IT Network Engineer Level 1

  • Job Reference: TP/125/1974
  • Date Posted: 15 December 2023
  • Recruiter: Southeastern
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £41,600
  • Sector: Other Rail Jobs, IT
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Introduction

The purpose of the role is to:

  • Monitor, support, maintain and develop the network infrastructure and architecture for Southeastern, including operational security, and service improvement activity.
  • Work with the organisations’ network delivery and support partners to ensure uptime is maximised, integrity is maintained, and performance is optimised.
  • Participate in IT projects to ensure the networking impact is understood, that capacity requirements are factored into the technical delivery plan and budgets and ensure that introduction to service is successfully completed.

Role Responsibility

  • Pro-actively monitor the whole network estate, provide support, identify risks, and recommend long term fixes and remediations. Assist with developing secure solutions and improvements
  • Pro-actively review and monitor network capacity across the organisation. Identify performance constraints and assist with creating solutions to improve utilisation or increase capacity when required
  • Monitor, support and improve the switching estate. Review configurations to continually secure the implementation to ensure optimal performance. Implement changes to switch configurations as needed and assist with developing secure solutions and improvements.

The Ideal Candidate

To be considered for this role we recommend you demonstrate the below in your application;

  • CCNA Enterprise <> CCNP (R+S/Wireless) / Security accreditation or equivalent (essential)
  • SD-WAN deployment/support experience (any product) (essential)
  • Experience working with service providers (essential)
  • Experience working with suppliers (essential)
  • NOC experience – with desire to be more hands on/project based
  • Cisco routing/switching configuration and management
    • Must have good understanding of MPLS CE router configuration and network operations
    • Must have good understanding of enterprise routing protocols (BGP/OSPF)
    • Must have experience with QOS design, implementation, and management
  • Aruba / HPE switching configuration and management
  • Cisco ASA configuration and management
  • Cisco Nexus configuration and management
  • Cisco NGFW configuration and management
  • Cisco WLC configuration and management
  • ZScaler Internet Access (ZIA) management
  • Fortinet/FortiGate configuration and management
  • F5 BIG-IP configuration and management (APM / LTM)
  • SD-WAN deployments, migrations, configuration and management

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating almost 1,700 trains a day, carrying more than 400,000 passengers, serving 176 stations and covering 540 miles of track.

Just over 4,600 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers