Network Architect


Job Reference
Network Architect
Job Type
UK Wide
Salary Details
£65,000 - £100,000
Start Date
Peter Hirst
07917 725773

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Job description

Network Architect
Permanent / Full Time
Salary TBC + generous benefits package
Location – London or UK wide in any UK office (London, Woking, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol etc)
Security Clearance Requirement: SC Cleared or Willing to undergo clearance

We are currently looking for a Network Architect to join a leading innovative data team in a prestigious organisation. Our client offers excellence in career growth, professional development and a coveted personalised benefits package.

The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in network design, implementation, operations, support and project/change management within a service oriented and controlled infrastructure. A good working knowledge of IP, Ethernet, routing and switching within LAN/WAN/Data Centre/ Public Cloud environments is also essential.

Desirable Skills
• Software Defined Networks such as Cisco ACI, APIC ACI, MSO (Multi Site Orchestrator), NAE (Network Assurance Engine), ACI Anywhere; SD WAN e.g. Cisco vManage; SD Access e.g. DNAC, APIC EM, Cisco ISE.
• Automation/Orchestration: Network stack integration, Terraform, Ansible, Python, JSON, APIs.
• Security products e.g. Firewalls: Cisco (+Firepower Threat Defense), FortiGate, Fortinet SD-WAN solution.
• VMware NSX and other NFV products.
• Tooling e.g. Cisco Tetration, Solarwinds, CA

Essential Skills
• Proven experience of designing complex network technical solutions using third parties as required in multi tenanted/shared environments
• Proven experience of designing and implementing complex Data Centre LAN environments
• Practical working knowledge of WAN/LAN/Public Cloud connectivity/ management/virtualisation technologies and products from leading vendors
• Experience of network consolidation, and associated capacity planning to provide increased availability and flexibility
• Experience of tooling for systems management
• Practical working knowledge of network protocols and standards
• Practical working knowledge of Telco/network provider service offers
• Practical working knowledge of network security
• Ability to cost and estimate projects with limited information and ensuring assumptions, risks and issues have been captured
• Ability to review network projects and proposals making recommendations
• Excellent client and communication skills, good presentation both verbal and written
• Manages own time, ability to work to deadlines and drive complex issues to conclusion.
• Flexible approach