JOB TITLE: Network / Infrastructure Manager (CCNP)

Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : Leeds
Job Reference : 10635JL Job Category : IT
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 25/04/2014
Salary & Benefits : £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, Shareholder options
Experience Required : See Job Description
Education Required : See Job Description

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Job Summary

Network / Infrastructure Manager (CCNP), £40-50k, Established and rapidly growing global IT Group, Leeds.

Job Description

Network / Infrastructure Manager (CCNP)
£40-50k + Benefits & Shareholder options
Established and rapidly growing global IT Group

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Network / Infrastructure Manager with assumed architecture skills to join our client, an established and rapidly growing global IT Group based in Leeds. Working with cutting edge technology and with a customer portfolio of multi-billion pound worldwide organisations, this company is set to double in turnover in the next 1-2 years. Working alongside a highly skilled team you will gain broad experience and will be well placed to progress your career as the business grows.

Overview of the Role

As the Network Infrastructure Manager you will be tasked with overall responsibility for the delivery of the company's 'Software as a Service' platform. This role will also oversee the processes in place for supporting the overall network and infrastructure and operation 24/7. You'll be involved in security policy creation and implementation, system administration, roll out of product updates (to the SaaS platform) and associated processes, hardware provisioning and will take on the responsibility for operational function.

This role would suit an all-round professional with architect level skills that perhaps would be tailored for someone from a fast moving / expanding internet based Technology Company, or maybe a Senior Network Support Engineer who has managed networks in a high traffic / volume datacentre environment. We are not insisting on a large amount of people management skills, as there are only a small number of direct reports.

We're looking for candidates who have a comprehensive understanding of network / infrastructure management including switching and routing, firewalls, ideally being at least CCNP calibre.

You'll have the technical experience in the following areas

-Switching and routing, ideally to a CCNP level
-Firewall configuration
-Windows Server 2008/2012
-Active Directory
-Cisco IOS Devices

* You should have an outstanding knowledge of building out scalable, monitored, resilient infrastructures, using mixtures of hardware and software techniques
* Excellent troubleshooting and performance tuning skills
* Incident and problem management
* Disaster recovery/business continuity
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Security policy creation and implementation

Additional / Desirable Skills Include

* Change control - manage the control of changes to environments, ensuring the availability and stability of IT services are not put at risk whilst driving changes forward

* Service operation and uptime - monitoring, control and measurement of services

* Demonstrable documentation skills including creating process charts and network diagrams

* Scripting to help automate day to day tasks, preferably with PowerShell

* Identify opportunities to further develop and improve the architecture, functionality, and operational performance of the systems.

* Relevant experience with the following technologies:

Juniper Firewalls
Citrix NetScaler

* Experience working in a PCI compliant, SaaS delivery environment

* Experience managing and liaising with third party suppliers

* Relevant work experience with at any of the following technologies:

Windows Clustering
Zabbix Monitoring
Lync 2013
Linux (Ubuntu, Centos)
Citrix XenServer
Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Exchange 2013
SharePoint 2013
Microsoft Azure

The Package

Permanent position based in Leeds.
£40-50k + Benefits, Shareholder options within an expanding and highly respected internet business, life insurance, holidays

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business working on behalf of a client.

Job Keywords

network manager, infrastructure, networking, it, leeds, ccna, ccnp, ccie, windows, microsoft, cisco, ios, support, engineer, server, san, saas, ugc, network manager, server,

Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in IT recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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