Principal Network Engineer

Location City of London
Discipline: Network
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £120k per annum

​A fantastic opportunity has come up at a high-tech commercial bank 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 work load 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.

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