Network Engineer

Network Engineer

Job Reference Number: NE-015

Our client is a well known brand name worldwide and they are currently seeking a Senior Engineer to join their team. An excellent package is available to the successful candidate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading a team to design and operate a world class network infrastructure: one that is highly available, secure and fault tolerant
  • Defining and driving best practice, including procedures and processes, tools and techniques for network deployment, change control process, through to documentation
  • Managing a team of Network Support Engineers to build their skills and manage operational support issues
  • Liaising closely with the Operations department to create a framework for effective support, then providing expertise and support on an on-going basis
  • Working Closely with IT Security to ensure security standards and principles are adhered to
  • Working closely with the Operations and Engineering teams on the roadmap for new products and services based on current capabilities, business strategy and emerging technologies
  • Manage third party providers in delivering solutions and supporting existing platforms
  • Lead the 24X7 network support function to ensure uptime SLA’s are met and exceeded
  • Working closely with IT Security & Architecture to ensure security standards and principles are adhered to
  • Production of meaningful reporting on agreed KPI’s

Skills & Experience Required:

  • A strong technology leadership style able to deal with the day to day operation of an internet facing operation and the challenges this position would bring
  • Significant record in leading networking teams to design, implement and operation of support secure, fault-tolerant, low-latency networks to best practice standards
  • Demonstrable ability in design and implementation of WAN topology, mixed LAN/WAN operating system environments, DNS/WINS/DHCP, firewall solutions and network load balancing
  • Thorough knowledge of bridging, routing and routed protocols, mixes of the protocols, and the interaction of those mixes in a complex environment with a variety of hardware and IOSs
  • Core networking experience gained in large multiple site environments based on Cisco technology, including: Cisco 6500’s, ASA firewalls, Nexus platform, Citrix Netscaler, Audio-visual and video streaming networks
  • Understanding of core networking concepts including TCP/IP, DNS, BGP, Cisco IOS & Firewalls
  • Holder of a recognised Network/Security accreditation desirable
  • Significant exposure to online, internet facing or ecommerce environment’s
  • Exposure to or an understanding of the risks facing online environments including the mitigation of these risks e.g. DDOS mitigation

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