Senior Platform & Infrastructure Network Engineer - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £46,359 per annum
Type: Permanent
Closing date: 24 Jan 2021
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 235
Role: Information Services
About the role

Senior Platform & Infrastructure Network Engineer

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £46,359 per annum

Location: Chelmsford



Technology Services (TS) deliver a wide range of business applications, platforms and infrastructure that are essential to the provision of services throughout the council. The Platform & Infrastructure Team are responsible for implementation and ongoing support of the on-premise and cloud services.

We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable network engineer to design, support and implement network and application infrastructure across both our on-premise and cloud platforms.

As well as taking the lead on the implementation of new network products you will be a key part of our migration of on-premise applications and platforms to our Azure infrastructure.



  • Manage a range of tasks, which could be large scale, enterprise deployments lasting several months, to smaller requirements with short timescales.
  • Work with other internal and external teams.
  • Provide technical advice, assurance and recommendations to both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Have a flexible attitude to working hours, depending on the requirements for any specific day
  • Assist in the creation of technical documentation such as low level designs and knowledge base articles
  • Use your skills, knowledge and experience to support and mentor your colleagues


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • LAN, WAN & security hardware
  • Site to Site VPNs (Configuring and troubleshooting multi-vendor IPSec VPNs)
  • Point to Site VPNs
  • Network Services Protocols - DNS, DHCP, NAT, SNMPv3


  • Strong experience of the OSI / TCP/IP Models
  • Understanding of Network Protocols: Quality of Service (QoS), HSRP, GRE, IPSEC, OSPF and BGP
  • Experienced supporting large LAN / WAN Network environments
  • Network Monitoring & Troubleshooting tools (Wireshark, Solarwinds)


  • CCNA, CCNP or equivalent certification
  • Experience of working within the Azure environment
  • Knowledge and experience of:
    • Palo Alto Firewalls
    • Iboss
    • Zscaler
    • Azure Public Cloud Network Configuration
    • Expressroute

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success. If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please email or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16.30.