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@mecscomms is currently recruiting for a Network Engineer in Manchester, to work for a major managed IT, technology & cloud network services provider. The Network Engineer will plan, design, deploy & provide advanced 3rd line technical support, for large scale enterprise class fixed & wireless network solutions across LAN & WAN infrastructures. If you’re an experienced Network Engineer with good routing, switching, configuration (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP) & firewall experience across multiple vendors (Cisco, Alcatel, Lucent, HP, Aruba, Enghouse, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Airwave), I’m keen to hear from you. More details can be found below….



The Network Engineer position is a hands on technical role with ownership for the successful deployment of enterprise class fixed & wireless network solutions, into customer environments. The role is project centric, providing exposure to a variety of commercial & technical environments & multiple vendors’ equipment. The Network Engineer will be responsible for planning, development, deployment, integration, testing, troubleshooting & the successful handover of large scale fixed & wireless network solutions across LAN & WAN infrastructure environments. You’ll play an important role in ensuring the customers’ requirements are realised through the design & delivery of network infrastructure solutions which meet business & technical objectives. Furthermore the Network Engineer will provide advanced 3rd Line technical support as well as developing designs, technical routines & instructions for other support teams. You will also be responsible for delivering infrastructure solutions (supported by the production of solution high & low level design documentation).


Company Profile:

This managed IT & cloud services provider is a leader in the converged ICT space. They utilise cutting edge technology combined with systems & network integrator capabilities, to deliver digital business transformation through their virtualisation & managed service portfolio. With over 20 years’ experience in the market, they have developed a comprehensive product suite comprising Networks, Infrastructure, Cloud, Hosting, Unified Comms, Collaboration, Cyber Security, Enterprise Mobility Security & Managed IT services. You’ll be joining a collaborative team of circa 700 colleagues throughout the UK, dedicated to delivering managed outsource technology services to a wide range of customers including; large enterprise, mid-tier, SME’s & the public sector.




Reporting to the Network Services Delivery Manager, this Network Engineer role is accountable for undertaking a wide range of technical duties to design, install, configure & support enterprise class data networks for a variety of customers. To facilitate the achievement of business objectives & to drive further product adoption within customer accounts, the role will: 


# Identify customer needs & translate these into technical requirements


# Carry out pre installation & onsite surveys


# Audit & document existing network infrastructure environments


# Lead design workshops & technical planning meetings


# Propose network designs & bill of materials


# Finalise solution designs & gain approval


# Install & set up core, distribution, access layer & data centre networks


# Configure & test all routing, switching, firewall etc. deployments


# Troubleshot new network deployments, to resolve any technical issues


# Complete post installation assessments


# Provide knowledge transfer to customer & support teams


# Provide advanced 3rd Line support to troubleshoot more complex faults


# Recommend maintenance & support procedures


# Advise product management teams about emerging technologies


Candidate Profile:


Candidates should possess previous Network Engineer experience covering similar responsibly to those outlined above. You should have very strong technical skills & good customer facing approach.


Ideally you will have advanced networking, routing & switching skills gained within a an ISP, Network Service Provider, Managed Hosting, Cloud, Systems / Network Integrator or similar type of technology managed services provider environment.


Practical experience is most important however any professional accreditation such as; Cisco CCNA, CCNP, Alcatel ACFE, HP HPE, ATP or Aruba ACSA, ACMP, ACCA would be beneficial but is not essential. You should be familiar & experienced with:


# Enterprise grade LAN & WAN infrastructures


# Fixed, Wireless & WiFi network environments


# Advanced routing, switching, networking & encryption (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IP, VPN, MPLS, LLDP)


# Multiple vendors (Cisco, Alcatel, Lucent, HP, Aruba, Enghouse, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Airwave)


# Producing technical designs (HLD / LLD) for Fixed, Wireless & WiFi network solutions


# Designing & managing complex network configurations


# Site assessments, documentation, design & implementation


# Network monitoring solution


# Working with large enterprise, mid-tier & public sector customers


# Strong customer & stakeholder management & consulting skills




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