Job Title: Lead Network Engineer
Function : Information Technology
Raytheon UK has an opportunity for an experienced Lead Network Engineer within the UK Information Technology function. The function is responsible for the delivery of IT services to all UK based divisions to successfully enable our expanding business and assure operational delivery of critical functions and services that are reliant on all aspects of technology.
The Role is primarily responsible for the design, support, maintenance and overall operation of Raytheon’s network estate. The successful candidate will ideally be qualified to expert level in core network technologies and is responsible for providing expertise, technical leadership and input to the design and operation of Raytheon UK’s LAN/WAN infrastructure.
Summary of Role
Leads and supports the design, installation, maintenance, administration, and support of Raytheon UK networks in a complex multi-protocol LAN/WAN environment.Performs any and all activities associated with the network infrastructure and telecommunications services. Including switching, routing, encryption, security, optimisation, VoIP, wireless and appropriate management tools.Responsible for all aspects of technical network configuration and device hardening across hardware, software, cabling, bandwidth engineering, configuration planning, administration, and support of data and voice communications networks.Plans and carries out preventative maintenance to maintain service operation inline with operating standards and service level agreements.Implements new initiatives and future changes in service delivery, specifically related to corporate priority projects.Identifies utilisation patterns and their effect on operation/system availability and performance expectations, Investigates, recommends and installs enhancements and operating procedures that optimise network availability. Ensures timely user notification of maintenance requirements and effects on system availability.
Responsible for ensuring network design changes integrate seamlessly with the existing environment and implementation occurs in accordance with enterprise standards Routinely review, analyse, recommend and plan network improvements to ensure that the network can scale to support application, user and service needs.Monitor and optimise network performance and assure network security in a high availability environment.Collaborate with and manage (when appropriate) external engineers to troubleshoot and resolve complex network issues Enforce and execute user policies and procedures regarding the use of network resources.Provide on-call support.Act as mentor to junior members of the team, including those outside of the department where possible, to drive collective positive influence on career development across the division and company.Maintain a portfolio of all items within your area of responsibility ensuring all components have a clear development roadmap, risk status, and clearly documented support and maintenance support agreements and arrangements.Establish relationships with third party suppliers and support organisations to ensure that all aspects of the service are supported effectively and efficiently.Ensure regular risk reviews take place for your areas of responsibility and clear mitigation plans are maintained in order to de risk any potential issues and minimise impact or potential degradation to business operations.Ensure adherence to and improvement of processes and procedures relating to analysis, design, development, implementation, configuration and full life cycle management.Act as sponsor on major projects and programmes being delivered, ensuring the necessary delivery and governance processes are effectively met. Maintains and manages network configuration and security requirements through proper tools and procedures.Provide oversight, advice, guidance and mentorship to junior members of the team as required.Ensure works are completed in line with all relevant Health and Safety policies and guidelines.
Demonstrable Skills and Levels - SFIA Foundation Definitions
Autonomy - Works under clear direction within a clear framework of accountability. Exercises substantial personal responsibility and autonomy. Plans own work to meet given objectives and processes.