Network & Security Engineer

Here at The Guardian, we believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better. 

More people than ever before are reading, watching and listening to Guardian journalism from across the world. Over the past year The Guardian achieved record digital traffic with our highest number of regular readers and monthly page views averaging over 1.1 billion. 

In 2019 we hit our highest revenues in a decade and achieved the goal we set three years earlier to break even. We’re now on a path to achieve the goal we announced last month of two million people supporting The Guardian by 2022.

That’s where you come in.

We are looking for a Network & Security Engineer to lead on design, installation, development, troubleshooting and support of GNM’s network infrastructure. You will be mentoring other network staff and collaborating within the wider Infrastructure team.

About the role

As a Network & Security Engineer, you will: 

• Be responsible for the stability and availability of the network infrastructure.
• Be responsible for network security, monitoring and reporting.
• Be involved in various other Infrastructure projects, providing network advice.
• Mentor other member(s) of the network team, providing learning through guided exposure to troubleshooting/optimisation of all areas of the network; provide them with guidance with their technical training.

About you


• CCNA R&S and one of CCNP R&S, CCNP SP/CCIP, CCNP Security/CCSP, or CCDP.


• Strong routing knowledge including, but not limited to OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, and VRFs. Troubleshooting all of these routing protocols.
• Strong LAN/L2 skills including, but not limited to VLANs, 802.1Q, STP, WCCP, 802.1x.
• Strong support/administration of Cisco wireless technologies - WLC and LWAP APs.
• Strong support/administration of Cisco WAN overlay technologies: FlexVPN, DMVPN, and GETVPN.
• Strong support/administration experience with Checkpoint Firewalls (R75 onwards).
• Strong support/administration experience with Cisco ASA Firewalls in multi context and remote access configurations.
• Strong support/administration experience with Cisco IPT - Cisco Communications Manager 8.6+. Experience with Jabber/MRA/ Expressway advantageous.
• Good understanding of QoS and bandwidth management within the WAN and LAN environments.
• Excellent understanding and support of the following Cisco Router hardware: ISR G2 and ASR 1K series.
• Excellent understanding and support of the following Cisco switch hardware: Catalyst 6500, 6800, 4500-X, 3750, 2960, and Nexus 5K
• Excellent understanding and support of the following Cisco Appliances ISE, WLC, ASA, WSA/Ironport.
• Knowledge of Cisco UCS advantageous.
• Knowledge of Riverbed advantageous and knowledge of datacenter technologies and best practices.
• Hybrid cloud implementation, in particular AWS, Direct Connect.

Skills and behaviours

• Good teamplayer - keen to contribute as part of the wider Infrastructure team; able to communicate your ideas honestly and clearly and respect the views and opinions of others; keen to create positive work relationships.
• Mentoring skills - listening, building trust and encouraging.
• Excellent problem solving skills.

You can read more about the Guardian’s purpose here.

Does this all sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you are attracted to this role, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.

About Us

The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.

We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and wellbeing, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.

It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more.

We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups.

We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.

At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.