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Network Engineer (Systems Integration)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Systems Integration Network Engineer
Location: Bristol, Harrogate, Inskip or Plymouth

Help us make the world a safer place

We’re looking for a driven, results oriented and solution focussed Systems Integration Network Engineer to join us in Babcock Mission Systems.


This position is a Technical role within Babcock Mission Systems based at one of our sites either Bristol, Harrogate, Inskip or Plymouth.


The difference you will make

You will enjoy the challenge of working in a flexible environment supporting many diverse critical communications systems. Your main responsibilities will include:
•    Participating in multiple projects and working with colleagues to ensure Infrastructural specifications are designed for and then met.
•    Providing technical expertise for Infrastructure development and deployment.
•    The installation of the Platform Infrastructure.
•    Evaluating vendor products in hardware and software and recommending purchases consistent with the projects requirements and business objectives.
•    Recommending, documenting and implementing policies and standards relating to the platform environment and ensuring adherence to security procedures.
•    Participating in strategic planning and decision making processes by providing technical assistance and knowledge as a subject matter expert (e.g. Citrix, Microsoft, Cisco UCS, HP, VMware).
•    Preparing technical reports for Management.
•    Delivering deployments in line with Project plans.


Who we’re looking for

You will be a positive individual with good listening skills who builds strong relationships with customers and colleagues.


Experience and understanding of many Platform infrastructure technologies including:

•    Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016
•    VMware vSphere & ESX host configuration/setup
•    Storage including; EMC VMAX, Centera, ECS, Nutanix & Cisco UCS
•    Networking – IP design, CISCO Switches/Routers and Firewalls.
•    Citrix VDA & VDI
•    MS Azure & Amazon Web Services (AWS)
•    Backup platform deployment and administration; EMC Networker, Rubrik
•    Microsoft Windows Server Operating Environment, Active Directory and Microsoft based applications
•    Enterprise Systems Monitoring
•    Data Centre facilities and capacity planning
•    Demonstrated Experience as a member of a team of technical engineers


You will also have experience of the following:

•    Designing, Building, Securing and Supporting Enterprise Platform Technology solutions
•    Creating, maintaining and following technical procedures and documentation
•    Leading technical project change
•    Working with ITIL aligned processes (Incident, Problem, Change and Release)
•    Working closely with External Vendors and other internal technical teams


Additionally you will keep your knowledge up-to-date, follow technology practices and standards and capable of being a technical resource for others.
Skills and attributes

•    Is a positive individual with good listening skills who builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, straightforward, honest, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback, handles conflict and maintains confidentiality.
•    Mentors and trains other engineers.
•    Customer service focussed and possessing a strong work ethic.
•    Capability to organise and prioritise tasks.
•    Flexible approach and ability to work co-operatively within a team environment.
•    Be able to work with minimum supervision yet deliver in line with the (Project) deadlines.


In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:
•    Opportunity to work with new technology
•    Potential to develop skills
•    A dynamic and updated working environment 
•    Autonomy to perform the role
•    To work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer
•    Excellent development opportunities and benefits package
•    The honour and responsibility of equipping our armed forces 
•    Opportunities to develop your career
•    Opportunities to travel within the UK and Internationally


As well as:
•    Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays 
•    Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
•    Employee Share Scheme
•    Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
•    Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
•    If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments


Where it all fits in:
Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.  As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.

The Critical Communications Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow. We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:
•    You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role
•    We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Application Guidance
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Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the armed forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please
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Babcock International Group
For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within four market sectors; Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group, which delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. These range from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training.  



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