Location: A site in the West Midlands (with occasional ad hoc travel to other UK sites) As Network Engineer - Automation Specialist, you will: + Be responsible for efficiently managing computer network assets + Be responsible for managing the workflow and resources of the team to meet OLA/SLA targets + Ensure compliance with policies and procedures + Ensure cost-effective use of Information Systems resources - including computer hardware, software, training facilities and own time + Respond to customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner + Assist in the management of support service contracts with external providers where applicable + Be responsible for the implementation and administration of L3Harris cryptographic equipment (Catapan) + Create, verify and use PowerShell scripts for task automation and configuration management + Be responsible for the administration of small-scale virtualised networks with VMware NSX-T and the administration of PRTG including the setting up of sensors, managing licence validity and the creation of views for network traffic monitoring and analysis + Be responsible for the implementation and administration of EIGRP, Nexus-OS and policy-based routing + Be responsible for the implementation and administration of encrypted IP tunnelling across various WAN types and bearer systems + Be responsible for the implementation and administration of Dell networking equipment, Juniper SRX firewall and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) + Be responsible for the routine administration of a small-scale Windows Server environment on Hyper V, and the services of active directory certificate services, MDT, WSUS and network policy server
- Either Cisco Certified DevNet Professional certification or CCNP Enterprise certification (essential) + At least 3 years of experience supporting complex campus area networks (CAN) and wide area networks (WAN) based on IP cryptography (essential) + SC clearance and the willingness to obtain DV clearance (essential) + Experience with the configuration of SDN controllers and SD-WAN controllers (essential) + The experience of using Ansible to automate query or configuration of network devices in a production environment + Experience with Linux OS and its command line interface, network logging and analysis tools - R Syslog and the interpretation and parsing of logs in particular + Familiar with Splunk as a network support enhancer - possess the ability to search and navigate as well as create reports, alerts and dashboards, + Cisco Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE) qualification + Python Certified Entry-Level Programmer (PCEP) + Splunk Enterprise System Administrator + Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) - Windows Server 2016 or, + Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
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