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Cisco Network Architect - £75k - £80k

Cisco Network Architect - £75k - £80k

Posted 16 March by Context Recruitment Limited Easy Apply Ended

Cisco Network Architect - £75k - £80k

Opportunity for an experienced Cisco networking professional to join a market leading and rapidly expanding business involved in the IT Services domain.

As Network Architect, you will work together with the Head of Infrastructure and IS, taking responsibility for architecture / design and maintenance of Cisco based Network Solutions.

This position is a mixture of complex project work and troubleshooting and will require competent skills in both LAN and WAN networking, to include MPLS, OSPF, BGP and ideally DDOS mitigation strategies.

While this role is primarily focused on core network for the business, you will on occasion be required to take involvement in pre-sales relating to networking solutions and there will be some client-facing requirements.

This is a unique opportunity to work for a business which is expanding rapidly by acquisition; there is therefore significant potential for career progression.

You will:

  • Own and take responsibility for the agreed technical design and delivery in relation to the infrastructure of the organisations services.
  • Work alongside management and team members to deliver high availability and performance.
  • Problem solving/troubleshooting and fault finding on network infrastructure.
  • Implement and administer secure platforms
  • Perform impact analysis review of technical changes to the infrastructure
  • Take part in Change Control processes and analyse from a network infrastructure perspective.
  • Document Infrastructure procedures
  • Design and deploy suitable infrastructure monitoring & management systems
  • Design and deploy suitable security monitoring & management systems
  • Take ownership of design, implementation and support of infrastructure projects
  • Take part in cross departmental working teams as required to meet organisational objectives
  • Participate in an on-call rota (typically 1 week in three)


  • Working at a CCNP/ CCIE level, ideally certified in one or more of the following - R&S, Security, WLAN, DC. Certifications are not a requirement; experience carries more weight.
  • Strong network design experience across LAN / WAN / Security
  • WAN Access Technologies (e.g. L2 P2P / EAD / QinQ / Fibre Technologies
  • QoS / OSPF / BGP / WAN
  • Session Border Controller Experience (B2BUA)
  • Design, Implement and Support MPLS/ MPLS TE / VPLS
  • DDoS Mitigation Strategies
  • Excellent documentation, design and written skills
  • Customer facing consultancy
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • You will be comfortable in a customer facing environment
  • Understanding of broader technology solutions
  • Experience of implementing and designing IPS/IDS systems (Desirable)

The position is based in modern offices in central London. Paying up to £80,000 + benefits.

Must be eligible to work in the UK.

Required skills

  • Network Design
  • OSPF
  • Networking Solutions
  • MPLS
  • Cisco

Reference: 34702104

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