Lead Network Engineer

Posted 15 November by Kelly Services
Our Client are a leading electronics business based in the North East, the company currently require a talented Lead Network Engineer to join the business.

Key Responsibilities:

- Design, implement and maintain robust network infrastructures connecting all locations to deliver secure, high-availability (99.9%) network services throughout a global environment.
- Recommend, develop, collaborate, and support adherence to network standards, policies, and procedures in accordance with best practices.
- Implement and support networking solutions according to Company Incorporated standards and industry best practices. 
- Assist and consult with systems and network professionals, including those at other sites, on networking initiatives, technologies and compatibility between sites. 
- Lead network infrastructure efforts (LAN and WAN) to include project planning, quality implementation and administration.
- Lead the selection and implementation of network monitoring tools to minimize network downtime and capacity constraints. 
- Report vital statistics about performance on regular basis to appropriate management entities.
- Work with outside vendors to provide a stable network environment. 
- Maintain and update network design and configuration documentation to support network continuity.
- Ensure continuous network operations through the design and implementation of resilient services and appropriate failover capabilities.  Implement and maintain disaster recovery plans to ensure network infrastructure resiliency and recoverability.

Skills Required:

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related area.
- Must have previous experience in network and telephony planning, design and management for a global company.                      
- Cisco route & switch certifications are required.
- Voice and/or security certifications are preferred. 
- Possess expert knowledge of network and data communication protocols and technologies. 
- Able to design, implement and support converged networks with voice, data, video and wireless access. 
- Must be able to scale upwards and adopt newer technologies that include converged infrastructure, software defined networks, and application delivery.
- Possess proficient knowledge and practical experience in the design and management of dynamic network routing and switching; wireless networking; implementation and support of VoIP technologies and videoconferencing. 
- Experience with Cisco technologies, Check Point firewalls, and Riverbed WAN optimization equipment is preferred. 
- Strong vendor management experience desired.

Salary: 
Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package.

Reference: 33804934

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