Network Architect (Interim)

Ref No. BHN526385
Location London, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open

Introduction

Abillity to perform analysis, design and development of network solution for project and BAU tasks that address the business requirements and align to the architecture strategies, roadmaps, and standards.

Important

Network Architect (Interim) - London based with home working

The Job

Network Architect (Interim) - London based with home working

The Network Architect role would suit you if you have demonstrable technical design experience and understanding of a carrier grade network systems, whilst capable of delivering solutions to a high standard. You'll need to be equally comfortable working individually, or collaborate with other colleagues, you should be able to lead and design network architecture solution from start to finish with a major focus on design, standardization and governance.

Reporting to the Network Manager, you will have responsibility to perform analysis, design and development of network solution for project and BAU tasks that address the business requirements and align to the architecture strategies, roadmaps, and standards

As a predominantly engineering & design focused team role, prospective candidates will be expected to own their assigned end-to-end engineering design lifecycle, from scoping through engineering and optimisation.

What you'll do

  • Lead, design and govern end-to-end network solutions & roadmap to ensure a highly scalable, high-performance and cost-effective architecture for our organization
  • To explore business demand with internal stakeholders including requirement assessment, solution planning, prototyping and impact analysis
  • Support project and BAU tasks by generation of technical engineering proposal as per business requirements.
  • Research, evaluate and standardize the most suitable hardware, software and the details setup for network infrastructure
  • Define standards, methodologies and procedure for engineering to ensure continuous improvement
  • Maintain and govern all the relevant documentation
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with projects and resources from the technical engineering perspective
  • Provide Tier-3 support for network escalations
  • Support junior team members with the technical queries

Skills, experience and qualifications (required)

  • Experience in network architecture design for large-scale carrier network
  • Comprehensive practical and theoretical knowledge of typical carrier technologies, including MPLS, MP-BGP, OSPF/ISIS, DHCP & DNS, IPv6, Firewalls, VPN solutions & other L2 & L3 technologies.
  • Proficient in analytical design methods, and is able to design effective medium/large scale network architecture
  • Experience in proposing and implement carrier-grade network design
  • Experience in leading a virtual team of subject matter expert in pursuit complex deals
  • Experience in working with varies technology vendors in adopting new technology, proof of concepts and demonstration
  • Experience in consulting service to perform network assessment to benchmark the current state and provide advice on area to be improved
  • CCDE, CCIE or equivalent is required

Skills, experience and qualifications (preferred)

  • Service provider background
  • Robust Network Security Exposure
  • Cloud network Implementation and Migration Knowledge
  • Exposure to SDN
  • Automation Knowledge (i.e. Ansible, Python)
  • Good knowledge of ITIL

Laura Bennett
manages this role


 

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