Network Engineer with a first-class academic record sought to join a relative newcomer to the Hedge Fund market but who already have $10BN+ in Assets Under Management. My client boasts a best-in-class Alternative Investment Management environment hence the high academic bar. This will be the first in-house Network Engineer hire for the business therefore there is an unrivalled opportunity to learn and grow with the business. You wil join a small IT team covering design, engineering and support of a multi-site network including remote locations and datacentres. Ideally you will have a strong desire to learn and get involved in all areas of Technology while continuously striving to improve the network security and environment. RequirementsExcellent academic record including A-levels at grade A*/A/B (or international equivalent) and a minimum 2:1 degree from a reputable University. This is non-negotiable.Cisco LAN/WAN, routing & switching (CCNA skill equivalent, ideally CCNP equivalent, certification not necessary), with 3+ years post-graduate experience. Firewalls, ideally Palo Alto. TCP/IP, DNS, DHC, VPN, SMTP, SSL.Design, implementation and a security-focused mindset. Windows experience to include Active Directory, MS Office, Windows 10 and Windows Server. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as the first Network Engineer hire for a best-in-class Hedge Fund business. Please note the academic requirements, which are essential, with my client happy to wait for the perfect candidate.