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Aap3 have been providing information technology infrastructure support for over 20 years and have an inhouse service operations centre based in Southampton. Clients rely on us to provide contract and permanent support candidates knowing that we can respond within 24 hours with any technical queries and to provide profiles of suitable candidates. 


System Engineer – Support & Pre-Sales

  • Surrey
  • Permanent
  • £36000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension match 7.5%

SYSTEMS ENGINEER - SUPPORT & PRE-SALES This is an exciting opportunity to work within a cutting-edge engineering team working on Security Cleared Aerospace Projects. The position is permanent and paying between £36k-£45 for a strong candidate with excellent perks.

SYSTEMS ENGINEER – SUPPORT & PRE-SALES

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a cutting-edge engineering team working on Security Cleared Aerospace Projects. The position is permanent and paying between £36k-£45 per year for a strong candidate with excellent perks.

Location and Commitments:

  • Permanent Full Time Position, based in our in our Redhill office. You need to be located within 1 hour travel of the office. − On completion of probation, you will be eligible to join our hybrid working schemes which are either: Time in Lieu – Working up to 1 hour per day before/after work to gain an extra day off a month. AND Work from home on Wednesday’s & Friday’s.
  • Annual bonus based on company and individual performance.
  • Pension matched up 7.5%.
  • 25 holiday days per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Onsite Gym at the Redhill offices.
  • Free Parking.

Responsibilities:

  • Working alongside our sales team in understanding the needs of our customers, capturing and defining the requirements
  • Costing, designing and rolling out new customer networks
  • Testing and roll out of new products and services into the client portfolio
  • Providing excellent through life 3rd line support in support of our Operations team to ensure high customer satisfaction and availability.

Candidate requirements:

  • Must be able to demonstrate technical competency in all that they do with a right first time, every time attitude.
  • At least 5 years hands on engineering experience − Degree or HND/HNC in Electronics/IT/Telecommunication/related area/CISCO CCNA or above − Good knowledge of Satellite Communications (RF/VSAT/GEO/LEO’s) and Mobile Environments (GSM/4G/5G)
  • Good knowledge of IP Networking, switches, routers, firewalls, WANS’/LANs etc.
  • A motivated, can-do individual who is experienced in taking responsibility, is proactive, organized and can independently deliver results on both departmental and business projects.
  • Commercially aware with excellent presentation skills with ability to explain complex issues, products and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent customer support skills and ability to interact with customers both on the phone and in meetings.
  • Ability to diagnose complex faults, document, communicate and follow up corrective actions
  • Ability to absorb and quickly gain knowledge of client’s bespoke products and services.
  • Ability to be able achieve SC security clearance

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Network Technician/Engineer

  • Surrey
  • Permanent
  • £28000 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension match 7.5%

NETWORK TECHNICIAN/ENGINEER This role is working at the cutting edge of Defence/Aerospace technology and requires Security Clearable candidates that are looking for a network managing/monitoring/support role. Paying £28-£35k per year for a Network Technician and £40k-£50k per year for a Network Engineer.

NETWORK TECHNICIAN/ENGINEER

This role is working at the cutting edge of Defence/Aerospace technology and requires Security Clearable candidates that are looking for a network managing/monitoring/support role. Paying £28-£35k per year for a Network Technician and £40k-£50k per year for a Network Engineer.

Location and Commitments:

  • Permanent Full Time Position, based in our in our Redhill office. You need to be located within 1 hour travel of the office. − On completion of probation, you will be eligible to join our hybrid working schemes which are either: ▪ Time in Lieu – Working up to 1 hour per day before/after work to gain an extra day off a month.
  • Work from home on Wednesday’s & Friday’s.
  • Competitive Salary.
  • Annual bonus based on company and individual performance.
  • Pension matched up 7.5%.
  • 25 holiday days per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Onsite Gym at the Redhill offices.
  • Free Parking.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing, monitoring and supporting the client’s network infrastructure
  • Managing, monitoring and supporting customer networks
  • Work alongside the internal support teams to ensure that client’s network and customer networks are optimised and secure
  • Test, roll out and installation of new products and services into the client’s portfolio
  • Maintain high quality documentation for the client’s network infrastructure.

