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13 Apr 2022

Principal Networks Engineer (TechOps)

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Date: 31-Mar-2022

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

The purpose of the Principal Engineer will be:

  • Working with QinetiQ’s TechOps program to support our internal and external projects and customers
  • Defining strategy and policy to increase the effectiveness of current and future infrastructure
  • Effectively aligning complex solutions with each system’s / customer’s unique strategic direction
  • To play a leadership role in complex implementations ensuring that the customer’s goals are central in both the project design and execution.  
  • To act as a contact for business areas, helping with bids, projects, and resourcing requirements.


We’d like to meet a Principal Engineer with experience in the following:

  • End-to-end architecting and engineering within secured infrastructure and cloud; AWS/Azure, VMware, Servers, applications, networks, and storage
  • Ability to design effective solutions, including considerations for strategy, people, process and technology
  • Ability to articulate complex solutions to customers and prospects
  • Proven history of quickly comprehending the functions and capabilities of new technologies, understanding how new capabilities can be integrated into the solution, to add value to our customers.
  • Clear commercial understanding of the needs of the business and of our customers
  • Act as a central point of contact for business functions, supporting with bids, projects and resourcing requirements.
  • Track record for remaining unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor, and for being more interested in results than personal preferences, along with identifying, analysing and resolving system problems


Essential experience \ qualities

  • Demonstrable experience working at a technical lead / architect level
  • Working with architectural tools and frameworks
  • Relevant industry certification(s), e.g. Cisco CCNA\CCNP, VMware VCP, Microsoft MCSA\MCSE, AWS, Azure
  • Ability to keep pace and adapt to changing and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work effectively across complex matrix organisation structures.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent people management and interpersonal skills - ability to communicate well at all levels, and experience of engaging stakeholders and customers at a senior level.
  • Willingness to travel and stay away from home


Desirable experience

  • Experience of Cloud technologies
  • Experience of Service Delivery, ITIL


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.

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