Senior Network Engineer

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Areas of Expertise:
Programming and Development, Technical and Customer Support
South East UK
Guildford, Surrey
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Senior Network Engineer

About EA:
EA was founded over 25 years ago by individuals with a deep passion for making games. Many things have changed over the years as the gaming industry—and the company—has expanded immensely, but we are still driven by the same passion for developing, publishing, and distributing the world’s best games. Our history has been one of great success, and our future looks even brighter.
About GIST:
You’ll be a part of Global Infrastructure Services an IT division that defines the technology, strategy and roadmap that supports a standard and consistent architecture that enables our Business Partners to leverage technology as a strategic component that drives growth, innovation and agility.

Position Overview:
The Network Security Engineer, will be part of a team responsible for delivering corporate network and security services for datacenter and branch offices in a mission-critical enterprise environment. The role will encompass network design, delivery, engineering, performance management, capacity planning and forecasting for all network elements including firewalls and load-balancers.
The role requires extensive knowledge and ownership throughout the full lifecycle of the network (PPDIOO).
In addition, the position will be involved in research and development activities and work with Network Architects to develop solutions to complex network engineering problems.

Gathering, budgeting, ordering, planning, assessing and mitigating risks, consistent configuration and deployment of network services, with ownership of the delivery process for the entire product and service lifecycle.
Configure and maintain firewalls, load balancers
Provide excellent customer service to internal and external clients, including response to escalations, proactively notifying customers of network issues, assessing and communicating business impact.
Participate in 24x7 on-call support on a rotation basis (average 1 week-end per month)
Track, report, and proactively address network capacity issues based on business forecasts.
Configure and utilize a variety of network management tools.
Find and implement new technologies that simplify the network environment while improving security and performance.
Develop, manage and execute controls in support of the company's compliance landscape (SOX, SAS70, PCI)
Follow IT change control best practices for predictable results.
Analyze and recommend contemporary and emerging technologies for deployment across the enterprise.
Network capacity planning, performance tuning and troubleshooting.
Create and maintain up to date documentation of the network environment detailing configuration of deployed solutions.
Fast isolation and resolution of network routing, switching, security, load balancing, wan optimization, shaping and quality of service issues.
Provide design engineering Level 4 support for the corporate network & mentor Level 2 and 3 Network team members.
Drive the continual evolution and support of the disaster recovery plan for consistency between sites.
Demonstrate good judgment in solving problems as well as identifying problems in advance, and proposing solutions.

Required skills and experience:
Five years solid experience in design, provisioning and troubleshooting of LAN/WAN. Hands-on experience with routers, switches, firewalls, and VPNs.
Must be familiar with configuring and design of routing and switching solutions including, but not limited to, ACLs, VLANs, VRFs, Port Security
Advanced Routing Principles of Operation, Configuration and Troubleshooting including, but not limited to OSI Reference model and IETF TCP/IP suite, Unicast, Broadcast, Multicast communications, Process and Fast Switching, Cisco Express Forwarding, IP Addressing Management IPv4/IPv6, VLSM, CIDR, Static Routing, EGP and IGP, Route Redistribution, Route Filtering, Policy Based Routing (PBR), NAT, PAT, HSRP, GLBP, VRRP, VRF-lite.
Traffic Management Principles, Configuration and Troubleshooting including but not limited to Traffic Performance Metrics, Throughput, Delay, Jitter, Bandwidth, Packet Loss, Congestion Management.
Solid practical working knowledge of Transmission Control Protocol and troubleshooting wide-area network issues related to TCP Bandwidth Delay Product.
Solid understanding of OSPF and BGP routing protocols for routed protocols IPv4/IPv6.
Very good understanding of the datacenter and branch office model architectures
Good understanding of the network and firewall platforms architecture.
Very good knowledge of Cisco routing, switching, and VPN (S2S/GRE/IPSEC/DMVPN).
Intermediate knowledge and practice of IPv4 to IPv6 transitioning.
Good knowledge of Cisco VPNs.
Good knowledge of Juniper routing and security.
Good knowledge of Cisco ACS/ISE for AAA services.
Basic knowledge of Active Directory and DNS services.

Desired Security experience:
Good knowledge of Cisco firewalling
Good knowledge of Checkpoint firewalls (GAIA) and centralized management (MSDM).
Basic proficiency of Palo Alto and/or Fortinet or similar vendors.
Familiarity with virtual firewalls and load balancing best practices.
Advanced experience with Next-Gen firewalls (Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Cisco ASA) and Next-gen features (Application visibility, web filtering, identity control)

Educational requirements:
Minimum current and active CCNA or equivalent level networking certification acceptable. CCNP and/or CCIE preferred.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent; from accredited institution, is preferred

Contact Details:
Tel: 01483 463415
Contact: The Recruitment Team

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