Senior LAN/WAN Network Engineer

17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

CloudScope are working with a global leader of outsourced business solutions. We are looking for a experienced Senior Network Engineer to work within the busy team in Colchester. To Provide managment control, implementation and maintenance of all company network infrastructure. Working with state of the art technology and in depth information to boost company effciency.

The Role

The Network Engineer will provide complete customer support for operation and maintenance of all network hardware within locale and to participate in architectural decisions over global networks in other locale.

Leading by example to other team members by getting involved (hands on) and conducting new advances in technology. Also demonstrating a clear ITIL framework understanding to deliver great service to both internal and external customers.

Candidate 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.
  • Analyse 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

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.
  • Experience of supporting Check Point or other enterprise firewalls.
  • Experience of network management and monitoring systems, i.e. Cacti, SmokePing, MRTG
  • Experience of Voice over IP systems, i.e. Interactive Intelligence, Polycom, AudioCodes
  • Direct hands-on experience with servers and related equipment.
  • Excellent communications and customer support skills and good documentation skills.
  • 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


  • Competitive salary up to £55k
  • Mobile
  • Laptop
  • Business expenses
  • Other company benefits:
  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Company contributory pension plan
  • Cash back health care scheme (benefit value approx. £675)
  • Life assurance
  • 20 days full pay sick days (after three months service)
  • Salary exchange childcare vouchers
  • Car salary exchange schemee

Contact: Adam webster

Reference: CWJobs/CS0677