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Technical Network Architect

Job Title: Technical Network Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, United Kingdom
Industry:
REF: 2862
Contact Name: Jonny Duggan
Job Published: 16 days ago

Job Description

Technical Network Architect

Location – London with travel

Salary - £65k - £85k (DOE) + bonus 12.5% - 15%.

Our client is an international, entrepreneurial consultancy that provides connected thinking, insight and capability to industry leading organisations.  They proudly have a distinctive position in the market and a vision of consultancy that is imprinted with enthusiasm and inventiveness that comes through in their attitude as an employee. 

Due to a successful merger their UK offices are expanding significantly, driven by market demand for consulting advice/support they are seeking to accelerate growth in Smart Networks and Cloud Services in their specialist focused area of Cyber Security. They recruit candidates from diverse backgrounds with varying degrees of experience and who already have a reputation for strong entrepreneurial drive and a sense of team spirit.

A fantastic working environment with huge amounts of support; we are looking for ambitious, passionate and experienced Cyber Security and Network Architecture to come and join their London offices.

You will have a collaborative working style and evidence of being a team player with the natural ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues.  An inquisitive and approachable personality surrounding Cyber Security and IT Security as well as the ability to provide technical leadership, oversight and governance to clients and junior colleagues.

This is client facing role and as a Senior Consultant and Company ambassador there will be an element of client/business development to help with the overall company strategy and vision.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven track record in Network Architecture
  • Proven consulting skills and experience of working in large complex environments delivering Infrastructure Transformation/Network programmes
  • Exposure to large network Transitions and Transformations from the design phase through to full production
  • Ability to advise clients on the different network components, services and options
  • Extensive Enterprise Networks Design at HLD and LLD level
  • Strong experience in a number of the following technology areas:
    • WAN – MPLS, hybrid, SD-WAN (Viptela, Versa, Silver Peak etc), VNFs, uCPE, internet, metro networks
    • LAN / WLAN architectures and design
    • Voice, UC, Skype for Business, Contact centres, trader voice, voice recording
    • Network design - Routing, QoS, VPNs
    • Firewalls and network security (IDS / IPS / DDoS protection)
    • Cloud Platforms – e.g. Azure / AWS,
    • Network monitoring and management platforms, network automation
  • Professional qualifications such as TOGAF with demonstrable equivalent relevant knowledge preferred
  • Technical certifications e.g. CCNA/CCNP
  • Container networking - Openshift, Kubernetes/Docker, CNI, OVN would be advantageous but not essential
  • You will be commitment to quality and on-schedule delivery; proven ability to establish and meet milestones and deadlines
  • Customer-focused mentality to understand and appropriately respond to customers' business needs
  • Exceptional drive, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, and senior management to help develop solutions and ensure stakeholder buy-in
  • Ambition and a strong work ethic, passion for the quality of your work

Additional Responsibilities

  • To work with the bid team to design solutions that meet or exceed the customer requirements
  • To work closely with stakeholders to create and maintain the technical strategy and roadmap for customers Network Infrastructure.
  • To present solutions to senior management and customers
  • To create the technical requirements documentation based on business process requirements and approval from the customer
  • To provide technical leadership, oversight and governance
  • To support the product/application selection and architecture development processes
  • To design, implement and ensure all network security complies with best practise and provides ultimate protection.
  • To perform architecture and design

What are we looking for?

  • Proven consulting skills and experience of working in large complex environments delivering engagements in some of the areas above.
  • Commitment to quality and on-schedule delivery; proven ability to establish and meet milestones and deadlines
  • Customer-focused mentality to understand and appropriately respond to customers business needs
  • Exceptional drive, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, and senior management to help develop solutions and ensure stakeholder buy-in
  • Experience in Team Building relationships which will allow you to design solutions that meet or exceed the customer requirements
  • Confident in presenting solutions to senior management and customers
  • A successful degree-level academic background
  • Excellent presentation, report writing and articulation skills

Candidates must also have the right to live and work in the UK, based in the London office and elsewhere as required.

In return you will benefit from an attractive salary and package with a clear, defined development plan, as well as salary accelerators.  For further information please contact Jonny Duggan on 01908 886038 or email jonny.duggan@identifiglobal.com