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Lead Systems Engineer


London, United Kingdom

The technology and systems expertise offered by Thales’s Transportation team powers safe, reliable and efficient services to rail networks the world over. In the UK, we deliver advanced signalling, supervision and control, integrated communications, security and information systems for urban rail, mainline rail and road networks. And as we continue to grow our business, we need more talent to join us in making our cities better connected.

This is an opportunity for a Lead Systems Engineer – Networks with Thales to be working on the 4LM Programme. This is technical lead role rather than a management role and we are looking for someone who wants to develop their skills in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

Key responsibilities & Tasks:

Lead the UK aspect of configuration of, troubleshooting and fault finding of network devices and servers.
Support integration, validation, verification and qualification activities for the 4LM network.
Define network test tools and procedures to support the above.
Undertaking data network fault investigations in local and wide area environments, using information from multiple sources.
Determine and implement a strategy for managing the 4LM network. This is anticipated to include:
Work with the customer to produce an operations strategy (e.g. alarms, trending and traffic monitoring)
Software configuration management and updating of network devices
Work with the internal software team to develop our trending solution
Provide technical support for assessing and developing mitigations against cyber security threats
Interface with other departments, including: Field Operations, Engineering and the Customer
Provide training and coaching on networks to colleagues

Essential requirements for role:

Capable of working effectively in a team as part of a large organisation and across multiple time-zones
Able to lead activities with minimal support and influence a larger organisation to achieve goals
Experience in the following:
Configuring routing and switching equipment.
Configuring and management of firewalls.
Configuring of Wireless Access Points.
Implementing and troubleshooting fibre based networks.
Network automation (scripting and/or orchestration tools)
Working experience of cyber security threats and mitigations.
Experience of capacity management, traffic analysis/performance and system sizing.

Preferable requirements:

Familiar with CastleRock SNMPc/ Wireshark
Familiar with VPN/ IPSec
Familiar with serial to Ethernet converters
Familiar with Windows Server (2008, 2012), Active Directory
Familiar with Redhat Linux, bash/Perl scripting
Familiar with PowerShell
Familiar with Ansible
Experience of analysing big data and trending
Experience of cut-over from development to operational environments
CCNA or CCNP certified

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