Senior Data Communications Network Engineer

Senior Data Communications Network Engineer

Job Title: Senior Data Communications Network Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus, benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ00013139_1497611077
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 16, 2017 12:04

Job Description

Your experience of configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting Cisco routers and switches, Cisco and Palo Alto firewalls and monitoring devices in a network environment will be critical to our client, an industry leader and pioneer of mobile satellite communications.

They are currently seeking a Senior Data Communications Network Engineer to join their team in London.

Read on for the job details. To apply click the button at the bottom of the page.

About the job

Our client's Operational DCNS team manages their data communications network, providing data communications to various sites and systems (BGAN system, Existing and Evolved systems, GX, TT&C). This critical network is expanding as new sites open, new systems implemented, new requirements formulated etc.

Most of the equipment consists of Cisco Routers ranging from 2600 to ASR9000 series, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Firewalls, Panaroma, Cisco L2/L3 switches, Netscaler Citrix, ACE 4710, Orion, Qradar, HP Open View, Cisco Works, Stablenet, Perfsonar, Algosec, and Cacti network monitoring.

We are seeking an Engineer to monitor, configure, troubleshoot and expand the network, supporting day-to-day operations of the network and ensuring network availability.

Responsibilities will include:

Working as part of the Operational DCNS team with a focus on network availability and security
Providing second and third level support for DCN activities, producing and reviewing design, test and operational documents.
Design, implementation and operation of interconnection between sites and national gateways
Providing DCN expertise in the enhancement of the systems.
Within the DCN team take responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the monitoring tools deployed (HP OpenView, Cisco Works, Solarwinds Orion, Cacti, Cisco IP SLA, Stablenet, Algosec, Perfsonar and Cisco Security Manager).
Maintenance, expanding and upgrading the monitoring tools as required to ensure their continued reliability
Ensuring all security devices are updated with latest signatures
Ensuring all network devices are pro-actively monitored.
Daily monitoring of DCN and investigation of any issues.
Providing support on DCN related issues (including on-call support).
Network / System Troubleshooting as required.

Essential knowledge and skills:

To be considered, applicants will be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Data Communications or similar and will hold Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

You will have extensive experience of working in a network environment configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting Cisco routers and switches, Cisco and Palo Alto firewalls and monitoring devices, including:
Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring Secure Networks
Experienced in configuring network monitoring tools like Orion, Cacti, Stablenet, Algosec, PerfSonar, Ansible, Panaroma and HP OpenView (although training on these will be provided to the right candidate).
Proficiency in Windows, Linux, Solaris, VM platforms to systems administrator level with scripting knowledge.
Knowledge of ancillary network tools like Radius, DNS and other monitoring / troubleshooting tools like Wireshark would be advantageous.
Fluency in Microsoft Office components especially Visio

You will be willing to learn new skills and will be self-motivated, a team player able to work under pressure using your co-operative but assertive personality.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential for this role.

Senior Data Communications Network Engineer
£55-60k + Bonus + Benefits

Keywords: Network Engineer, Data Communications, CCSP, CCNP, Cisco Certified, Cisco, Palo Alto, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Monitoring, Configuration.

Please note: applicants for this role must be eligible to work in the UK without the need for employer sponsorship.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position

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