Network Architect

  • Location

    Manchester City Centre

  • Sector:

    Information Technology

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £55k - 70k per year

  • Contact:

    Jarret Devlin

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    0161 804 93 50

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Network Architect

Permanent | £55,000 - £65,000 | Central London

Cisco, Load Balancers, WAN, Open Stack, VMWare, Kubernetes

The Role

A hands on Network Architect to provide technical leadership to the Network Engineering Team. You will provide technical expertise and governance to ensure high quality technical solutions.

Experience Required

  • Proven ability to design complex enterprise-class multi-vendor network solutions, with advanced knowledge and expertise across a wide range of switching and routing technologies.
  • Expertise in multiple network disciplines with experience of creating design documentation (low level design (LLD), high level design (HLD), network automation, mitigating risk, disaster recovery and network solution governance).
  • Cisco certified.
  • Excellent understanding of routing protocols, particularly BGP, OSPF, and IS-IS, along with VXLAN and EVPN datacentre technologies.
  • Experience in high-availability network in load balanced, n-tier application environments.
  • Solid understanding of WAN technologies.
  • Experience with software defined networking and affiliated technologies to support modern platform stacks such as OpenStack, VMWare and Kubernetes.
  • Excellent awareness of network and security best practice with significant experience in designing compliant solutions that balance the need for security against business agility.
  • Broad operational experience having worked with numerous vendor platforms and technologies.
  • Broad thinking skills that go beyond point solutions, instead thinking about integration, dependency mapping and efficient operation management during the life of a system or service.

Main Responsibilities

  • Providing technical design and governance for the network engineering domain.
  • Leading complex projects as a technical expert for your area.
  • Acting as technical design authority ensuring interoperability of new/emerging technologies with existing infrastructure.
  • Playing a key role in our development of an internal cloud platform with SDN.
  • Creating and executing some of our more complex change requests.
  • Designing and documenting processes to automate and orchestrate network tasks where appropriate.
  • Acting as a senior technical escalation point and a mentor to engineers.
  • Producing and maintaining accurate technical designs, standards and process documentation for network components and services.
  • Playing a leading role in setting business as usual operational standards.
  • Sharing and discussing ideas with your peers to aid collaborative decision making.

Cisco, Load Balancers, WAN, Open Stack, VMWare, Kubernetes