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Network Consultant (Technology)

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 41501 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Others

 

Network Consultant (Technology)

 

Role:

A network engineer/consultant is required to join a busy and fast paced Network Provisioning Team to deliver on-going and new network infrastructure projects.  The candidate will be required to apply their experience, knowledge and ability to capture requirements and needs to provide solutions or designs for these requirements.  The position also calls for a candidate to be hands on and be prepared to deploy agreed designs into production ready for “business as usual” function.  Successful applicant should be familiar with Datacenter architecture with sound knowledge of routing and switching. They should possess good team working and communications skills in order to effectively deliver solutions clearly and on time - reporting to key stakeholders, interested parties and project management.  There will be some elements of support required as designs transition into production, needing clear and concise documentation to be produced.  Experience of working in large corporate organisation would be an advantage.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Consult with business to capture and gather requirements
  • Produce high and low level detailed designs
  • Implementation of LAN/WAN and Carrier services into Cisco ACI based datacentre architecture
  • Recommendations of solutions and ideas
  • Working within project team to produce high and low level project plans
  • Tier 3 escalation resource for incident resolution.
  • Consult with various technology support groups as part of problem resolution efforts.
  • Proactively evaluate network environments using various tools and management
  • Assess vulnerabilities, identify and implement mitigation plans.
  • Contribute to enterprise network strategy/solutions development and technology refresh efforts.
  • Provide input to network enterprise design standards and maintain network topology diagrams.
  • Participate in technology integration efforts with other engineering and support teams.
  • Provide direct support of audit and ad hoc consulting engagements.
  • Ensure compliance with departmental and enterprise security configuration standards.
  • Manage and Govern relationships with technology vendors utilised in the enterprise network.
  • Provide Technical leadership and guidance to other and junior personnel.

 

 

The ideal candidate should have:

The candidate must possess strong to advanced knowledge of Datacentre networking with routing/switching.

  • Expert in Routing Protocols OSPF& BGP and different platform of Cisco routers ASR and ISR based platforms, 7600, 7200, 3900, 2900 etc.
  • Expert in Switching L2/L3 and different platforms of Cisco switches Nexus 7K, 9K, Cat 6500, 4500, 4900, 3800, etc.
  • Expert with troubleshooting and hands-on for ACI based routing & switching.
  • Experience in implementing and troubleshooting the following technologies: Fabric Path, ACI Contracts, Service Graphs, Micro Segmentation, MPLS, PBR (Policy Based Routing),
  • Experience with design, configuration and support of datacentre, campus and remote solutions.
  • Experience leveraging network management tools and performing packet analysis as part of incident/problem resolution.
  • Knowledge of firewalls (Check Point, Firepower, ASA)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a flexible work environment and multiple locations if needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum CCNP Datacentre, Routing & Switching
  • Ideally CCIE/DC (minimum written qualified) nice to have but not essential
  • 5-10 years experience of enterprise Datacentre environments
  • 2-3 years working with Cisco ACI architecture datacentres
  • Advantageous to have experience with network automation and orchestration programming
  • •Good understanding of SD-WAN technologies

 

 

 

Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.

 

However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.

 

That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.

 

We are still looking forward to getting to know you!

 

About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.

 

We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.

 

Interested in joining a company with a strong sense of community?

 

We’re growing. We’re hiring. We encourage. We empower. We support.
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