Network Engineer (Architecture) - WAN, LAN, SDN, Wireless

  • Location:

    Knutsford, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Engineering

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary and Benefits

  • Job ref:

    BBBH126816_1600424147

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Network Engineer - LAN, WAN, SDN, Wireless, Load Balancing and Security
Location: Cheshire

Competitive Salary and Benefits

We are actively looking to secure several experienced Network Engineer's to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

Benefits include:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced Life Insurance Cover
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Enhanced Accident Insurance
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Sick pay

Overall purpose of role:

Our Client is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company who are looking for several Network Engineers to work for the Solutions Design and Delivery team to ensure efficient delivery of the projects in a variety of Network technologies including LAN, WAN, SDN, Wireless, Load Balancing and Security.

  • Work with Key stakeholders and Project Managers to create Low level designs which adhere to defined architectural standards.
  • Delivery Engineer is responsible for ensuring that any designs are implemented in line with current architecture and documentation is fit for purpose.
  • Be responsible for end to end delivery of the Project tasks.
  • Work with global support teams to transition knowledge of individual deliveries.
  • Contribute to the management of risk to ensure;
  • Compliance to regulatory and mandatory policies
  • Audit findings and Issue Assurances are fully addressed

Key Accountabilities:

  • Solution engineer is responsible for design, build and deployment activities to deliver appropriate solutions to meet customer requirements within budget and governance framework.
  • Subject Matter Expert in one or more network technologies and working knowledge across some other network technologies.
  • Ensure compliance to all GTIS disciplines including participation in governance, change management and risk/audit requirements.

Stakeholder Management and Leadership:

  • Work with internal stakeholders and with external vendors to achieve his project objectives.
  • Timely update and whenever necessary timely escalation of issues to right stakeholders.
  • Accurate estimation of workload and timelines for delivery.

Decision-making and Problem Solving:

  • Candidate should have excellent analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Confident to take decisions in due course of a project either to improve the deliveries or to avoid any delays or issues in the delivery.

Person Specification:

  • Experience in designing or supporting network solutions in a regulated industry or large organisation.
  • Capable of bringing together knowledge from multiple sources and consolidating into an end-to-end solution.
  • A proactive approach to workload completion.
  • The ability to effectively communicate and explain complex solutions
  • Experience in participating in international teams.
  • Thorough knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol Suite, VLSM, IP address allocation. (mandatory)
  • Detailed understanding of products from vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, F5 and Fortinet. (Minimum 1 vendor)
  • Experience in Software Defined Network implementation (optional)

Basic Qualifications/Skills:

  • 8+ years of experience in designing, implementing or supporting complex networks.
  • In-Depth technical understanding of one or more of the below technologies

o F5 LTM and GTM
o Fortigate Firewalls
o Juniper Firewalls
o Cisco Wireless
o Bluecoat / Symantec Proxy (Optional)
o Cisco Routing and Switching
o Cisco ACI
o Juniper Routing and Switching

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience managing relationships with senior business partners
  • Ability to prioritise workloads in a complex environment
  • Ability to work under pressure during peak times
  • Strong Team player who is willing to adapt to the changing technology needs of a major financial institution.

If you have the above skills, please submit your CV in the first instance.

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