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Network Engineer - SD-WAN, DataCentre - CONTRACT - URGENT (Contract)

Location: London Country: UK Rate: Market Rates
 

Network Engineer - SD-WAN, DataCentre, Weekend Work required - Saturday mainly - CONTRACT

  • Job Title: Network Engineer - SD-WAN, Datacentre (Ref: #2576)
  • Location: London and weekend work
  • Duration: 6 months (extendable for a further 6 months)
  • Rate: Market rates
  • Interviews being held: Tuesday 16th July/Wednesday 17th July

Position

  • We are looking to recruit a Network Implementation Engineer to work with one of our Global Investment Banks to manage and deploy the EMEA aspect of a new global WAN service as part of their WAN transformation program from an existing provider.
  • The candidate should have strong networking technical skills to join their global facing Network Operations team for EMEA.
  • The team's primary responsibilities include the support, maintenance and deployment of business critical services for the bank, with the major vendor technologies being Cisco (inc. Nexus platforms), Juniper, F5, Bluecoat, Corvil and Netscout.

Responsibilities:

  • They are looking for a highly motivated, experienced Network Engineer to fill a position which consists primarily of global WAN deployment responsibilities but may also include other upgrade programs and project implementation tasks as well as operational and on-call support.
  • The role will consist of working within a small team regionally as well as a part of a global team providing hands on opportunities within the networking environment driving their WAN deployment program within EMEA.
  • This also includes (but not limited to) the low-level design of WAN routing, provisioning and testing of new WAN circuits and migration of WAN service within various Nomura offices in Europe. The candidate will be expected to liaise with the various carriers directly as well as the global deployment teams and European branch office support groups relating to deployment activities.
  • Due to the nature the role candidate must be willing to work weekends as required with days off in the week to compensate.

Key Objectives critical to success of the role:

  • The ideal candidate should have knowledge and experience of the various networking technologies commonly deployed within the Investment bank environment including Cisco ASR, Nexus 7000, 5000 and 2000 series hardware.
  • Ability to migrate large number of production regional WAN circuits such as IEPL MPLS and VPLS from one carrier to another seamlessly without impact to production network
  • Implement BGP based global WAN routing topology across regions in a large-scale global enterprise environment
  • Configure Cisco routing devices such as Catalyst 39xx, ASR 100x, Nexus 7000 and other ISR1/2/4 series Routers comfortably with common BGP peers including local preference, as-path, MED, route-map, RR, and prefix-list across a large number BGP ASNs
  • Configure enterprise multi-domain multicast routing using PIM, MSDP, Anycast RP
  • Ability to self-manage demonstrating effective project management and troubleshooting skills within the network arena providing second line support as required.
  • Communicate/co-work closely with global counterparts as a single team in a well-organized manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively to business and technical stakeholders for operational, project and deployment activities as well as have an appreciation of the risk associated with supporting a high-profile network environment.

Requirements

Candidate must have strong technical skills combined with the ability to work within a global team, must be a team player and have excellent communication skills. Must be self-motivated; be able to drive projects to meet agreed timescales whilst working with minimal supervision.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (or equivalent knowledge)
  • Strong network operations (2nd/3rd line complex troubleshooting) and deployment (project) experience for an enterprise/financial environment.
  • Good knowledge and experience of core networking technologies including routing, switching, multicast, network security and network management on a Cisco IOS/NX-OS infrastructure
  • Good knowledge of Cisco LAN architectures including working with Cisco Nexus platforms
  • Knowledge of WAN architectures and their deployment
  • Extensive knowledge of network routing protocols such as OSPF & BGP and their deployment within a virtualise and WAN environment including the redistribution between the two in an optimized way to avoid any potential routing loops
  • An understanding of Network Security and Juniper/Junos competence for Firewall administration
  • Experience in configuring and managing Bluecoat Proxy platforms
  • F5 load balancer configuration & troubleshooting
  • Experience of working with Wireless technologies including Cisco controllers and Access Points
  • Good working knowledge of Corvil deployments and dashboard configurations
  • Experience of using protocol analysers & decoding skills (Wireshark interpretation)
  • Competent in using network monitoring tools and techniques (SevOne, Corvil, NetScout, SMARTS)
  • Good understanding of ITIL principles including Change Management best practices
  • Investment Banking/Financial Services experience

Desirable skills:

  • A knowledge of the key Market Data Services (Bloomberg, Reuters etc.) that are critical to the business and their methods of delivery.
  • Understanding of Exchange service delivery
  • Cisco IPT including protocols such as MGCP, SIP, H.323 and other voice protocols with ability to perform analysis and reporting an advantage
  • Exposure to Fortinet Firewalls and AVI load balancer technologies
  • Good competency of Unix and Windows OS

Candidates will be required to go through background checks before commencing contract.

Must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
World Wide Technology is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, having responsibility for dependents, age, religion/beliefs, or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified.

Company Overview

World Wide Technology (WWT) is a global technology integrator and supply chain solutions provider. Through our culture of innovation we inspire, build and deliver business results, from idea to outcome.

Since 2013 WWT has expanded their US business to Europe with the opening of Sales Office in the heart of London, the build out of a state-of-the-art European Integration Center (EIC) in Amsterdam, and establishment of an Operations Team at Schiphol. There are over 200 full time employees in EMEA today, a large additional contract team, and the organization is growing rapidly. The EMEA region won accolades for the company culture - placing in the Great Place to Work recognition program for 2017 and 2018. The EMEA region won accolades for the company culture - placing in the Great Place to Work recognition program for 2017 and 2018

Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders such as Cisco, VMware, NetApp, Dell EMC, HPE and several others, but also include emerging tech players like Tanium and Dedrone. WWT employs more than 5,000 people and operates in more than 2 million square feet of state-of-the-art warehousing, distribution and integration space strategically located throughout the world. WWT ranks 8 on Glassdoors' Best Places to Work in 2018 list and 40 on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

World Wide Technology is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, having responsibility for dependents, age, religion/beliefs, or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified.

WWT are a Direct Employer - Strictly No Agencies, Contact Dina Hussain directly

ONLY DIRECT APPLICATIONS


Posted Date: 15 Jul 2019 Reference: JS/SDWAN Company: World Wide Technology Contact: Dina Hussain