Network Specialist

Recruiter
Creed Communications Limited
Location
Warrington
Posted
03 Dec 2017
Closes
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently recruiting in our Group IT Department for Network Specialists.

We are looking for an experienced individual to play a critical role in helping to define network architecture and best practices for the Muller enterprise and will be responsible for leading projects to develop and implement scalable solutions for LAN / WLAN / WAN / Data Center / Cloud services and ensure that initiatives support the corporate vision.

Your challenge

In this role the key responsibilities will include:

* Advanced knowledge of WAN connectivity, transport types and protocols, including Ethernet point to point and VPN technologies.
* Routing and tunneling protocols including BGP, OSPF and IPSEC
* Strong understanding of high availability protocols such as VRRP, HSRP and LACP.
* Network virtualization technologies including MPLS and VRF. Knowledge of SD-WAN also advantageous
* Strong understanding of QoS and NetFlow, particularly in respect to prioritising VoIP traffic
* Packet analysis with Wireshark
* CCNP/CCDP Certified (Routing & Switching or Security)

Providing excellent Network and IT Security Services

* To ensure the design of perimitor security are robust, available and fit for future
* To provide Implementation services for all projects that have networking and, or Security requirements.
* To contribute to definition of the Group Network and Security Standards.
* To keep up to date with the latest Networking and Security tools that are available.
* To provide 3rd line support for the network infrastructure.
* To deliver project work (both strategic and tactical) in compliance with relevant technical architectures, ensuring solutions are successfully delivered and fit for purpose.
* To provide technical consultancy to infrastructure and development teams where necessary to assist with project delivery and/or problem resolution.
* To provide appropriate training and documentation for any newly deployed systems.
* To perform release management activities including patching, firmware updates and other related activities.
* To provide support for systems out of hours
* To implement systems changes and improvements using the Change management process.

Key skills & experience

Supporting Technologies

In-depth knowledge of following network technologies;
* Routing: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, SDWAN
* Switching: Spanning Tree Protocol, VLANs, Trunking, Etherchannel, Packet Analysis, QoS, Catalyst 6500 & 6800, Nexus Data Centre
* Security: ASA Firewalls, Rules Configuration and Troubleshooting, Cisco ACS, ISE.
* Wireless: WLC, Access Point Installation and Support, Wireless Survey
* Troubleshooting: Application Performance, LAN/WAN Issues
Senior lead Competencies
* Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team.
* Ability to adapt to change and help lead / drive change
* Displays resilience, determination and flexibility
* Anticipates / is proactive
* Achieves results effectively
* Develops cross-functional effectiveness
* Communication / interpersonal skills
* Has passion for excellence
* Brings a strategic contribution
* Process & business analysis and design

Functional competencies
* Understand the systems and process.
* Understands client and commercial needs.
* Assessing IT solutions.
* Project / portfolio and demand Management.
* Business relationship management.
* Service Level Management.
* General knowledge of business management.

Other competencies
* Aptitude and attitude to succeed.
* Self-disciplined and flexibility.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and committed.
* Inspire and "be" the vision.
* Commit to create breakthrough results.
* Listen with empathy.
* Act with speed, agility and pragmatism.
* Empowered.
* Willing to travel.

The process
If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role please apply at [URL removed]
This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959415592