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Advertiser: Polar Recruitment Services Ltd

Job Title: Senior Network Specialist
Location:Hemel Hempstead
Rate:£55K to £60K Per Year    Benefits: + On-Call (c. 3k) + Benefits
Description: Senior Network Specialist

Polar Recruitment are currently recruiting on behalf of an international IT specialist for a Senior Network Specialist to join an established Network team.

The Senior Network Specialist will have strong technical skills with network technologies, particularly Cisco routing and switching, allied to excellent communication skills as the position will liaise closely with both internal and external customers

The role will focus on building and implementing highly technical network and security solutions to meet customer needs and resolve issues in a professional manner.


* Design, build and implement solutions according to customer requirements.
* Manage the network infrastructure internally with primary responsibility of all aspects of Cisco Collaboration.
* Assist support teams with ticket and incident management
* Ensure appropriate technical input is provided for assigned escalations.
* Provide technical leadership in the implementation and take on of new customers and services
* Manage and implement change requests
* Participate in team meetings
* Ensure accurate completion of all project, incident and associated documentation

* Assist with SLA reporting
* Prepare and present accurate handover documents for customers and support teams

Essential Skills & Experience

* CCNP Collaboration
* Strong technical knowledge of Cisco Collaboration deployments with good understanding of communications technologies.
* Strong technical knowledge of Cisco Routing and Switching
* Understanding of Data Centre deployments desirable.
* Knowledge and experience of Cisco wireless deployments desirable.
* Knowledge of Authentication technologies (Cisco ICE, TACACS, RADIUS and/or RSA).
* Experience of working with Cisco Web Services
* Understanding of load balance and proxy technologies such as Citrix Netscaler would be an advantage
* Ability to understand business requirements to design and deploy solutions
* Experience in a 3rd Line Support capacity
* Experience of Webex, Jabber and other Telephony systems
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to present complex solutions to management
* Experience of working in a busy NOC environment and understanding of ITIL desirable
* Knowledge Check Point and Cisco Security desirable but not essential
* Willing to join an on call rota
* Willing to travel occasionally to other international offices.

The Senior Network Specialist will be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package, allied to superb career advancement opportunities with a market leader in the IT sector.
Skills Required: Cisco, Collaboration, ITIL, Network, Security, CCNP
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: Asap     Duration: Permanent
Contact: Gary Crockford Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 02380 001179 Contact Fax:
Reference: PLRSNS/GC Added: 18-12-2017
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