Cloud Network Engineer

Location Coventry/Agile
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £43,474 - £48,304
Contract Permanent
Division Corporate Services

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.

Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK.  Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown.  But one thing that has never changed.  Our belief in people and what they can achieve.


Your role at Orbit.

We’re looking for an experienced Network Engineer to join our busy IT department, based out of our Head Office in Coventry. The role may also require travel to our other offices from time to time.

The primary function of the Network Engineer is to provide a proactive, well maintained and efficient 3rd line technical support service for the Group. You will work with the wider IT team and 3rd parties to resolve problems and queries relating to the core network (both cloud and on-premise) and be part of continuous improvement strategies.

This role will involve regular liaison with suppliers and customers, so good communication and stakeholder management is key, where you will act as a technical expert for the Group’s infrastructure. 1st and 2nd line escalation support will also be a key element of the position. Our Network team are also expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business, including partaking in the team rota to ensure all core and on call hours are covered.

What will help you make a difference.

As our ideal Network Engineer, you will have experience in a similar role where you’ve designed, configured, managed, documented and maintained LAN/WAN products (preferably Cisco/Fortinet/Checkpoint/Azure) and protocols (MPLS, VPN, ISE etc).  In addition, you will be capable of technically training/mentoring less experienced engineers.

You will also have:

  • Experience in supporting on premise and cloud based fixed telephony, Skype for Business/Teams and Contact Centre technologies (preferably Anywhere 365)
  • Experience with mobile technologies and Mobile Device Management (preferably Airwatch & Intune)
  • Experience in managing/maintaining WIFI infrastructure (preferably Aruba)
  • Experience in designing, configuring, managing and maintaining the network side of cloud platforms (Hybrid, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Azure Express Route etc)

Alongside the technical background, you’ll have key soft skills such as good communication skills, and the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and 3rd parties. You’ll also have demonstrable organisational skills to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, with great attention to detail.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability.  As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.


Why Orbit?

Rewarding your contribution.

For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.

Some of our core benefits include:

  • Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
  • Private medical insurance
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more


Our culture and purpose.

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.  We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties.  Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive.  We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.


Work for Orbit.  Believe in people.

We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

Application deadline: 25 July 2021