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Senior Network Engineer

  • : £90,000
  • : Permanent
  • : London
  • : Global Banking Group

Application Security Network Security Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network Firewalls Cisco IOS Network Engineering 802.1q Cisco Systems Products MPLS VPN Cisco Routers

Job Specification

My client is a leading Global Banking group, looking for an experienced Network Engineer to take a senior role within an established network team, manage implementation & change projects and keep UK data centres and global IT networks fully operational on a day-to-day basis.

>Key responsibilities

  • Lead a variety of network project and workstreams to ensure that deadlines are met and deliverables are executed in a timely fashion.
  • Take a supervisory role to plan and manage resources within the team and manage relationships with external vendors on projects and tasks as required
  • Ensure all day-to-day network operations activities are performed in accordance with standards, policies and procedures.
  • Use analysis and forecasting for capacity planning and patching to maintain BAU operations
  • Propose and present proposed capacity upgrades to management ensuring that the appropriate information and justification is provided.
  • Offer technical leadership, guidance and support to the Network team and provide subject matter expertise across IT and Network related matters.
  • Take a lead role in the implementation, maintenance and support of the network security infrastructure, including devices providing network access, firewall, content filtering, intrusion detection and proxy services.
  • Support and contribute to network projects and initiatives as required.
  • Liaise with the relevant governance functions (risk, audit and compliance) to ensure that the department and environment meet business and regulatory standards and policies.
  • Work closely with Internal Audit to ensure that any audit recommendations are auctioned and audit points are remediated.
  • Liaise with the IT Architecture team to define requirements for future network technologies and ensure that they conform to the banks strategic and architectural standards.
  • Background and Experience.

    You will ideally have a track record demonstrating experience in the following:

    • Working in a large Financial Services environment (especially one with a complex, multi-geography organisational structure) is desirable, but not essential.
    • Providing 3rd level support for large network environments.
    • Experience working on major Data Centre projects.
    • Deep knowledge and experience relating to Cisco routers/switches and their architecture.
    • Expert knowledge of Cisco IOS.
    • Good knowledge of Cisco NXOS/IOSXE.
    • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP and Networking skills.
    • Expert knowledge on routing skills - OSPF, BGP.Expert knowledge on switching skills - VLAN, STP, RSTP, 802.1q, 802.3ad.
    • Expert knowledge on Quality of Service – CBWFQ, policing and shaping.
    • Excellent understanding of VPN technologies – GRE, DMVPN, MPLS VPN.
    • Excellent knowledge of Checkpoint firewalls.
    • Excellent knowledge of Palo Alto firewalls or other application-layer firewalls.

    Desired Qualifications or Certifications:

    • Cisco CCNACisco
    • CCNP Checkpoint CCSA or CCSE

    Additional Requirements:

    Strong communication skills when dealing with fellow Network Engineers, colleagues, management and senior stakeholders across the business.



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  • : London
  • : Permanent
  • : Global Banking Group

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