Network engineer (we’re looking for two people!)

Location: London

Contract: Permanent

Salary: from £32,500 to £44,000 per annum - dependent on experience

Network engineer (we’re looking for two people!)

Salary: from £32,500 to £44,000 per annum - dependent on experience

Location: London


We’re looking for amazing people to help us drive a digital revolution for the benefit of society.


About you

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. But we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We’re ideally looking for someone with:

  • A proven track record, of working in a networking engineering environment in a network engineer role
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP protocol, including DNS, with a good working knowledge of IPv6
  • Sound working knowledge of major routing protocols and topologies - especially OSPF, IS-IS and BGP
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and develop new skills, with a strong interest in emerging technologies


About the role     

Did you know?

  • Our network covers the UK from Cornwall to the Shetlands and Belfast to East Anglia
  • It’s the busiest National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Europe, carrying over 1.5 PBytes of information annually
  • At its heart lies over 8,500 km of optical fibre carrying multiple 400 Gbit/s backbone circuits
  • Over 700 Jisc members are connected via more than 30,000 km of access circuits
  • We have a total of over 1.5 Tbit/s of connectivity to hundreds of global networks, cloud services, content providers and more

Working in our network operations centre in London, you would be responsible for ensuring the effective management and stable operation of the Janet regional networks, including the access links in to the Janet core network. You will manage and operate all aspects of Jisc’s Managed Router Service (MRS), providing an excellent service and support to Jisc members and customers that require assistance with their Janet network router – and, where necessary, give advice on network implementation and the design of their local area networks.

You will be highly self-motivated with good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills with a strong customer-facing focus. You are able to work under your own initiative without immediate supervision as well as working as part of an operational team at any of the Janet NOC office locations, at Jisc member premises or at Janet or Service Provider points of presence. You will have the confidence and ability to develop your technical skills, keeping yourself at the forefront of technological developments within the networking arena.

You will also hold a full UK driving licence and be able and willing to travel, sometimes at short notice.

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About us

We want a world where people learn, discover and thrive through access to technology. No matter who they are or where they live. We’re a social enterprise, so every penny we create is reinvested in our core purpose. 

We’re a place where people make a difference to our members, feel valued and have fun. Our values are our guiding principles. They are pride, passion, pace, trust, and teamwork.


Why work at Jisc

We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.

We’re always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.

Our benefits are great too:

  • We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure)
  • We contribute a huge 19.5% to your 8.8% for your pension from day one
  • We provide discounts on IT equipment, a cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
  • We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave


This role will be based in London.

Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, so you may need to travel on occasion. Our main offices are in Bristol, Harwell, London and Manchester.


Other stuff you need to know

At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it’s critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.

We review CVs as we receive them and interview as soon as we receive good applications. We don’t use closing dates. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoiding missing out on this role.

For any queries, please contact

No agencies please.

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