Network Architect - Broadcast

  • Location

    Brentford, London

  • Sector:

    Broadcast Technology

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  • Salary:

    £390 - £440 per day

  • Contact:

    Joe James

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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  • Consultant:

    Joe James

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Network Architect - Global Broadcast Company

3-month contract

up-to £440 per day - Inside IR35


Our global broadcast and media consultancy client is looking for a talented contract Network Engineer/Architect to join them on an initial 3-month contract to assist with complete Infrastructure Technical Designs, including the fulfilment of non-functional requirements.

You will need to have at least 1 years' prior experience within a similar Network Architecture role working with HLDs/High-level designs. Designing and deploying global WAN architectures, preferably within a global service provider.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ensure alignment to standards and influence solutions towards the infrastructure future state model.
  • Create client solutions based on business requirements involving sophisticated networks, data centre, security, and virtualization technologies, as well as development of fault and performance management policies and automation rules.
  • Work with our implementation and operations teams to deliver and support solutions involving, but not limited to, WAN, LAN, Video Streaming Multicast, Security, WLAN and Virtual (e.g. Virtualization, SDN, NFV) technologies.
  • Collaborate with our Product, Platform and IT functions, and external delivery and support teams, to deliver the design and implementation of client projects.
  • Translate customer business issues/opportunities into technical solution/business requirements.
  • Analyse, evaluate, and communicate network capacity and performance data with the objective of driving improvements to our networks.
  • Provide Matrix supervision of a team for specific projects, resource management, process documentation, and peer mentoring.
  • Create presentations and demonstrations related to technology, process, or client solutions.
  • Create and deliver network designs (HLD), statements of work, and technical project plans, incorporating service and program management activities.

To be successful in the role you must have:

  • At least 1 years' experience of architecting high level network designs
  • Good experience in the design & deployment of global WAN architectures.
  • Familiarity with Cisco Nexus Spine & Leaf architectures, UCS, and SD-WAN.
  • Design and deployment experience with Firewalls/IPS, Load Balancers, and WAN optimization (Juniper SRX, Cisco ASA, Firepower, F5, NGINX).
  • Experience in Cisco ACI architecture, Fabric, L2-L3 connectivity and Cisco NX-OS, including L2/L3 Outs, EPGs, VRFs, Contracts, and integration with 3rd Parties.
  • Experience in IP Multicast for Data Centre designs and Cisco IPFM Solution.
    Solid grasp of network routing protocols (e.g. BGP, OSPF)
  • Experience in designing solutions with multiple protocols (Spanning Tree, FHRP, PIM, BFD, VXLAN, vPVC)
  • Understanding of public and private cloud designs and implementation (e.g. AWS, Azure).

Current Cisco (e.g. CCIE/CCDP/CCNP) and/or Juniper (e.g. JNCIE/JNCIP/JNCDS) certifications as well as ITILv3/v4 are an advantage.