Network Consultant

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Network Consultant – Permanent Position – Based in St Neots

£40k, there is a bonus applicable to the role too of £250 per 5 days of billable work that is delivered. An on-call rota is operated too that provides a further £140 standby and overtime payments roughly 1 in 5 weeks.

As a Network Consultant, you will report to our Principal Consultant and work closely with technical consultants and other colleagues across the organisation. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, implementing and troubleshooting solutions for our customers; with a focus on networking technologies.

You will have a strong background in Cisco technologies, ideally including Cisco Nexus based infrastructure. Other vendors are utilised and supported, such as Meraki, HPe/Aruba, Ubiquiti and Sophos.

Solutions can be delivered onsite, remote or a combination of both. The work is diverse and challenging; no two days are the same.

Key Accountabilities

· Troubleshoot issues, deploy equipment and assist other team members with project tasks either remotely or on a customer’s site
· Act as a point of escalation for technical queries from other teams within the business
· Design network elements of a solution; including switching, routing, wireless and security
· Work with our cloud platform’s network elements; Cisco Nexus/FEX, Cisco ASA and Cisco Catalyst devices.
· Complete work packages provided by the principal consultant and/or project manager
· Implement the Clarity voice system for customers; including scoping, design, implementation and user training
· Maintain technical documentation; including IP schemas and handbooks
· Attend customer meetings as required
· Undertake training and certification in key technical areas
Essential Criteria

· Strong and proven technical background; troubleshooting problems and working on solutions to complex problems
· Strong communicator; able to engage with technical and non-technical personnel effectively. Keeping all parties up to date without being requested to
· CCNP qualification
· Experience of working with voice over IP phone systems
· Understanding of network protocols
· Able to utilise wireshark (or similar tools) to analyse network traffic
· Switching – VLAN creation, CDP usage, ether-channel and spanning tree
· Experience of working in an environment that utilises strict change control procedures
· Proven ability to follow a design and perform quality assurance against the design
· Understanding of WAN technologies – MPLS, VPLS and leased lines
· Ability to configure routers and firewalls for use as the gateway, including configuring WAN connectivity, VPNs and access lists
· Wireless technologies experience – Meraki, Cisco, Aruba/HPe, Ubiquiti
· Excellent attention to detail and quality
Desirable Criteria

· Knowledge and experience of dynamic routing protocols, ideally OSPF
· Experience of networking with public cloud providers, such as Azure
· Cisco Nexus experience is highly advantageous
· Experience of VMware and/or Hyper-V
· Configuration and maintenance of Palo Alto systems
· Knowledge of PRTG or similar monitoring systems, including SNMP and netflow monitoring
· Experience of core Microsoft technologies; such as Exchange, SQL and Active Directory
Please note that at times due to the volume of applications we may not be able to respond to each person individually. If you do not hear from us within 7 days we’re sorry you have not been successful this time. Please do not let this stop you applying for other positions you may be suitable for. Good Luck!

1st Choice Staff Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as both an Employment Agency & Business
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