Network Engineer

Job Title: Network Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Scotland
Salary: £400 - £450 per day + Outside IR35
Start Date: June 2021
Reference: BBBH27039_1621243656
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2021 10:27

Job Description

Network Engineer
6 Months
£450 per day. Outside IR35.
Remote for foreseeable and duration if needed.
Mainly remote working for the foreseeable future, except where access to physical hardware is required, which will be on-site at offices in Edinburgh.

Two experienced Network Engineer are required in the design and build of new network infrastructure.
We are on a journey to move from projects on-premise to products in the cloud. The Site Resilience team is one of several teams established to enable us to deliver high quality and resilient digital products. The team is multi-functional with a strong collaborative and agile culture.
Collaboratively design & deliver the following:

  • Cisco to Arista Network refresh project, designed end-to-end and deployed as infrastructure as code.
  • Extension of our network perimeter to new locations - inclusive of setting up hardware such as routers, switches, firewalls and remote access devices
  • Integrated cloud services to our existing network (i.e. AWS, M365)
  • Datacentre management and planning inclusive of power distribution and best practice design
  • Future RoS network, including wireless network refresh
  • New VPN solution
  • New network monitoring solution

Additional Services

  • Support data centre, Campus network, and Wi-Fi refresh projects
  • Support NSX-V to NSX-T migration
  • Support for existing network infrastructure
  • Optimisation of existing and new network infrastructure
  • Network consultancy and support for other teams and projects (e.g. M365 roll-out)

Some of these services may need to be provided outside of our core business hours (07:30-17:30) in order to ensure continuity of service. The successful supplier is expected plan and manage their working hours accordingly.

Essential Skills

  • Automation and infrastructure-as-code, CI/CD pipelines to automate network service delivery (Ansible, Arista, Python)
  • Substantial experience with Arista CloudVision, Cisco, Palo Alto, Juniper and Checkpoint technologies
  • Cisco routing & switching
  • Common design topologies for layer 2 & 3 services
  • Checkpoint / NSX / Palo Alto firewall administration
  • Experience with Nexus product line
  • Strong knowledge of OSPF design together with performance tuning
  • Strong knowledge of BGP design and operational management
  • RSA 2 factor authentication
  • Expertise with data centre management and best practices
  • Knowledge and experience of Agile working, including such disciplines as Kanban, feedback, retrospectives, VFQ.
  • Risk aware, focused on risk reduction and mitigation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective team working and technical decision making
  • Quality focused, due care and attention taken to ensure solutions and platform meet their quality criteria and the team standards set
  • Experience of designing and leading infrastructure projects
  • Creativity - taking new approaches to tackle problems; embracing innovation and sharing knowledge with, a range of sources and stakeholders
  • Certified to at least CCNP
  • Experience designing & configuring multi-datacentre fabrics
  • Experience with deployment and fine-tuning of IPAM/Monitoring solutions such as Netbox/LibreNMS
  • Knowledge and experience of working with CI/CD pipelines to automate delivery Certified Across: Arista (ACE), CCNP/CCIE

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge and experience of network monitoring solutions (Thousand Eyes, Catchpoint or Appneta)
  • Strong proponent of automation in design and implementation
  • Work with wider assurance function to ensure DR / BCP design, testing procedures are well established and performant
  • General security design and architecture knowledge
  • Experience of SDN NSX Environment
  • Experience of Cisco OTV support
  • Experience with VMWare VSphere, cross site deployments