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Network Engineer

Reading, UK
Closing date
24 Jan 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Role purpose
The purpose of the role of the Network Engineer is to be the person responsible both for day-to-day management of the network, defining and implementing new technological solutions as driven by the business need, and working as part of the Security team to build and maintain reliable, configurable services that can be delivered rapidly and consistently.

This is a pro-active position requiring shaping of the art-of-the-possible, driving adoption of available technology and ensuring benefits are extracted by helping the business learn and change to use modern yet secure approaches.
The core domain of this role is the integration of technology and systems covering the below (not an exhaustive list) to deliver a slick yet secure service with great end user experience:
  • TCP/IP
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Controller
  • Cisco Switches, Routers & Firewalls
  • Cisco IPSEC VPN
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN
  • Cisco IDS/IPS
  • Cisco ISE Identity management
Job description
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert for all network issues, training and advising other team members to help grow and enhance their skills
  • Design and implementation of new solutions and improving resilience of the current environment
  • Maximize network performance by monitoring, troubleshooting problems and outages
  • Ensuring network equipment, firewalls etc are patched, upgraded in a timely manner to latest stable versions
  • Securing network, firewalls by establishing cohesive rules and policies, and defining and monitoring access
  • Ensure the technology, systems & support are optimised for customer facing individuals or teams working remotely from the office - from design through to remediation of issues
  • Work to SLAs to ensure that we meet business expectations. Communicate early and clearly if these SLAs are expected to be missed
  • Continue to review and improve the technology solution or knowledge base allowing issues to be fixed on first touch and minimising client downtime
  • Liaise regularly with other Technical Leads and ensures that the DevOps Manager is kept well informed of any issues or roadmap work
  • Adhere to the change management process
  • Be a true team player, working professionally and constructively with colleagues offering help and assistance with incidents, user requests, problems and projects
  • Ensure Huntswood's computing facilities are kept secure to reduce the risk of breaches of confidentiality, integrity and availability
  • Ensure IT projects are progressed professionally and in a timely manner, ensuring projects are delivered on time and to budget
  • Ensuring the network documentation is kept up to date with changes
Essential skills
  • Strong experience setting up and debugging IPSEC VPNs with third parties
  • Management of Cisco security services (e.g. ASA, FirePower including FMC, ISE)
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent network and service troubleshooting skills
  • Good level of understanding of Linux
  • Good level of understanding of a Microsoft Windows
  • Excellent communication skills working with other team members and third-party support
  • Excellent time management
  • An out-of-the-box thinker with a passion for IT and how information technology and new technology can be used to improve Huntswood
  • Experience of large and small technology change projects within a fast paced and demanding corporate culture
Desirable skills
  • Good scripting skills (Python, PowerShell, Bash)
  • Experience working with APIs
  • Experience in Financial Services or working in a regulated and secure environment
  • Any of the following IT qualifications; CompTIA A+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Experience of working with ISO27001:2013 onwards
  • Good project management skills
Core behaviours
To work with, Huntswood's employees are described as dependable, driven and collaborative. The job holder should be able to demonstrate they are;
  • Confidential, reliable and genuine
  • Dynamic, passionate and determined
  • Friendly, compassionate and cooperative

"It's not just about what we do, but the way we do it. And it's our values that make us special."
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