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.
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.
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
Bachelor’s Degree in CS, IS preferred, equivalent experience will be considered
30 days of annual leave (pro-rated for new joiners depending on date of hire), plus eight statutory public holidays.
Private Medical Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Ride to Work Scheme
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
Shared Parental Leave
Developing and Giving Back:
Matching Gift and Community Involvement Program