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Lead Network Architect

Job Description

Siemens Mobility have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Network Architect to join Rail Infrastructure, Communication Information Systems (CIS) team based in Chippenham.

Our Team and what we do:

As market leaders across rail, road and logistics, Siemens Mobility Limited are pursuing the goal of networking various transportation systems with one another to move people and goods efficiently - complete mobility!

Your role, and what you’ll be doing:

The Lead Network Architect is responsible for assisting in the development of network and security architectures and solutions to support the various applications within the Siemens Mobility portfolio, including but not limited to Railway Signalling & Control Systems, SCADA, Station Information and Security (SISS), and core transmission technologies. Under the guidance of the Network Technical Authority/Principal Network Architect, the Lead Network Architect is an experienced engineering role.

As an experienced engineer, the candidate should have a good understanding of network engineering and one of the application fields in which they specialise. They should also have an interest in bringing modern technologies and approaches to the Rail industry. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with other engineers to develop new solutions to help make the delivery of networking assets faster and more cost-effective. They will have also have a proven track record for safe and reliable delivery in a design or testing role.

What will be my Responsibilities?

  • Support the Networks Technical Authority in the development of new network architectures and solutions for a variety of applications within the Siemens Mobility portfolio
  • Maintain documentation providing guidance on network engineering to the various engineering disciplines within Siemens Mobility
  • Assist the Networks Technical Authority in the assessment of project risk and need for technical oversight
  • Produce and maintain network equipment design and configuration templates
  • Assist in the development of tooling for network design, deployment, and management
  • Take a supporting role in the troubleshooting of networking issues upon escalation from projects

What Qualifications, Skills and Experience do I need?

  • An NQF Level 4 qualification in Communications, Electronic Engineering or similar is required
  • A current ‘associate’ level qualification, or the ability to pursue one, from a major networking vendor is required (e.g. CCNA, JNCIA)
  • Working towards or achieved Professional registration is desirable
  • Familiarity with a variety of network and Network automation and management systems such as Ansible or Netmiko is preferable
  • Experience in Rail or another safety-critical industry is desirable but not essential
  • Familiarity with IT service architectures and technologies is desirable
  • Familiarity with IT support frameworks is desirable

Benefits include:

  • 26 days holiday, increasing up to 29 days with length of service
  • Excellent pension, with Siemens matching contributions up to 10% of pensionable salary
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits to suit your personal needs
  • Flexible working policy
  • Investment in personal development and support to membership of professional institutions

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role. We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.

About us

We’re Siemens. A collection of over 377,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them. We have offices across the UK, full of hardworking individuals helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

What else do you need to know?

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, holiday allowance, pension and other additional benefits. We celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new. That’s why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We recognise that building a diverse workforce is essential to the success of our business, therefore we encourage applications from a diverse talent pool. We are proud to announce that we have partnered with VERCIDA, the UK's largest diversity and inclusion focused careers site where all our vacancies are in an accessible format. We welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation. #LI-SM1


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Limited

Experience Level: not defined

Full / Part time: Full-time

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