Network Engineer

Full Time West Midlands (County) IT Job Pro UK

Purpose of Role

The primary function of the IT network team is to maintain the network infrastructure across the group's sites, stores and offices across the globe. Being willing to travel at short notice and support disparate technology problems and issues whilst maintain strong governance and management of circuits.The primary function of the role is to maintain, support and implement networking platform in the Claire's Business

What you'll be doing

Managing and supporting the server and end user switch environment, principally Cisco with the following device's, 3750, 2960, 4400, 6509, ASA 5500's, 2901, 2921 and 800 series devices
Supporting and managing WatchGuard, Juniper, Fortinet & Cisco Firewalls & Sandboxing
Management of Logon Management / TACAS, Cisco / Fortinet / Motorola Wireless, configuration and support of a CISCO CUCM, VGW's CUCM Express and emergency responder, SIEM tools, AlientVault networking threat analysis systems, IDS / IPS Systems and Triggers, Solarwinds, PRTG Network systems, Group's MPLS, Internet and DMZ's, Large estate, 3000+ deployed stores, VPN solutions vulnerability management, and regular penetration testing Cisco / Tandberg Video Conference Equipment and Cisco TPM, Copper and Fibre Channel Networks, Maintenance of Site Database, connections and site information, maintaining PCI & SOX compliance across the group
Pro-actively seek to improve efficiencies in all operational areas
Work closely with European and Corporate colleagues, contact stores as and when required, maintaining systems, and network and POS systems
Visit group stores / office as and when required
Prepared to occasionally to work unsociable and weekends, act as the face of IT providing quality service to end users
Develop and mentor junior team members
Work alongside other members of the Infrastructure Team to provide 24hr support
Communicate with group colleagues in over 15 counties, sometimes overcoming language barriers
Work with Developers and the Business Systems Manager to define, document and review the technical scope and objectives of changes
Work with key users from the functional business areas to define in detail the functional requirements for approved changes to current systems
Work with key users from the functional business areas to prepare for user acceptance testing
Support the key users during the UAT phase
Where appropriate, work with suppliers to ensure Claire's standards are adhered to and changes and corrections are delivered within the required timescale and to the required technical standardWhat you'll need

Certifications – MCSE, CCNA, VCP, VCIP, ITIL, CISSP, CISM
Understanding of project management Methodologies and tools
Experience configuring and setting up CISCO ASA Firewalls, Cisco ASR and security appliances
Experience setting up and maintaining Radius Servers, RSA, or other 2Factor authentication solutions
Experience maintaining company wide network, WAN, MPLS, through Juniper, WatchGuard, Cisco & Fortinet Firewalls
Experience configuring and deploying of SIEM, and threat correlation systems such as QRADAR, Splunk, Log Rhynm, Alien Vault or FortiMonitor
Experience managing Video Conference Systems, Ideally experience with Tandberg, Cisco TPM
Experience with FortiManager, FortiAuthenticator Ideal
Previous experience being on call 24/7
Operational support of Retail POS systems
Experience deploying networking monitoring solutions, such as Solarwinds, PRTG
Experience of working with Security methodologies, particularly with SOX and PCI frameworks
Expert knowledge with Cisco CUCM Call Manager
Knowledge of tunneling protocols IPSEC, LWAPP, L2TP. GRE
Maintaining a thorough understanding of the fundamentals behind the Internet and its workings (DNS, Security, IP Routing, HTTP, VPN, DMVPN, HSRP, BGP, EIGRP)
In-depth understanding of server and networking hardening principals
In-depth understanding of PCI standards and requirements ClsIN19

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