Global Senior Network Engineer - CISCO

Senior Network Engineer, Swansea, £45k- £55k + Great Benefits, Global IT Centralisation Project, CCNP, CCDP

Hays Specialist Recruitment are proud to partner with this global manufacturing company to work on an exclusive Senior Network Engineer position, they are centralising their Global IT Function and this is the first of a number of vacancies as part of building a new global function in Swansea.

They have experienced year on year growth and have major Acquisition plans to become true leaders in their chosen specialist manufacturing area.

Your role is responsible for the high level strategic design, implementation and support of the Global Network.

You will lead the research and recommendation of emerging Network Technologies implemented with-in the
Global Network that support business and security requirements.

This is a senior level Technology Network Analyst position.
*Lead responsibility for strategic design of the Global Network
*Research, recommend and integrate Network LAN/WAN technologies in the Global Network.
*Research, recommend and integrate Network Security Technologies in the Global Network.
*Prepare and present recommendations to IT leadership team.
*Provide leadership, coaching & mentoring to network peers, International teams, and the Service Desk.
*Insure that all changes to the network/computing environment are reviewed and approved by appropriate management before resources are committed. This includes scheduling reviews with management and appropriate personnel to review the effects on the business process.
*Project management responsibilities for Global Network implementations. Develop project plans and utilise the team resources to complete the deliverables. Provide project status reporting and follow all change control requirements.
*Preform hardware obsolesce and capacity planning. Provide input to budgeting process.
*Lead the coordination/management of vendors who are contracted for services relating to the network environment. CROS, AT&T, Cisco.

You will have excellent communications skills - both oral and written - to successfully interact with project teams from various departments/business units. You will have a track record of resolving any Network issues

From a technical perspective you will have experience in some of the following advanced networking Protocols/Services BGP, OSPF, IPSec, GRE, HSRP/VRRP, NAT/PAT, SNMP, MPLS, VPLS, QoS, Multicast, STP, 10GigE, GigE, 10/100 Ethernet, T1, DS3, SONET, GTM, LTM, DNS, Application Firewalls.

The global IT hub is mainly a Cisco Network so we would be very keen on any Cisco Certifications and a proven track record in Cisco technologies. You will be highly desired if you have either CCDP or CCNP certifications or the ability to provide similar commercial experience and have an appetite to study and pass these qualifications.

You will be required to travel 10-15% (International and domestic) mainly US, Latin America and possibly Asia in the future (based on acquisitions). We expect this to be around 4 trips a year, the first 2 weeks will be in the US for knowledge transfer and training with the global IT department.

There will also be an on-call based on a rotating 7x24 schedule with the US teams, however this role is Monday to Friday 9-5 as they work via a "follow the sun" rolling pattern.

There will be some elements of weekend work and night time work to, which you will be compensated for in certain project time frames.

In return you will receive a competitive salary, fantastic opportunity to help build and establish a truly global department, great benefits and a true Lead Network Engineer position with autonomy and backing from a company who want you to succeed as part of a team.

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Leigh Tobenas now on 02920 371821. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Advertiser Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Contact Name Leigh Tobenas
Telephone 029 2039 8198 (Please reference Dice when calling)
Reference 2939936_1490018310

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