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Network Support Engineer || Arista & Juniper

  • Location: UK
  • Salary: Up to £45000 per annum
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Broad Content of RoleNetwork Support Engineer || Permanent || Surrey || £45,000I am currently seelking an experienced Network Engineer to work permanently for a global software and services company based in Woking, Surrey.This role is for an experienced network engineer with a focus on Arista, Juniper, Cisco, plus build automation and configuration management using tools such as Ansible. Redhat Enterprise experience is also an advantage. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritise work, and with a constant desire to automate and improve current working practices, will be key to success in this role. The role would be ideally suited to an experienced candidate who is looking for rapid career progression with cutting-edge technology within a Data Centre Network team. As an experienced Network Support Engineer you will be involved with the day-to-day operations within our Data Centre Network infrastructure, responsible for the support and configuration customer solutions and infrastructure, and play a key role in the automation of this field - primarily using Ansible. Occasional travel to Data Centres would be required.ResponsibilitiesImplementing and supporting new customer and exchange connectivity solutionsConfiguring Cisco, Juniper, and Arista devicesConfiguring Checkpoint, Juniper SRX, and Cisco ASA firewallsSupporting all of the above vendor appliancesAssisting in the devising of new automated configuration of the above vendor appliances, primarily using AnsibleConfiguring and supporting management and monitoring tools such as Nagios and PRTGTroubleshooting networking issues with Cisco/Juniper/Arista routers/switchesTroubleshooting connectivity to clients and exchangesResponding to Data Centre Network monitoring systems and issues raised by clients or internal departmentsLiaising with and managing internal and external clients, as well as carriersRacking and cabling of hardware in production data centresMaintaining client solution documentation and diagramsTaking ownership of (or assisting with, where required) Data Centre Network problem tickets through to completionProviding escalation support and technical leadership for less experienced members of the operations teamSupporting Redhat Enterprise based systems/platforms is an advantageExperience & SkillsKnowledge of Cisco, Juniper, Arista, Checkpoint, A10, Fortinet, PRTG, Nagios, SolarwindsExperience of build automation and configuration management, preferably using AnsibleAn excellent and demonstrable understanding of dynamic routing protocols including BGP, OSPFAn excellent understanding of network protocols, such as VRRP, HSRP, & VARPAn excellent understanding of network troubleshooting techniques, including packet captures through wireshark, and trace analysisStrong analytical skillsAn ability to understand and articulate complex network configurations spanning multiple physical sites.Comfortable in leading client engagements from a technical perspectiveExperience in a Data Centre team with hands on experience in a Data Centre facility - Data centre racking and cablingAble to use initiative and prioritise a sometimes rapidly changing workloadDesire for continual learning and improvementExcellent written and verbal communication skills with a "can do" attitudeEnthusiastic and highly motivatedHighly organised, flexible and enjoys paceCalmness under pressure and ability to maintain good humour, particularly in the face of adversityAbility to create and maintain strong working relationships both internally and externallyTakes ownership of delegated tasks and sees things through to completionRHEL experience an advantageThis is a permanent role offering a competitive salary for a blue chip organisation. Interviews happening ASAP. McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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