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Network Engineering Manager


Development Manager


Remote, United Kingdom


Network Engineering Manager / Lead Engineer

Location: Farnborough with on-site travel to Huntingdon, UK


Based primarily at our Farnborough site with frequent visits to our customer’s sites near Huntingdon Cambridgeshire or Feltham Middlesex, you will be leading the network team providing network changes and upgrades as part of the programme’s Normal Change Team, owning and leading on a variety of change tasks and projects.

Are you ready for your next challenge?

The preferred candidate will have a range of knowledge and experience in the administration of a service based on Cisco products, be an expert on Network topology and a desire to learn (if required) additional complementary technologies.

As a hands-on and Lead Engineer will lead a team of network engineers ensuring commonality, best practice and network design and implementation to deliver network designs, and to implement changes in demanding multi-caveat environments.

Your Role and Responsibilities;

  • To lead the Networks Engineering and Design Teams to generate Architectural, HLD and LLD documents, delivered and accepted by the Leidos senior engineering authority and the acceptance authorities within the customer organisation.

  • First line management duties for managing the networks team.

  • Thorough and demonstrable understanding of Cisco Enterprise LAN environments, 3rd line support level including, deployment, administration and troubleshooting. Ideally to a CCNA, CCNP and CCDP level.

  • Focusing on Secure LAN environments including security boundaries and rulesets

  • Must have a good understanding of WAN connectivity and routing protocols also with experience and understanding of the implementation, configuration and management of virtual and physical networking solutions

  • Hand on experience in troubleshooting Layer 2/3 switching and routing,

  • Hands on experience in configuring and troubleshooting HSRP, VPC, VDC, STP, BGP, OSPF and other key mainstream protocols

  • Hands on experience in configuring and troubleshooting Sidewinders and ASAv firewalls

  • Platform focus: Cisco Nexus 9300 series and Catalyst switches

  • Excellent communications skills, organisational skills, team leading and management skills and independent and autonomous working

  • Have the ability to lead investigations into and deliver complex problems and incidents solutions

  • Experience in ITIL ICT service delivery on critical infrastructure

  • Experience of working under pressure to meet deadlines while handling multiple priorities

  • Experiencing in patch management including analysis and deployment

  • Experience in leading medium size teams to deliver to time, cost and quality

  • Experience in customer facing roles, to discuss, present and agree architectural designs with customers and stakeholders within the user community.

You might also have;

  • Hands on experience in configuring and troubleshooting of MPLS networks

  • Hands on experience in configuring and troubleshooting Palo Alto, ASAv and Juniper Firewalls

  • Thorough and demonstrable understanding of Juniper Enterprise LAN environments, to both design and 3rd line support level including, deployment, administration and troubleshooting. Ideally to a JNCIP level

  • Have experience of working in security cleared environments/working in Defence;

  • Have excellent analysis and problem solving skills, taking ownership of complex incidents ensuring these are resolved to the satisfaction of the customer;

  • Strong focus on delivering value to customers;

  • Possess excellent communication skills, ideally able to communicate technical issues to less technical staff and managers;

  • Proactive working attitude;

  • Have experience of reviewing, producing and updating technical documentation to a high standard;

Additional Requirements;

  • Travel: Occasional travel to other Leidos and customer sites may be required. Keeping an eye on the technology landscape is essential, too – identification of new and relevant technologies to solve problems and make improvements is part of the job. We believe innovation is the lifeblood of customer value – we are all catalysts for innovation and improvement and committed to continuous improvement in everything we do.

  • Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a high level of security clearance - DV (Developed Vetting)

  • Basic Qualifications : Agile Foundation & Practitioner Certifications.

  • CISCO Certifications

What we do for you:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

• Dynamic Working

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Who We Are:

Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.

Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

What Makes Us Different:

Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world. You can inspire change.

Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team. We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years. Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.

People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing. We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that enhance your future.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.