Junior Network Engineer

Our Vacancies Ltd
Covent Garden
29 Mar 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A Junior Network Engineer role has arisen within a leading managed services and IT infrastructure products provider to the global capital markets community. You will implement, maintain, troubleshoot and support all aspects of network (plus some security) on the network infrastructure.

Based out of London, the Junior Network Engineer will work closely with the global network team (London, US and APAC). You will be responsible for the timely delivery of changes to the network environment to facilitate the onboarding of new clients, to deliver new features or service to the PIPE platform and to provide support for production issues.

The willingness and ability to travel to any of the company offices globally at any time is essential.

Key Tasks:

The role requires a flexible, Junior Engineer who is capable of working in multiple work streams in a fast-paced service provider environment, is keen to learn and has the right attitude. Teamwork and ability to work on own initiative is imperative for the role which includes (but is not restricted to the following key areas):

Essential skills:

  • A good knowledge of routing & switching, mainly Cisco but also other vendors beneficial (e.g. Arista)
  • CCNA certification
  • Firewall project and/or support exposure - ideally Checkpoint or Fortinet/Fortigate
  • A good attitude and strong work ethic with a willingness to learn in a fast pace working environment
  • CCSA, Fortinet NSE certifications, and Linux or Python skills are looked upon favorably
  • This position presents a fantastic opportunity to get hands on experience with different technologies across a variety of vendor's equipment

The below are examples of technologies that are used (you are not expected to be familiar with all of them!)

WAN Technologies:


LAN Technologies:

Gigabit and TenGig Ethernet, Multicast (PIM/IGMP), Spanning-Tree (+ extensions), switching, Vlan trunking, EtherChannel (PAgP, LACP), SVI's and inter-VLAN routing, QoS

Routing Protocols:

OSPF, BGP, static routes, route redistribution, policy-based routing, VRFs



Security Platforms:

Checkpoint NGX R70/R77 and Management Suite (SmartDashboard, SmartView Tracker)

Fortigate Firewalls and Management Suite (FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer)

NMS and Troubleshooting Tools:

tcpdump, Wireshark, Nagios, Cacti, Splunk

WLAN Technologies:

  • Cisco Aironet deployment in either root or repeater, Lightweight mode
  • Cisco Wireless Controllers
  • Familiarity with wireless security (WEP/WPA/WPA2)


  • Cisco Catalyst switches - 65xx, 45xx, 3850, 3750, 3560 - 6500 platform particularly desirable
  • Cisco routers - 39xx,, 29xx, 89x, 88x, ASR 1002-X
  • Arista switches - 7124, 7150, 7280R, 7050, 7060
  • Juniper EX4200 series switches
  • Cisco 10Gb line modules
  • SolarFlare 10Gb network cards
  • Checkpoint firewalls - IP3xx, IP5xx, 46xx, 48xx
  • Wireless access points - 1600, 1700 ,2600, 2700,

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960426955

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