Senior Enterprise Network Engineer

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT (Hybrid working)

Contract Type: Full Time


As Senior Enterprise Network Engineer you will be the Subject Matter Expert and you will lead on projects in relation to the TalkTalk Enterprise Network. You will provide guidance and advice on best practice, technical design, and implementation, ensuring any developments to the network align with the wider Cloud Business Strategy and security requirements of the TalkTalk Group.

You will lead and develop a team of Enterprise Network Engineers as they deliver on key project tasks and Business as Usual.

You will ensure a cloud first, secure by design approach to everything delivered by the Enterprise Network Team.

Network design and build:

  • Analyse project requirements to design purpose fit network infrastructure
  • Review and create design documents as a subject matter expert for Enterprise Networks
  • Direct the wider team to drive solutions forward in a proactive manner to build effective solutions.
  • Work on both single asset designs and more complex solutions deliver time critical work against project timelines.
  • Approach solutions in a logical, sensible, and pragmatic way, considering the impact of designs from a network deployment and operational support perspective.
  • Work overtime for out of hours changes and on call for out of hours support where required (paid).


  • Collaborate with teams across TalkTalk group on risks, improvements, best practices and better understand their challenges.
  • Collaborate effectively with wider domain specialists and technical specialists across design, delivery, and operations to assure the end-to-end quality of programmes and projects and appropriate prioritisation of change.
  • Collaborate with Business Partners and Offshore partners to resolve incidents, validate and plan technical change and problem management, to ensure a high level of support to TalkTalk.
  • Interact and coordinate with peers, vendors, suppliers and consultants and work with incident, change and problem management teams as required.

Enterprise Network Architecture:

  • Contribute to, and drive the adoption of principles, patterns, standards, and guidelines that direct the selection, development, implementation, and use of technology within the team’s domain.
  • Work with management to create and maintain the technology roadmap for the technologies in use by Enterprise Networks, with consideration for future architecture direction requirements.
  • Understand and influence the return on investment and value gain from chosen technologies, by working in partnership with other business areas. Recognise improvement requirements and drive priorities forward – We commit, We challenge.


  • Desire for continuous development of their own technical knowledge from the wider telecommunications and IT industry to ensure adoption of best practice and help to evolve the TalkTalk architecture strategy.
  • Demonstrate clear experience of designing, building and maintaining complex enterprise networks (5+ Years)
  • Design and build experience of Multi Cloud networks (Azure).  Work with others to plan and implement Cloud Networks (3+ Years)
  • Able to create stakeholder digestible high-level designs, technically detailed low level designs, and complex network diagrams
  • Understand and demonstrate experience working with network security technology suites from various vendors (Fortinet, Juniper) and in technology specific areas (WAF, Web Gateways, PAM etc.)
  • Be comfortable with technology compliance and governance
  • Be familiar with asset management, monitoring, logging, backups, remote access, etc
  • Understanding of VMWare NSX-T and associated technologies (Desirable)

Team Leadership:

  • Lead a team of Enterprise Network Engineers, working with the Enterprise Network and Security Manager to ensure adequate resources, skills and training.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and subject matter expertise within their domain.
  • Delegate and assign work based on new and ongoing projects, provide guidance for Business-as-Usual work.
  • Provide an escalation point for stakeholders, programme leaders and team members where complex technical issues need to be arbitrated or where tactical compromise is necessary.
  • Be accountable for ensuring projects and programmes maintain compliance with the TalkTalk “Secure by Design” strategy working with stakeholders to develop options and drive decision making.
  • Ensure that proposed solutions are technically sound and functionally robust, working closely with programme management colleagues to ensure consistency of delivery with technical outcomes.
  • Responsible for the management, maintenance and support of compute platforms, virtualised environments, and systems management tools.  This will involve a combination of TalkTalk and partner resource to deliver.

As a recognised Top 50 Inclusive Employer in the UK, we know that diversity means success and innovation. We want our workplace to reflect the communities and customer we serve. Being inclusive is part of our DNA; we are all 100% human, and we create a culture where you can truly be yourself.

We’re also not your usual 9-5. We are a dynamic workplace and we want to talk to you about how you like to work.


  • My Wellbeing

    We want you to feel good at work — and not just because you’re doing great things for our customers. We run lots of wellbeing initiatives throughout the year.

  • My Products

    We offer all of our people free TalkTalk Fibre, TV and Phone (you’ll be helping us make them what they are, so it’s only fair that you get to enjoy them).

  • My Flexibility

    We all lead different lives and like to work differently, so whether it's working from home or starting and finishing your day later, we’ll give you the flexibility you need to do your best work.

  • My Benefits

    Think company pension scheme, private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance, plus all sorts of other benefits designed to make your life easier.


Senior Enterprise Network Engineer

Location: Salford Quays, M5 3TT

Contract Type: Full Time