Network Operations Engineer

Job Description

Duties include:
Management of NetOps owned assets in response to service or configuration change requests
Installation and base configuration of new equipment
Equipment upgrades and re-provisioning of equipment
Liaise with 3rd party suppliers for hardware/software procurement
Proactive monitoring of key metrics to pre-empt and mitigate issues
Participate in the on-call rota to provide 24x7x365 cover

Skills and experience required:
At least 3 years’ experience working with industry standard network providers (Cisco/Juniper) or
At least 3 years’ experience of Virtualisation platforms
In depth working knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol and OSI model
Knowledge and understanding of the components present in enterprise networks (Firewall/Switch/Load Balancers/IPS)
Understanding of network architecture, application architecture, and interoperability of each with one another
Good diplomacy skills
Results focused with excellent communication skills
Able to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail

Desirable:
Certified in Cisco, VMware, F5, Citrix products
Experience of ISP networking environments including BGP, ISIS, MPLS
Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Perl)