Network Architect

GCS Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Farnham, UK
14 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
I'm currently working with an Automotive company who have a number of offices based across the UK/EU to find a Network Architect with telephony experience to join the business and be based at their office in Farnham.

In this role as Network Architect you'll be responsible for the design and implementation of Network & Telephony services throughout BCA Group IT. The role will have technical authority over network architecture, telephony strategy, and will ensure all design decisions are aligned to our strategic vision.

In this role some of your key responsibilities will include:
  • Designing and implementing the companies network infrastructure.
  • Be responsible for delivery of new projects and provide support from an escalation perspective to the Network Support team.
  • Work closely with the service management, application development and transformation teams to ensure all new change activities are designed and integrated into live service as seamlessly as possible.
  • Design and drive forward our strategic agenda ensuring we have the right technology and partners in place to support the business.
  • Design, test, and review communications systems.
  • Upgrade network hardware and software components as required.

The key skills/experience the ideal candidate will hold includes
  • Experience of designing and implementing fit for purpose telephony solutions to enable our business to operate.
  • Ability to produce well-structured and written documentation and communicate to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Significant server virtualisation exposure with platforms such as VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Networking (WAN / LAN / DNS) and wireless systems understanding.
  • Proven experience leading successful Network & Telephony delivery
  • Experience with security solutions such as DDoS, IPS, PCI compliance
  • Strong understanding of Backup, DR and Business Continuity.
  • Managed service and cloud-based service exposure (Azure, AWS, Microsoft 365)
  • Storage Area Network understanding, design and deployment experience.
  • The ability to utilise tools available to create reporting and alerting dashboards to help facilitate Network Support teams to deliver Business as Usual service.
  • Design and integration of IP based networking architectures; routers, firewalls, servers, gateways, security appliances.
  • Understanding industry best practise around security, network, server infrastructure design and configuration.
  • Experienced in Cisco Meraki products
  • Hands on configuration experience with phone systems.

If you're interested and would like some more information please click apply now or send your most up-to-date CV and contact details to or click apply now. Upon doing so I'll be happy to discuss the full details of the role with you and send over the job spec and company information.

GCS Computer Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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