Network Field Engineer

Location Hayes
Discipline: Network Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 50k per annum

​An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Network Field Engineer in a Film & TV Production Company, based in Hayes. We're looking for a smart candidate who doesn't necessarily have film based technical experience, but does have a passion for Network Infrastructure. You'll be working in a fast paced environment with high expectations and constrained resources, but with your knowledge and skill set you will help to support many of the largest feature films produced in the UK and across the world.

As a network field engineer, your role will be primarily based on film sets, configuring and supporting network infrastructure on location. This will involve rigging and derigging of cables, deploying mobile flight-cased network equipment and rigging access points. Every day is different, typically everything is kept very mobile, film crews will sometimes be in a location for just a few hours, other times you will be in the same stage for a week or more. The hours will vary depending on the film production and you must be flexible to work within their requirements.

When not on-set you will be based in our warehouse, building testing, and maintaining the equipment ready for field use.

Responsibilities:

  • Rigging fibre and copper cables throughout a site.

  • Configuring, installing, and replacing network equipment

  • Configuring WLANs and VLANs to segregate departmental traffic

  • Field Troubleshooting of network equipment in a fast paced environment.

  • Helping non-technical users with iPad applications especially video streaming

  • Administration that includes managing remote user accounts, modifying firewall rules, updates to network configurations, monitoring & reporting

  • Monitor and correct security vulnerabilities

  • Setting of file structures, permissions, and any changes that need to be made.

  • Assist with a range of issues from workstations, operating systems, application & reducing downtime and productivity for all users

  • Discuss and explain technical situations to a non-technical audience

  • Configuration and deployment of Servers

Requirements:

  • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting networking equipment

  • Strong understanding and technical skills of project deployment specific to hardware infrastructure cabling, and IT installations

  • Experience in installing Firewalls that are configured to specific requirements

  • Experience of building and installing temporary wall and floor mounted cabinets

  • Wireless troubleshooting skills

  • Deep Knowledge and understanding of VLAN’s

  • Full driving license and willingness to travel

  • Fluent in English

  • Education, Qualification, and Vocational Training:

  • Desirable CCNA Wireless & CCNA Security

  • MCSA, Cisco and CompTIA Network+ certifications

  • 2+ years in a similar IT environment

  • WAN / LAN environments