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Network Engineer/Consultant (Cisco/IPT/Cloud (AWS))

Job Title: Network Engineer/Consultant (Cisco/IPT/Cloud (AWS))
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
REF: FJS-C-NetworkEng_AD_1551019485
Contact Name: Alice Davis
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Network Engineer/Consultant (Cisco/IPT/Cloud (AWS)) is urgently required by our Global IT Services Client, for a rolling 12-month contract to be based in Portsmouth. The successful candidate will have experience working in an AWS Cloud and IT Services environment. The project is a complex, multi vendor, environment.

The Network Engineer will be responsible for configuration, administration and management of both networking and security components, to include; firewalls, proxies, routers and switches.

To be successful, you will have the following experience:

  • Impact analysis and technical risk assessment
  • Strong technical competency and knowledge of the following technologies:
    • Cisco Routing / Switching / Firewalls
    • IPT Telephony.
    • Internet Connectivity
    • Network Security
    • Mobile Device Management
    • Mobile Security
    • Mobile Networking and Connectivity
    • Cloud based technologies and virtual networks (e.g. VPC's)
  • Has technical knowledge two or more of the following areas:
    • Microsoft solutions
    • Messaging Services including O365
    • Operating systems
    • Desktop services
    • Citrix Technologies
    • VMware
    • Databases
    • Linux Platforms
    • Operating systems
    • SAN and Back up Technologies


  • Responsible for the safe management and configuration of networking and comms infrastructure, to maintain a stable and secure network service for the business.
  • Manage, monitor, configuration and updates to the corporate firewalls; utilising the networking performance dashboards to track and resolve performance or configuration issues, before they cause business impact.
  • Responsible to support and manage network latency investigations and investigate poor performance issues affecting business services.
  • Liaise with firewall and network service providers to ensure contractual services are being delivered to standard and quality expected, including incident, request and change management - GTT, SSE Enterprise Telecoms, SSE Operational Security team and AWS/AMS.
  • Periodically perform security assessment of firewall, proxies, routers, switches, VPN and other network component security configurations.
  • Map and document network routing and switching equipment and technologies, updating existing design documents and ensuring these are maintained by 3rd
  • Maintain network performance through rigorous monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, troubleshooting network problems and escalating problems to the SIAM partner, relevant vendor and service delivery team.

This is an urgent requirement; please apply as soon as possible if you would like to be considered.

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