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Networking Consultant - Guildford - £65,000+

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Networking Consultant - Guildford - £65,000+

To provide hands on technical expertise to our clients Managed Service/hosted customers consuming services from our datacentres. To also provide traditional consultancy to customers within a project or programme environment. To assist with defining and planning technical strategy, standards and our future services roadmap.

Your job will be…

  • Assisting in defining, planning and implementing all technical services and standards
  • Assisting in the pre-sales process to ensure designs fulfil both customer requirements and operational standards
  • Working within project teams as a technical subject matter expert (SME), assisting in solution scoping, design and deployment, and support transition
  • Reviewing and recommending new technologies for potential inclusion into services or customer environments
  • Hands on configuration of complex and custom components for project implementations and service improvements/changes
  • Consulting with new and existing customers to deliver value added professional services such as capacity planning, security audits, performance optimisation, customer premise deployments and migrations
  • Assisting in developing and implementing Information Security standards and procedures
  • Creating comprehensive technical documentation (including standards) within core competency areas, for internal and external use
  • Membership of On-call/out-of-hours escalation team (where required)
  • Presentation of written or oral reports, including proposal creation, to internal and external stakeholders
  • Presentation of services to internal and external stakeholders including prospective customers
  • Assisting in development of best technical and operational practice relating to business operations, and promotion of agreed processes and procedures
  • Accurate and timely completion of time recording where required
  • Attending Change Management meetings when required
  • Ensuring that all changes are conducted within appropriate business and customer change controls
  • Input into, and assistance with, definition, management and implementation of Disaster Recovery and Managed Services Disaster Recovery procedures
  • Advising management team of any improvements to working practices or beneficial technical changes recommended to improve the performance, service resilience and cost effectiveness of services
  • Identification and reporting of security threats, vulnerabilities and breaches in accordance with security policies within core competency areas
  • Providing root cause and forensic analysis of security breaches and service outages
  • Providing advice and recommendations on security risk treatment and technical security controls
  • On-site attendance at customer sites

Your will need…


o 4 years+ experience in technical consultancy role, ideally in a client facing commercial organisation

o Experience of technical environments - Data centre hosting, virtualisation, networking, authentication and security

o Significant experience of all aspects of complex physical and virtual networking infrastructure in a multi tenanted environment

o Hands-on, pro-active approach to consultancy and support assistance

o Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills

o Technical design and testing plan creation experience

o Report generation and statistical analysis experience

In depth knowledge of the following:

o Multi-Tenanted environments

o Cisco Nexus switches

o Configuring vPCs and related L2 connectivity

o Cisco ASA 5585 clustering

o Spanning Tree Protocol - RSTP and MSTP

o QoS and CoS experience

o IP telephony deployments - vendor not important but need to have provisioned networks for IPT deployments

o Datacentre Interconnects

o Deploying and maintaining WAN networks - IP and Ethernet WANs

o Managing WAN providers and installations

o Authentication methods, including 2FA, AD, RADIUS and certificate based authentication

o Security best practice awareness and investigation (including penetration testing method and network hardening, IPS / IDS, IPSEC and SSL VPNs)

o Web and content filtering

o Load balancing

o Firewalling

Working knowledge of:

o OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP routing

o Overlay technologies including OTV and VXLAN

o Dell networking kit

o Public Cloud Azure\AWS

o ISO, G-Cloud and PSN standards and requirements


o Experience in a commercial IT Solutions provider or Managed Services environment

o Solarwinds experience

o Recent technical qualifications

o Experience of working in small to large client facing projects

o Ability to thrive in a dynamic and busy environment

o Awareness of commercial aspects to projects

o Understanding of the need for comprehensive support transition

Required skills

  • Change Management
  • Consultants
  • Managed Services
  • Information Security
  • Solutions Provider

Reference: 34168568

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