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Network Engineer

  • Salary: £37000 - £38000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Support
  • Date posted: 11/07/2017
  • Job reference: J369632A

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Working as part of a technical team of IT specialists, you will be key to integrating a variety of services in to our core infrastructure. Whilst network, traditional data centre, office and cloud connectivity will be a core focus, you will also have good general IT infrastructure knowledge typically in a Microsoft Windows desktop/server environment.

Main responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the role are split between operational support and the delivery of projects, liaising with internal teams and external suppliers to ensure we get the best results for our business.

Whilst the role requires real 'hands on' experience, you must be able to get involved but not stuck in the detail; leveraging the capabilities of the internal and external teams available to you.

Your key responsibilities are:

  • Technical design authority for all aspects of our network, ensuring you deliver the needs and expectations of our technology strategy and vision.
  • Day to day responsible for ensuring our network meets operational service levels and providing 'out of hours' support.
  • Providing continuous improvement to our network and surrounding services.
  • Support and drive our LAN, WAN, voice transformation, network integration and transformation projects.
  • Monitor network capacity, reliability, availability and general network performance.
  • Work closely with internal and external teams in the delivery of BAU and project based change.
  • Ensure our network is secure and fit for purpose.
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with 3rd parties to ensure they are delivering the required services to my client.

Key skills and experience:

  • Strong network technology understanding and experience; LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, OSI Model, DNS, DHCP, Wifi, Routing, VPN, Firewalls, Load Balancing, IPv4, IPv6,
  • Network infrastructure installation, configuration, upgrades and replacement.
  • Web content filters, proxies and secure web gateways.
  • Windows server environment, Microsoft Active Directory, DHCP and DNS.
  • Network security hardening and change management assessment and approvals.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Windows Server 201x
  • Citrix Netscaler
  • Cisco knowledge / certification.
  • Sophos UTM, Paolo Alto, Aruba
  • Avaya Telephony
  • Zscaler
  • Amazon Web Services; Virtual Private Cloud

As a key technical specialist supporting the overall technology division, you will strive for excellence and work to ensure my client can meet its business goals and objectives, you will therefore also be required to:

  • Participate in a shift rota, providing 24/7 on call support.
  • Carry out planned work out of hours occasionally.
  • Lead and mentor your colleagues in all aspects of networking, documenting designs, procedures and knowledge base articles.
  • Liaising with external third parties.
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