Senior Network Engineer

Posted 6 April by GCS Recruitment Specialists Ltd Easy Apply

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years' experience working in the Industrial Automation networking sector now referred to as Operational 'OT' Technology.

Candidates will:

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Achieve BPSS clearance and potentially SC.
  • Demonstrate advanced problem-solving capabilities.
  • Be able to run, administer and grow a small team of engineers and technicians.
  • Demonstrate competence in the configuration and support of primary vendor (Cisco) network equipment.

Have the following formal qualifications

  • ITIL Certification
  • Industry Certification (Cisco CCNA/CCNP)
  • Driving Licence

The role will encompass the following:

Network Engineering

  • Configure and install various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS) in accordance with OT best Practice (Cyber Essentials, CESG Good Practice Guide 13)
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning
  • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues
  • Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure
  • Select and implement security tools, policies, and procedures in conjunction with the company's security team
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution

Network Support

  • Fully support, configure, maintain and upgrade corporate customer's networks and in house servers
  • Install and integrate new server hardware and applications
  • Keep an eye out for needed updates
  • Support and administer third-party applications
  • Ensure network security and connectivity
  • Monitor network performance (availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency) and test for weaknesses
  • Set up user accounts, permissions and passwords
  • Resolve problems reported by end user
  • Define network policies and procedures
  • Specify system requirements and design solutions
  • Research and make recommendations on server system administration
  • Design and install well-functioning computer networks, connections and cabling
  • Perform troubleshooting to system failures and identify bottlenecks to ensure long term efficiency of network
  • Inspect LAN infrastructure and fix minor or major problems/bugs
  • Test and configure software and maintain and repair hardware and peripheral devices
  • Evaluate network performance and find ways of improvement
  • Organize and schedule upgrades and maintenance without deterring others from completing their own work
  • Do regular data backups to protect the organization's information
  • Provide technical direction to co-workers on computer and network usage and offer comprehensive advice and instructions

Reference: 34850635

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