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Saab Global

Network Architect

Hull, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 11 December 2023


Saab UK is a British company that is part of Saab Group’s global high-technology operations. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space and civil security. In the UK we bring together the best of Swedish and British innovation and engineering to provide our customers with products and solutions that push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. Our mission is to help our customers to keep people and society safe.

Our Saab UK business is going through a period of rapid growth, this means that we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK Ltd combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Across the country we have seven principal sites which focus on software engineering, underwater robotics, training services and radars. Globally we number over 19,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and we reinvest a high proportion of our earnings in internal research and development. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

Saab is a company with opportunities, a company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility as well as good opportunities for advancing in your career. Additionally, Saab is a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

What you will be a part of

You will be a part of Saab’s Public Safety Solutions business unit where we develop and deploy Command, Control and Communication software solutions used by police forces, ambulance services, fire and rescue services, airports and public transport agencies. Our software applications help these organisations to manage critical incidents, respond to people in distress and ultimately help make people and society safer.

We develop market leading software solutions which are critical for our customer’s operations, so the focus is on configurability, functionality, performance and reliability. We work closely with our customers and are driven by a strong end-user focus. We adopt an Agile methodology and we aim to constantly develop and work with the latest technology.

Our solutions use up-to-date technology and for the right person Saab’s Public Safety Solutions team offers enormous opportunities to work with stimulating and challenging work, alongside highly skilled and dedicated co-workers.

Job Title: Network Architect

Contract Length: Minimum 6 months

Assignment Description:

  • Assist with the creation of the solution design (inform the hardware spec/procurement list)
  • Configure and implement the hardware into the customer datacentre
  • Help PSS as a department shape the future need for network architecture expertise across project, product development and Saab UK IT.

Mandatory Experience

  • Project delivery experience from initial customer conversations to completion
  • Worked in a combination of strategic architecture and customer project consulting
  • Proven experience in selecting, designing and overseeing the deployment of traditional LAN, WAN, and WLAN solutions.
  • Architectural experience of product life cycle delivery, owning the design from strategy through to execution.
  • A solid grasp of Network Engineering principles (TCP/IP Protocols, IDS, IPS etc.) backed up by strong hands-on capability.
  • Experience working across a range of networking toolsets (e.g. Cisco, HPE Aruba, Juniper, Palo Alto etc)
  • Strong, hands-on technical knowledge of network operating systems
  • A deep understanding of topics such as switching, routing, load balancing, Firewalls and networking monitoring.
  • Network vendor management

Desirable Experience

  • Experience in areas such as Network Automation or Cloud Networking (Azure) is highly beneficial.
  • Hands on and design experience of Azure ExpressRoute, VNET's, VNET Peering, NSG's and VNET Gateways.
  • Hands on experience of Vmware networking (both vSphere and NSX-T)
  • Cloud Security Services

Skills Summary

  • Network Architecture (high-level design, low-level design)
  • Datacenter
  • Ground-to-cloud networking
  • Hosting
  • DMZ
  • Multi-Vendor environments
  • Supporting Services DHCP/NTP/DNS
  • Log and Incident Management
  • LAN - Multi Vendor environments
  • Internet Proxy/Internet Gateways
  • Out of Band Access
  • Physical Infrastructure and Structured Cabling
  • Complex Transit/Peering
  • Datacenter Networking
  • VPN