NCIRC Systems Engineer

United Kingdom
03 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
NCIRC Systems Engineer – SEL004549

Job Summary

Leonardo MW is looking to recruit Systems Engineers contracted out of its site in Bristol, with International Assignment. The successful candidates will be embedded in the cyber defence operation and will need to keep abreast of evolving Cyber threats, developing sophisticated infrastructure designs that help to deliver the NCIRC and influence the wider NATO networks security needs.

The role requires candidates with a good working knowledge of network and systems infrastructure technologies to support, maintain and develop complex systems topologies. The position requires demonstrable experience within a previous systems engineering role preferably working in secure environment such as MOD/GOV/NATO.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be a member a highly specialised engineering team that is responsible for the ongoing systems engineering of the NCIRC Full Operation Capability (FOC) infrastructure. They will work with the operational support team to review the network designs, security functions and accreditation of the NCIRC infrastructure. As part of the service that NCIRC delivers to the wider NATO stakeholders, you will be involved in the evaluation of NATO network security architectures and providing advice and how to enhance the security protection.

The role includes primarily hands-on implementation tasks, with some design work in support of the other system support engineering staff. The successful candidate must be proactive, diligent with a strong technical ability. The current projects will require an awareness of Cyber capabilities and an understanding of enabling security lockdown and controls to allow system accreditation.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Provide software and hardware auditing to ensure compliance with NATO policies and directives;
  • Initiate, define and develop secure solutions ensuring the availability and continuity of services for the complete NCIRC core CIS;
  • System implementation across several work threads, providing both operational support and implementation activities;
  • Provide significant specialist technical support to the Business unit supporting the project or programme (Potential involvement in bid development/evaluation);
  • Troubleshooting and resolving complex technical infrastructure and system problems;

Qualifications / Experience
  • High level of experience and expert knowledge of complex and secure Microsoft based multi-segment TCP/IP network infrastructure including Active Directory and MS Server2003/2008 operating systems and associated services and hardware;
  • Expert level of experience with Enterprise ManagementSystems such as Active Directory, Group Policy, MS WSUS, ePO and MS SCCM,
  • Expert level of experience in the development, enhancement and implementation of security settings relating to any of Cisco, Linux, Unix, Microsoft operating systems;
  • High level of experience in deploying and supporting Microsoft IIS and SharePoint Server/MOSS Infrastructures;
  • High level of experience and expert knowledge of MS Exchange and message systems including content filtering technologies and mail Anti-Malware applications.
  • High level of experience and good knowledge of back-up software and applications, Symantec Backup Exec and Netbackup ;
  • High level of knowledge and experience in deploying and supporting virtual environment architectures and tools;
  • High level experience and knowledge of implementing and maintaining system monitoring tools such as Solarwinds;
  • High level of experience in crypto methodology - PKI technologies & implementation of certificate-based solutions;
  • Experience supporting and configuring other common network device such as firewall, routers and switch devices.
  • Experience with central VPN installation, and maintenance and troubleshooting with IDS and Firewall technologies, supporting intrusion detection systems / intrusion prevention systems;

Personal Attribute
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to manage workload for themselves in pressurised environments to Time, Quality and Standards;
  • A personable and flexible individual, who is willing to work as part of an international and culturally diverse team in a highly focused and demanding environment;
  • Ability to communicate technical solutions to both technical and non-technical audience;
  • Security clearance CTS required;
  • Motivated individual, who has the aptitude to learn new skills;
  • Ability to work on International Assignment embedded in customer location in mainland Europe;

Intrinsic Job Factors

All candidates will need to gain UK security clearance prior to commencing employment.

This is an office-based project role using a variety of equipment including display screen equipment, working full time hours which can often be in a demanding environment; travel will be required in mainland UK throughout Europe.

Equal Opportunities

The company is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Decisions about recruitment and selection will be made objectively and without unlawful or unfair discrimination.


Leonardo MW




Bristol with International Assignment

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