Candidate requirements:

  • Must be able to demonstrate technical competency in all that they do with a right first time, every time attitude.
  • Degree or HND/HNC in IT/Telecommunication/related area preferred
  • CCNA minimum
  • At least 2 years hands-on intermediate experience of working with network infrastructure (IP, Firewall, Switching, Routing)
  • At least 2 years hands-on experience of SNMP monitoring systems
  • Good knowledge of MPLs, BGP, VPN preferred
  • Experience of creating and maintaining complex network schemas/diagrams/documentation
  • Excellent customer support skills and ability to interact with customers both on the phone and in meetings
  • Ability to absorb and quickly gain knowledge of the client’s bespoke products and services
  • Ability to diagnose complex faults, document, communicate and follow up corrective actions
  • Ability to be able achieve DV security clearance

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Datacoms Engineer

  • Surrey
  • Permanent
  • £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension match 7.5%

DATACOMS ENGINEER This role is working at the cutting edge of Defence/Aerospace technology and requires Security Clearable candidates that are looking for a Satellite and Mobile networking Datacoms Engineer role.

DATACOMS ENGINEER

This role is working at the cutting edge of Defence/Aerospace technology and requires Security Clearable candidates that are looking for a Satellite and Mobile networking Datacoms Engineer role. Paying up to £40k per year depending on experience with good perks.

Location and Commitments:

  • Permanent Full Time Position, based in our in our Redhill office. You need to be located within 1 hour travel of the office.
  • On completion of probation, you will be eligible to join our hybrid working schemes which are either: ▪ Time in Lieu – Working up to 1 hour per day before/after work to gain an extra day off a month.
  • Work from home on Wednesday’s & Friday’s.
  • Competitive Salary.
  • Annual bonus based on company and individual performance.
  • Pension matched up 7.5%.
  • 25 holiday days per year, plus bank holidays.
  • Onsite Gym at the Redhill offices.
  • Free Parking.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the roll out of Customer networks
  • Testing, roll out and installation of new products and services into the client’s portfolio
  • Providing excellent through life 3rd line support in support of our Operations team
  • Liaise with customers, suppliers and internally for problem resolution ensuring that customer networks are running smoothly and effectively.

Candidate requirements:

  • Must be able to demonstrate technical competency in all that they do with a right first time, every time attitude.
  • Degree or HND/HNC in Electronics/IT/Telecommunication/related area/CISCO CCNA or above
  • At least 3 years hands on engineering experience
  • Good knowledge of Satellite Communications (RF/VSAT/GEO/LEO’s) and Mobile Environments (GSM/4G/5G)
  • Good knowledge of IP Networking, switches, routers, firewalls, WANS’/LANs etc. − Ability to absorb and quickly gain knowledge of client’s bespoke products and services.
  • A motivated, can-do individual who is experienced in taking responsibility, is proactive, organized and can independently deliver results on both departmental and business projects.
  • Excellent customer support skills and ability to interact with customers both on the phone and in meetings.
  • Ability to diagnose complex faults, document, communicate and follow up corrective actions
  • Ability to be able achieve SC security clearance

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Principal Engineer – Computing & IT (IT Systems Infrastructure)

  • Surrey
  • Contract
  • Up to £65.98 per hour

Principal Engineer - Computing & IT (IT Systems Infrastructure) Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Frimley as a Principal Engineer For Computing & IT (IT Systems Infrastructure). The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work on delivering IT systems and products to cutting-edge Submarine programmes.

Principal Engineer – Computing & IT (IT Systems Infrastructure)

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Frimley as a Principal Engineer For Computing & IT (IT Systems Infrastructure).

