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Network Engineer

Dec, 2020
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One of our long standing clients, a Non-Profit organisation set up by Innovate UK to create life improving technology for the greater good of the country, are looking for a Network Engineer to join them. They are looking for someone to work within their 5G Tech team, and who’s keen to work with some cutting edge technology,  network deployments and testing.

They have a state of the art 5G testbeds, one of the best in the UK with several facilities around the UK, and this role offers a nice mix, focussed on practical deployment, operation of their 5G testbed, and use their facilities to look at exploring advanced connectivity features, with a focus on network virtualisation, automation and orchestration, and much more.


  • Designing system configuration, directing system installation and defining, documenting and enforcing system standards
  • Design and implement new solutions and improve resilience of the current environment
  • Maximise network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades and collaborating with testbed manager on network optimisation
  • Undertake data network fault investigations in local and wide area environments using information from multiple sources
  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes
  • Secure network systems by establishing and enforcing policies, and defining and monitoring access
  • Support and administer firewall environments in line with IT/testbed security policy
  • Report network operational status by gathering and prioritising information and managing projects
  • Configure routing and switching equipment including SDN enabled switches, and firewalls
  • Perform regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures
  • Liaise with project management teams, third-line engineers and service desk engineers

Skills Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field, or equivalent extensive experience with relevant certifications like CCNP (CISCO), CCIE (CISCO), WCNA (Wireshark) required
  • A solid understanding of the network infrastructure and hardware from cabling (structural cabling UTP, STP and fiber optics) to routers, switches and firewalls
  • Hands on installation, configuration and operational experience with at least two of the following networking solutions: cellular, WiFi, WAN (routing & switching) and firewall equipment and solutions. Specific vendors currently in our testbed include PaloAlto firewall, Extreme Networks and Edgecore switch, Cisco Meraki and Ruckus WiFi controllers
  • Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms such as Ubuntu, Centos and Windows
  • Working knowledge of virtualization, Openstack, VMWare, or equivalent and knowledge of native (Docker or Kubernetes) would be an advantage
  • Ability to document, maintain and troubleshoot network installations across multiple technologies. Training will be provided if one of the areas is not very strong
  • Clear communication skills with a particular ability to communicate with clarity to team members who may not be technically trained
  • Analytical and problem-solving ability, organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload
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