Network Engineer

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  • Permanent
  • £45,000 - £50,000 (GBP)
  • Swindon, England, United Kingdom
    and remote
  • 06/06/2022

Objective of the role:

Description

Objective of the role:

To build and maintain data centre, cloud and office networks. 

Key result areas:

  • Meeting SLAs for infrastructure performance and availability, works to reduce mean time between failures and mean time to recovery
  • Resolves incidents and service requests within SLA
  • Maintaining accurate documentation regarding the infrastructure
  • Ensuring compliance with PCI requirements
  • Applying critical security patches and resolving critical vulnerabilities within 30 days
  • implementing improvements to Network Architecture
  • Maintaining systems compliance with standards and implementing consistency between QA, UAT and production environments
  • Optimising data centre utilisation to manage costs
  • Producing repeatable work, that is documented by scripts and stored in version control systems

Key tasks:

  • Performing daily, weekly, monthly network checks
  • Implementing changes to environments,
  • Maintaining systems documentation, ensuring it is in line with change implementation
    • Build standards
    • Asset register
    • Service deployment
    • Build process for provisioning new environments
    • System specific documentation
    • Monitoring and alerting process
  • Reporting on capacity and performance and recommendations for network architecture
  • Proactively communicating status of tasks
  • Notifying stakeholders of service impacting operations to negotiate timings
  • Identifying risks and issues, raising with the Systems team

The ideal candidate will have acquired skills in traditional, on-premise networking and have recent, strong experience in cloud networking

Required Skills: 

Technical

Cloud networking skills (particularly AWS) 

Cisco Switching and Routing 

Checkpoint Firewalls 

Fortigate Firewalls 

Strong TCP/IP & Ethernet experience, including cabling and fibre optics. 

Awareness of WAN technologies, such as MPLS 

BGP 

VPNs 

Desirable Technical skills: 

Load Balancers, particularly F5 

TCPDUMP & Wireshark analysis 

Behavioural:

  • Methodical and well organized, able to plan own workload.
  • Strong communicator, written & oral. Able to explain technical issues and solutions to different levels of the organization.
  • Build strong relationship with other departments.
  • Proven logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Enthusiastic and adaptable, able to prioritise workload.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Capable of working on his/her own initiative.

Other info:

Out of hours on-call is expected on 1 in 3 basis after completion of a probationary period 

Skills

IT Infrastructure Products
Amazon AWS
Checkpoint Firewall
Cisco
Cisco Industrial Switches
Cisco LAN Access Switches
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
BGP
MPLS
TCP/IP
VPN

Industry Experience

FinTech & Payments Provider
Financial Services company & Banks
IT company