Senior Engineer, Transport Network Service Engineering

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Key responsibilities of the position:

  • Provide third level support for Transport Network (TN) activities and participate in producing and reviewing design, test and operational documents
  • Provide TN expertise in the enhancement of operational systems.
  • Within the team take responsibility for the design and operations of the monitoring tools deployed
  • Ensure all network devices that are under the group are pro-actively monitored
  • As part of the team support in the daily monitoring of DCN and investigation of any issues to a conclusion
  • Provide support on DCN related issues to the real time Operations in the NOC and NCC, SAS sites, DPs and third parties
  • Be part of the team that provides on-call support for the DCN
  • Network / System Troubleshooting as required
  • Ticket monitoring and regular, appropriate, updates
  • Ownership and coordination of tasks, processes
  • Other general duties as required
  • The post will require some travel to company remote offices, and work outside the normal working hours to complete activity in the system maintenance windows


Essential knowledge and skills:

  • University degree level education or equivalent in Computer Science / Data Communications
  • Holds a minimum cisco certification of Juniper JNCS/JNCP/JNCIE or CISCO CCSP/CCNP/CCIE or Palo Alto PCCSA or equivalent practical experience and expertise above this level obtained in a network security related role
  • Experience of working in a network environment configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting routers, switches, firewalls, servers and monitoring devices
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and monitoring Secure Networks
  • Have intimate knowledge of Palo Alto, Panaroma, Cisco ASA and FTD Firewalls with exposure to context and dynamic routing protocols
  • Proven experience in routing technologies – OSPF, BGP, MPLS, VPN technologies, QOS and VRF’s (min. CCNP level skills)
  • Proven expert in configuring network switches, with experience of VLANs, RSTP, etc
  • Experienced in configuring network monitoring tools like Stablenet, SolarWinds, IPERF, PerfSonar, Cisco IP SLA, , Algosec, Qradar would be advantageous, although training will be provided to the right candidate with other related skills that might enhance the post and/or the group
  • Generally proficient in Windows and Linux / Solaris computer systems to systems administrator level with scripting knowledge
  • Knowledge of ancillary network tools like cisco ISE, Radius, DNS and other monitoring / troubleshooting tools like Wireshark would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of Ticketing systems (ServiceNow advantageous)
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office components especially Visio
  • Willingness to learn new skills and be self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to take ownership of situations and tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and show flexibility
  • A co-operative but assertive personality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

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