Lead Network Infrastructure Engineer Lead Network Infrastructure Engineer …

DWP Digital
in Eccles, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Jul 21
GBP60740 - GBP87240 per annum
DWP Digital
in Eccles, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Jul 21
GBP60740 - GBP87240 per annum
We want to add a skilled and experienced engineer to our team, to act as an expert voice as we transform our Network Infrastructure and deliver a world class Zero-Trust environment

DWP. Digital with Purpose.


DWP is the UK's largest government department. We make payments worth over £195bn a year and support over 22 million people every day. Our agile tech teams are modernising the way we deliver our products and services, so that they work better for us and the people who need them. It's a once in a generation transformation of government services.

We want to add a skilled and experienced engineer to our team, to act as an expert voice as we transform our Network Infrastructure.

You'll be part of our brilliant DWP Digital community. We use fresh ideas and leading edge technologies create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of over 22 million people and to 110,00 amazing DWP colleagues

Delivery. Work. Projects.

You will have responsibility for leading a team of Infrastructure Engineers delivering the transformation of our current Networks into a world class zero trust environment.

You'll make sure best of breed products and services are deployed and that our internal capability is enhanced, with the aim of reducing complexity and resource requirements.

You will also have the ongoing responsibility across products that make up DWP's Network Services.

Working in collaboration with a range of internal/external partners, stakeholders and customers you will ensure the operational stability, robustness, resilience, availability and quality of DWP Networks.

This is significant work, with often challenging deadlines. You'll have the expertise and experience to deal with this, and to help others do the same.

You should also have the deep technical knowledge to enable you to write the Knowledge Articles and operational working practices that will define our practice in Networks.

What skills and experience do you need to show us?

  • Experience of designing, building and supporting network infrastructure in large scale organizations circa 100,000 users and 1000 campus sites.

  • The leadership and communications skills you'd associate with a role at this level

  • Enterprise Data Centre Network solutions, specifically on Cisco, F5, Palo, Checkpoint and Velocloud.

  • Zscaler deployments.

  • 802.1x and network Segmentation technologies.

  • Secure private gateway solutions to AWS, Azure, O365.

  • Implementing security and authentication solutions based on next generation firewalls / application firewalls, specifically Cisco Firepower, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Forum Sentry and F5 BigIP.

  • Meraki WIFi campus designs and installations.

  • LAN campus designs

  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP routing protocols, including OSPF and BGP and common network services, including Directory Name Service (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), and load-balancing techniques

  • Experience of designing and implementing VMWare, Zero-Trust, SDN and Network Management Solutions

  • Experience in implementing server virtualisation techniques, Network Functions Virtualised (NFV)

  • Cisco CCIE Certification (preferred)
  • Prince2 (preferred)



Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us at one of our brilliant digital hubs in your choice of Blackpool, Manchester or Newcastle.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £87,240, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 26 days.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days

  • Family friendly policies

  • Time off volunteering and charitable giving

  • Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP'

  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more

  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference

  • Sports and social activities

  • Working in an award winning environment and culture

  • Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

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