Core Network Engineer

£60,000 | Reading | Permanent
Posted 27 days ago

CCNP Core Network Engineer required to join a growing team based in Reading.

The CCNP Engineer will be responsible for the secure operation of all network infrastructure and supporting systems, and must be strong on infrastructure, MPLS, Design, Integration, and deployment.

*Day to day monitoring of the infrastructure
*Implementation of additional systems to further improve the stability and predictability of the core MPLS network
*The design and development of new network locations, services and solutions.
*Responding to faults in order to minimise impact to services and customers.
*Scheduling, documenting and deploying planned works and changes
*Documenting services and performing a handover to other departments for in-service delivery and support
* Change Control procedures for production platforms and services
*Work out of hours to support planned works
*Working as part of an on-call rota.
*Reporting of security events
*Implementing appropriate policies and procedures


The ideal candidate will have a good level of technical knowledge and have experience with a variety of network technologies.

The ideal candidate will ideally be able to demonstrate several years’ experience in a service provider (or ISP) network, understanding and knowledge in the following areas:

*At least CCNP (or equivalent) skill level with hands on experience of OSPF, RIP, RIP2 and BGP routing protocols. High end Cisco switching and routing; VPN technologies, in particular EoMPLS/MPLS/TAG; MPLS-QoS; network-design; configuration; troubleshooting
*Good understanding of network security issues and protective methods within a service provider environment
*Demonstrable experience of network services in an MPLS service provider.
*Demonstrate a proactive approach to network security, in particular solid experience of Cisco security devices, IPSec VPN configuration and network hardening at all levels.
*Use of Network Management applications (e.g.: tools such as Nagios; Cacti; RRDtool; Orchestream/IPSA)
*Hands on experience with Cisco Routers / Switches from CPE up to ASR9k and Nexus
*Experience with security products such as Cisco PIX, Fortigate, and Palo Alto Technologies
*Experience with Cisco, Netscaler or other GSLB/SLB technologies
*ADSL / SDSL / PPPoA and associated broadband technologies in a service provider
*Linux/Unix Operating Systems user and sysadmin experience, including security practice and service hardening
*DNS / SMTP / RADIUS / SNTP / HTTP and other common internet protocol diagnosis
*Unix scripting / Perl / Python
*MEF experience
*VoIP Technologies and protocols
*Strong Service provider background

For more information about this role, please contact:

Joe Burder
01442 285 020

See Joe Burder's jobs
Related Jobs

Senior Development Team Leader / Network Architect

£65,000 | Theale | Permanent

Senior Development Team Leader / Network Architect – Telecommunications - Berkshire Salary £65,000 to £80,000 DOE plus benefits Our privately owned, privately funded telecommunications client are going through a significant technology transformation...

Senior Server Engineer

£55,000 | London | Permanent

Senior Server Engineer London (zone 1) I am looking for an experienced Senior Server Engineer who will focus on the management of the Splunk platform, successful candidates will be expected handle...

Junior Software Engineer (Sales & Bid Team)

Competitive | London | Permanent

Junior Software Engineer (Sales & Bid Team) - Old Street Station - Up to £58,000 OTE - DevOps/Cloud/Agile/SDN The Opportunity If you're considering a career in Cloud, DevOps and Agile Software...