Systems Engineer Level 4

NATS is the UK’s leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides air traffic control services from two control centres supporting airports all around the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. Our people are at the heart of our purpose to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.

Job Purpose:
NATS is recruiting a System Engineer specialising in Networks (also known as Network Architect) to join our Service Delivery Network Design Engineering team based at Whiteley or Prestwick. Providing expert knowledge of a wide range of systems with an emphasis on Networking and communication systems.

Other duties include:

  • Ensuring the design and subsequent development of Networking systems meets the needs of the work package as well as the expected integrity and reliability standards applicable in NATS
  • Technical supervision of staff resources to achieve business objectives as set by the Work Package Manager
  • Generation and elicitation of requirements; interface and test specifications necessary to procure, implement and accept the allocated system/sub-system.
  • Delivery of in-service system engineering and related technical documentation.
  • Maintain an awareness of technical developments that may affect the system or area of work for which the job holder is responsible and plan for their impact.
  • Provide technical recommendations on suppliers as part of the bidding and tender evaluation process.

Essential skills and experience:

  • You are expected to hold, as a minimum, an HNC (NVQ level 4) (or an equivalent qualification) in an Engineering related discipline and have relevant engineering experience.
  • Extensive networking experience in designing, implementing and testing complex datacomms networks.
  • Experience in multi vendors preferred (Cisco/HP/Aurba/Juniper/Fortigate/Palo/Checkpoint)
  • Knowledge of major routing protocols & Deep Packet Inspection is an advantage.
  • Industry certification related to this role is desirable, such as Cisco CCNA & CCNP
  • Knowledge of:
    • Network Management Systems e.g., SolarWinds and the associated client/server infrastructure
    • VMWARE 6.5/7.0
    • Windows 2003+ servers
    • Testing procedures and report writing
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of networks and with a keen interest in new and emerging technologies/protocols/trends and industry best practices.
  • Relevant experience of high-integrity real-time systems within large scale, multi-disciplined projects and practical experience of systems engineering testing and integration.
  • Proven ability to communicate in a clear and precise manner, and be able to work proactively, within a defined framework, with a minimum of direct supervision. An initiative-taking approach is essential.

Additional vacancy information:
We are proud to offer a fantastic total reward package to help you thrive both personally and professionally. In addition to a competitive salary that’s regularly reviewed, you’ll also benefit from a wide range of other benefits which includes generous leave entitlement, a market-leading defined contribution pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits and retail discounts, wellness support and a comprehensive learning and development offering.

We have adopted agile working to provide greater flexibility and increased choice over working arrangements, with the opportunity for this role to work in our modern office facilities as well as remotely. Find out more here.

If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.

Job Information

Job Reference: 5244BR_1716881994
Salary: £59369.86 - £79159.82 per annum
Salary From: £59369.86
Salary To: £79159.82
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: Whiteley, Hampshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: NATS
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