Network Infrastructure Engineer (DevOps Team)

Network Infrastructure Engineer (DevOps Team)

Gazprom Marketing & Trading

London, United Kingdom

Role objectives

The purpose is to develop and deliver enhancements to the existing network architecture to a robust, scalable and always available network platform supporting high transactional trading applications and architecture to enable the expansion of GM&T’s business worldwide. This role is part of Group IT Shared Services DevOps Team, driving the delivery of Network Services across the group both from a core infrastructure perspective and working with delivery teams to introduce new capabilities and enhancements.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Primarily to work on the DC Network Refresh project working on:
    • network load balancer migrations;
    • firewall changes;
    • implementation of ACI core network.
  • Develop and evolve the existing GPG Group network architecture in line with application, capacity and technology refresh requirements;
  • Drive and support the delivery of business projects ensuring that they adhere to standards and consume network services in the most optimized fashion;
  • Deliver technical network projects and requirements through the use of project management methodologies;
  • Act as an escalation point to troubleshoot complex incident and problem investigations to root cause analysis;
  • Lead service lifecycle management efforts to improve system resiliency and maximize operational efficiency, inputting into financial planning and budgets;
  • Provide and support governance efforts around service standards and team processes;
  • Maintain operational documentation to aid troubleshooting efforts and swift resolution of incidents.

Skills & Competencies

  • Proven hands-on skills in datacenter, routing and switching, security and migration with an extensive knowledge of Enterprise Network Architectures;
  • Extensive practical routing and switching experience with Cisco IOS and NX-OS supporting high end, active-active datacenters including 6000 and 7000 series chassis;
  • Knowledge of Nexus 9300 series with leaf and spine architectures;
  • Extensive knowledge of Cisco firewalls and remote access technologies – ASA and Firepower;
  • Cisco Load Balancing and Wide Area Acceleration Technologies;
  • Citrix Netscaler Technologies;
  • Wireless LAN infrastructure;
  • VPN and MPLS WAN technologies;
  • VOIP, telephony infrastructure including IP and SIP based systems including video conferencing and telepresence;
  • Trading telephony systems such as dealer boards and voice recorders;
  • Practical knowledge of Internet Gateways & Proxies;
  • Monitoring tools such as Cisco LMS, Prime, Solarwinds, and Observer;
  • Constantly looking for ways to improve technologies, systems and processes;
  • Can-do attitude, willingness to take ownership and responsibility of projects and issues;
  • Working under pressure and delivering to timescales with changing business requirements;
  • Accept that the role will require, on occasion, anti-social hours to be worked.

Experience

  • Substantial demonstrable experience of implementing and maintaining high impact, mission-critical, secure enterprise-class networks;
  • Use of project management methodologies for delivery of requirements;
  • Demonstrate exemplary technical knowledge when managing major issues, faults and projects;
  • Experience of working across the OSI layer with strong emphasis on Layer 2, 3 and 4-7, routing, switching, and application load balancing;
  • Familiarity with a variety of testing tools, networking technologies and techniques to accurately troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems associated within the service, application and network hardware and software;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to engage and build relationships across all levels within the internal organization as well as external partner organizations;
  • Experience of working in an ITIL environment;
  • Experience of working with security risk assessments, compliance and audit, information security standards such as ISO27001, etc…

Education

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification or equivalent experience with strong preference for Routing & Switching and/or Data Centre track;
  • CISSP highly desirable;
  • ITIL certified;
  • Degree level education in Computer Science or a related discipline desirable;
  • Project Management qualifications desirable. 

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