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work on delivering IT systems and products to cutting-edge Submarine programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Concise technical documentation.
  • Infrastructure architecture diagrams.
  • Test and evaluation reports.
  • Operational procedures.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Infrastructure hardware (physical rack mounted equipment).
  • Administration functions within a virtualised environment- including virtual resource management, resilience (HA & DRS), clustering and performance monitoring.
  • Orchestration tools (automation, scripting).
  • File systems and storage management (migration, snapshots, allocation).
  • Server operating system administration (Windows and Linux).
  • Containerised software applications.
  • HCI (human computer interfaces).
  • Cabling/patching (Ethernet and Fibre), cable management, clear labelling and patch diagrams.
  • Configuration and management of hardware and software based networks.
  • Network architectures and topologies.
  • Network switching, routing and firewalls.
  • Ability to respond to technical queries and perform troubleshooting investigations where necessary, with full root cause analysis and rectification plan creation.
  • Provide support for design reviews.
  • Experience of working under change control processes.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Frimley

Rate: £65.98 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Integration Engineer – Shared Infrastructure (SI)

  • London
  • Contract
  • Up to £62.68 per hour

Integration Engineer - Shared Infrastructure Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in South London as an Integration Engineer - Shared Infrastructure. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a defined range of SI related, systems engineering activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements under the direction of the SI Integration Team Leader and Integration Team Technical Authority.

Integration Engineer – Shared Infrastructure

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in South London as an Integration Engineer – Shared Infrastructure.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a defined range of SI related, systems engineering activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements under the direction of the SI Integration Team Leader and Integration Team Technical Authority.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out the technical aspects of SI Infrastructure Integration activities through the application of engineering processes.
  • Be involved with the SI integration and build processes,
  • Assist in development of in-house tools to support integration activities.
  • Be involved with the SI Target Hardware and update processes and procedures for its use and management.
  • Hands-on integration of the SI System.
  • Ensure adherence to project related Security, Export, Safety, Health, and Environment processes.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Ability to operate in a large, complex multi-project environment
  • We require a systems engineer, preferably with a strong software engineering background. You’ll have experience with many of the following:
    • Integration and delivery of complex systems
    • Software development and integration experience
    • VMWare & virtualisation techniques
    • DELL Blade hardware technology and associated control software
    • COTS performance, monitoring and test tools
    • Network technology, configuration and troubleshooting
    • Use of virtualised graphics and shared desktop environment technology

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Kingston Upon Thames

Rate: £62.68 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Supply Chain Security Practitioner

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • Up to £29.72 per hour

The role holder will play a key role in the delivery of Information Security for Supply Chain. As an Assurance Officer, you will be engaged in the business supplier lifecycle undertaking audit, assurance & compliance enforcement activities and business analysis. The role holder will liaise with customers and suppliers across the whole business as well as traveling to various sites across the UK.

Supply Chain Security Practitioner

The role holder will play a key role in the delivery of Information Security for Supply Chain. As an Assurance Officer, you will be engaged in the business supplier lifecycle undertaking audit, assurance & compliance enforcement activities and business analysis.

The role holder will liaise with customers and suppliers across the whole business as well as traveling to various sites across the UK.

Responsibilities
* Audit and assurance activities to enforce security compliance
* Monitoring of information security controls against policy
* Investigating contraventions of information security policies, providing recommendations on
resolution and future preventative and improvement actions
* Consulting with major programmes and IT projects to ensure they comply with information security policies
* Providing information security advice and guidance to colleagues and partners
* Communicating information security aspects to the business, partners and suppliers, and supporting provision of security advice at all levels of the enterprise
* Developing and maintaining appropriate Information Security Processes

The Individual
* Awareness of Information Security
* Excellent communication skills, with the ability to adapt these skills to different circumstances and to be able to apply these skills across of levels
* Audit or assurance experience

Desirable skills
* Knowledge of ISO or equivalent
* Risk Management experience
* Supplier management experience
* Incident and Investigation Skills
* CISM Certified Information Security Management
* CISSP Certified Information System Security Professional

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Supply Chain Security Practitioner

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • Up to £29.72 per hour

The role holder will play a key role in the delivery of Information Security for Supply Chain. As an Assurance Officer, you will be engaged in the business supplier lifecycle undertaking audit, assurance & compliance enforcement activities and business analysis. The role holder will liaise with customers and suppliers across the whole business as well as traveling to various sites across the UK.

