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Network Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 29/03/2018
  • Job reference: J384174A

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Network Engineer

6 Months

£Market Rates


Job Description

The Network Client On-Boarding team works closely with internal and external teams to successfully on-board new clients and to manage connect to the clients' network to enable access a variety of services. The team consists of experienced network project engineers who are used to delivering multiple projects, working to agreed deadlines.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Review HLD's and LLD's to gain a detailed understanding of the proposed work
  • Work with external and internal client design teams to finalise the design, and to clarify all requirements prior to implementation
  • Create device configurations based on finalised design
  • Work closely with internal and external teams, including 3rd Party Infrastructure contractors to ensure all physical aspects of the network are correctly configured;
    • Location of devices including any modular components
    • Create patching schedules
    • Rack Elevations
  • Work closely with other internal and external teams and Project Managers. Ensuring the network elements are deployed on time and fit for purpose of the solutions being implemented
  • Execute and document detailed test plan prior to go-live. Remediate any issues identified during the testing phase where applicable
  • Produce detailed documentation of final network implementation
  • Provide training and guidance to support teams during transition period
  • Maintain client documentation
  • Work and extended day, 3 shifts covering 07:00 - 19:00 Monday - Friday - 3 shifts covering
  • 2nd/ 3rd line 24x7 network support escalation for the Technical Operations Centre (TOC).

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Ability to deliver consistently in a project environment and to take a lead role during the delivery process
  • Tasks are completed correctly, on-time, and within the agreed design parameters
  • Compliance with internal corporate processes
  • Delivery against department objectives in-line with business requirements
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate clearly with clients, internal and, external teams
  • Investigating and resolving escalated incidents within SLA

Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience turning complex high and low level designs into fully implemented networks
  • Networking knowledge up to CCNP level.
  • Experience of implementing and debugging EIGRP, OSPF and BGP routing protocols
  • Demonstrable knowledge in configuring and debugging firewalls
  • Experience working with Nexus 7000 series switches and their associated technologies such as VDC and vPC
  • Cisco UCS system implementation experience
  • Experience of large multicast environments within a financial organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of exchange/broker/ECN connectivity
  • Experience of financial markets and investment banking
  • Working knowledge Arista Network devices
  • Solid experienced with working with security and load balancing products;
    • Cisco ASA, Juniper ScreenOS, Fortinet, Palo Alto, and F5 LTM devices

Desirable Skills:

  • CCNP/CCIE certification
  • Strong experience of deploying and troubleshooting Arista switches
  • In depth exposure to Fortinet and Palo Alto firewall products
  • Extensive experience on low-latency Nexus 35xx switches
  • In depth exposure to Cisco UCS system
  • Knowledge of Corvil latency monitoring tools
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