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Data Communications Network Engineer

Job Title: Data Communications Network Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Contact Name: Ellie White
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Data Communications Network Engineer

£40,000 - £47,000


Montash are currently retained by a global telecommunications company seeking a Data Communications Network Engineer. In this new role you will primarily provide DCN support for Global Express (GX) and Service Enablement Platform (SEP) networks.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Implement and operate the Site LAN Infrastructure (SLI) for the GX and Gilat systems at the various sites.
  • Provide first level support for DCN activities and manage any open issues to a conclusion.
  • As part of the team participate in producing and reviewing design, test and operational documents
  • Liaising with the key stakeholders, procure, test and implement the DCN expansion, upgrades and bug fixes as required.
  • Provide first level support for DCN activities and participate in producing and reviewing design, test and operational documents.
  • Ensure all network devices that are under the group are pro-actively monitored.
  • Ensure all documentation is kept updated
  • As part of the team participate in the daily monitoring of DCN and investigation of any issues to a conclusion
  • Provide support on DCN related issues to Network Operation Centre (NOC), Satellite Access Station (SAS) sites, Distribution Partners (DPs)/ Value Added Resellers (VARs) and third partie
  • General User support for DCN related issues
  • Be part of the team that provides on-call support for the GX DCN
  • Provide leadership to junior members of the team
  • Network / System Troubleshooting as required.
  • Other general duties as required
  • The post will require some travel to the clients remote offices, and work during maintenance windows.

Essential knowledge and skills:

  • University degree level education or equivalent in Computer Science / Data Communications.
  • CCNP/CCIP/CCSP or equivalent level of expertise on routers, switches and network design and technologies obtained in network and security related roles
  • Minimum of 5 years proven experience of working in a network environment configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting Cisco routers, switches and firewalls and monitoring devices to an advanced level
  • Proven expert in configuring Cisco switches (desktops to Nexus); Routers (ISRs to ASR); ASA and Palo Alto Firewalls.
  • In-depth knowledge and proven application of routing (OSPF, ISIS, BGP) in larger networks with high availability
  • Knowledge and understanding of the working and operation of MBGP, MPLS VPNs, L3 VPN's, VPLS, L2 tunnels over MPLS, Traffic Engineering, Inter AS VPN's, Carrier to Carrier MPLS
  • Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring Secure Networks
  • Generally proficient in Windows and Linux / Solaris computer systems to systems administrator level with scripting knowledge
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office components especially Visio
  • Experienced in configuring network monitoring tools like Orion, Cacti and HP OpenView would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of ancillary network tools like Radius, DNS and other monitoring / troubleshooting tools like Wireshark would be advantageous
  • Willingness to learn new skills and be self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and show flexibility
  • A co-operative but assertive personality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

If this opportunity is of interest and this sounds like a role for you, please contact Ellie White at or on 0207 014 0230.

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