IP Network Lead

Job Description

Job Title: IP Network Lead

Location: Bristol, UK - Hybrid - working from home options available

Compensation: Competitive salary + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48612

Build the future

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an IP Network Lead at our Babcock Technology Centre site.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.

Mission Systems

The IP Network Lead role is based within our Mission Systems business area.

Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers' needs.

The role

The difference our new IP Network Lead will make

As an IP Network Lead, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Supporting vital MILSATCOM Service Delivery operations with secure, resilient and high availability services. Extensive voice and data networks operating around the globe must be maintained, while delivering a significant programme of upgrade and new build. Reporting to the Head of Transformation, you'll also be the lead for secure IP Networks as part of multi-million pound programme of improvement. This is a fast-paced, challenging role on a significant project.

Day to day, you'll own, design and troubleshoot Enterprise IP Networks, driving change using the latest Cisco based technology, removing obsolescence and introducing innovation. You'll work closely with the modelling team to create and operationalise Network Digital Twin and with the engineering team to test and integrate IP Network designs in response to strategic and operational demands. You'll represent Babcock at stakeholder meetings, Governance forums, Design Reviews and Security Groups as the IP Network Subject Matter Expert.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with 3 days in the office/onsite and 2 days working from home.

Essential experience
Demonstratable experience in a management position in the defence or telecommunication industry, ideally MILSATCOM but not essential.
Cisco Certification (CCNP)
Understanding of the Cisco technology portfolio including SD-WAN, Voice, data and Network Management Tools
Experience in writing and/or reviewing solution architecture HLD, segment architectures, reference architectures and roadmaps

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
Employee Share Plan
Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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