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Digital & Technical Specialist - Hemel Hempstead - £50 - £60K + Benefits

Ben Turner

Posted on Jul 10, 2022 by Ben Turner

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
£50k - £60k Annual
Full-Time

Digital & Technical Specialist - Hemel Hempstead - £50 - £60K + Benefits

Position Summary

This role will require a high level of interaction with the business, internal teams and our key business partners to deliver solutions that meet our customers' needs. Working in a highly collaborative environment, this role will be focused on providing support and guidance to our stakeholders on effective networking solutions built on a rigid and secure infrastructure. This will include supporting the connectivity across the business and the networking infrastructure at the three regional data centres. This role will also expect collaboration with multiple vendors to maintain, migrate and design highly available networks to support the business.

Managing our regional data centres will include maintaining the current infrastructure, designing and implementing the Cisco ACI fabric whilst consulting with support vendors.

Working with our global infrastructure and applications teams to optimise the network in an agile and security first philosophy. The role requires experience with network troubleshooting, network monitoring, optimisation and load balancing and also working with our location branch colleagues to maintain business continuity.

Responsibilities

  • Perform the most complex system analysis that includes requirements definition, interfacing with users and providing cost and benefit analysis.
  • Keep current with networking technologies, make recommendations on solutions technologies that will enhance and optimise the network environment.
  • Create standards for I/T systems and services to provide flexibility and maintainability.
  • Act as consultant to management on significant issues.
  • Continually enhance existing networking portfolio ensuring software levels are current and at a safe harbour level.
  • Lifecycle management
  • Provide resolution of critical situation technical problems.
  • Provide information to be used to promote the understanding and benefit of technology systems.
  • Identify deficiencies in networking systems and recommend solutions/improvements.
  • Assist and train Technical Analysts to support networking systems. Provide mentorship.
  • Provide information to management identifying personnel, hardware and software needs to provide appropriate levels of systems and services within the corporation.
  • Evaluate and manage vendor relationship credibility ensuring vendor/technology alignment is suited to our requirements.
  • Engage in vendor contract negotiations.
  • Manage complex projects across teams. Engage with and take a leadership role managing expectations along with members of the project team and division staff.
  • Follow the Change Management process to ensure all changes are planned, communicated, and documented.
  • Being part on an on-call rotation to ensure the core network functions are running efficiently
  • Develop and manage long-term information technology project plans and schedules.
  • Act as prime consultant to management on significant issues.
  • Interface with IT and other staff throughout the Corporation. Confers with divisional management to analyse current and future network infrastructure needs.
  • Prepare and give technical presentations to the team, executives, or customers.
  • Serve as technical subject expert and resource on all areas relevant to position. Share specialised knowledge with others and represents the company on specific projects.
  • Ensure network equipment at core data centres is current and appropriately supported.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science (or related area) required.
  • Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching).
  • Cisco CCDP preferred.
  • Sound understanding of Cisco ACI (Network and Application mode).
  • Sound understanding of SD WAN/WAN.
  • Sound understanding of Cisco Nexus platforms.
  • Working knowledge of VxLAN preferred.
  • Previous network and communications experience essential.
  • 5+ years' experience within Information Technology industry required.
  • 5+ years' experience working in a data centre environment preferred.
  • 5+ years' experience of contract/service delivery management preferred.
  • 5+ years' experience in global company preferred.

This is a great chance to join a global organisation with opportunities for career progression. For more information and a full job description, please contact Ben Turner at BRT Consulting.

Reference: 1663625235

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