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Network Engineer (3rd Line)

  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + On Call + O/T + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 11/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH90287

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Network Engineer - Joining an international organisation supporting 30,000 customers worldwide this is an exciting and varied role with the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects. As a Network Engineer you will assist with the monitoring and maintenance of the Network Infrastructure; encompassing Core Network, WAN, LAN, Firewall Management, VOIP and Wireless across the business.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of all or some of the following technologies:

Palo Alto firewall experience, Cisco switching and routing, Fortigate, Netscaler load balancing / F5 load balancer, Solarwinds.


  • Fault management and rectification across the Infrastructure
  • Administration tasks across the Infrastructure
  • Daily responsibility for the monitoring, management and reporting of the following technologies:
    • Core Network - Covering all Data Centre networks.
    • WAN - Manage the Infrastructure to ensure fit for purpose products are utilised. Manage relationship with supplier.
    • LAN - Manage all site installations and infrastructure (switches etc.)
    • Network Security Devices - Firewall infrastructure including configuration, Maintenance and regular administration
    • VOIP - Monitor and maintain all IP Telephony installations
    • Wireless - Internal and Guest Wi-fi infrastructure including configuration, Maintenance and regular administration
  • Operate a centralised Enterprise Systems Management capability.
  • Work with 3rd Party support to perform operational maintenance of network infrastructure.
  • Assist Solutions Architects in design process, providing guidance and best practice.
  • Production of Operational and Technical Documentation to agreed standards.

Key Skills

  • Experienced Networking professional, focused on delivering effective and efficient operational capability.
  • Proven customer liaison skills
  • Cisco CCNA qualification
  • Strong Firewall background (preferably Cisco/Palo Alto/Netscaler)
  • Confident working across a multi-disciplined IT environment, and diverse business
  • Understanding of IT management processes
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding of IT infrastructure environments
  • Ability to produce high quality operational and technical reference documentation

The successful candidate will be required to obtain MOD SC Security clearance


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Share Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits: Childcare vouchers, Health Care Cash Plan, Bike Scheme etc.
  • Free Parking
  • Free and regular shuttle bus connecting to local bus and train stations and the city centre.
  • Excellent location with shops, coffee shops, restaurants, a florist, hairdressers, beauty salon and nursery.

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