Up to £50000.00 per annum
4 months ago
Network / Firewall Engineer - Edinburgh
The role requires practical experience and in-depth network engineering skills. The aim of the role is to provide the client with an in-house network expert. Candidates require knowledge in network design fundamentals, superior skills in network routing, switching, firewalling and load balancing is essential along with excellent network diagnosis.
The role reports the Head of Infrastructure - Europe and will be part of the IT Infrastructure team. The network engineer role will also work closely with Information Security to ensure network security is maintained.
Availability - applications that are available when the users need them
Performance - applications that scale with user demand
Security - applications that are protected from unauthorised access and data loss
Reliability - applications that are fault tolerant with no single points of failure
Value for money - shared core infrastructure improves application delivery and reduces costs per application
Projects - new system delivery is high quality, on time and within budget
Specific Role Responsibilities
Availability: ensure the network design is resilient to failure to maximise availability
Performance: Ensure networks are monitored and that any performance problems/faults are to mitigated to ensure minimal performance impact
Information Security: ensure compliance with security policies and controls
Disaster Recovery: ensure the network is capable of delivering services in the event of a disaster. Ensure DR plans, network diagrams are tested and kept up to date.
Training: prepare and carry out in-house network training. Develop professional and technical knowledge and skills via networking, seminars and other forms of training in order to meet Continuing Professional Development requirements.
Project Work: work on projects to ensure network impacts are considered as part of the new systems rollouts.
Budget: follow the approval process; reduce costs per transaction; innovation in costs.
- CCNA CCNP or similar Network Certification
- Proven experience delivering projects and complex changes
- Industry recognised qualifications in relevant areas
- Extensive and proven experience in one or some of the below technologies
- Cisco technologies including switching and routing are essential
- Checkpoint - must have
- Fortinet and F5 - desirable
- Palo Alto
- Citrix NetScaler