Lead Network Engineer

Published September 12, 2022
Location London
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Starting salary: £63,016.50 made up of a £57,268.50 salary and a £5,728 (10%) Market Supplement

Please read the following job description thoroughly to ensure you are the right fit for this role before applying.
Job Level: Level 5, Zone 2
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG with remote working arrangements available
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Tuesday 30 August, 23:59
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 5th September
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As our Lead Network Engineer, you will lead our approach to designing, building, testing, implementing and operating Camden’s corporate network.

The role

Reporting to the Infrastructure Manager, the Lead Network Engineer will build and lead our Network Team at London Borough of Camden. You will stay up to date with the latest technology offerings, both cloud and on-premises, as well as best practice for configuration and monitoring, allowing Camden to take advantage of the latest technologies. You’ll contribute to our cloud migration strategy, governance, and best practices.

This is a blended role spending approximately 20% of your time working with the Principal Technical Architect as part of our technical architecture practice, providing architectural leadership and governance. Your remaining time will be spent leading the Network Team, delivering solutions and services for Camden and monitoring our network, ensuring availability and quality.

We’re currently in the process of replacing our legacy networks with new technology. You’ll get to lead exciting projects that will improve the services Camden delivers for our community. We’re replacing our legacy data centre network hardware with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology (complementing our investment in Nutanix HCI) and our WAN and office networks across 121 sites with new technology provided by Cisco Meraki. As part of our cloud transformation journey, you’ll also be heavily involved in our work to migrate critical workloads and services to Microsoft Azure.

You will be responsible for ensuring that our critical network infrastructure is designed and optimised for security, high availability and disaster recovery, including collaborating with the Information Security Team to ensure compliance with relevant standards.

About you

You will be an experienced problem solver who can work on your initiative and with others to identify creative and innovative solutions. You will also be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work and have excellent organisational skills to manage a complex and varied workload. You will act as a Network Evangelist, supporting DDS to raise the profile of IT within the business by building relationships with customers and colleagues.

Our technical engineers work closely with colleagues in all positions, so communication and interpersonal skills are critical for this role. We expect deep expertise in one or two areas and baseline skills and knowledge across a wide range of IT technologies. This helps our Lead Engineers to jump in where there may be a gap to help keep work flowing and our projects on track.

You will have relevant professional certifications and experience to demonstrate your capabilities and fit for the role.

Core skills include:

Extensive experience implementing, administering, and monitoring a range of relevant network technologies including Cisco enterprise routing, switching and Wi-Fi, Cisco Meraki, Palo Alto, SASE.
Strong stakeholder management skills: this role is fundamental to delivering Camden’s digital transformation programme and will involve collaborating with internal/external stakeholders on complex, multi-stranded, sensitive and contentious security and technical information.
Experience and understanding of cloud architecture and implementation features including security services primarily with Microsoft Azure.
Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorisation and security

Experience implementing and administrating voice systems based on Sonus Session Border Controllers (SBC), Mitel MiVoice and Microsoft Teams Direct Routing.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

Hybrid Working

Our Technology Teams work in a hybrid way working 1-2 days per week in the office with the rest of the time spent working from home.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9721459/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.

Asking for Adjustments

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