Senior Network Engineer

Concept Resourcing
Permanent - Senior Network Engineer - Warrington -
£40000 - £50000/annum
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Permanent - Senior Network Engineer - Warrington - Salary between £40,000 to £50,000 per annumWe have an excellent new opportunity as detailed below:-Title Senior Network Engineer - based in WarringtonDescriptionSenior Network Engineer to join our team in Warrington on a permanent basis.The senior level Network Engineer position is a technical role requiring intermediate to advanced proficiency in multiple IT systems and applications. This position is responsible for supporting the IT Network infrastructure which includes but is not limited to installing and maintaining LAN/WAN/Wireless networks and devices, conducting circuit and traffic analysis and resolving latency or other performance issues, troubleshooting advanced switching and routing issues, managing and troubleshooting firewall and DNS configurations, etc. Responsibilities may include subject matter expert, project technical lead, in addition to other functions necessary for ensuring service delivery.Key Accountabilities:Technical Delivery- Manage internal IT Operational initiatives that are not PMO driven- Drive the development of, and ensure the application of global standards, best practice guidelines, and technical recommendations- Collaborate with IT Service Owners and teams on the maturity and delivery of designated services- Promote awareness of IT security best practices and apply security principles across all areas of responsibility- Participate in the testing and evaluation of new and emerging technologies that may be applicable to company's business requirements- Conduct peer review and provide technical expertise, cross training, mentoring and guidance to colleagues as they seek to develop solutions and resolve problemsProject Delivery- Participate in any phase of a PMO managed project as an Infrastructure/Operations resource, providing recommendations and performing tasks as required- Act as Technical Lead in PMO managed projects as required and follow the PMO frameworkOperations & Support- Resolve Service Manager tickets within agreed timeframes by following the Service Management processes (Incident / Service Request / Change / Problem / Release) and ensure all tickets are correctly documented- Perform Network Management and Administration tasks (runbook activities), including analysis to evaluate reliability, capacity, and utilization to ensure LAN, WAN, and Wireless environment is functioning at maximum availability- Perform Datacenter Management and Administration activities to ensure data centre optimization, including defining data centre requirements; conducting analysis to evaluate space, power and cooling, rack and cable, etc; reporting and alerting as appropriate- Provide Tier 3 support to resolve complex technical operational problems, including service interruption recovery and leading root cause analysisBusiness Process- Develop and manage related business and support processes that drive service delivery- Develop or contribute to infrastructure support documentation, including training, design/diagrams, reference material, etc., ensuring that it is kept current and accessible by all staff, and contribute to the development of operational support documentation as appropriateFinancial Management- Collaborate with the Procurement team and/or vendors as appropriate to ensure a solid understanding of existing cost of service- Conduct regular review and analysis of designated services from a financial perspective to optimize the value of the serviceAsset ManagementEnsure compliance with relevant contractual obligations (such as software license agreements) by regularly reconciling our audited assets against our financial records and conducting software "true-ups" when appropriateQualificationsCompetencies- Self-starter - The ability to work with minimal supervision- Prioritizes various competing tasks and performs them quickly and efficiently according to their urgency- Awareness of the challenges and benefits of working in geographically and culturally dispersed, global, virtual teams, and willingness to work cooperatively with others on such teams- Demonstrates excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills- Demonstrates depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area, and the ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approachPromotes innovation to develop, sponsor, or support the introduction of new and improved processes, products, procedures, or technologiesRequired SkillsIntermediate or higher knowledge of Network principles, technologies and services, including:- Cisco Routing, Switching and Wireless, (IOS/NXOS)- Load Balancing and WAN Optimization (F5 and Riverbed)- Switched Ethernet, Routing Protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF)- Client-Based IPSec/SSL VPN, Site-Based IPSec VPN, DMVPN- WAN Circuit technologies (xDSL, Cable, MPLS, Metro Ethernet, T1, E1)- PIX/ASA Firewalls, IPS/IDS- Protocol Analysis (Netflow, SNMP, Syslog, Wireshark)- QoS, DNS, DHCP, Radius, TACACS+- Network Security Technologies (Proxy/Content Filtering, ISE, CWS, MFA)Intermediate or higher knowledge of infrastructure technologies and services, which include:- Complex Systems Architecture- Storage Systems- IP Telephony and VoIPBasic or higher knowledge of infrastructure technologies and services, which include:- Microsoft Suite of Products- Microsoft server operating systems (2003, 2008, 2012)- Database Technologies- Backup/Archive Systems- Collaboration Technologies- IT Service Management best practicesRequired Skills- Bachelor's Degree preferably in IT or a related discipline or minimum of 5+ years working in an IT environment required- Cisco Certified Network professional (CCNP) or higher certification preferredITIL v3 Foundation certification a plusTravelInfrequent local or international travel may be required. Must have valid driver's license.We are an equal Opportunities employer.Excellent Client and Opportunity, please email me your CV, thanks