Network Lead - London and Cheltenham

London (Central)
11 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
We have an exciting opportunity within our UK Operations. To lead a team of Network Engineers responsible for the IRESS network across the United Kingdom with time split between our Cheltenham (GL50 3SH) and London (EC4R 9AN) offices. Role Purpose Designing, implementation, configuration and support responsibilities (Tier 2) for the IRESS corporate networks (office network) Designing, implementation, configuration and support responsibilities (Tier 3) for the IRESS Production networks Work on UK and other globally based projects that will enhance the IRESS global Network. Diagnose and resolve complex problems relating to Network infrastructure. Provide guidance and analysis in resolving connectivity issues affecting application platforms. Assist in providing and initiating strategies that ensure the IRESS Network is aligned with business strategies and approved security standards. Ensure proactive stakeholder and client engagement with clear and agreed prioritisation in place Act as a resource for direction, training and guidance for less experienced members of the Network team About you To work with all levels of technical staff and management (both technology and business). To work within a global organisation that spans multiple time zones. To diagnose complex Network problems autonomously. To ensure that all aspects of the network are fully documented and that the relevant standards are understood and followed Tertiary qualifications or equivalent. Engineering degrees will be more highly regarded. CCNP minimum and / or equivalent Juniper courses. Extensive experience in the IT industry, with significant relevant experience specialising in supporting large scale LAN/WAN environments (50 WAN sites & 1000 nodes) and supporting/diagnosing IP based network issues Extremely good understanding of all networking technologies - e.g. Ethernet, bridging and spanning tree, routing protocols (BGP, OSPF), TCP, UDP, FTP, firewall technologies (PIX, Netscreen, Fortigate, SRX), load balancing technologies (Radware Appdirector/Alteon), WAN technologies and IPTEL technologies Good understanding of IT security fundamentals and the ability to manage Internet connected Firewalls with large and complex rule sets Ability to define and enhance Network Security strategies Excellent understanding of LAN-based packet analysing products. Good understanding of http/https and other web based protocols Proven ability to diagnose and resolve complex network issues Analytic and problem solving ability Ability to make a broad range of critical decisions Demonstrable team lead experience. What you'll bring to the team Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written, including the ability to communicate with non-technical customers Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with clients, team members and stakeholders Take ownership of problems and work through all the issues to ultimately resolve the issue Enthusiasm/passion towards IT technology in general Ability to comprehend, contribute to and articulate technology strategy Ability to motivate and manage technical resources to deliver on a strategy Ability to work autonomously Ability to work proactively and collaboratively with technical teams Ability to work under pressure Ability to organise own time, prioritise tasks and manage multiple tasks What we offer you in return It's a cliché, but we work hard and we play hard. We recognise and reward hard work with a great benefits package. On top of a good remuneration package we'll give you a generous holiday allowance, retirement fund, life assurance and income protection cover plus a performance related bonus. We also provide seriously good coffee and plenty of other perks to brighten your day including a casual dress code, vibrant open work spaces with areas to relax including pause areas, table tennis; plus free fruit every day. There are always sports and social events happening and chances to get involved in our charity work if you want to. Oh, and every Friday the drinks are on us With offices worldwide, we offer exciting opportunities for you to learn, grow and progress. A career at IRESS really can take you anywhere. This job was originally posted as