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Job Title: Network Engineer National £43’958 - - £60’425 London £55’487 - - £65’259 Contract type: Permanent Grade: MoJ Band Aa Number of open roles: 12 Location: London/National Hours: 37 hours/week (42 hours incl. lunch) Working pattern: Full time Interviews: From 21st May 2021 Introduction These are exciting times at MOJ Digital and Technology. We have a clear vision - to develop a digitally-enabled justice system that works more simply for users - and we’re looking for talented people to help us achieve it. We’re making things better by building adaptable, effective services and making systems that are simple to use for staff and citizens. It can be challenging but it’s also important and rewarding. As well as doing great work, we’re creating a place that’s great to do work in. We offer tip-top kit, brilliant training opportunities and support from expert colleagues. On top of that, you’ll find flexible working, an inclusive culture and a place where your opinion is valued. We are recruiting for a Senior Network Engineer within Technology Services. The Infrastructure and Networks Team design, deliver and support the core infrastructure and systems that enable End User Compute Services and line of business applications for over 100,000 Ministry of Justice users across over 800 locations. The Role: The Senior Network Engineer will work collaboratively with colleagues in the Infrastructure and Networks Team and build strong relationships with Service Owners, Information Security, Customer Service Operational Teams, Project Managers and other key stakeholders. You will:

  • Support and troubleshoot the end to end life cycle for core LAN/WAN and Networking infrastructure services that underpin an effective and efficient MoJ.
  • Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of automation tooling and DevOps ways of working to deliver reliable, effective and efficient infrastructure platforms that meet the evolving needs of the MoJ.
  • Work both with outsourced suppliers and MOJ’s internal infrastructure teams to ensure that services are delivered effectively and aligned with the infrastructure roadmap.
  • Provide technical expertise and escalation support for the frontline operational team where required, assisting in the resolution of faults and queries.
  • Produce documented root cause analysis for service incidents, working with problem management teams, manufacturers and vendors to identify remedial actions as necessary.
  • Perform proactive reviews of the current architecture and configuration to ensure best security practices and standards are applied at all times.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of current operational processes and documentation or creation if they currently don’t exist.
  • Contribute to the review of both internal and external technology solutions to make informed recommendations for adoption, revision, and maintenance of required technology
  • Provide technical assurance to internal stakeholders and colleagues both through supporting the procurement activity and internal change process
  • Support with third party supplier management against contractual requirements
You’ll have: The ideal candidate will have significant demonstrable knowledge and experience across a wide range of networking solutions and technologies, you will have designed, implemented and supported infrastructure services to a user base in excess of 10,000 spread across a large number of sites. The key attributes we require include:
  • Proven ability to support enterprise-class multi-vendor network and communications solutions, with advanced knowledge and expertise across a wide range of switching and routing technologies including:
    • Wide Area Technologies – Internet, SD-WAN, MPLS
    • Network Routing / Switching - Cisco, Juniper, Aruba
    • Network Firewalls – Palo Alto, Fortinet, Cisco ASA
    • Wireless Technologies - Cisco Meraki, Juniper Mist, Aruba
    • Load Balancing - F5 BIG-IP
    • SIEM – SolarWinds, Splunk, GrayLog or Bluecoat Solera
  • Cloud Networking - Azure / AWS / GCP exposure is essential
  • Accreditation at “Expert” level in one or more of the disciplines (eg CCIE,
  • JNCIE, PCNSE, AWS Advanced Networking)
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of using automation and DevOps tools such as Ansible, Python, Terraform, Git, Concourse, Jenkins, or Azure DevOps
  • Recognise the benefits of infrastructure-as-code, “executable” design documents and using APIs and systems such as AWS Cloud Formation rather than manual steps, to achieve repeatable results from the start.
  • Excellent awareness of Network and Information Security best practice and significant experience of working with multiple stakeholders to design compliant solutions that balance the need for Security against business dynamism.
  • Able to inspire confidence in all customers, both internal and external.
  • Strong understanding of the need to maintain good records of system configuration and other associated documentation. Able to prepare such documents and champion their use and maintenance within the department.
  • Understands the need for, and follows both Information Security Policies, and Business Process, such as incident management, change and configuration management.
  • Strong commercial awareness and past experience of working on large scale procurement and in-life contract management activities.
  • Capability of original thinking, an enquiring mind with established analytic investigative skills. An ability to make judgements necessary to choose the best solutions to engineering problems
  • Excellent customer focused approach and commitment to service delivery
  • Experience with Package Management/Patch management tools and processes such as SCCM/Intune would be beneficial.
If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!
  • 37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours.
  • We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.
  • 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
  • Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
  • 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
  • Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
  • Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app.
  • Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT
  • Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
  • Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care vouchers.
  • 5 days volunteering paid leave.
  • Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.
  • Cloud Networking - Azure / AWS / GCP exposure
Detailed knowledge of one or all of the following:
  • Wide Area Technologies – Internet, SD-WAN, MPLS
  • Network Routing / Switching - Cisco, Juniper, Aruba
  • Network Firewalls – Palo Alto, Fortinet, Cisco ASA
  • Wireless Technologies - Cisco Meraki, Juniper Mist, Aruba
  • Load Balancing - F5 BIG-IP
  • SIEM – SolarWinds, Splunk, GrayLog or Bluecoat Solera
  • DevOps tools such as Ansible, Python, Terraform, Git, Concourse, Jenkins, or Azure DevOps
We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor. Our values are Purpose, Humanity Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace. How to Apply Candidates must submit CV and Statement of Suitability (of up to 500 words) which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above. In D&T, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

  • Leadership
  • Working together
  • Developing self and others
  • Making effective decisions
  • Delivering at pace
  • Changing and improving
  • Managing a quality service
Your application will be reviewed and sifted against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel. Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1-hour panel interview held via video conference. Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on
  • Technical Experience
will be conducted prior to the sift. Further Information Please review the following Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role. If you have any questions please feel free to contact

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