MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE
The Network Engineer’s role is to support project delivery of in-house data network services and 3rd party client connectivity alongside the existing team. In addition, the Network Engineer will participate with the installation, monitoring, maintenance, and optimization of all network hardware, software, communication links, telephone systems and security appliances. This individual will also analyse and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required.
Covering a range of Network, Telephony and Security hardware and software throughout the PayPoint Group
Implement, modify and troubleshoot site-to-site IPSec VPNs to customer sites.
Implement, modify and troubleshoot remote-access SSL VPNs.
Maintain documentation which relates to network environment.
Manage change with the wider Network team via ServiceNow change management platform.
Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.
Ensure network connectivity of all services in relation to project work.
Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports using network tools
Participate in managing all network security solutions.
Perform server and security audits, and system backups and recovery as needed
Liaising with third party companies.
2+ years networking experience
Experience in a financial services environment.
Firewalls (Palo Alto & Cisco ASA)
Load balancers (Cisco ACE)
Knowledge of Cisco Switching
Knowledge of Cisco Routing
Switches (Nexus 7K, 3750, 3850 & 6500 switches)
Routers (Cisco 3945)
Monitoring Applications (Wireshark, Solarwinds)
CCNA qualification or equivalent level of knowledge.
Working knowledge of PCI-DSS an advantage.
Cisco Security Manager.
Palo Alto Global Protect.
VMware NSX software defined networking
Highly organized and able to manage competing priorities and deadlines.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
Self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Strong customer service orientation.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Passport and driving licence.
Access to a motor vehicle.
The successful applicant must be willing to commit to out-of-hours work when required.
The provisioning and Inspection of cables in floors and ceilings may be required.
May involve lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.
Based in Welwyn Garden City, though visits to other PayPoint offices will be required from time to time.
Visits to PayPoint international offices may occasionally be required.
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