UCDP Network Engineer

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    London, England

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    £0.00 - £450 per day

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    Sam Caine

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Role: Network Engineer

Duration: 12 Months

Location: London or Nottingham

Universal Collections and Distribution Platform (UCDP) is responsible for collecting news globally and distributing in low and ultra-low latency news to all of our news clients and consumers.

Networking Engineer \ Specialist is responsible for the network design for delivery of Data Feeds for News Global Collection and Distribution. They work with the UCDP Support, Capability, Project management, Architecture and Delivery organisations to establish design standards and fulfil customer requirements for bespoke designs overlaying the standard network infrastructure.

Lead the analysis, definition, design, and provides oversight for construction, testing, installation and modification across multiple large, interdependent systems. The role requires networking experience focusing on operations, security and technical governance processes.

This role is focused on the defining the requirements and designs for the delivery of News feeds to the UCDP infrastructure. A number of template designs exist. This role is responsible for creating PRS (Project Requirement Specifications) and Low-level designs based on these templates for the delivery of Data Feeds. The role requires the Engineer to support the implementation of networking solutions, the engineer will work as part of the project team with the Business Units and Data Centre teams.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Working with the BU and Network Comms team to agree a requirement specification for the News Feeds.
  • Analysis of the Data Feed Specification to identify the correct design template and deliver detailed PRS to Business Units and Design and Engineering teams.
  • Create a Technical Design document with all relevant detail for Design and Implementation Teams to create Implementation Documentation
  • Create a Technical Design document with all relevant detail for Design and Handover to support for business as usual.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity issues during initial implementation phases. This may need to be done outside of normal business hours.


  • TCP/IP networking, IP multicast, Checkpoint firewalls, BGP routing, Cisco Switches/Routers, Network troubleshooting
  • Cisco CCDP/CCNP or higher.
  • Checkpoint, Cisco Firewalls
  • Market Feed network design

The successful candidate must:

  • have an in-depth understanding of Cisco network technologies including management systems
  • Subject matter expert (SME) on network protocols, platforms, and design best practices
  • Have an excellent command of spoken and written English (documentation is a key element)
  • Have an in-depth and fundamental understanding of TCP/IP networking and its practical use within large enterprise class operational environments
  • Previous operational implementation and support experience within a suitably sized enterprise environment
  • Able to prioritize projects with respect to milestones and deadlines
  • Able to maintain a positive and cooperative attitude in sometimes stressful situations
  • Be highly motivated

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