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Network Engineer - Portsmouth - Circa £35,000

  • Location:

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    IT & Infrastructure Support

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £36000 per annum + good benefits and training

  • Contact:

    Mark Howarth

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Network engineer is required to join a hosting company who are highly progressive and renowned from their head offices based in on the outskirts of Portsmouth.

The role of a Network Engineer will involve working throughout the full lifecycle in regard to supporting the networking operations for both internal users and external customers. You will:

  • 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 Foundry/Brocade load balancers on a daily basis
  • Work closely with the network engineering team to troubleshoot and resolve advanced network issues
  • Provide support to colocation and network customers
  • Monitors power and cooling systems for all data centres
  • Co-ordinates maintenance with 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

The ideal candidate for this position will be working within a networking role at the moment and if possible have an industry recognised qualification with either Cisco or Juniper such as a CCNA, CCNP, JNCIA or JNCIS.

You will have:

  • Strong grasp of TCP/IP, routing, switching, cabling and internet protocols such as BGP, ISIS, OSPF, etc.
  • Highly skilled within firewall and/or load balancing
  • Advanced knowledge of either Cisco, Juniper or Brocade hardware and software
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effortlessly, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Good knowledge of Linux/Unix and Windows environments.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a company that would be able to offer further career opportunities and some fantastic benefits.