Engineer – Infrastructure Operations (Network and Telecommunications) BPDTS Ltd

Reference 160.19
Number of vacancies 3
Location Manchester or Newcastle
Salary Up to £42,915
Incentive compensation Pension + Bonus
Work hours 37.5
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

Our flexible benefits package includes employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%, and lots more.

Closing date 19 November 2019

Job description

BPDTS LTD: Shape the Change – be part of something big!

We’re looking for an Engineer – Infrastructure Operations (Network & Telecommunications), to work with us on one of the largest transformation programmes in Europe.

As an Engineer within Infrastructure Operations (Network & Telecommunications) in BPDTS, you’ll be working with a wide range of tools and technologies such as TCP/IP routing protocols, including OSPF and BGP, network services like DNS, DHCP as well as server virtualisation techniques NFV, SDN and SD-WAN

You’ll join a growing, talented community of experts based all across the UK, and become a key part of a thriving Digital community We’re currently delivering one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world. Our teams of design technology and security specialists work together to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient.

We know that better digital services in government will change the face of public services, with the power to make a difference to lives of 22 million citizens across the UK, and our rapidly expanding digital community is the driving force behind that change.
This is a challenging role, but also one that rich in opportunities to extend your knowledge and experience.

ABOUT YOU AND YOUR ROLE

As an Engineer working in Infrastructure Operations (Network & Telecommunications), you will be part of a wider team who are critical in supporting and maintaining the infrastructure across the DWP estate. This in turn allows DWP users to provide services to millions of vulnerable UK citizens.

You and your team will be responsible to ensure these are kept online and running as they affect thousands of DWP users, who in turn provide services to millions of vulnerable UK citizens.

You will be energetic with a positive outlook and have the ability to motivate yourself as well as your colleagues in the team through challenging times. We have a great team spirit here, and you’ll add to that.
You are technically gifted with an investigative way of thinking and enjoy the challenge of getting stuck into issues to find out why things aren’t working.

You are someone who is able to work under pressure and accustomed to change. Your strong technical background will allow to learn and picks up skills fast. You will have extensive experience within an infrastructure server support role in the past as well as experience of leading a team.

YOUR ESSENTIAL SKILLS

• Experience of network security products and countermeasure techniques, including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s), encryption and authentication techniques
• Knowledge in TCP/IP routing protocols, including OSPF and BGP
• Knowledge in common network services, including Directory Name Service (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), and load-balancing techniques

• Knowledge of Cisco data-centre products, including ACI and Cisco CCNP/CCDP certification or equivalent experience/skills
• Knowledge of server virtualisation techniques, Network Functions Virtualised (NFV), Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Software Defined WAND (SD-WAN) Awareness of next generation firewalls/application firewalls

WHERE YOU’LL WORK

BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

You’ll join us in one of our digital hubs in either Newcastle or Manchester. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multi-disciplinary teams think big and try new things.
In Newcastle we’re really close to Longbenton Metro station. It’s a great site with loads of cool facilities, like our gym, our indoor sports court, our great restaurants, cafes and snack bars and loads more. It’s a really collaborative, friendly place where we host regular events and meet ups.

In Manchester we have the best of the city on our doorstep, with loads of great places nearby to meet, eat or to soak up a bit of culture. We have brilliant views over St Peter’s Square, looking out over Central Library and the Town Hall. We’re really handy for the train and the tram, and we have a basement level lock up (with showers) for your bike.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

OUR OFFER
• We’ll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £42,915
• You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
• We can offer you a performance-related annual bonus of up to 10%
• We’ll help you balance your life and work
• We’ll give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days
• Learning and development, coaching and mentoring, and career progression opportunities

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package – including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks – which can be tailored to your lifestyle.

Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the ‘Candidate Information Pack’ button.

You’ll need to register (you can use your LinkedIn profile) and then complete a short application form where you’ll upload a CV.
If you have any questions or you want to discuss this opportunity please contact me via viv.vayapooree@dwp.gov.uk

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