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Senior Network Engineer - Fortigate - Palo Alto

  • Location London
  • Job type Contract
  • Reference BBBH117750
  • Salary £550 - £650 per day
  • Specialisation Technology
  • Posted May 17, 2021

My client a looking for a Senior Network Engineer.

The role will involve travelling to their other offices based in the UK.

The Senior Network Engineer will drive the technical execution of key strategic and tactical projects, advancing the development of my clients networks toward next-generation capabilities.

This is a highly-visible role within the Infrastructure Network Services team who are chartered to architect, plan, engineer, and operate my clients networks (wide-area networks, data center networks, corporate networks), supporting the business and users.

The Senior IT Network Engineer, will be the principal technical resource on a key IT transformation programme to replace the existing firewall estate with a new vendor, move to an SD-WAN model and decommission the existing MPLS network and legacy hardware. In addition, to provide input on other ongoing projects as required.
You need to have an excellent technical knowledge of WAN and LAN technologies and experience of migrating between vendors as well as excellent communication skills to document the solution and provide knowledge transfer to other team members.

This will be a technical hands on and leadership role.

Skills and knowledge;
Excellent knowledge of routing, switching & firewall
Knowledge of LAN setup (Meraki experience would be preferred)
Excellent communication skills, including on the telephone
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft products including Windows 10 and Office inc.365
Excellent knowledge of Active Directory
Identify potential changes and system improvements and drive continuous improvement
Self-motivated and proactive
Excellent time management skills
Excellent problem solving abilities
A commitment to ongoing training
Works well as part of a team but also excellent at using own initiative
Excellent customer service skills

Excellent Fortinet experience, including:
Experience of migrating from other vendors to Fortigate (Palo Alto preferred) but migrating from a vendor to Fortigate this is essential
Setup of NGFW and SD-WAN
Setup and use of Fortinet software and tools
Excellent Palo Alto experience
Project management experience
Experience of working with mobile devices (Apple and Android)
Able identify, log and resolve technical problems with software applications
Knowledge of SCCM and use of in a Desktop environment
Good knowledge of Mitel, Redbox, Skype, Teams
Have a knowledge of Apple devices (iPad and iPhones)
Be able to dismantle and rebuild a desktop and laptop
Good knowledge and previous experience of CRM systems
Experience of remote worker support (LogMeIn, Remote assistance)
Previous experience of working in a fast paced customer service environment