Cloud Network Engineer

The Role

You would be joining us on a journey to transform to cloud and cloud native services, to meet our ambitious growth strategy and power our relentless focus on our 4C’s culture focusing on Customer, Community, Colleagues, Company. We want to deliver simple and straight forward journeys for our customers through technology and by doing the right thing.

Cloud technologies and agile working practices are pivotal to Hastings technology transformation journey. In the Cloud Engineering team, we are passionate about creating new services that transform colleague and customer experience. Hastings Direct technology, culture and approach is changing to embrace true engineering and cloud first principles. We are looking for an experienced and passionate Cloud Network Engineer to join our growing team to deliver a strategic cloud platform on Azure.

What will you do?

  • Deliver projects (both as a lead engineer and as a contributor) to ensure our Network infrastructure is fit for purpose, well maintained and is an industry best practice solution that supports the transition to cloud services.
  • Be part of a team that delivers and supports various Network technologies such as; Cisco, Juniper, Cloud Networking stacks, LAN, WAN, WLAN, SDN, Routing & Switching.
  • Work on projects to migrate to/build new services in the cloud, supporting the delivery of change in Azure to enable project activities.
  • Deliver projects in the on-premise network environment to support the transition to cloud.
  • Develop and implement new networking services using Infrastructure as Code to empower our developers to deliver at pace.
  • Help ensure the availability and security of the company network and cloud network utilising security best-practices and pro-active monitoring.
  • Investigate, recommend and implement new technologies that help improve business performance including Azure vWAN, Azure Firewall, NSGs, Load Balancers and Application Gateways and other cutting-edge networking developments.
  • Be a networking SME, who will strive to develop network solutions that are automated and use infrastructure as code to automate the delivery of cloud network and infrastructure components.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to ensure that delivered systems are both technically sustainable and meet business needs.
  • Produce and continually update technical documentation which complies with the Data Protection Act, GDPR and similar policies at all times.
  • Use agile working practices with teams across the engineering discipline and with strategic partners to release enterprise class network and cloud services.

What experience do you need?

  • 5+ years working in an IT environment in an enterprise scale business. With 3+ years working as a dedicated Network specialist, ideally with cloud experience.
  • A widespread understanding of enterprise Network solutions including firewalls, switches, load balancers, MPLS and Internet circuits.
  • Ability to work on both project and operational support.

It would be desirable if you had:

  • A Degree in:- Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field.
  • Relevant Cisco Accreditations:- CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, CCIE
  • Relevant Juniper Accreditations:- JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP, JNCSP
  • Training or certifications in Microsoft Azure, DevOps Tooling or Kubernetes.
  • Experience working within both Agile and Waterfall projects.

What we will give you;

This a real opportunity to make the role your own, whilst making a difference in a fast-paced, flexible and delivery focussed environment.

Some of the great benefits we will give you;

  • Highly competitive basic salary
  • Car allowance
  • Up to 20% bonus earning potential
  • Pension 1:1 match up to 10%
  • 27 days holiday and bank holidays (plus buy and sell up to 5 days)
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Discounted Hastings Direct products

Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.

Job Information

Job Reference: 60006535_1652362569
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: City of London, London
Job Types: Permanent
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