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We’re Hiring – Senior Network Engineer

May 1st, 2018 Blog, News, Work for us

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Senior Network Engineer – Competitive with an exceptional benefits package, opportunities for progression and a great place to work

Further benefits

  • 22 days holiday, plus your birthday off and one day extra for every year of company service
  • Private healthcare
  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free access to our company Perkbox system (100’s of free benefits including discounted gym membership, restaurant vouchers, cinema tickets, mobile insurance, shopping discounts, etc.)
  • Individual training budget for every employee
  • Great social culture, regular staff events, energetic and motivated atmosphere

 

The role – what we’re looking for

At Backbone Connect we have built a business around successful, focused and fun delivery teams. We believe that to be successful in the IT industry, you have to be smart, disruptive and agile, and our team is just that.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Network Engineer with a background preferably in the Telco/IT industry with knowledge of end to end connectivity solutions and services, including networking, datacentres, and cloud solutions reporting to the Backbone Connect Service Delivery Manager.

You will be part of a highly customer focused team, interacting and liaising constantly with carriers/suppliers, our Project Managers, sales team and service desk, to deliver and enhance the full lifecycle of our connectivity solution to a number of customers.

 

Ideal skill-set and experience:

  • Cisco Switches Catalyst and Nexus
  • Cisco ASA, FirePOWER
  • Cisco and Meraki Wi-Fi
  • Network Monitoring Tools (Preferably Castle Rock and PRTG)
  • Any SIEM skills would be a bonus.
  • Experience configuring and supporting Cisco network solutions in a service provider environment
  • Experience of ethernet and ADSL WAN technologies for Internet access and WAN connectivity
  • MPLS L3 VPN, IPSec VPN and QoS configurations
  • Cisco CCNP/CCIE certification in relevant disciplines
  • Have a working knowledge of LAN/WAN/WLAN technology and Firewalls/VPN including dynamic routing protocols (OSPF particularly), next-gen firewalls, DHCP servers, Load Balancers, VOIP
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels (Technical and non technical)
  • A positive, can do attitude
  • Systematic, disciplined & analytical approach to problem solving

 

Core tasks:

This is a key role in the organisation, as a Senior Network Rngineer the core areas you will be responsible for:

  • Designing, building and working with customers to deliver their solutions
  • Support and plan the core Backbone Connect Network
  • Mentor and support the other engineers and Service Desk
  • Acting as a technical escalation point for other engineers
  • Help to introduce best practice to the Network Operations centre to continue to drive standards
  • Implementing changes on live services as per change request process

 

Why work for us?

Backbone Connect are one of the fastest growing technology companies of our type in the UK. We’ve succeeded in a competitive industry by being different. Different in the way we treat our customers, different in the way we build our culture. Different in the way we recruit for our most important resource, our staff.

We focus on recruiting and developing the best people possible in all positions. Our company culture is to be ‘Better than Best Practice’ in everything we do. This means constantly working to support the growth and development of our staff and ensuring that we are always doing everything possible to provide a fantastic working environment.

So what does that look like to our staff? It means offering competitive employment packages, with benefits that extend beyond everyone else’s ‘standard’ offering. It means being an accredited Investor In People, providing individual training budgets for staff and progression plans that help them build a career, not just a job. It’s offering the little things that make a big difference, like a benefits system that gives staff discounted life essentials such as gym memberships, mobile phone insurance, restaurants and shopping.

To apply for this role, send your cv and a covering letter to careers@backboneconnect.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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