Network/System Administrator

Posting Date: 07 October 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Network / System Administrator
CISCO / Microsoft / Networks
Location: Bristol / Devonport / Plymouth / Falkland Islands
Salary: £36,525 + Bonus


About the Role
Here at Babcock International Group, we’re seeking 5 x Network / Systems Administrators to work on ground based air defence (GBAD) systems both in the UK and abroad.


These Network / Systems Administrators will be working in a general pattern of 4 months in the Falkland Islands, 1 month off (this is separate from holiday allowance), 6 months in the UK. This cycle is predicted to run for 3 years, after which you will join a separate UK based work stream, working on similar technologies.


Overall department direction
Defence Systems Technology - Mission Systems, is a Business Unit that is looking to increase its revenue substantially over the next 5 years.  In particular, Complex Assets, Air Defence and Missiles (AD&M) is looking to grow substantially to meet this business strategy.  A particular project, Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) requires Network System Administrators to support current and future requirements.


Main purpose of role
• To provide Network and System Administrator (N&SA) duties to the GBAD (Falkland Islands) project
• The role will be based on a rolling schedule of supporting GBAD in the Falkland Islands (FI) and in the UK.  There will be five N&SA staff to execute this provision to cover FI and UK locations.  It is estimated that the schedule will be 4 months based in FI with 6 months in the UK.
• Assisting AD&M Project Managers, System Engineers and ILS staff in the execution of their duties
• Provision of SQEP Knowledge, Skills and Experience to support AD&M and Complex Assets and the wider Mission Systems business


Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences

Knowledge and experience in as many of the following technologies as possible would be great:
• VMWARE:  for vSphere and vCenter
• Microsoft:  Core Infrastructure for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 & Windows 10 & Microsoft
• Active Directory
• Cisco - Routing and Switching
• Palo Alto Networks
• Safenet – eToken, SAM smartcard management solution
• Versasec – vSEC:CMS smartcard management solution
• NetApp – Netapp 9 Storage Essentials
• Splunk – Splunk Fundamentals
• RedHat – RedHat
• McAfee – ePolicy orchestrator
• Diagnostic ability to fault find in network systems
• In depth training of the relevant GBAD system elements will be provided


• Technically qualified to a degree or HNC level in their discipline (Electronic Engineering/Software Engineering)
• Certification in or the ability to achieve certification in the following:


What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post which is currently SC


This position is within the Technology business unit as a Grade 5, which has a salary of £36,525 with DRDL Terms and Conditions.


Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.


About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, 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 the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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