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Senior Network Engineer

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Salary: £60K to £70K

Reference: WE-1001_1515581191

Posted: January 10, 2018

Accountable for the development and delivery of the active service portfolio, encompassing skills that include system & network administration.

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Senior Network Engineer

Job Purpose

Accountable for the development and delivery of the active service portfolio, encompassing skills that include system & network administration, as well as strong project management. This role will cover many of the following areas of expertise; * Design & Deliver - establishing networking environment by designing system configuration, directing system installation, defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards; * Operate Monitor - maximizing network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades and collaborating with network architects on network optimisation; * Operate Management - manage the underlying resources of the active network, e.g IP addressing, backhaul capacity , access network scaling * Operate Fix - In support of the Operations group undertaking data network fault investigations in MAN & WAN environments o remote support of on-site engineers and end users/customers during installation; o remote troubleshooting and fault finding if issues occur upon initial installation;

Key Responsibilities

  • To conduct architecture design, feasibility & cost studies * To design and build new active city networks * To identify and augment existing network as required * To incremental improve network monitoring and operational excellence * Point of escalation for network issues from Tier2 Noc * To manage key vendor relationships on a day to day basis

Knowledge & Experience

Essential: * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and on a team. * Well developed troubleshooting skills and methodologies. * Vendor management experience * Business case & financial modelling experience * Excellent understanding of IP routing protocols including BGP, OSPF and ISIS. * Excellent understanding of mpls, ldp and RSVP. * Excellent understanding of layer 2 technologies with an emphasis on ethernet.

  • Excellent understanding of qos. * Experience in service offerings such as l2vpn, l3vpn and vpls. * Experience of broad range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 equipment providers.

Desirable: * Programming in one or more of Perl, Rest, Shell, Python * Network security experience * Network monitoring systems experience * LAN/MAN IP and Layer 2 network design * MAN DWDM network design and implementation (multi-vendor)




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