Network Engineer - UK Cloud & Hosting Leader
Network Engineer - Top 3 Cloud & Hosting Solutions Leader
£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 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 managed hosting customers and network services.
Network Engineer Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
+ 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 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
+ 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
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.