Job Description

We are currently working with a dynamic mid-sized Investment Bank in the City who are looking for a Network & Security Engineer, as they are enhancing their their Operations and Engineering function by increasing regional network support capability.

You will be part of an astute team within a complex and challenging environment. They are looking for people with a strong background in supporting critical infrastructure across networks and firewalls, who also wants to have some exposure to project and implementation work. This covers:

Network Improvements
*Establish and determine root cause of outages and events and propose any potential improvements to the environment. Proactive mentality and work to improve the environment.
*Manage and troubleshoot issues that arise on the network and resolve issues reported by other IT groups. The candidate must be dynamic and be able to work under pressure to resolve incidents and outages in a complex network environment across many different network technology areas. This may include working across multiple different IT disciplines.
Operational & Engineering Projects
*Assist with projects to enhance Operations within the organisation. The candidate must be flexible and be able to manage their time efficiently and effectively between operational functions
*Interpret and understand a high-level / standard design and create a low level design and implement an end to end connectivity solution from a network and security infrastructure perspective

You will be responsible for:
*Managing and action request tickets within the Networks queue
*Managing infrastructure components within the global operating environment
*Reactive troubleshooting and resolution of high impact alerts
*Identifying and resolving potential issues proactively
*Owning and resolving production issues and performing root cause analysis
*Managing ongoing upgrade and maintenance of associated platform hardware, and preparing operational reports relating to these platforms
*Manage, perform due diligence and resolve where possible complex problems and escalate in a timely manner
*Working with design teams to review operational readiness of new projects, and actively contribute to solution design and develop standards where appropriate.
*Balancing project and operational items effectively and efficiently
*Driving continuous improvement initiatives and system improvements
*Out of hours on-call on a rota

About you
You will have:
*Good experience in a similar role from a large organisation.
*University degree in computer science/engineering or similar.
*CCNP level at a minimum is required. Cisco Certified InterNetwork Expert - CCIE certification is desirable.
*Expert routing and switching.
*Good knowledge of enterprise firewall solutions (Cisco ASA and Checkpoint)
*Excellent knowledge of Palo Alto firewalls
*Knowledge of F5 (LTM and GTM)
*Low level design experience
*Hands on implementation experience
*Working knowledge of UNIX, SNMP, RADIUS, 802.1x and Microsoft Active Directory.
*Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment.
*Flexibility and agility to adapt to changing requirements
*Good stakeholder engagement skills with a strong customer service mind set.
*Good time management skills to manage and action business as usual operational tasks as well as execute and deliver projects
*Well developed problem solving skills, with the ability to assimilate data rapidly in order to present solutions effectively.

£65-£75k benefits including above industry average bonus.

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