Supply Chain Security Practitioner

The role holder will play a key role in the delivery of Information Security for Supply Chain. As an Assurance Officer, you will be engaged in the business supplier lifecycle undertaking audit, assurance & compliance enforcement activities and business analysis.

The role holder will liaise with customers and suppliers across the whole business as well as traveling to various sites across the UK.

Responsibilities
* Audit and assurance activities to enforce security compliance
* Monitoring of information security controls against policy
* Investigating contraventions of information security policies, providing recommendations on
resolution and future preventative and improvement actions
* Consulting with major programmes and IT projects to ensure they comply with information security policies
* Providing information security advice and guidance to colleagues and partners
* Communicating information security aspects to the business, partners and suppliers, and supporting provision of security advice at all levels of the enterprise
* Developing and maintaining appropriate Information Security Processes

The Individual
* Awareness of Information Security
* Excellent communication skills, with the ability to adapt these skills to different circumstances and to be able to apply these skills across of levels
* Audit or assurance experience

Desirable skills
* Knowledge of ISO or equivalent
* Risk Management experience
* Supplier management experience
* Incident and Investigation Skills
* CISM Certified Information Security Management
* CISSP Certified Information System Security Professional

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Test Solutions Hardware Engineer

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • Up to £40.00 per hour

TEST SOLUTIONS HARDWARE ENGINEER Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Warton as a Test Solutions Hardware Engineer. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work within a major defence company and support production and delivery of IT hardware racks/cabinets to the RAF and and other export Defence industry customers.

TEST SOLUTIONS HARDWARE ENGINEER

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Warton as a Test Solutions Hardware Engineer.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work within a major defence company and support production and delivery of IT hardware racks/cabinets to the RAF and and other export Defence industry customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpretation of higher-level ‘system’ requirements to aid with the production of the cabinets.
  • Hardware build of modular computing server cabinets, using basic hand and power tools (screwdrivers, spanners, drills, etc.)
  • Installation of network cabling within the cabinets and power distribution hardware
  • Assessment of safety and environmental risks
  • Production of safety test procedures to satisfy the electrical test requirements for compliance to the Low Voltage Directive (and CE Marking or equivalent).
  • Production of basic functional test procedures to confirm that selected IT hardware is operational
  • Adherence to relevant Air and departmental design standards and processes.
  • Supporting internal design reviews including formal Engineering Lifecycle Design Reviews.
  • Supporting hardware commissioning at customer premises.
  • Complete all hardware configuration activities including documentation and release.
  • Completion of all activities to the agreed budget and delivery schedule.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional.
  • Follow Hardware and electrical design.
  • Good Technical report writing (MS Office tools).
  • Essential – Competent in the build of IT computing cabinets
  • Essential – Competent in the use of Microsoft Visio 2010 Professional or similar CAD package
  • Essential – Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Desirable – Degree educated in a science/engineering discipline or HND/HNC
  • Desirable – Knowledge of and conformance to the MoD JSP480 regulations would be an advantage
  • Desirable – Competent in IT cabinet design including electrical

Knowledge of and conformance to the MoD JSP480 regulations would be an advantage but not essential

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Warton

Rate: £40.00 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Networks Integration Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £45.77 - £50.77 per hour

Networks Integration Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Networks Integration Engineer. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work in a highly varied role, with major participation in IT, security, facilities management, process design and documentation; and the implementation of a multi-platform network and the resolution of any security issues. The role is in the Aerospace sector.

Networks Integration Engineer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Networks Integration Engineer.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work in a highly varied role, with major participation in IT, security, facilities management, process design and documentation; and the implementation of a multi-platform network and the resolution of any security issues. The role is in the Aerospace sector.

