Network Engineer (Datacentre) - UK Hosting Leader to 3000 Customers

Reading, Berkshire
Excellent Salary + Company Benefits Package
11 Oct 2016
08 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Network Engineer (Datacentre) - UK Hosting Leader to 3000 Customers
Excellent Salary Package + Company Benefits

An excellent opportunity for a IT Network Specialist to join an industry leading provider of Managed Networks, Cloud, Hosting and Colocation services to over 3000 customers across the UK

The position of Network Engineer will be a key member of the team ensuring efficient, productive and high quality network services and availability amongst our multiple UK data-centres. This role will provide technical support to external clients & internal employees, primarily assisting them with networking via phone, email & fax. 

+ This role requires UK and limited international travel with customer and company site visits, so a degree of flexibility is required.

+ This role involves out of hours and on call duties.

Essential Required Education, Qualifications & Skills

+ HND/BTEC or related IT, Computer Science or equivalent, qualification as a minimum.
+ Minimum GCSE level, or equivalent, in English.
+ Full UK Driving Licence
+ Experience in customer service.
+ Excellent standard of written and spoken English. 
+ Working experience in Networking background (with reasonable large sites, multiple sites), or a similar environment.
+ Strong experience with using service provider level Cisco routing/switching equipment, plus ideally HP, Extreme and Arista switches.
+ Experience with routing protocols including MP-BGP & OSPFv2/v3 and EIGRP, ideally in service provider networks.
+ Experience with MPLS technologies in service provider networks including following protocols and products: LDP, RSVP, L2VPNs, VPLS, L3VPNs, MPLS-TE.
+ Experience with Cisco ASA firewalls especially incorporating IPSEC and SSL protocols.
+ Experience with other network technologies, including; HSRP/VRRP/GLBP, STP/RSTP/MSTP, Dot1q, QinQ, LAG/LACP, MTUs, CAM, ARP, CDP.
+ Experience with CAT5 and fibre cabling and Data Centres cabling management.
+ Experience with Data Centres network monitoring including SNMP and Syslog protocols.
+ Basic knowledge of DWDM and network equipment and optics is highly desirable.
+ Understanding of the OSI model and associated network service components.
+ Knowledge of IPv4 & IPv6 addressing and sub-netting.
+ Familiar with ITIL, project management frameworks and network industry best practices.

Benefits we offer:

From day one:

+ Death in Service x 4 | Access to our Rewards Discount Programme

From 3 months:

+ Up to 5% enhanced matching employer’s pension contribution

The following benefits on successful completion of probationary period:

+ Private Medical Care | Health Shield Cash plan which includes access to an employee assistance programme | Optional enrolment in the Bike to work scheme | Optional enrolment in childcare vouchers scheme | Performance related bonus scheme

We also offer complimentary:

+ Fresh fruit | Soft drinks/ fruit juice, tea, coffee | A selection of breakfast foods at each location

You may have worked in the following capacities:
NOC Engineer, Network Solutions Engineer, Cloud Hosting Network Engineer, Datacentre Network Engineer.

Interested? Just Apply Below...

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