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Network Engineer - CISCO

Posted On:  4/28/2021 7:04:32 AM

IT networking

No. of vacancies:  2
Qualifications:  CCNP
Essential Skills: 
Minimum Total Experience:  5
Job Tenure:  Contract - Independent
Salary Offered:  to £210.00 per day
Job Location:  Newcastle North East United Kingdom

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Network Engineer - CISCO

Work as a contractor within network services environments delivering support and CISCO development services within the following areas:-

- The Data Network Support Team are responsible for managing the very large Client's network, comprising over 1100 sites and up to 200,000 users as part of a long term government contract. This role is to assist in the management, monitoring and support of all data switches and routers across those sites which provide both data and IP telephony services

- As part of a cross ITIL discipline support team, the role holder is required to participate in implementation and maintenance activities. Primarily the role responsibilities include troubleshooting of LAN and WAN related faults across the converged voice and data network, providing customer updates and feedback as well as contributing to change and configuration activities

- Service cover is provided via manned presence Monday to Friday 7:00 - 21:00 and Saturday/Sunday 9:00 - 17:00. All implementation and intrusive investigative work is performed outside of these hours and there is an ongoing requirement and expectation that technicians are prepared to work during these periods on occasion. The interaction and co-ordination of these actions regularly requires that work is carried out from the operations centre in Newcastle

- The team will also see an increase in workload and scope as a direct result of developing synergies across the Major Programmes Practice.

Technical requirements:

- Cisco certified – CCNP minimum
- Expert knowledge of TCP/IP, UDP and ICMP networking protocols (3 years)
- Excellent knowledge of Cisco networking equipment including routers and switches (5 years)
- Proven experience of providing operational support for a large data network. (Mandatory - minimum 5 years in a large support organisation)
- Excellent knowledge of routing protocols, VLANs and layer 3 switching (5 years) Excellent investigative skills (5 years)
- Very good knowledge of network management tools, including Ciscoworks, PND, Network Node Manager and Netscout (3 years)
- Very good knowledge of IP Telephony, DHCP and DNS in a multi-site environment. (3 years)
- SC Security Cleared.

Business requirements:

- Able to deal with technical and non-technical people at all levels - internal, customer and suppliers
- Ability to put across technical ideas in business language
- Self starter with a determination to succeed

Contract length will be a minimum of 4 to 6 months with a start date within a few days to a week. Please note for this position you will need to be either currently security cleared either at BC, SC or DV level or able to gain clearance through to SC level. To this end only individuals with UK Residency can be accepted with British Citizenship.

For further information please contact Graeme Elkin by sending your details for immediate consideration to Graeme@orbissearch.com

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