Senion Network Engineer - Project Work

03 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Technical Expert Network / Senior Network Engineer

We are looking for a Network Engineer to work in a FUN fast paced and exciting “Asda Culture” environment. We put a lot of investment into our colleagues and we are committed to ensure that you will receive the relevant training to provide you with the opportunity to progress within the business.

This is a great opportunity to work for a company who can not only offer you great career potential, but we also offer flexible working and great benefits.

The position is for an experienced Network Engineer who will be responsible for hands-on technical build, test & commissioning of complex infrastructure as well as producing low level network designs and support documentation

Scope of Role
  • Supporting the Technical Team Manager in the development & lead design of network infrastructure to support multiple projects and future developments in line with the agreed strategy
  • Supporting Infrastructure project managers to deliver against our business plan
  • Supporting & leading the project delivery team through design of network technologies
  • Provide networking technical advice and expertise to service operations & project teams
  • Reporting into the Technical Team Manager and the assigned project manager for multiple projects
  • Support the Technical Team Manager through the implementation of complex IT infrastructure that supports our project goals & is often new to Asda.
  • Work with technical Colleagues and 3rd party providers to deliver the required infrastructure
  • Provide technical guidance to both Technical Specialist Colleagues & project teams.
  • Identify root causes of issues and formulate an appropriate fix
  • Validate that the technical infrastructure is designed and operates in accordance with required metrics, eg Scalability, Performance & Service.
  • Undertake any hands-on build activity to stage and commission new equipment ready for production
  • Work with Operational Infrastructure Colleagues to validate that the solution satisfies all Service Acceptance Criteria
  • Understand emerging technologies and trends, recommending their introduction into Asda where appropriate
  • Propose developments in your specialist area to lower operating costs or increase efficiency without compromising quality
  • Build effective working relationships with Wal-Mart peers
  • Provide 3rd line technical capabilities to support Service escalations where required
  • Produce agreed documentation to enable smooth transition into service

  • Core Skillsets
  • In depth knowledge and experience of enterprise IT operations and processes.
  • Cisco accredited depending on experience - CCNP R&S
  • Sound understanding of routing, specifically EIGRP and BGP
  • Data Centre Technologies – OTV / vPC / VRF
  • Security Cisco ASA / Fortinet FortiGate Firewalls
  • Cisco ACE & F5 LTM/GTM experience
  • Produce Diagrams & Documentation using Microsoft Visio/Word/Excel

  • Desirable Additional Skillsets
  • Cisco Certifications in areas other than R&S
  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS-XR
  • OpNet AppResponse, Gigamon & Splunk
  • Bluecoat Mach 5
  • BMC Network Automation & HP tooling, NNMi & uCMDB
  • IBM DataPower & MQ
  • Cisco MQC, CUCM Voice, Cisco DMVPN & GetVPN
  • Cisco WLAN v7.0 and above
  • Motorola WLAN v4.3, v5.4 and above
  • HP Tipping Point, Cisco GSS
  • Understanding / Experience with SDN

  • Benefits
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Cash/Car Allowance
  • Family Healthcare (BUPA)
  • Sharesave Plan
  • Stakeholder Pension Plan
  • Colleague Discount
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers

  • This position is open to flexible working /par time / job share.
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