Key Responsibilities

The Project Networks Integration Engineer shall also have responsibility for tracking the progress of the teams technical implementation of requirements devised from Events, Integration and General operations of the facility and ensuring progress metrics are maintained at all times.

Other duties and responsibilities of a Network Integration Engineer include:

  • Establishing and maintaining IT and digital communication infrastructure, including LAN network Security and Management, plus Integration with WAN Networks whilst maintaining Security standards
  • Establishing and maintaining digital communication software, including email, user logins and passwords, this includes setting up new users with domain email accounts and providing them with access to the network, as well as troubleshooting for existing employees.
  • Training new staff to operate within the Projects IT Systems/Networks and ensuring that new staff are aware of company communication policies
  • Making sure that the networks are protected from malware and viruses, identifying areas that might be under threat and areas where security can be improved, keeping up to date on ever-changing cyber-threats
  • Installing and maintaining firewalls, establishing and maintaining company-wide access policies to the internet and Integrated Networks
  • Providing technical support and assistance to employees.
  • Performing analysis and collecting data to establish the potential for improvements within the communication networks
  • Working with third-party providers to keep the networks running efficiently
  • Maintaining the Project Call Manager Express phone system and working closely with the phone service provider to keep the lines active

Key skills & qualifications

  • A proven track record as a Networks Integration Engineer or equivalent Network Manager or Senior Network Engineer required
  • Experience in the delivery of projects to a fixed customer requirement
  • Knowledge of communication and routing protocols used within businesses including Experience with Cisco IOS, VLANs, NAT Routing, IPsec Tunnels
  • Familiarity with network analysis tools such as SolarWinds, Progress WhatsUpGold
  • Advanced knowledge of the network operating systems (including Cisco, JUNOS, and IOS)
  • Knowledge and understanding of key networking hardware (including CPUs, wiring, and routers)

Mandatory

Desired

Cisco IOS Network Configuration and Routing

JUNOS, HPE Aruba, experience of working with MoD Networks

Windows Domain Server (2012+) Administration (GPO creation and maintenance), Accounts, Computer Management

Windows 10/11 Image Creation/Deployment

Antivirus and Threat Detection Software

McAfee ePO/MVISION Configuration and Administration

Linux OS Administration

Debian, RHEL

SQL Design and CLI for Database Operations

SQL Express

Remote Desktop Management (RDP)

VNC, Remote KVM, Juniper Networks, Sophos Secure Solutions

Experience Using Network Management Monitoring Tools (SNMP traps)

SolarWinds, Progress WhatsUpGold

Network Backup and Archiving tools (inc VMs, Storage Arrays)

Veritas Backup Exec

Network Design and Security Documentation (ATO, , RMADS, SOCC/COCO)

Experience of working with MoD Networks and Documentation level (JSP 640)

IA Security Documentation

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £50.77 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Systems Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + + bens

Our client are a global leader in the defence sector with an opportunity for a Systems Engineer to work on Maritime Systems, navigation, sensors, electronic warfare working out of their offices in Havant, Hampshire.

Systems Engineer: Defence, Aerospace, Maritime, MOD, Systems Engineer

Our client are a global leader in the defence sector with an opportunity for a Systems Engineer working on maritime systems, navigation, sensors, electronic warfare working out of their offices in Havant, Hampshire.

In the role you will assist with technical planning, systems integration, verification & validation, cost & risk, and supportability of systems and solutions for the military maritime sector.

You must be eligible for SC level clearance for this role.

Experience sought:

  • Experienced within design, implementation, integration, test and acceptance of MOD/ Defence/ Maritime Systems e.g. Navigation, Sensor and Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Customer focused and able to manager Customer requirements to derive System & Sub-System specifications
  • System design activities, documentation and preparation/presentation of technical Design Reviews
  • Coordinate and support Technical Interchange and Working Group meetings
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of Defence Standards

Systems Engineer: Defence, Aerospace, Maritime, MOD, Systems Engineer

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3 Recruitment, industry news and updates, check out our new website, follow our aap3 Defence & Aerospace Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment