Senior Network Administrator

Bristol, United Kingdom (UK), Boeing UK [00000180411]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

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The Boeing Company is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Boeing is committed to being the best in aerospace and an enduring global industrial champion—a top performer in each and every area of our business delivering superior value to customers, employees, shareholders, communities and partners. Boeing’s global reach includes customers in approximately 150 countries and employees and operations in more than 65 countries. The company has manufacturing, service and technology partnerships with companies and governments worldwide and contracts with more than 20,000 diverse suppliers and partners.


Boeing Defence UK Limited (BDUK) is responsible for delivering IT services to a number of customers both internal and external throughout the UK. As part of this integration process, a dedicated IT capability is being supported within the UK that can draw upon the considerable IT resources of the worldwide Boeing Company to deliver complex solutions to the business and its clients.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly flexible and energetic Senior Network Engineer to support the IT network infrastructure to meet business requirements.  As a part of the infrastructure team within a large enterprise environment, the role requires a broad set of skills and a high degree of flexibility and adaptability with leadership acumen. Typical activities will include supporting network infrastructure changes to the UK IT and SCIS programme environments in order to meet the developing requirements of the business, supporting new and additional networks and data centre facilities, liaising with Boeing US support groups to leverage the capabilities of the wider group and evaluating new technologies and toolsets for use within Boeing.

The job holder must not be constrained by a rigid job specification and be willing to pick up additional duties as necessary. They must be enthusiastic and “hands on” in their approach and possess excellent technical written and verbal communication skills.  They must be comfortable interacting with colleagues at all levels within the organization and be confident representing BDUK to external clients and partners. The role will require frequent travel within the UK and possible occasional travel to the USA.


Key Skills:

Proven experience as a Network Engineer with strong Cisco CCNA, CCNP or equivalent, Cisco Switching, and building resilient TCP/IP Networks, Firewall (ASA, Checkpoint, Juniper Netscreen) and VPN technologies, F5 load balancer and CISCOs ACI.You will have excellent skills in Cisco routing and Cisco switching including, OSPF and IP protocol experience ie SNMP, SMTP, DNS, DHCP, NTP, HTTP. Other skills required include experience of Linux operating systems, VMware, containerization, Juniper SSL, Security appliance terminology, infoblox DNS/DHCP Management, System log management and network/server monitoring.


  • Cisco ACI
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Team leadership experience
  • Network Design and architechecture


Candidate should typically have significant experience in a networking support role in an IT or telecommunications profession, and be able to:

  • demonstrate excellent English oral and written communications skills.
  • communicate with and support teammates, customers, and suppliers in a professional manner.
  • demonstrate an aptitude for troubleshooting, superior knowledge of network technologies, server computing systems including operating systems, networks, hardware, software packages and utilities, computer control languages and commands.
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of standard applicable computing disciplines including change, configuration, problem, performance, and operational management.
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze, manage and maintain network topology, network devices, routers, firewall’s, servers and server delivery systems, subsystems, and components.

Education and Experience:

Degree in Computer Science OR related technical discipline, OR equivalent experience.

Other job related information:

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Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS. Relocation is not available for this position. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

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