Senior Network Engineer - Cloud & Hosting Leader

Location
Manchester
Salary
£35,000 - £45,000 + Excellent Benefits Package + Personal Development
Posted
09 Apr 2019
Closes
07 May 2019
Ref
12369
Function
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Network Engineer - Top 3 Cloud & Hosting Solutions Leader
Manchester
£35,000 - £45,000 + Excellent Benefits Package + Personal Development

Ready to join one of the leading UK providers of cloud computing and managed hosting?

Who we are:


Founded in 1998 we were one of the first companies to deliver cloud computing in the UK and we continue to lead the way. We help organisations to maximise the flexibility, cost effectiveness and security of the cloud. From strategy to delivery, our 300+ consultants and solutions architects provide the cloud expertise to transform your business. With a dynamic range of managed cloud services that integrate with the public clouds of AWS and Azure, our agnostic approach delivers solutions tailored to your exact needs. We are a long term supplier to G-Cloud and our infrastructure and cloud and backup services are designed to meet the requirements of the UK public sector.

Our employees help enable any size of business and organisations to operate their online data and IT environments safely and securely. Our technical staff are experts in public, private and hybrid cloud solutions - including AWS and Microsoft Azure – as well as data centre and network engineering. We own and operate a network of UK data centres connected by a high capacity private fibre network and backed by 24/7 technical support.

The Senior Network Engineer Role:

You will be part of a team of technical experts managing our National and International Networks and be responsible for assisting with the technical delivery of all iomart managed hosting customers and network services.

Senior Network Engineer Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

+ Manage systems 100% uptime for the network infrastructure
+ Work closely with the Group Network Manager to ensure that we maintain 100% uptime for our customers
+ Act as a subject matter expert within the group for network related queries including but not limited to technical design, best practices and deployment methodologies
+ Liaise with internal/external customers to understand technical requirements and resolve issues as quickly as possible and with minimum customer impact
+ Provide on-call support for essential services/critical incidents as part of a rota.
+ Provision new services for customers (HSRP links, Switch configurations, Firewall Deployments and Upgrades)
+ Investigate and Diagnose network related incidents reported by customers, and liaise with Upstream Providers/Peers if necessary
+ Analyse and Upgrade network resources where required. This includes router upgrades, uplink upgrades, chassis replacements, provisioning new point of presence locations
+ Merge other networks into the Iomart network - migrate BGP cores into Iomart’s AS number, migrate customer services into the network with no/minimal downtime
+ Deploy multi-site customers using AToM circuits and L3 MPLS VPNs and assist customers during complex migrations
+ Deploy and maintain BGP sessions on public peering LANs, as well as analyse traffic patterns to identify potential peers that could targeted via LINX or as a candidate for Private Network Interconnect (PNI)
+ Manage the upstream traffic commit to make sure the bandwidth overage charges are minimised

Senior Network Engineer Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Essential:


+ Must have UK Government SC Clearance or be eligible to apply for same (5 years UK residence typically required for this)
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
+ Cisco Certified Network Professional or equivalent experience
+ Strong technical background: Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF), Switching Technologies (STP, Dot1Q, QinQ, EtherChannel) and IPv6
+ Strong understanding of the technologies and challenges in data centre environments (Broadcast Domains, VLAN’s, HSRP, VRRP)
+ Strong understanding of security appliances (Juniper SRX, Cisco ASA and Firepower)
+ Thorough understanding of Server Operating Systems (Debian, CentOS, Windows Server)
+ Experience of network design in large data centres
+ Thorough planning and strong understanding of change management processes
+ Experience of managing infrastructure/technical services in a hosted environment

Desirable:

+ Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or equivalent experience
+ Robust understanding of Cisco Core Networking (7600, 6500, 4500, ASR 1K, ASR 9K)
+ Experience with Arista, Juniper, Dell, Force10
+ Strong understanding of MPLS Technologies (L3VPN, AToM, VPLS)
+ Excellent understanding of network overlay technologies such as Cisco ACI/VXLAN and experience in deployment and ongoing management.
+ Network Automation/Programming using Python and/or other scripting languages.

What do we offer in return?

+ We'll shout you to lunch once a month
+ ½ Day off on your Birthday
+ Breakfast on us every day, including a hot roll on Fridays
+ Free on-site car parking
+ Long service benefits
+ Snacks, drinks and fruit all day, everyday
+ ShareSave and childcare voucher schemes
+ Supported training
+ Holiday Trading Scheme

Training & Development:

As you can gather, we have a relaxed and friendly working environment but don't be fooled; you will be working with some of the country's best talent and greatest technical experts. We want our people to thrive, prosper and to leave work every day feeling valued and that they have made a difference. Talented, motivated and creative people lie at the heart of our success so we invest heavily in our people and their professional and personal development through technical cetifications and our Management and Leadership Development Programme.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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