Principal Network Engineer – Finance Sector

Title Principal Network Engineer – Finance Sector
Salary £85k- £95k per annum
Location City of London
Job Information

A fantastic opportunity has come up for a Principal Network Engineer. This is a permanent position based in the City of London. As part of the IT Operations team, the Principal Network Engineer is responsible for supporting a multi-vendor network infrastructure analyzing, designing, configuring and optimizing our global network.

You will provide direction, leadership, and recommendations to secure and optimize network traffic. You will provide Tier 3 support and maintenance to their Cisco infrastructure, routers, and switches such as the Cisco Nexus and Catalyst platforms, Cisco ASR 7200/3800 routers, Cisco UCS, Cisco Multilayer Director, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance, and Cisco 6500 switches amongst others.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of CCNP certification CCIE preferred, Security certifications a plus
• Proven extensive senior-level networking operational experience, providing day-to-day operational monitoring and technical support for the network infrastructure
• Experience managing high availability architecture
• Demonstrated ability to ensure the infrastructure is maintained at the appropriate patch and software levels using change management as defined in the ITIL framework
• Has managed, led, and executed projects that integrate new technology that scales allowing the environment to meet the growing performance, security, and functionality demands
• Provides cross-training to team members to strengthen the broader team
• Experience in workload balancing – A10, WAN Optimization leveraging Riverbed – Steelhead, Network Monitoring using Protocols such as HSRP / VSRP / VRRP / BGP / OSPF / EIGRP MPLS/SDWAN wide area network QoS policy and design IPv6 addressing and routing.

Desired Characteristics:
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with multiple high priorities
• Strong verbal and written communication skills detailing opportunities for improvement, problem management in non-technical terms
• Thrives when working in a highly diverse environment, able to work with senior management and project managers completing assigned tasks
• A team player with a positive attitude, detail-oriented with a strong focus for quality

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in CS, IS preferred, equivalent experience will be considered

Benefits:
Holidays
30 days of annual leave (pro-rated for new joiners depending on date of hire), plus eight statutory public holidays.

Staying Healthy
Healthcare
• Private Medical Insurance
• Health Assessments
• Dental Insurance
• Eye Care

Wellness
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Gym Subsidy
• Ride to Work Scheme

Financial Wellbeing
• Group Personal Pension Scheme
• Disability and Life Assurance
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
• Travel Insurance (Personal and Business)
• Employee Referral Programme

Family Bonding Time
• Enhanced Maternity Leave
• Paternity Leave
• Shared Parental Leave

Developing and Giving Back
• Learning Opportunities
• Employee Recognition
• Matching Gift and Community Involvement Program

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