Lead Network Engineer

Camden, London (Greater)
£45,504 - £52,786
23 Sep 2019
21 Oct 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Camden are seeking Lead Network Engineers to take responsibility for the design, specification, development and day-to-day operations of the Camden network infrastructure.

In this role you will deliver a high quality and efficient network service, supporting staff and officers working from a variety of council offices, mobile and remote locations, exploiting network technologies and management support systems.

You will have the ability to analyse and identify underlying problems within the network which are causing incidents and to propose, design and implement resolutions in a timely manner.

Camden Digital Services are going through exciting new changes, which require the need for Lead Network engineers who can redesign, architect, document and implement an innovative network.

We are in a transition to modernise our network infrastructure while also improving the WAN infrastructure with the implementation of MPLS for all our remote and core sites. All this work requires significant network redesign.

We are also co-locating our Data Centres to state of the art off-site secure locations. Redesign work is underway to ensure network resiliency is fully operational. Before the move, we are simplifying the Data Centre network with the introduction of new hardware that will replace current firewalls, internet filtering and VPN solutions.  We will also be investing in migrations to cloud, hybrid and hyper convergence platforms, we need someone to build, support and shape that for large 5,000 large user base environment.

Camden has strong ambitions to be at the leading edge of technology and is investing heavily to build a robust and sustainable Digital Service.  Be a part of that journey apply for the role and meet the team.

This role is subject to a DBS Enhanced Check.

You will be CCIE qualified and MUST attach your certificate to the application. BSc in relevant discipline, or equivalent industry experience is also required. Hands on Palo Alto firewall and global protect is desirable.

A strong understanding of the IT / IS infrastructure, operating systems, configurations and the IT applications and service processes.

Proficient in the frameworks and principles on which networks, systems, equipment and resources are based along with an understanding in telecommunications protocols.

You will also have good communication skills, with the willingness to work extra hours when required.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: 21 October 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 28 October 2019

Please quote reference: 190000KM

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