Network Automation Engineer

Location City of London
Discipline: IT Infrastructure, IT Infrastructure & Support, Network Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Package is up to 200k depending on skills and experience

An amazing Global Investment Client of ours located in Central London are looking for a Network Automation Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis. This is a rare opportunity and the package offered for this role is up to £200k depending on skills and experience.


The company is a leading global alternative investment manager specialising in long/short equity with approximately $50 billion in assets under management. They enjoy a strong reputation in the industry for success, influence and innovation, built by a dedicated team of people working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial culture. Their strategies are implemented globally, leveraging proprietary systems and processes. Sustainable investing is part of how they fulfil their duty to act in clients’ best interests whilst caring for their employees and communities. They are committed to achieving positive social and environmental impact.

The technology team is lean and has a culture that encourages interaction across all areas of the business on a global scale. Their aim is to use the best tool for the job therefore there is the opportunity to be constantly learning and use modern technologies. Teams strive to push boundaries and think innovatively creating an environment that is fast paced, dynamic and successful. The team is lean and has a culture that encourages interaction across all areas of the business on a global scale. 


The Global Investment Company is looking for a Network Automation Engineer, who will work on continual improvements of their internal infrastructure. This will include designing and on-boarding of new platforms, dealing with growth and capacity planning and providing day to day operational support. This position will involve a high level of interaction with other members of the infrastructure, development and support teams.


  • Design networking solutions using Cisco products

  • Design, implement and maintain connectivity for existing and future sites, platforms and devices across the globe.

  • Automation of networks (Ansible, Python) to reduce the need for manual changes across the estate

  • Interfacing and providing support across other pieces of infrastructure when needed (Linux/Kubernetes/VMware etc.)

Required Skills:

  • Strong automation and scripting skills (Ansible, Python, Bash and similar)

  • Sound networking skills, including switching (VLAN, 802.1q trunking, STP, HSRP, LACP) and routing (OSPF/BGP/EIGRP)

  • Proficiency in dealing with Cisco network ecosystem, especially Cisco ACI and IOS / IOS XE

  • Solid understanding of the entire network stack for RCA analysis and troubleshooting (e.g. with Wireshark)

  • Experience with firewalls (knowledge of Fortigate would be a bonus) as well as load balancing solutions (F5 BIG-IP, Netscaler)

  • Good Linux management/operational skills in an enterprise environment (Red Hat)

  • Familiarity with VMware vSphere virtualisation platform

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with Cisco VoIP (CallManager) products

  • Understanding of Windows Active Directory ecosystem, especially in the context of DNS/DHCP/Kerberos authentication

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes container orchestration platform

  • InfiniBand networking skills

  • FC storage fabric knowledge


  • Food & Beverage: Complimentary breakfast and lunch for all employees plus on-site coffee bars and a wide variety of healthy snacks.

  • Annual Discretionary Bonuses: Reflecting firm and individual performance.

  • Cycle to Work Initiative: Green loan scheme which employees are able to use for the purchase of bicycles.

  • Employee Referral Programme: Bonus for each successful hire in the month your referral joins the company.

  • Global Office Design: They aim to create a cohesive environment, regardless of region. They've designed office spaces to ensure everyone feels the connection no matter where you're located.

  • Pension Scheme: Generous pension and retirement savings plans.

  • Carbon Offset Programme: The company offsets its CO2 emissions annually and aims to sustainably source all office materials.

  • Physical and Mental Fitness: Health and wellness benefits include an onsite gym & classes (LDN and NYC), gym subsidies in other regions, access to mental health support, and subscriptions to mindfulness platforms.

  • Charity Donation Matching: Generous charity matching scheme and ample opportunities to become involved in the community. They offer charity of the year awards in each region and encourage employees to submit causes they're passionate about.

  • Enhanced Caregiver Leave: Enhanced, flexible primary and secondary caregiver leave.

  • Sabbatical: Generous sabbatical after you've been with the company for 8 years and every 4 years after that.

  • Annual Training Allowance: Encourage personal and professional development. This allowance may be used towards conferences, seminars, and training courses which supplement extensive on-site training materials.

  • Health and Life Insurance: Range of healthcare benefits to help you manage your personal, physical and emotional wellbeing.


  • Package is up to £200k depending on skills and experience.