Network Designer (Juniper)

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    Solihull, West Midlands

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    Kate Smith

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 Months

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Network Designer (Juniper)
Birmingham- Solihull

4 Months
SC Clearance Required

Role Purpose

The Enterprise Network Architect may manage a small/medium design team. They are a competent design authority on larger or more complex solutions, demonstrating an understanding of the customer's business and commercial issues.
With responsibility for the design and communication of architectures, strategies and specific solutions, the role holder will enable and guide the design and development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs. Changes to service, process, organization, operating model and other aspects may be required in addition to technology components, therefore solutions must demonstrate how agreed requirements (such as automation of business processes) are met, any requirements which are not fully met or, and any options or considerations which require a business decision. The role holder will provide comprehensive guidance on the development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take account of relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices and that existing and planned solution components remain compatible.

Key Accountabilities

  • Defines major technical projects for customers or Client Services, influencing their view of acceptable investment level
  • Determines strategies, architectures and proposals.
  • Shapes technical proposals to be acceptable to the customer and advises on solution/service trade-offs where appropriate.
  • May lead a large design team, defining the approach to larger/more complex solution development and acceptance testing, and identifying strategic level risks and remedies.
  • Determines the approach to whole classes of business, leading and influencing others in the development of new offerings.
  • Works with customers to understand their business strategy and develop IT strategies and architecture for significant areas of their business.
  • Manages a team to agree customer requirements and produce the design, setting high level criteria for the design of major solutions and exercising design control over the implementation.
  • Communicates the impact of emerging technologies on customer and Client Services business to senior level customers and client Services businesses.
  • Shares knowledge with colleagues and makes useful additions to the client knowledge base.

Skills / Experience

  • Previous experience of delivery at an Enterprise Network Architect level with responsibility for network design leadership

Subject matter expert for Juniper networking technologies

  • Ability to drive through Juniper Operating System faults (JTAC) through process, influence Juniper development / resolution process
  • Delivery experience in Juniper space for WAN design, delivery, implementation and migrations
  • Experience in architecting and operating WAN / LAN across UK and Overseas
  • Define WAN standards for architecture, configuration and tooling
  • Ability to set direction to enable automation exploiting existing tool-sets
  • Ability and experience operating across all security tiers
  • Provide network leadership to environments to ensure they are maintained and up to date
  • Hands on delivery experience where necessary in order to progress activities
  • Provide support, leadership and guidance to design/solution architect teams
  • Leadership and guidance in setting direction, continuous improvement in network operational management to ensure WAN estate is optimised and efficient
  • Mentoring and upskilling of teams
  • Relationship management including suppliers and customer
  • Ability to provide leadership and advice and guidance to customer changes including other network architects/solution architects delivering implementation
  • Ability to set direction on traffic management and estate wider traffic flows to optimise customer experience and service delivery


  • Demonstrable architectural experience with Cisco technologies
  • Juniper accredited


  • Based Solihull, Midlands
  • Mobile and able to travel South East / South West on occasions