Senior Network Engineer

  • Location

    Bromley, Kent

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  • Salary:

    £350 - £420 per day

  • Contact:

    Patrick Doyle

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Role: Senior Network Engineer with Cisco ACI

Duration: 3 months with likely extension

Location: Bromley or Remote - client flexible here, contractor will be required to be on site at least 1-3 days in Bromley, to be available for team support. These dates will need to be agreed with client.

Clearance: PES Cleared - start date subject to clearance being complete

Below is the spec from the client, please see 'notes to supplier' for qualification notes:

  • Proven ability to architect network solutions within Cisco ACI
  • Proven ability to migrate legacy Cisco Nexus/Catalyst networks into Cisco ACI.
  • Deep level practical understanding of BGP/OSFP routing protocols.
  • Knowledge of Firewalls (preferably Fortigate) an advantage.
  • Software Defined Networks such as Cisco ACI, APIC ACI, MSO (Multi Site Orchestrator), NAE (Network Assurance Engine), ACI Anywhere; SD WAN e.g. Cisco vManage; SD Access e.g. DNAC, APIC EM, Cisco ISE.
  • Automation/Orchestration: Network stack integration, Ansible, Python, JSON, APIs.
  • Security products e.g. Algosec and Tufin. Firewalls: Cisco (+Firepower Threat Defense), FortiGate, Fortinet SD-WAN solution.
  • VMware NSX, Tooling e.g. Cisco Tetration
  • Proven experience of designing complex network technical solutions using third parties as required in multi tenanted/shared environments
  • Proven experience of designing and implementing complex Data Centre LAN environments
  • Practical working knowledge of WAN/LAN/Public Cloud connectivity/ management/virtualisation technologies and products from leading vendors
  • Experience of network consolidation, and associated capacity planning to provide increased availability and flexibility
  • Experience with key vendors, primarily Cisco (IOS, NX-OS, ACI) / F5 (LTM, GTM, ASM) / Bluecoat / Fortigate / Checkpoint, other vendor experience is welcome and beneficial.
  • Willingness to perform a "hands on" role.
  • Design technical solutions covering product selection for the key components of the network technology stack, including network hardware/software, load balancers, firewalls, proxies and sizing.
  • Provide ideas and innovation and maintain a view of emerging technologies that could enhance the Capgemini service offering for network propositions.
  • Provide the overall network technical strategy and leadership for a client, project or bid.
  • Review of client network infrastructures and propose options for improvements.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and drive complex network proposals to conclusion
  • Taking information from customer and or project specifications and turning those into completed design definitions and leading the implementation of those changes for the project.
  • Compliance with a stringent change management process, where levels of accuracy of proposed implementation activities will be subject to the fullest review and delivery must follow the agreed plan.
  • Practical working knowledge of network protocols and standards
  • Practical working knowledge of Telco/network provider service offers
  • Practical working knowledge of network security
  • Ability to cost and estimate projects with limited information and ensuring assumptions, risks and issues have been captured
  • Ability to review network projects and proposals making recommendations
  • Flexible approach to working hours and location
  • Excellent client and communication skills, good presentation both verbal and written
  • Ability to work as part of a dispersed team but also self-motivated
  • Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical staff
  • Broad experience of IT solution development
  • Ability to perform and conduct workshops and meetings to develop client solutions

Please submit all relevant CV's at the first instance.