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Network Engineer

  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension

  • Contact:

    Rachel Powell

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a rapidly growing telecoms business. Our client is seeking an experienced Network Engineer to work as part of a team to provision, configure and maintain the companies national network equipment covering all aspects of the network deployment from Core , PE , BNG , OLT/ONT down to CPE.

This is a varied role which includes elements of operation, monitoring, design and build. The role will include Optical, IP/Routing and Access technologies and will also include OSS systems and security management.


  • Bringing BAU customer connections into service.
  • Provide 3rd line support for the in-house support team.
  • Deploy network upgrades at key POP sites.
  • Evaluate new technologies and platforms to determine their applicability to solving our customers business challenges and needs.
  • Technical implementation of design solutions where required.
  • Need to troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve complex network and system problems.
  • Working in a team on a rota to provide on-call coverage for out of hours network faults.
  • Providing a support service to the service desk during any major service outage.
  • Provide support for network build and backhaul commissioning.

Essential Experience

  • Previous experience working for an ISP.
  • Experience of BGP, ISIS, MPLS, VPLS, VRRP, VLAN, IPv4 and IPV6.
  • Advanced knowledge of L2/L3 routing and switching protocols.
  • Understanding diagnostic tools: Tcpdump, wireshark, NMAP, Netflow
  • Network design workflow experience and HLD/LLD documentation skills.
  • Experience of configuration, management and administration of network services: e.g. DHCP, DNS, IP address allocation planning, VPN, RADIUS/TACACS+, Syslog, NTP.

Desirable Experience

  • Professional level network vendor qualifications such as CCNP/JNCIP
  • Experience with GPON/XGS-PON and passive network architectures
  • Experience in working with Dark Fibre in metro/urban deployments.
  • Ubiquiti and Mikrotik experience
  • Experience managing Virtual Server environments
  • Knowledge of optical DWDM/CWDM equipment
  • Basic Unix/Linux administration and scripting
  • Familiarity with Firewalls and Content Filtering Management


  • Up to £45,000 DOE
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 1 day off for your birthday
  • Pension

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