development, and sponsorship for professional qualifications
* Paid-for professional memberships

Duties Include:
* Lead the networks workstream on projects and programmes to ensure that the network topology complies with the agreed standards and provide sufficient capacity, availability, and quality of service.
* Collaborate with infrastructure engineers to ensure systems are practically designed. Plan, direct and coordinate activities, engaging with other stakeholders to manage and implement a programme.
* Provide guidance and make recommendations to colleagues ensuring that service design and transition plans can be supported by network typologies and network provisions. Research new technologies and make recommendations when changes are needed to IT strategy and architecture.
* Develop a clear view of the cyber risk exposure, to provide meaningful risk advice and mitigation. Provide clear, consistent reporting to senior stakeholders, driving automation across processes and reporting where possible and ensuring the security of the network infrastructure including managing firewalls, using vulnerability scanning, port monitoring tools and resolving security related incidents.

Experience and Skills:
* Previous public sector experience is preferred
* Experience of designing and implementing infrastructure technologies, solutions and services such as: networking, physical infrastructure, software, COTS and open source packages and solutions, and cloud computing
* Knowledge of moderate to complex service integration, particularly experience of integration with Azure & AWS related networking and typical DMZ architectures and Express Route, with experience of capacity and availability monitoring and analysis using tools such as Solar Winds.
* Experience of designing secure systems characterised by medium levels of risk, impact, and business or technical complexity. Ability to select appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensure they are applied effectively.

Technical Experience Preferred:
* Cisco ISE
* Cisco DNA Software
* Checkpoint
* Firewall

Security Clearance
* Candidates must be either security cleared or can be secured cleared (lived in the UK for over 6 years)

* CCNP (or equivalent) qualified or working towards; or willing to work towards these qualifications.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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