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Date Added: Sat 01/07/2023

Network Security Engineer

Cheadle Hulme, SK3, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £50000 - £55000/annum

Are you a Network Security Engineer passionate about working within a specialist technical area providing hands on network infrastructure implementation and hands on support, using the latest technology on the market? Interested in working within one of the most stable and secure sectors - aerospace and defence? Want to work for an employer that truly invests in your career development through training and progression?

Thales are looking for a hands on Network Engineer to join their Network squad.  This role exists to provide specialist hands on complex internal networks deployed within the UK (Crawley/Doncaster/Cheadle); but also has a global dimension through Thales' Network & Security Tribes. As the newest member of the Networks team, you are responsible for.

What you will be doing:

Take ownership of products within the numerous Network services, including lifecycle management activities such as upgrade, right-sizing & decommission
Assisting with solutions which drive automation to help reduce time spent by support teams, and in turn free-up time to innovate and drive service improvement
Co-working with Solutions Architects to produce implementation and migration plans
Working closely with the Business to understand their requirements and ensure appropriate solutions are delivered

Collaborating on upkeep of infrastructure architecture designs, standards, building blocks and patterns across the entire technology and service offering ensuring reusability wherever possible
If you have experience in the following:

Technical skills

Ideally some external professional certification e.g. Cisco CCNA, CCNP, Palo Alto PCNSE, covering some of the following technologies

Extensive experience in Traditional Networking, ideally using tools/products such as:

Cisco routing and switching
Cisco ISE (dot1x and TACACS+)
Encryption overlay technologies such as DMVPN
Cisco ASA/AnyConnect remote-accessVPN
Solarwinds NPM
Knowledge of PKI
Cisco WiFi/WLC
Next-Gen Firewalling experience with Palo Alto and Cisco Firepower
Any experience with automation toolsets would be ideal (Ansible)


F5 - Proxy, load balancing and SSLO chaining
Cisco Meraki
Cloud networking - Azure and Google Cloud preferred
L3 Catapans
VMWare NSX - including some experience of migrations from V to T
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