Head of Network Development

Employer
DCV Technologies
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Network Development - (Hybrid working)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Network Development who has solid hands-on day to day operation management of the entire network providing hands on technical leadership.

You'll be responsible for:

* Supporting the smooth and efficient day to day operation of the entire network

* Providing technical leadership to a growing Network Engineering team

* Working with mixed vendor kit including Extreme, Cisco and Merchant Silicon

* Leading and driving project work to deliver 24/7 network monitoring and support, partnering with an outsourced Network Operations Centre (NOC)

* Diagnosing the root causes of network issues using analytical and problem-solving skills

* On-call duty at the 3rd line support level and key escalation point for complex NOC issues.

* Designing and implementing core network architecture to support network scaling up to 250,000 customers across the region

* Auditing and continually improving processes and approaches within the Network Operations team

* Working with senior leadership in selecting and implementing relevant technologies

* Ensuring the timely documentation of all fixes and changes to the Network

* Line managing a small team of Network Engineers

* Any other reasonable duties that may be required to ensure the successful operation of the network

Skills & Experience:

* Experience working in an Internet Service Provider or Data Centre following best practices

* Demonstrable experience designing and leading the implementation of large, successful network transitions

* Expert technical knowledge in all matters relating to optical ethernet, IP transmission and routing (including ISIS and BGP).

* Advanced infrastructure design with specialist knowledge of routing, switching, security and Software Defined Networking.

* Ability to switch seamlessly between design and hands-on network engineering.

* Strong familiarity with major network vendors

* Experience working within unix-like environments (i.e. Linux, FreeBSD).

* Experience implementing and managing automation tools, and the DevOps approach to infrastructure orchestration.

* The aptitude to work to a high standard autonomously or within a team

* Team lead experience with a coaching and continuous improvement mindset

* Team player, building positive relationships internally, with suppliers and customers

* Pro-active, can-do attitude, always going the extra mile

* Ability to communicate clearly and present complex technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences

* Working knowledge of service management frameworks i.e. ITIL, ITSM

Qualifications

* CCNA/CCIE level of certification is desirable but not essential

What we offer:

A chance to join a fast paced, industry disruptor that's doing things differently

Flexible working

Competitive salary

Great benefits like life insurance, health care options, pension

Great working environment

25 days holiday

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