Senior Network Engineer

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Reading, UK



Day Rate


CND’s long-term client, working around the UK’s national deterrent, are look for a Senior Network and Firewall Engineer to join their team on a 12-month contract, based in the Reading area. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled Network Engineer with a vast experience across a range of products and tools.

Role Requirements


Ensure network services are maintained and up to date.

Resolve any loss of service due to hardware or software issues.

Ensure provision of email services that meet agreed Operational Level Agreements and Service Level Agreements.

Monitor the basic functionality of the external email/webmail and firewalls.

Own the task of ensuring all network equipment is fit for purpose and running the latest stable firmware.

Undertake firewall configuration and email release.

Use network management tools to investigate, diagnose and resolve network problems within service level agreement tolerances.

Ensure network services are maintained and up to date through routine configuration/installation of hardware and software.

Maintain technical skills to support latest network hardware/software.

Essential Skills

Extensive knowledge of how to configure multi-vendor Firewall solutions.

Knowledge of webmail and external email configuration and controls.

Experience of implementing network security (dot1x, port security and network access controls).

Experience of implementing and troubleshooting routing protocols, specifically OSPF.

Experience of implementing and troubleshooting VLAN;s, trunk and access ports and port sharing/port-channels/aggregated ethernet links.

Experienced engineer skilled in network troubleshooting and fault finding essential.

Experience of working with and implementing Data Centre network designs and working within Virtualised environments.

Primary support of Network routers and WAN Technologies.

Ability to operate under pressure and influence decisions.

Ability to learn new technologies and adapt to working with varying network equipment.

Experience of working in a challenging and secure environment.

Significant experience of implementing, configuring and troubleshooting JUNIPER equipment, VLAN’s, trunk and access ports and port sharing /port channels/aggregated Ethernet links.

Significant experience of working with various network monitoring tools, Netsight, Spectrum, Solarwinds would be advantageous.

Willingness to travel to the US if required (fully expensed).

Desirable Skills

JUNIPER Certification extremely advantageous.

Experience of implementing, configuring and troubleshooting Cisco, Fortigate, F5 or Extreme network equipment advantageous.

ONC/HNC in an IS/IT related subject, or relevant equivalent experience.

Would you like to be considered for this role?