Network Engineer


Initial 6 month contract . Working on a high profile large programme in a large financial institution. Primarily Cisco and Checkpoint datacentre work

Our client is seeking an experienced network engineer to support a large build/transform programme.  A range of activities from design through to implementation into production as follow:
  • Provide subject matter expertise in Cisco based data centre network switching and routing.
  • Detailed design and implementation planning for assigned initiatives.
  • Execution of planned and agreed test scripts.
  • Trouble-shooting and defect resolution.
  • Completion of physical network changes within the data centres.
  • Preparing and loading configs per agreed designs.
  • Provide input to Infosec, Technical Risk and Compliance processes.
  • Identify risks and issues, impact assessment and response planning.
  • Raising change management tickets as required.
  • Develop and document operational procedures for inclusion in run books
Key beneficial experience/knowledge follows:
  • Configuration and implementation of secure, high availability networks in regulated environments
  • Advanced knowledge of:
    • data centre routing and switching
    • Cisco EVPN, VXLAN, NX-OS, DCNM
    • BGP, OSPF, EIGRP routing protocols
    • QoS for LAN and WAN environments
  • Intermediate knowledge of:
    • network security and Checkpoint firewalls
    • MPLS
  • Knowledge of Radware Appdirector load balancers an advantage
  • Product knowledge of Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switches
  • Operational knowledge of Cisco IOS and NX-OS
  • Experience of SolarWinds, Ionix, Arcsight, Prime will be beneficial
  • Scripting languages (Python preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of Windows and Unix platforms
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
Initial term is to the end of September 2021, but the programme itself has a completion timeframe late 2022/23 so extensions are likely. The client is a leading financial institution and the programme is very large and high profile. Location is central Wellington. If this looks like your next exciting challenge then please apply today.