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Network Architect

Location: NORTH EAST

Salary: Competitive Salary

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 168417

NRG are working in partnership with a national IT Service Provider looking to add a Network Architect to their team on a 12-month fixed term basis.

The successful individual will join an established team of experienced network engineers responsible for implementing our next generation national network infrastructure. You will report to a project team and advise on the technical direction, executing a successful migration to the new network.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist design, implement and support our core network stretching across the UK connecting a number of company Data Centres.

  • Provide low level design expertise that allows delivering of a high-quality solution that meets the needs of the company’s core network and customer solutions.

  • Ownership of the assigned core network objectives from inception through to deployment and be responsible for ensuring it meets the defined requirements in its fully delivered form.

  • Follow current procedures to document a change or release as well as moving them through the approval process.

  • Perform a range of scheduled core network maintenance tasks and internal network support if required.

  • Handling customer communication at a very high standards including tickets, phone, email requests and network updates related to the core network and customer solutions.

  • Handle a wide variety of networking tasks, such as daily checks of network monitoring, cabling requirements, provisioning of additional network resources.

  • Flexibility to operate out of hours during planned maintenance or incidents as requested.


Key Requirements:

  • Ideally CCIE level qualified with experience within a service provider environment.

  • Strong experience working on a similar environment and familiar with ITIL, project management frameworks and network industry best practices.

  • Highly experienced using Cisco routing/switching/firewalling plus ideally HP, Extreme and Juniper switches.

  • Years of design and architecture experience with a preference on large Service Provider, Financial, Government or Enterprise environments.

  • UK and International travel will be required as part of this role and as a result a Passport and Driving License are required.