Senior Network Engineer


Paying up to £55,000


IT Networking and Infrastructure

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West London

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The Senior Network Engineer will become an integral part of the company’s IT Infrastructure Team supporting day-to-day business-as-usual operations and current and future infrastructure project initiatives, domestically and internationally. The Senior Network Engineer will define, implement, uphold and maintain Network standards, safeguarding the enterprise infrastructure and resources supporting business requirements at campus locations and the data centre.

The role is a third line role and as such is the highest point of internal escalation responsible for acting on all technical requests, projects, and strategic initiatives, for technologies related to this role. Additional responsibilities include routine contact with appropriate IT and non-IT personnel. As needed, individual will act as expert level resource on reported incidents in the client environment including mentoring and the training of IT Operations Centre (ITOC), the IT Security Operations Centre (ISOC) and internal IT staff.

·To lead/facilitate meetings and conduct presentations to technical and business staff.
·To communicate technical concepts and proposals into understandable and justifiable business initiatives.
·To participate in the definition of specific technical design, product selection, device standardization.
·To proactively implement, update, maintain, manage, monitor, and support enterprise network and systems infrastructure.
·To perform change control and device configuration management activities on all network systems.
·To help lead network architecture and design initiatives with full documentation to ensure consistency, accuracy and supportability.
·Maintains technical overview of client environment. This includes (but is not limited to) incident / problem tracking, and ensuring junior engineers maintain delegated tasks in kind by mentoring and both technically and professionally. Researches problem information to proactively identify trends and potential sources of new problems while preventing the replication of issues within the environment. Acts as SME for escalated issues and questions from ITOC, ISOC and IT Team members.
·Primary driver for development and delivery of project / BAU activity within the environments, ensuring resourcing and project management needs are met via delegation and guidance of peers, other members of the IT team, ITOC and ISOC.
·Provides research and documentation on major incidents and problems, developing complete documentation on impact and root cause of issues.
·Authors and/or participates in the creation of technology documents and white papers that address and communicate domain specific architecture and design, concepts, and strategic direction.
·To provide consultation to developers, architects, engineers and business stakeholders.
·To support the Network Security engineer
·To identify, analyse and enhance technical designs to address potential performance issues. To perform scalability and sizing assessments.
·Project Manage Network related projects and work packages ensuring delivery in a controlled and timely manner whether as a Network specific project or as part of other IT initiatives and service improvements.

Experience and knowledge:
·Knowledge of Cisco Technologies; specifically, IOS, NXOS, concepts of VLANs and Dynamic Routing Protocols (OSPF, BGP), Cisco WiFi and DMVPN
·Knowledge of Cisco Meraki technology
·In depth knowledge of the OSI networking model and TCP/IP protocols
·Experience of LAN switching and WAN technologies, or experience involving transmission/traffic engineering and operations also required
·Familiarity of Internet technologies and tools (e.g. Apache, IIS, Tomcat, Weblogic, SMTP, SSL, DNS, firewalls, proxy devices, load balancers)
·Proficiency with systems administration in both UNIX and Windows platforms
·Experience in Network Security is desirable, basic Network Security is required.
-Proficiency with vulnerability management, scanning and monitoring tools
-Experience with Provider-1 or Check Point’s Smart Center management station, Load balancing Big-IP F5.and configuration system
-Experience with security regulations in compliance legislation and other directives, including PCI and Sarbanes Oxley and international Security Standards (e.g. OWASP, ISO 27002)

·Strong experience and/or training in Network Engineering and a strong acumen in the other technologies outlined in this job description.
·CCNA essential. CCNP/CCIE desirable.

The company are an educational institution. Their experience in specialised professional education has made them the trusted partner of organisations across the world. Including 90% of FTSE100 firms. Their programmes are developed in partnership with employers and respected professionals, in areas including law, management, accountancy, insurance, banking, digital skills, technology, nursing, healthcare and more.

The company offer a host of company benefits including:
·Free access to courses
·25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
·Life Assurance
·Income Protection
·Private Medical Insurance and more!

Please send your full CV with a covering letter stating why you feel you would be suitable for this role to: or give Sophie a call on 02030 966763 to discuss whether the position is right for you.