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Network Support Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Gosport, Hampshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 01/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91838

Title: Network Support Engineer
Location - Gosport
Duration: 6 months

Role Description:

· Install, configure and maintain DBS MP&V (UK) layer 2/3 network equipment over multiple Data Centres (WAN Infrastructure provided by 3rd party) and account office sites.
· Configure and maintain DBS MP&V (UK) network security appliances, such as firewalls and IPSs.
· Use network analysis tools to research and resolve problems.
· Use monitoring tools to ensure networks are performing as expected.
· Maintains network plans, diagrams, work instructions and other documentation.
· Install and terminates LAN cabling, both fibre and copper.

Main Responsibilities:

· Maintain and improve performance, facilities and integrity of all on-line systems.
· Plan, configure and implement networks on local and remote sites.
· Install and configure communications software on all network attached devices as necessary meeting all contractual standards and obligations.
· Provide network advice to systems support staff, systems analysts, application end users and project development staff.
· Provide advice /information and verify Project proposals detailed within DBS MP&V (UK)
· Plan configurations of new equipment and reconfiguration of existing equipment and assess their impact.
· Implement necessary security restrictions on network devices in accordance with department policy.
· Monitor network performance and capacity planning within DBS MP&V (UK) network services.
· Develop and maintain on-line systems, communications and network documentation and standards, including section work instructions and network topology maps.

Key Attributes:

· In depth experience in IP data networks
· CCNP or equivalent network experience
· Holds a valid UK driving licence
· Security Clearance SC (willing to apply for DV clearance)

Desirable Skills:

· Organisation skills to balance and prioritise work
· Communication skills to interact with team members, support staff and Project managers
· Willingness to travel to remote Data Centres
· Experience of a complex data centre network environment
· Hands-on experience with CISCO layer 2/3 switches and firewalls inc Nexus
· Hands-on experience with McAfee Enterprise Firewalls
· Hands-on experience with F5 BigIP Load balancers
· Hands-on experience with Riverbed Steelhead WAN Optimisers

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance or call Sam Caine on 0161 924 1357

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