Network Engineer 12 month FTC
Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here
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Business Area - – IT Operations
Role: Network Engineer - 12 month FTC
Location: Glasgow or London
Reporting to: Operations Manager
Hours of work -
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Department/ Role Overview:
The Network Engineer role covers the day-to-day, 'business as usual' tasks to support all backend IT systems. This role will provide hands-on 3rd line operational support for Ashurst's network infrastructure as well as providing implementation support for any new systems or technologies which Ashurst may adopt.
- Responsible for responding too, troubleshooting & resolving with Network issues raised via our Ticket system.
- Responsible for the effective and efficient running of the BAU network globally.
- Top level support and ownership of WAN and LAN technologies and to collaborate and assist in all top level support.
- Key player in ensuring Ashurst's network meets required security standards and controls.
- Work with 3rd party vendors to identify root cause analysis on any support issues.
- Experience collaborating with different teams based in different locations.
- Good writing skills and experience of producing support documentation and technical implementation plans.
- Experience working in secure and restrictive enterprise environments.
Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.
Essential skills and experience:
In Depth Knowledge of:
- Strong troubleshooting skills of complex network, system, and/or security problems.
- Be able to demonstrate in-depth network experience especially in the design and implementation of multi-site LANS and WANs
- Comprehensive experience of Cisco switching, Cisco Nexus 3k & 9k.
- Solid understanding of routing protocols including BGP\EIGRP\OSPF
- In-depth knowledge of wireless technologies with experience of global Aruba deployments
- CCNP or CCIE or equivalent knowledge.
- In-depth experience with a leading Firewall technology Palo alto\Fortinet.
- Strong understanding of network security to implement Layer7 technologies
- In-depth knowledge of Riverbed/Steelhead WAN accelerators
- Experience of MPLS network and VPN networks
- Previous experience of implementing QoS and troubleshooting QoS issues in a Cisco environment
- Ability to liaise with 3rd parties for troubleshooting and fault resolution
- In-depth knowledge of Solarwinds NPM & NTA, Cisco Prime,
- F5 LTM, GTM, APM and BIG-IP client.
Desired skills and experience
- Experience working with Cloud Solution Providers (Azure, O365, Amazon Web Services, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS).
- Experience with Azure ExpressRoute and cloud connectivity.
- Experience with VMWare NSX, Micro-Segmentation and Software Defined Networking.
- ITIL certification
- Knowledge of infrastructure standards (e.g. ISO)
- Experience of working in a professional services environment