Network Design and Build Engineer

Job Type IT
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
07
This role is at Partnership Level 7 and is therefore entitled to 5 weeks holiday upon joining
Closing Date 29/6/2018
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £40,200 - £58,800
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
Business Hours (09:00 - 17:30) but there is a requirement to complete out of hours work occasionally and participate in a on call rota 1 week in 5.

Duties & Responsibilities

The John Lewis Partnership's IT Directorate is currently looking for an experienced professional to take on the role of Infrastructure Engineer within the network space. Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for network infrastructure development on a number of varied IT projects and special emphasis will be placed relationships with in-house development teams in order to ensure the successful design, development and implementation of infrastructure solutions.

The Network & Security Infrastructure at JLP is the foundation for all IT and essential for communication paths from our Branches, Distribution Centres, Data Centres Offices, Clubs and 3rd Party Suppliers critical to our business. The network development team are responsible for complex solution delivery for IT projects, working with in-house development teams and/or third parties to design, develop and implement infrastructure solutions.

This position will be suited for a network engineer with a support background looking to take their first steps in a delivery focused role across the following areas:-


WAN/LAN
Data Centre Core Network (ACI & NSX)
Firewalls (Checkpoint, Palo Alto & ASA)
Loadbalancers (Cisco CSS/ACE/GSS & Citrix Netscaler, F5)
Security Products (WAF, Skybox, Akamai Prolexic & Kona)
Proxy Experience (Zscaler & Bluecoat)
Network Authentication (Cisco ACS / ISE)
Network Management Tools (Cisco Prime/ CMX, Solarwinds)
Vmware Networking (VDS)
Cisco IPT (Contact Centre Enterprise & Express & Unity)

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Job Requirements

- Responsible for implementing smaller scale projects and assisting Senior engineers on larger more complex projects
- Supports Senior Network Engineer or Network Manager in reviewing requirements with Business owners, Architecture, 3rd Parties and wider Infrastructure teams
- Supports Senior Network Engineer or Network Manager collaborating with Architecture, 3rd Parties and wider Infrastructure teams to contribute in producing HLD and LLD
- Works with project managers, to undertake planning activities
- Following design phase contribute and support build, configuration and testing
- Ensures newly deployed Network equipment are provisioned onto network management tools
- Responsible for ensuring network devices are in support and documenting and communicating support details
- Follow internal change management process and represent network related changes in CAB
- Ensure the team documentation and processes are maintained
- Support transition into Operations as well as ongoing Problem Management

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Working under ITIL Framework
- Previous experience in a Network Support Role
- Experience in LAN/WAN and Data Centre
- Firewall experience in either Checkpoint or Palo Alto
- Load Balancer experience in either Netscaler, F5 or Cisco ACE
- Understanding DNS and DHCP concepts

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Proxy experience in Zscaler or Bluecoat
- Network Authentication (Cisco ACS / ISE)
- Network Management Tools (Cisco Prime/ CMX, Solarwinds, )
- Vmware Networking (VDS)
- Security Products (WAF, Skybox, Akamai Prolexic & Kona)
- SDN including NSX and ACI
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