JOB TITLE: Network Engineer (TCP/IP)


Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : Preston
Job Reference : 11082SM Job Category : IT
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 24/10/2014
 
Salary & Benefits : £28000 - £35000 per annum
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



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Job Summary

Network Engineer (TCP/IP) Paying £28k to £35k depending on experience Based in Preston The Opportunity An exciting opportunity has arose at one of the world's leading and most experienced names in large audience communication as they are seeking a high calibre Network Engineer (TCP/IP) to support the management and expansion of its network both onsite and into multiple high profile sites.


Job Description

Network Engineer (TCP/IP)
Paying £30k to £35k depending on experience
Based in Preston

The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arose at one of the world's leading and most experienced names in large audience communication as they are seeking a high calibre Network Engineer (TCP/IP) to support the management and expansion of its network both onsite and into multiple high profile sites.

The Role
The Network Engineer (TCP/IP) role will be;

*To manage and direct the smooth day to day running of the clients Network, relating Hardware and Servers in the delivery and resolution of all support issues and queries, ensuring that high standards of internal and external customer service are met and that quality targets are reached and maintained.
*To be the key point of contact between the client and the key sponsors and stakeholders within the business for all support and maintenance related aspects of the Network and Servers.
*To contribute to the review of proposed solutions for network and server improvements including the preparation of or reviewing of business benefits / functional specifications and technical solutions
*To be the primary contact on all technical infrastructure related solutions and primary point of contact with all 3rd party suppliers in the delivery of the IT services
*Responsibility for the clients Private Wide Area Network for the UK
*Linux Server Support.
*Juniper EX series support
*Vendor Liaison
*Clear and timely administration of internal ticket system
*Keeping up to date with technical and industry sector developments
*Feeding process and product recommendations back to Head of IT and Change Management

The role is mainly office based, not out in the field on installations, its more biased towards the monitoring and management of the existing network, (including the internal office network & associated servers) and ensuring its stability which is vital to our clients who are taking live feeds and also involvement in the project management and overseeing of any additional installations and upgrades as and when.


The Candidate
This will be a "hands on" role, requiring the individual to be organised, demonstrate attention to detail, excellent communications and working with their team to deliver the best solution for the business. Interaction will be required at all levels within the business from users to Board level with clear focus on providing high quality customer service.

The ideal Network Engineer (TCP/IP) will have;

*3 - 5 years' experience in a busy Information Technology, Network implementation and management environment, IT systems and Servers that form the Network Infrastructure is a must.
*Server Qualification, Linux (Redhat/Ubuntu/LPIC etc.) would be preferable
*Network qualification i.e. Juniper, JNCIA-Junos, Cisco, CCNA or equivalent
*Confidence building Router/Switch configurations using Juniper and Cisco Hardware
*Thorough understanding of TCP/IP call setup, teardown and troubleshooting
*Routing experience , Support and some design of the following protocols - OSPF/RIP/BGP/MPLS
*Strong project Management experience to include troubleshooting, planning, installations and management to strict timescales.
*Proven track record in a technical support role with demonstrable experience of managing and mentoring networks to multiple external sites.
*Exchange server (preferably 2010) skills including database management and back up
*Ability to operate with a degree of flexibility by working outside of 'normal' operational or contractual hours to deliver a smooth and seamless IT/ network operation were necessary,
*Flexibility to include weekends, evenings and 'On Call' which is primarily driven by the sporting calendar as our client is a 365 / 24 / 7 business.
*It is essential that the candidate must be able to remain calm under pressure, be a team player, flexible and customer focused with strong communication skills

The Company
The Network Engineer (TCP/IP) will work for one of the world's leading and most experienced names in large audience communication. They are experiencing fast, consistent growth and are a company driven by innovation, specialising in developing unique solutions, designed to maximise value and exposure for their customers. Our client provide network broadcasting to some of the world's biggest Federation, League, Events, and sports clubs, reaching hundreds of thousands of people through their fibre broadband network which is installed at every Premier League and Football League club in the country.

The Package
Paying £28-£35k depending on experience. Candidates at top end salary will need to be a very close fit.
20 days holiday + public holidays, increasing with service (22 days over 2 years and 25 days over 5 years)
They run the government backed Pension scheme - NEST
There is free parking on site
There are no other benefits associated with this role


Job Keywords

Network, Engineer, TCP/IP, Juniper, Cisco, Preston, hardware, server, support, infrastructure, IT, WAN, Linux, Juniper EX, Redhat, CCNA, JNCIA, Junos, router, switch, Prince2, project, exchange, OSPF, RIP, BGP,MPLS, installation, troubleshooting



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