Network Architect / Designer

Network Architect / Designer

Job Title: Network Architect / Designer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: €0.00 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5763
Contact Name: Mark Crorkin
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 26, 2017 13:33

Job Description

Network Architect / Designer

Emphasis is on Cisco ACI Architecture. Prefered experience with Load Balancing, more specifically with F5 Networks. Network Design experience is required.


Identifying the organisation's needs
Defining, documenting and communicating the IT infrastructure design and build standards, adhering to business, security and operational requirements.
Designing the infrastructure components of new services and major changes to existing services
Working with the transition and delivery teams to define the service implementation, as well as the test and documentation requirements for the new service.
Automating, via scripts, the routine build and operational activities, reduced variability and promoting repeatability into build and operations
Participating to the elaboration of the information technology roadmap
Developing pilots for the evaluation of new technologies
Contributing to the selection of preferred suppliers.
Documenting and freely sharing knowledge
Providing support to operations for conducting root cause analysis and resolving systemic problems.

University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other technical field, or Business Administration
Relevant IT experience in a similar role
Good communication with clients, operational managers and colleagues
Good knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practice
Ability to adapt and prioritise
Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions
Demonstrated experience of storage, network and virtualisation technologies, on premise and in the cloud
Demonstrated experience designing infrastructure services
Demonstrated scripting experience, (ideally PowerShell, or Perl, Python like)
Demonstrated experience with systems monitoring
Demonstrated experience designing of network solutions (WAN, LAN, Wifi)
Demonstrated experience designing VoIP solutions
Experience with Azure or AWS clouds is a plus
Some light travel as needed
Experience in working in a multinational, multi-site environment
Demonstrated structured problem solving skills