Our client is a Managed Services provider in the broadband and telecommunications market operating mobile and fixed line/wireline services and networks as well as provides information and entertainment services.
The company serves mass market, business, government, and wholesale customers by delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations.
The Advanced Network Consultant needs to have CCIE level expertise in LAN/WAN/WLAN/Data Centre network design and architecture with demonstrable experience in delivering new data network / data centre network solutions/migrations/transformations in real-world global / enterprise environments. Have a demonstrable track record in design, implementation, testing and transformation of advanced network infrastructures in global / enterprise environments. The role requires strong technical, consultancy and communication skills with significant hands-on discovery, analysis, design, delivery and transformation experience in advanced networking technologies from leading manufacturers (e.g. Cisco, Juniper, F5, Check Point, etc.). They need to be able to create and develop all related design, implementation, configuration test documentations to support the project/customer needs.
Planning, design, configuration, implementation, transformation, operation and optimisation of enterprise level data centre networks. This will include remote or on-site:
Advanced Network strategy creation and roadmap development
Advanced Network Infrastructure audit, review, design and systems sizing
Migration planning, risk assessments, impact analysis
Implementation, configuration, testing and transformation
Test plan/strategy development
Pre and post deployment support
Detailed troubleshooting and problem resolution
Performance engineering and optimisation
Knowledge transfer and mentoring
To quickly understand and be able to articulate business impacts of technical decisions and drive solutions to specific business problems through the effective use of technology
Creation and development of documentation, including detailed technical documentation, test documentation and appropriate policies and procedures for assigned projects.
Identify and assess customer requirements for development of advanced data centre network infrastructures and recommend appropriate solutions.
Understanding of IT disaster recovery planning and testing of Advanced Network infrastructures, including design and provisioning of high quality, high availability Advanced Network solutions for data centres – including Software Defined Networking (SDN) architectures and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) in particular.
Providing technical consulting expertise to customer project teams.
Sharing knowledge and experience through formal and informal knowledge management initiatives
Providing technical leadership in design and administration decisions for advanced network infrastructures, systems and solutions in relation to data centre network design and migration
Ability to perform network assessments and development of assessment deliverables.
Understanding of capacity planning and capacity management
Perform and document network operations processes and procedures including installation and testing of network upgrades, fail over, and configuration documentation
troubleshoot technical problems and design, recommend and implement long term solutions
Communicate issues clearly to business and technical groups within the company
BSc/BEng in Communications, Networks, Computer Science or equivalent experience required.
7+ years of experience with all aspects of router and switch network design, installation and configuration for a large-scale, heterogeneous, Internet service environment with a focus on data network and data centre network design
5+ years of increasing practical experience in systems architecture, network design, delivery and transformation responsibility in Advanced Network Infrastructure
5+ years of experience in a consulting role working on customer sites for prolonged durations and working with the customer at all levels from CIO to end-users
Broad range of experiences designing and architecting complex structures and networks.
Proven track record of leading multiple large networking projects
Thorough knowledge of and in depth experience with LAN and WAN architectures including Ethernet, PDH TDM & SDH Networks. Knowledge and design/implementation experience of SD-WAN, SDN, SDP, ACI and advanced networking techniques and technologies
Knowledge and design/implementation experience of IPv4 & IPv6 address schemas, layout and migration techniques
In network assessment techniques and using the information obtained to develop advanced network solutions including development of SDN, SD-WAN, SPD, ACI IPv6 network engineering solutions and detailed designs of LAN/WAN/Data Centre architecture
Thorough understanding of LAN/WAN/WLAN network and routing protocols including BGP, OSPF, STP, HSRP, VRRP, ACLs, 801.1Q, MPLS, QoS, Multicast
Capabilities and competency in QoS and flow data - across multiple vendors and manufacturers
Experienced in: OSPFv3, EIGRPv6, RIPng, MP-BGP, MPLS 6PE & 6VPE, DHCP6
Experienced in web related protocols such as, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP, IPSEC, and other routing protocols
Knowledge of transition mechanisms such as: 6RD, 6to6, ISATAP, Teredo, DS-Lite NAT64, NAT464
Experienced in developing network test cases, test plans and performing tests.
Experienced in Firewall and network security solutions: Check Point, Cisco ASA, IDS, IPS, Filtering, Radius, VPN, Riverbed Steelhead
Experienced in network troubleshooting using various tools: Wireshark, Sniffer, Solarwinds, etc.
Experienced in network management platforms and protocols such as SNMP and RMON and tools (CiscoWorks, HPOV, Tivoli).
VoIP and knowledge of IP based protocols (SIP) desirable.
Expertise in network performance assessment and network performance tools.
Knowledge of and experience with network management platforms and protocols such as SNMP and RMON
Experience with Juniper and F5 products a plus
Knowledge of international circuit provisioning a plus
Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong organisation skills and ability to work as part of a team and as a team lead - as an individual contributor in a team environment and individually on own initiative
Able to host and facilitate meetings attended by client business and technical stakeholders
Excellent writing skills and comfortable with presenting before large groups of people
Proficient in developing documentations of solution/configuration/operations
Ability to lead training and education relative to Advanced Networking techniques technology, concepts and troubleshooting for the team
Ability to create consistent high quality documentation (e.g. high and low level designs, implementation and test plans, network diagrams and other related documentation) in Visio and MS Office products
The ability to prepare, review and present technical reports, client presentations, design documentation, and manuals.
Ability to articulate and present solutions to such diverse constituencies as project managers, clients, business stakeholders and engineers, and to coordinate (with both project management and engineering) major systems events such as application upgrades, launches, load tests and deployments