Senior Network Engineer

Athena Recruiting Services Ltd
Colchester, Essex
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is now looking for a Network Engineer.Network Engineer Responsibilities •Responsible for the maintaining of operating systems loaded on appliances and ensuring compliance with latest releases and patches. •Responsible for the daily analysis of log files, intrusion reports, network statistics and conducting change control requests. •Analyze client needs in regard to hardware, software and communications. Making specific recommendations to management within budgetary and management guidelines. •Communicate hardware/software requirements to management for discussion and analysis. Co-ordinates installation of hardware and software with clients, vendors, and other supporting staff to coincide with receipt of equipment. •Configures and maintains firewalls, switches and routers. •Thoroughly testing all systems prior to client interaction. •Install and maintain operating systems for network appliances including migrating to new OS releases and loading patches. •Keep LAN / WAN / Firewall systems current in terms of equipment and software upgrades. •Maintain all networking documentation so it is accurate and current. •Trouble-shoot communications problems between local office and other branch offices throughout Europe. •Responsible for back up, security administration and all other administrative functions for networking kit within specific assignment. •Support international unified communication (VoIP telephony) and mobile communications •Run regular security and violation reports. •Maintain existing systems through documentation, reporting and written procedures. •Provide backup for security functions as required. •Provide backup network applications (DNS, DHCP, FTP) as required. •Provide backup for second level client support to the helpdesk. Network Engineer Candidate Specification •At least 6 years experience in a commercial environment where Cisco networking was there primary role. •Minimum Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) required or similar certifications with relevant experience such as Network+ or Check Point. •Proven experience in IT support, network administration and system design on medium-large LAN/WAN systems. •Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and resolve LAN/WAN related problems/issues. •Thorough Cisco IOS routing and switching experience including Meraki, ASA and Nexus devices. SmokePing, MRTG AudioCodes Network Engineer Competencies and Skills required Strong interpersonal skills and effective communicator Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group is a plus Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail. Can demonstrate a high degree of being able to work on own initiative and motivation Enthusiastic, flexible and proactive personality Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the brand. Strong business acumen, customer focus and automotive knowledge (desirable) Strong organizational and time management skills Numerical personality If you feel you would be suited to the position of Network Engineer please apply now.