Network Projects Engineer - Banking & Finance - London, City, Docklands£65,000 + Full Corporate Benefits A revered and leading networks solutions and IT services provider are seeking an experienced Network Engineer to be based permanently with their global financial client in the heart of London's financial arena. To be considered for this post you will be of professional character, client facing and personable coupled with a consultative DNA.The role is predominantly project focused with project design and delivery but there is also a requirement to assist other IT support functions and SME's in situations and escalations determined by your Engineering Lead.For this environment your skills requirements will include an in-depth knowledge of design, implementation, configuration and testing of the following:Routing Protocols - OSPF, BGPGlobal WAN media, such as MPLS, Leased Line, Internet, VPN, SSLSwitching and L3 - ACI, HSRP, NTP, STP, RSTP, QoS, CoS, SVI, VLAN's, and ACL'sSecurity - Firewalls - Cisco ASA, Checkpoint, ACL's, CSM, multi context firewallsSecurity services - Cisco ISE, Cisco ACSVPN's - IPSEC and SSL VPN'sData Centre including Enterprise EdgeDMZSP EdgeWeb HostingCampus locationsWireless - Cisco Wireless LAN controllers and AP'sWAN Acceleration - RiverbedSolarWinds OrionCisco Prime InfrastructureKIWI SyslogRSAWiresharkCSPCYour Operational Requirements Will Include:Assist in the implementation of the overall strategy and assist in the architectural definition for the internal technology infrastructure in respect of network and security technologies.Design technical infrastructure solutions that meet service delivery needs and provision for the future needs of the business, based on IT Strategy - including all governance and non-governance design and support documentation.Research and undertake vendor understanding other technologies; wider than Cisco, Checkpoint or Riverbed. Other technology vendors should always be considered when architecting a solution.Provide last line support for solutions delivered by the engineering function in line with existing IT service management processes. Act as an escalation point, for the managed service, for problems pertaining to network technology and with a view to re-engineering.Successfully transition the support of new network technologies to the support team. This will include preparing written documentation, such as a 'Handover to Support' document, and include product training, where required.Maintain familiarity with business continuity procedures and take part in 'Controlled' and 'Uncontrolled' disaster failover testing. This is in conjunction with the Engineering and support teams.Operate CSM and push firewall rules where required. Note that there may be a requirement to assist the support engineer on implementing larger changes.Assist in the annual Network Audit and any compliance reporting or adherence to security or compliance related processes.Participate in the development of performance and capacity requirements and work with and assist the P&C team.Participate in the transformation of documentation. This is to assist in building a set of 'best practice' documents in relation to Network Security.Engage with third party and aid on high impact network issues. This would entail joining a bridge and working with vendors.Engage with third party vendors, such as Cisco TAC or other.Highly Desirable Qualifications Will Include:CCNA, CCDA, CCNP (R&S), CCNP (Security), CCNP (Voice)CCDP, CISSP, CCSA.Please Note: To apply for this role you will be required to partake a critical Security and Financial vetting process subject to confirmation of a formal offer of employment.This is an excellent opportunity to rise above your peers - Apply Now!