Systems Engineer (NS&D)

City of Bristol
06 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Systems Engineer (NS&D)

Job Description and Skills

Leonardo MW is looking to recruit a Systems Engineers based out of its site in Bristol. The successful candidates will be working in the Enterprise Security team, whose primary objective is to design and build secure information systems that are delivered into customers within defence, government or public sector organisations.

Job Description

Leonardo MW requires a Senior Systems Engineer with experience of network security to join its Enterprise Security Engineering Team based in Bristol. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience within a previous systems engineering role, preferably working in a secure environment. The successful candidate will be a member of a specialised engineering team that is responsible for the ongoing systems engineering efforts across multiple active projects and bids and the candidate should be comfortable working on multiple systems engineering lifecycle phases including architectural design, detailed system/subsystem design, implementation and customer facing testing. The successful candidate must have a strong all round technical ability with an excellent working knowledge of network and systems infrastructure technologies. Current ongoing projects will require an awareness of cyber security capabilities, and an understanding of enabling security lock-down controls to pass system accreditation.
Key Responsibility Areas

  • Able to understand, interpret and engineer complex and often conflicting customer requirements
  • To be able to expand a high-level design into a low-level design using technical experience, judgement and best practice
  • Able to confidently select the best approach, tools and products for a given task and justify these choices
  • Development of systems engineering artefacts, including documentation to support the delivery and maintenance of system solutions
  • Willing and able to mentor others in area of specialism
  • Provide specialist technical support to the business unit, supporting the project or wider programme (potential involvement in bid development/evaluation)
  • Work with external third parties such as vendors / resellers, to develop robust & costed solutions

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
Skills and experience in the following areas is mandatory:

  • Enterprise Networking & Services (TCP/IP Networks, devices & services (e.g. DHCP/DNS)
  • Good understanding and interest in network protocols alongside the ability to troubleshoot network / system problems at a low level (packet level)
  • Infrastructure build experience
  • Competent in the operation and administration of Unix/Linux and
  • Windows operating systems

Skills and experience in the following areas is advantageous:

  • Experience of cyber security tools such as Nessus, Source-fire, Cisco,
  • Palo Alto, RSA Net witness, Net Scout, EDR / EPP forensics, McAfee
  • Experience of automation tooling / scripting such as Puppet / Python / Perl
  • Experience of working with virtualisation technologies
  • Previous experience of working within secure / isolated / air gapped environments.

Personal Attributes

Candidates will possess the following personal characteristics

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under broad direction, with minimal supervision, in challenging technical environments
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to manage workload in pressurised environments, across multiple tasks, whilst balancing time and quality.
  • Strives for excellence in engineering activities, both personally and professionally.
  • Personable and flexible, willing to work in a highly focused and demanding environment
  • Ability to communicate technical solutions to both technical and nontechnical audience
  • Highly motivated, with the aptitude to learn new skills
  • Ability to be innovative

If you are proactive, enthusiastic and comfortable with working in a complex, fast moving environment, then please apply for this role.
Intrinsic Factors
Key intrinsic job factors applicable to the role are as follows:

  • Demanding Work Environments
  • Security clearances to SC minimum
  • Whilst you will have our Bristol office as a base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as client projects can at times require you to work away from home during the week (Mon - Fri).The ability to travel within the UK and abroad (up to 50% of the time)

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.


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