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Network Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Sector: Network Design
  • Date posted: 30/08/2018
  • Job reference: J392283A

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Network Engineer


Eligibility for Security Clearance is Essential

Competitive salary and benefits package


Key Accountabilities:

  • Technical management of all infrastructure including firewall, switches and routers.
  • Plan and undertake planned maintenance activities (e.g. FW/Code Upgrades) on the Network Devices and ad-hoc tasks as defined by the IT Operations Manager.
  • Operational support of all Network Devices and Infrastructure within the CDP Estate and for corporate IS systems as required.
  • Ensure relevant Network Infrastructure documentation is full and complete and communicate any shortfalls to colleagues and Line Management. Pro-actively identify candidates for 'Pre-Approved' Changes.
  • Maintain a Configuration Record of all Network devices deployed recording Device name, Service/Customer, Location, SW Version and Patching Status as a minimum set of information.
  • Provide out-of-hours support for CDP Services via the on-call rota. Attend site out of hours as required and ensure any retrospective actions relating to emergency solutions are completed without delay.

Key capabilities

  • Proven and in-depth experience and knowledge with at least 5 years' experience in the Network discipline.
  • Experience in delivering Network Security technology support or project delivery, with experience in Firewalls and ideally threat and vulnerability assessment.
  • Campus and Data Centre focused Cisco devices, namely Catalyst & Nexus 5xxx switches.
  • Edge and Branch Cisco devices, namely Cisco ISR (IOS) & ASR routers (XE) - knowledge of OSPF, HSRP, CoPP, VRF, VLANs, ACLs, STP, VTP.
  • Firewalls namely Cisco ASA 55xx-X and Juniper ScreenOS (NSRP/Failover, VPN, NAT)
  • BGP routing protocol.
  • Palo Alto Firewall (PanOS).
  • Monitoring tools, e.g. Nagios, Solarwinds.
  • Reasonable Knowledge of Virtualisation platforms (e.g. VMware), Linux, Windows.

Experience and Qualifications

  • CCNA or equivalent experience
  • Security Clearance at a minimum of SC.
  • ITIL v3.0 Framework Certificate or equivalent experience of an ITIL Service Management Implementation.
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001.

Candidates should have some of the following certifications and/or experience of:

  • CCIE: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert
  • CCNP: Cisco Network professional
  • JNCIE-ENT: Juniper Networks Certified Enterprise Routing and Switching
  • CompTIA Network+
  • WCNA: Wireshark Certified Network Analyst
  • Palo Alto
  • Wireless networks
  • Variety of network types (WAN, LAN, GAN, VoIP, SAN)
  • F5 Balance experience (important)
  • Familiarity with Network security (NAT, UTM, Firewall operations)
  • NSX VM Ware
  • F5 Big IP

If you would like to be considered for this role please click apply.

If you need any further information please drop me a line on 0161 924 1383

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