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Senior Network Engineer

  • £350 per day
  • Cornwall
  • Posted: 06/03/2019
  • Contract
  • Job Ref: 809104758

Job Details

My local authority client based in the South West is looking for a Senior Network Engineer who can successfully hit the ground running.

Responsible for providing 3rd line support and maintenance of a large Enterprise Voice and Data LAN / WAN (Cisco / HP) with focus specifically on Network Perimeter configuration primarily utilising Checkpoint and Juniper security products.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Network, Hardware and Facilities team alongside highly experienced engineers across the network, voice, security, server and Data Centre technology areas.

Key duties will include:

The progression of incidents and problems in line with targets and commitments held within the Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Production and reporting of technical performance information appropriate to the area in which the role operates.

Monitor trends in system activity, agree technical policies for future development and optimise performance at solution and appliance operating system level.

Availability Management across infrastructure and solutions appropriate to the area in which the role operates.

Involved with formal projects and change requests, ensuring tasks are completed in a timely manner in accordance with current standards, policies and procedures.

Creation and implementation of procedures relating to the deployment and use of Information Service solutions.

Ensure quality data exists within Information Services data sets (e.g. Configuration Management System, Call Management System, Customer database).

Be aware and adhere to applicable policies and processes within Information Services (e.g. Incident Management; Change Management; Configuration Management; Procurement).

Be aware of and adhere to all security policies and procedures relevant to the role.

Production of documentation and processes across all environment in which the role operates.

Demonstrable, applied knowledge of configuration and support of Checkpoint and Juniper firewalls and configuring site to site VPN's in a large complex environment is essential.

Certification in and/or relevant and recent in-depth experience of Checkpoint, Juniper, Cisco & HPE/Aruba technologies is desirable.

The organisation supports a large network of sites that spans the whole of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. The ability to be able to diagnose network faults is essential.

The organisation currently runs a Cisco Core and HPE/Aruba Distribution/Edge switch environment. Extensive experience of supporting medium to large routed networks is essential.

Performing troubleshooting to system failures and identify bottlenecks to ensure long term efficiency of network.

A good understanding of the following technologies:- VoIP, Traffic Managers, Proxy Web filtering.

Experience of managing, analysing and resolving SLA service management events in line with our SLA obligations using ITIL methodology.

Inspect LAN infrastructure and fix minor or major problems/bugs.

Evaluate network performance and find ways of improvement.

Organize and schedule upgrades and maintenance without deterring others from completing their own work.

Proven experience as network engineer or relevant position.

Outstanding diagnostic, problem-solving and analytical skills in order to undertake data network fault investigations in local and wide area environments using information from multiple sources.

Good knowledge of LAN/WAN networks, TCP/IP protocols and network technologies.

Hands-on experience with common software and hardware.

Secure network systems by establishing and enforcing policies, and defining and monitoring access.

Upgrade data network equipment to the latest stable firmware releases.

Ability to provide remote support to on-site engineers and end users/customers

This role is initially for 3 months with a view to extend just depending on the business needs.

My client is offering £350.00, INSIDE IR35.

If you or know anyone who would be interested, please get in contact and send CV's to or call Remy on 0121 230 9111.