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Network Consultant

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 70321 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting


Job Introduction

Computacenter is Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services and solutions. In our Consultancy Practice division, we set clear expectations, take a straightforward and pragmatic approach, and are honest with our customers throughout. If you’re a Network Consultant – Campus and DC LAN who delivers solutions rather than talks about them, we’re ready to welcome you to the team. This is a flexible UK base location role ideally Midlands/South, and will require extensive regular UK wide travel.

As a FTSE 250 PLC, we are rooted in core European countries, Computacenter combines global reach with local expertise. We operate Infrastructure Operations Centres and Group Service Desks across Europe, South Africa and Asia from which our employees provide user support in 18 languages. Customers with global requirements are served through an extensive international partner network, which mirrors the requirements of our European-headquartered client base.

The Consultancy Practice, comprises of around 250 experienced consultants. Their expertise covers a wide range of technology areas and advisory services that supports the delivery of Computacenter's propositions. The consultants are industry recognised as experts in their field, having attained some of the highest vendor qualifications. The consultants are organised into ten focussed teams, covering Networking & Security, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Physical Workplace, Virtual Workplace, Directory, Messaging & Mobility, Enterprise Platforms, Data Optimisation, Cloud, Virtualisation & Automation, Integrated Systems & Implementation and Solutions Architecture. Each team has a Technology Leader and a Resource Manager who lead and manage the consultants.

A Wireless Network Consultant job description includes designing, installing, configuring, maintaining wireless network equipment, network management and security including 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax standards and industry best practices for implementing high-density WIFI solutions.


Main Responsibilities
•    Attend customer meetings to ensure and understanding of customer requirements and to assist with knowledge transfer
•    Quality assure deliverables, as required, produced by other team members to ensure consistency and accuracy of data
•    Keep up to date with SME focused technologies and product.
•    Manage, design and implementation of low risk/medium scale solutions
•    Delivery of quality solutions
•    Achievement of utilisation targets
•    Successful handover of technology designs and solutions to internal or customer support function
•    Enhancement of Computacenter's services reputation with customers, vendors, partners & internal audience
•    Ability to Own and create Low Level technical designs and input into High Level Designs.
The Ideal Candidate
•    Strong networking skills, CCNA/CCNP/CCNP-W/Aruba ACDP level certified, with demonstrable experience in delivery
•    Demonstrable experience of detailed level design and implementation of Cisco, Meraki and/or Aruba WLAN technologies. 
•    Able to produce documentation to a high quality, input to HLD and implementation of solutions based on documentation set.
•    Demonstrable experience of detailed level design and implementation of associated security and management devices such as Cisco ISE, Aruba Clearpass, Aruba airwave
•    Wide experience of deploying WLAN vendor technologies and systems including WLAN controllers, mobility controllers,  AP’s etc with Meraki dashboard configuration experience
•    Exposure to Ekahau software and related RF survey outputs
•    Exposure to Cisco SDA with the appetite to continue development
•    Exposure to Juniper MIST
•    Contribute to the technical design and provide SME input into bid, project and technical documents
•    More than 5 years' experience in designing networking and security solutions across a wide range of vendors.
•    Willingness to develop their own skills to maintain currency in market trends
•    Experience of devise, plan, deploy, and improve wireless networks from the beginning to implementation by collaborating with vendors, customers and project management teams.
•    Design and validate the performance, quality, and reliability of RF networks .
•    Develop and implement policies and classify client access to protect network systems.
Certification on one of the following technologies:
•    Cisco 
•    Aruba
•    Meraki 
•    Juniper MIST
Desirable Certifications:
•    Cisco CCNP Wireless
•    Aruba ACDP
•    Juniper MIST
•    Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist


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. 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.


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