Network Test Lead

14 Apr 2018
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Role: Network Test Lead

Location: Suffolk

Type: Contract

Salary/Rate: Rates DOE

Start Date: ASAP

Clearance: DV Clearance Required

Network Test Lead - Contract - Suffolk - Rates DOE


  • Build and configuration of complex IP network models
  • Working with designer and test manager in developing test specifications and schedules on the basis of requirements and design
  • Execution of complex IP network tests covering resilience, performance, security
  • Network security: firewalls, IDS/IPS, AAA, IPsec, PKI
  • VPNs (including IPsec)
  • Ethernet switching, Quality-of-Service
  • Hands-on VoIP and SIP experience
  • System management integration, including alarms, performance, AAA, security alerting
  • Testing of networks in a virtualised application environment (e.g. data centre switching / VMware)
  • Cisco configuration skills for all above
  • Use of network management tools (e.g. alarms, performance, security tools)
  • Support of operations teams during hand-over from test, including training and the preparation of operational procedures
  • Ixia perfect storm one, bespoke configurations and maintenance.

Experience Required:

  • Multiple years' experience as a senior test analyst / test lead
  • Regular Exposure to External Customers on a Face to Face Basis
  • Comprehensive Acceptance testing experience (SAT / UAT)
  • Effective communication skills including negotiation skills and diplomacy
  • Effective Test Planning Capabilities
  • Comprehensive planning, monitoring and reporting skills
  • Strong analytical and technical skills and knowledge of test environment and system integration
  • Comprehensive appreciation of the software development lifecycle and the need for testing
  • A pragmatic and practical approach
  • Capable of working under pressure
  • Self-starter

Desirable Skills:

  • VMWARE (vSphere), AD, DHCP, DNS, NIS
  • Good understanding of networking Storage Technologies

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You will be required to hold a minimum of DV security clearance. If you do not hold an active DV clearance please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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