Principal Network Engineer

Job Description

This is a senior role operating as a lead and key escalation point. You will be expected to interact closely with team members, managers and customers across the business to provide additional technical capability within the team and add value to help progress a highly efficient, engaged, committed and motivated function where the job holder has responsibility to ensure the experience received from products, solutions and services meet or exceed customer expectations.

Skills and experience required:
5 GCSE’s at grade C and above, holds a Degree in Computing or equivalent
Confident working across a multi-disciplined IT environment, and diverse business. Extensive experience in a service orientated IT support role, minimum of 5 years’ experience as a lead or senior infrastructure engineer
Valid professional level vendor certifications, including but not limited to HP, EMC, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, Linux and Citrix
Experience of Cisco IOS, Cisco UCS, Nexus, Nimble iScSi, HP MSA, 3PAR, Pure, NetApp, ACI/NSX, Firewalls (Cisco, Checkpoint, Palo Alto), End-Point Protection, Cisco WiFi
Knowledge of networking principles equivalent to CCNA R&S or JNCIS-ENT level
Knowledge of layer 2 switching protocols such as STP, Dot1Q, QinQ, VPLS
Knowledge of layer 3 routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP, VRRP
Thorough understanding of competitive technologies and their market place
Must be SC security cleared or willing to undergo application for SC clearance
Must hold a valid full driving license