Network Engineer

Posted 31 May 2024
Salary £38,000-£40,000
Job type Permanent
Discipline Technology RecruitmentInformation Technology Recruitment
ReferenceBrighton Network Engineer
Contact NameRicky Sharp

Job description

Role: Network Officer/Senior Network Engineer

Work Type: Permanent Position

Day Rate: £38,000-£42,000

Location: Hybrid Working Based in Brighton

Purpose of the role:

To assist in the effective and secure operation of the organisation's IT networks, implementing changes and enhancements as directed and required.

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in networking concepts at all levels of the OSI 7-layer model, especially in relation to the IP protocol stack

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of common LAN and WAN technologies such as: copper and fibre transmission, routing and switching protocols such as QoS, VLAN, VxLAN, SD-WAN

  • Enterprise wireless technologies, standards and RF operation

  • Knowledge of modern structured cabling standards and their implementation

  • Understanding of encryption and PKI principles

  • Practical understanding of network application protocols such as DHCP, DNS, SNMP, SIP and others


  • Manage and implement IT infrastructure installation and network provisioning projects as directed, liaising as required with schools, faculties, departments and external suppliers.

  • Ensure that new data network installations conform to the university’s formal technical specifications.

  • Co-manage the stock of both active and passive components for the data network and related infrastructure, ensuring that these are deployed and replenished appropriately within budget.

  • Assist in the management and operation of the network, maintaining levels of high availability and performance in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.

  • Develop and administer the active network equipment, network security systems and network service systems, implementing agreed changes.

  • Assist in setting the strategy, design and the implementation of modifications to, and enhancements of the extent and configuration of the university’s IT networks.