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Contract Network Engineer

  • Location:

    Havant, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    IT & Infrastructure Support

  • Job Type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Ryan Lomax

  • Contact Email:

    ryanlomax@spectrumit.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    300

  • Salary low:

    200

  • Job Ref:

    VR/11604_1583916612

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-25

  • Start Date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    #

Role: Contract Network Engineer

Length: 3 Months

Location: Havant

Rate: Negotiable

IR35 Determination: Inside

Shift Pattern: 3 weeks during the day, 1 week night shift

** Excellent opportunity to have some fun and work at the same time. If you are Network Specialist / Network Engineer with experience of Juniper Routers, Switches and Firewalls within an enterprise level environment (Service Provider, Hosting or Colocation) we want to talk to you! **

For our customers, our Network Operations Analysts are not just a pair of hands or the voice on the other end of the line. To our customers you are their support. In this high-impact role, you are primarily responsible for blending customer support and network operations. Be prepared to do work that truly matters - your decisions impact the future of not only our FastFiber Network, but the company as a whole. For this, you must be team focused, customer focused, and have razor-sharp attention to detail in your design and documentation. This goes without saying, but a keen understanding of scalability and resiliency is a skill you'll use on a daily basis as a member of this team. This position requires a willingness to dream big and measure yourself against the best. Not just technologically, but in all that you do. Be prepared for a career that doesn't feel like work, no matter how long and hard you are actually working.

What you will be doing:

  • Provide support to colocation and network customers
  • Monitor network health and responds to event alarms
  • Analyse network traffic patterns and respond to security issues
  • Work with Cisco, Juniper and Brocade switches/routers, NetScreen and Juniper firewalls, and Brocade and Citrix load balancers on a daily basis
  • Works closely with the network engineering team to troubleshoot and resolve advanced network issues
  • Co-ordinates maintenance with customers, vendors and remote technicians
  • Detect and Mitigate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against our network and clients
  • Monitor and troubleshoot internal and customer servers and applications outages using all monitoring tools
  • Configure new customer solutions including Routing, VLANs, MPLS, Load Balancing, VPNs and SD-WAN technologies

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable hands on network experience is desired
  • Strong grasp of TCP/IP, routing, switching, cabling and internet protocols such as BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of either Cisco, Juniper or Brocade hardware and software
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills - you have a knack for figuring things out
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effortlessly, both verbally and in writing
  • Customer service skills that will dazzle our clients
  • The ability to move quickly and pick things up at the speed of light - we're a fast-paced gang
  • We like yoga, but we mean flexible in the sense that you adapt to changes quickly and with ease
  • Drive - you know what you want and aren't afraid of working hard to get it
  • Flexibility to work shifts under a rotation schedule that includes weekends and nights
  • A team player with a great sense of humour

You may have worked in the following capacities:

Juniper Network Engineer, Hosting Network Engineer, Cisco Network, Network Technician, Network Analyst