Senior Network Engineer-, ASA/Checkpoint, AWS DirectConnect

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  • London, England
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  • Contract
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  • GBP500 - GBP520 Per day
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  • Infrastructure

Job reference SNE-DS-03

Senior Network Engineer-, ASA/Checkpoint, AWS DirectConnect - MS ExpressRoute 

Your primary role will be to conduct a detailed rapid discovery and evaluate, define and document the current ‘As Is’ network 
Align with the architecture team to conceive the future of the network infrastructure 
Providing highly technical expertise in network and telecommunications infrastructure development, engineering processes, network/systems design, and product selection 
Providing the triage point for all tactical troubleshooting of networking infrastructure issues across the enterprise and advise/execute appropriate mitigation / improvement plans 
Recommending viable network solutions to project teams 
Partnering with IT colleagues to understand business direction & needs, road maps and subsequently influence on implementation choices 
Assuring compliance with issued network architecture standards, guidelines and key controls 
Adding value to the multi-year network architecture plans by ensuring Infrastructure strategy remains in alignment with Architecture guidelines, Business and Strategic objectives
Providing cross-team advice across multiple diverse teams to maintain ongoing productive relationships 
Drive the creation of network operations documentation, including run books, technical reviews and related network infrastructure documents, network solution planning estimates, performance test plans and deliverables 
Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends, including software defined networking 
Promoting compliance with information security standards, policies and procedures 
Vendor service evaluation and recommendations on 3rd party management strategy 
Mentoring and upskilling the team 

Skills required 
Extensive experience as a senior network analyst/engineer, with experience developing and implementing cloud based network architectures (SDN) 
CCIE or equivalent technical experience 
Expert-level Cisco experience 
Hands-on experience in full-cycle design, engineering, configuration and administration of Cisco routers & switches, firewalls (ASAs/Checkpoints), IPT, multi-segment networks and MPLS WANs 
General OSI Layer Protocols: HTTP – HTTPS – DNS – VPN (IPSec/SSL) - TCP/IP stac– FTP – TFTP – SMTP - IEEE Standards – QoS – VoIP (H.323, SIP) OSPF, MPLS, ACL's, eBGP /iBGP, 802.1D/W, Policy Based and Static routing, Fiber Channel over Ethernet, VRF, Virtual Device Contexts and Port Channels 
Experience in designing and implementing Cloud connectivity (i.e. AWS DirectConnect - MS ExpressRoute) 
Network of monitoring solutions such as HP OpenView, Solarwinds etc. 
Excellent communication skills, able to translate technology language into business speak 
Attention to detail with the ability to work under pressure 
Expert demand/capacity management skills 
Motivated by technical challenges & ability to work in both a dynamic & results orientated way 

Senior Network Engineer- ASA/Checkpoint, AWS DirectConnect - MS ExpressRoute 

If you feel this is for you, please send your CV to or call +44 (0) 203 167 3173 for more information.

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