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Network Platform Engineer - PE/2914

Contract Type: Contract

Salary: £489.79 per day

Location: Sunbury

Date: 11 January 2019

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Network Platform Engineer (Interconnect) required for a leading FTSE 100 energy company on an initial 6 month contract. You will be an engineer in the Interconnect Product squad. Interconnect is a DevOps team and follows Agile methodologies. The Interconnect squad develop, deploy and operate a range of critical solutions for the Cloud Network Exchanges across Europe and Americas

As a Network Engineer you will be required to interact with Architects, Product and Service Owners and fellow Engineers to develop and deploy network solutions in line with company standard and longer-term strategy. While the community of Architects focus on longer term strategy, Service and Product Owners work with stakeholders to prioritize features and capability and DevOps manager allocate work and track progress, the product squad engineers makes it happen

Essential Skills

  • A functional knowledge of networking principles at the level of CCNP or greater (specific certification or accreditation not required or expected); you know networks, how to solve problems and how to find better ways
  • Practical experience deploying and configuring hypervisor solutions (KVM, VMware, Cisco Hyperflex or similar)
  • A solid grasp of network operations best-practices. You know how getting the basics right sets the foundation for future automations and can highlight examples where you put those beliefs into practice
  • Experience of network technologies across broad spectrum of LAN, WAN, Metro, Public/Private, Cloud networks
  • Confidence with the commonly used network equipment in an enterprise environment (such as Cisco, Juniper, HPE/Aruba, etc)

Desirable

  • Practical experience configuring Public Cloud (Azure/AWS) networks and deploying application solutions
  • An understanding of modern development methodologies (Agile using Scrum and/or Kanban) with real-world experience in network automations using Python or other high-level languages. Even if you’re relatively new to coding, you demonstrate your ability to rapidly learn new technologies and platforms
  • Experience working in an Agile/DevOps environment
  • Strong fluency with Linux related platforms
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute of higher learning, ideally focused in Computer Science, MIS/IT, Mathematics or a hard science
  • Experience with modern approaches to source-code management and control through tools like TFS and Git/GitHub
  • Practical experience with Ansible Tower, Docker, OpenShift, the use/development of REST-based APIs and a passion for open-source approaches to network management
  • Exposure to adjacent domains such as platforms, storage, databases, etc. You know your way around a command-line
  • Experience working in brownfield sites, where the work requires crafting new solutions across equipment with a diverse set of capabilities
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to relate complex topics in simple and accessible language
  • ITIL v3 Certification, at least a Foundation

For more information please contact Vanessa on 0208 463 0555 or vanessa@sqcp.com

Please note your CV will not be submitted for this or any other role without your prior approval.
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