Senior Network Engineer

Recruiter
Spectrum IT Recruitment Ltd
Location
Southampton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Aug 2019
Ref
1237048027
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senoir Network engineer is required to join a hosting company who are highly progressive and renowned from their head offices based in Southampton.

The role of a Senior Network Engineer will involve working throughout the full lifecycle in regard to build, deployment and on-going support of their networking operations for both internal users and external customers. You will:
  • Provide advanced level technical support for all networking and security products.
  • Oversee and/or participate in projects locally and remotely involving, but not limited to, network design, product design, continuous network expansions, and data center build outs.
  • Work with Cisco, Juniper and Brocade switches/routers, Juniper firewalls, and Brocade/Citrix load balancers daily.
  • Proactive management of network capacity and traffic engineering.
  • Assist Network Solution Engineers with the design of custom service requests for customers
  • Train and work with NOE staff in implementation and support of our Data Center Network.
  • Train and work with NOC staff to reinforce first call resolution.
  • Collaborate daily with an international team of employees in Network Engineering, Data Center Operations, Sales, IT, and Customer Experience.
  • Monitor network health and responds to event alarms
  • Analyse network traffic patterns and respond to security issues
  • Provide support to colocation and network customers
  • Co-ordinates maintenance with vendors and remote technicians
  • Detect and Mitigate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against our network and clients
  • Monitor and troubleshoot internal and customer servers and applications outages using all monitoring tools

The ideal candidate for this position will be working within a networking role at the moment and will have an industry recognised qualification with either Cisco or Juniper such as a CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, JNCIE, JNCIA or JNCIS.

You will have:
  • Strong grasp of TCP/IP, routing, switching, cabling and internet protocols such as BGP, MPLS, ISIS, OSPF, LDP, RSVP etc.
  • In depth knowledge of Linux/Unix and ability to perform scripting is a plus.
  • Experience with Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
  • Expert knowledge of Cisco, Juniper, Citrix and Brocade hardware and software.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Requires a detailed understanding of the delivery of telecom services such as Transparent LAN (TLAN), Metro LAN (MLAN) and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) an asset
  • Requires a detailed understanding of bridging/switching and most layer 2 protocols including Spanning Tree, 802.1Q, 802.1P, 8021AD and Transparent VLANs an asset
  • Working knowledge and experience with layer 2 bridging/switching, TCP/IP inter-networking and routing with OSPF and BGP as well as an understanding of CIDR address allocation an asset
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effortlessly, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong customer service skills

This is an excellent opportunity to join a company that would be able to offer further career opportunities and some fantastic benefits.

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