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WAN Network Design SME

Location Leeds, United Kingdom
Posted 23-October-2021

Role: WAN Network Design SME

Location: Leeds/Remote

Duration: 3 months initial contract

Minimum SC Clearance Required

Key Essential Skills:




Network Design


Project Summary/Overview:

We have a potential opportunity for the provision of sub-contract labour support via a single resource with Wide Area Network (WAN) design SME, to join us on an initial 3-months engagement to help our client secure a presence in an important and emerging new area. The resource will be a WAN Design Specialist with an appreciation of high-level network routing and switching protocols to support network modelling.

We are exploring how communication network digital twins can be delivered and enhanced by our synthetic environment platform technology to enable realistic and representative network Datamodelling and simulation. The aim is to deliver new capabilities to our Defence customers in their management of their key networks to improve the stability, security, and performance of them. Currently we are building a digital twin of our clients' network to demonstrate the value and feasibility of this approach. The resource will primarily provide expertise on Network topology and traffic flow modelling, as well as supporting discussion around cyber resiliency.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Working closely with multiple network providers to investigate, define and support our technical teams with the acquisition and processing of required datasets to enable a Digital Twin of a complete global WAN to be created.Support in defining and validating assumptions on traffic flow routing within a global WAN to enable accurate modelling of network characteristics for simulation perspective. eg impact of Router outages on traffic flow between sites.Support in the Network DT solution roadmap definition including solution features and their desirability, viability, and feasibility.Support technical discussions with our Client, Partners and Network Service Providers.Support discussions and workshops on discovery work for inclusion of Cyber resiliency concepts, eg integration with Cyber Ranges.

Essential Experience:

You have an established track record in WAN (Wide Area Network Design).You understand high level network routing and switching protocols to support network modelling.Must have SC Clearance.

Beneficial Experience:

IPv4 and IPv6 L3 routing in service provider networks.Service Provider network topologies.Common IGP and EGP routing protocols (eg OSPF, ISIS, BGP).QoS policy application within core and edge networks.MPLS for WAN routing in service provider networks.Tunnelling technologies such as IPSec Tunnelling/L2TP/DTLS VPNs.Common L2 technologies (such as Ethernet, SONET, ATM) as well as the associated switching, bridging and redundancy technologies (such as 802.1Q, 802.1ah, xSTP etc).'Last Mile' network design and technologies (xSDL, cable, cell).Ethernet OAM technologies (such as CFM and Link OAM).Discovery protocols (such as LLDP/CDP).Data Center network design.Segment Routing and SDN.

Outline Thebes Group:

Thebes Group is a leading UK wide IT infrastructure technology consultancy. We are well-known for our extensive talent pool of highly competent IT professionals and exclusive Academy programmes, which provide a great opportunity to undertake technical training in core disciplines. Thebes work with a number of leading vendors, Government, financial institutions and insurance companies including investment banks, brokers and hedge funds.

Thebes does IT solutions and services differently from most other IT service providers. As an Assured Outcome Provider (AOP) we have spent fifteen years willingly sharing the client's risk with them by focusing on outputs (ie quality service and solutions and ROI) rather than inputs (ie pricelists and headcount). We do this by fitting our skills, solutions and capabilities to needs, augmenting our staff with enthusiastic professionals from our Academy programme and remaining flexible as our clients' needs change.

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