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Network Consultant

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 20/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH88199

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Network Consultant to be based in Edinburgh on an initial 6 Month contract. Experienced Network Consultant to work on complex customer IT Networking projects from planning, design to implementation. Strong knowledge of Cisco, SAN and WAN.

Job Title - Network Consultant

Location - Edinburgh

Duration - 6 Months

Position responsibilities and expectations

  • Leads or participates in the successful delivery of complex customer IT Networking projects from planning, design to implementation.
  • Solves complex, cross-functional issues that cross technologies in network, server, storage, O/S, virtualization, consolidation, middleware, security applications, operations, content switching, caching and/or content delivery networks and security.
  • Applies good analytic process to help bring any issue to resolution. Ability to synthesize complexities into clear communication and action plans
  • Provides technical networking expertise for Client customer projects.
  • Working closely with customer teams and Client customer account teams across the UKI region.
  • Continuously focuses on project delivery excellence and high level of customer satisfaction
  • Build tight working relationship with CIS PS offshore networking delivery teams.
  • Delivers migration plans migrations and upgrades, has therefore a thorough understanding on networked applications and related dependencies
  • Good business judgment, a comfortable, open communication style, and a willingness and ability to work with customers and teams.
  • The candidate will be part of CIS PS in the UKI region, providing technical networking expertise within the team.

Technical Skills required

  • Understanding of networking architectures, experience in planning, design & implementation of Data Center and cloud networking infrastructures.
  • Will be able to design, deploy & support Cisco products with hands-on experience in operation and configuration of Cisco network devices (e.g. routers, switches, Load Balancers, Storage Networks, Application Optimizers and Servers)
  • Catalyst 6500 & other catalyst platforms product architecture knowledge and hands on experience is a must
  • Experience in SAN switches, storage arrays, Cisco ISE, virtual network, software defined network, Nexus switches, load balancers(ACE etc.) and WAN optimization appliances is a plus
  • Experience in leading a team in applying all elements of Technical Consulting
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Experience in building and designing large multi-protocol inter-networks
  • Demonstrated industry awareness
  • Must be comfortable making Disaster Recovery Models or recommendations.
  • Understanding of Datacenter and Cloud applications

Consulting skills required

  • Passionate, persuasive, articulate data center technical professional capable of quickly establishing interest and credibility in how to design, deploy and operate server based technologies within the virtualized data center of the future.
  • Strong written, verbal and chalk board skills
  • Experience in working in Prince2 or PMI methodology managed projects.
  • Experience in enterprise applications, solutions and data center & cloud infrastructures.
  • Understands and can articulate the technical merits and value of data center virtualization
  • Strong customer-interaction skills and architectural skills.
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and excitement with data center personnel, as well as work collaboratively and in a hands-on manner with technical professionals.
  • Proven ability to document appropriate technical information to serve as base for training, technical operations run books and knowledge objects.

Degrees/Certifications Earned

  • Prefer at least 4 years undergrad degree with strong success in Maths, Engineering and/or IT areas
  • CCNP mandatory, CCIE Routing & Switching Preferred
  • VCP Certification a plus


  • Minimum of 5 year experience as a networking consultant or engineer.
  • Exposure and working level knowledge of working with and interfacing to global delivery teams

Candidates should submit CVs in the first instance. Mike Tripp 0161 924 3631

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