Senior Network and Security Engineer

at Hays Recruitment
Published March 3, 2023
Location Birmingham
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Senior Network & Security Engineer, Hybrid and Flexible opportunity in Staffordshire, £40,000-£50,000.

Hays is delighted to work in partnership with a great public sector organisation based in Staffordshire. This organisation is known for supporting over 1.1 million people. Across all diverse communities, their goal is to improve their services and outcomes in order to protect and reassure communities.

They are currently looking for a motivated and passionate Senior Network & Security Engineer who will be joining a team of five skilled network & security engineers. This role's main responsibilities will be to support and deliver networks and next generation firewalls in a large enterprise environment.

Key responsibilities:

Provide specialist technical skills and knowledge to support and develop core network and firewall infrastructure in a multi-vendor environment including design, installation and maintenance across LAN, WAN, and WIFI.
Lead and provide technical assistance to projects, making sure that solutions meet required quality levels and offer information to senior colleagues in key decision making. Take ownership of requests and act as a point of escalation for complex technical issues.
Manage and support relevant configuration, availability, capacity and release management activities in line with the ITIL framework and through change management.
Manage network incidents and service requests to meet the needs of the force and make best use of resources available facilitating timely resolution.
Propose enhancements to the infrastructure whilst collaborating with the architecture team and in formulating strategic direction for the infrastructure estate.
Ensure all network and security firmware or application releases are managed and deployed in line with industry standard best practice.
Monitor all network and security appliances, interpret statistical data and provide reporting/trending to ensure best possible service is being delivered.

Person Specification:


Cisco CCNP qualified.
Post graduate degree or equivalent qualification or experience.
Minimum 4 years working in a 3rd line network engineer role.
Multi-vendor switch, router, WiFi and firewall implementation, configuration and troubleshooting experience.
In-depth knowledge of routing protocols e.g. OSPF, BGP. Remote access, IPSec and site-to-site VPNs.
Network protocol analyser experience.


Nexus ACI experience.
Juniper experience.
Aruba experience.
F5 experience.
Cisco ISE experience.
Cloud/365 experience.
SDWAN experience.
Secure Web Gateway experience.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary between £45,000 and £50,000.
Flexible work environment.
Additional allowances paid for on-call standby and call outs.
Employers pension contribution of 15.5%.
Blue light discount card.
On-site gym.

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