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Leeds, Manchester & the North West

Network Engineer - Alcatel-Lucent / HP Aruba Solutions


Leeds, Manchester & the North West


@mecscomms is currently recruiting for a Alcatel-Lucent / HP Aruba Solutions - Network Engineer in Leeds, 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 (WiFI) 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….




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An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Data Systems Engineer to provide the highest levels of support, implementation, design and technical expertise on data solutions for enterprise and public sector customers as well as internal teams. 

The customer facing network engineer will work as part of a small team spread across multiple locations to provide customers with expert level technical knowledge, support and design services on a range of data and wireless solutions. You will be required to acquire and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the Alcatel Lucent product range. 

Working for this highly successful technology business as part of the converged data solutions technical team, this network engineer role is offered on a permanent basis with a basic salary of between £45,000 - £50,000 per annum plus on-call allowance plus a generous benefits package. The position will be based out of the Leeds or Manchester office however; will require travel, predominantly throughout the North West region. As such, an element of flexible working if offered. 


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.


As Data Systems Engineer, you will be 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

# Carry out design, implementation and support activities for customer solutions, utilising multiple vendors (Alcatel, HP, Cisco, Aruba, Fortinet) 

# Work on-site at customer premises and remotely, carry out 2nd, 3rd line support and troubleshooting as required. 

# Lead internal teams and 3rd parties in the delivery and implementation of customer solutions 

# Deliver bespoke training programmes to customers on all data products, services, solutions and applications 

# Train and mentor internal team members to develop skills and knowledge across the business 

# Engage with customers, understand requirements and design tailored technical solutions. 

# Provide out of hours support, working as part of an on-call rota 


Candidate Profile:


Candidates must have solid previous network support and implementation experience gained with a Telco, Carrier, ISP, Network Service Provider, Managed Hosting, Cloud, Integrator or similar type of technology solution provider. Candidates with any design experience are highly desirable. 

# Candidates must have experience with Alcatel Lucent data and wireless products. 

Candidates should also have experience with some of the following:


# HP LAN switching and Aruba / HP WiLAN, ClearPass Network Access Control Solutions, Cisco LAN / WAN, Fortinet Security Firewalls 

# 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

# Experience in delivering training to customers 

# Experience in providing a high level of customer service 3rd line support as an escalation point

# Candidates should be able to drive & be willing to travel

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