Networking Infrastructure Engineer

Manchester M50


Full Time, Permanent


As a Networking Infrastructure Engineer, you will be responsible for the deployment of networking infrastructure technologies as part of a client’s solution engagement in accordance with LIMA’s Network Solution Deployment Methodology.

This role requires in depth knowledge and proven experience of deploying data centre, edge, WAN, wireless networking technologies focused around Cisco, Meraki, VMware and HP product sets.  A good knowledge and understanding of Watchguard and Palo Alto technologies is also desirable.

This role forms part of the Technical Solutions delivery team which strives to maintain start to finish excellence and integrity of the solution.  You will be part of a fast growing Solutions team striving to deliver high quality and innovative solutions with outstanding customer experience.

A Network Infrastructure Engineer has in depth skills and experience within the area of specialisation and with strong passion and will to progress and develop his/her skills and experience. 


About you

  • Minimum of 1-2 years proven experience deploying the following networking and security infrastructure solutions:

    • Cisco Nexus and Catalyst series switches (NX-OS & IOS)

    • HP Aruba series switches

    • Cisco ASA and Firepower firewalls

    • Watchguard with Advanced Security firewalls

    • Cisco Meraki switches, firewalls and wireless devices

    • Sophos Network protection technologies

  • The ability to complete maintenance and firmware upgrade activities on all technologies listed above

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of:

    • Routing protocols (OSPF, RIP & EIGRP)

    • Layer 1-2 technologies (STP, LACP, Etherchannel, CDP, LLDP)

    • Infrastructure Services (DHCP, DNS, NTP)

    • Infrastructure Management (ICMP, SNMP)

    • Infrastructure Security (VLANs, ACLs, RADIUS)

    • Firewall security

  • Good knowledge and understanding of:

    • MPLS, VPN and resilient WAN technologies

    • QoS technologies

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels

  • Excellent customer facing and presentation skills

  • Strong experience of working within the Prince2 framework as part of project delivery

  • Experience of working in an ITIL based technical environment

  • Ability to appropriately escalate technical problems and issues

  • The ability to work in a dynamic environment with the capability to meet strict deadlines

Must have

One of the following:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional - Data Centre
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional - Routing & Switching

About the role

  • Maintain up to date in-depth knowledge and skills of technologies and products in the area of specialisation

  • Work closely and proactively with Technical Solution Architects and Project Managers on assigned client engagements to deliver client solutions

  • Maintain a high level of quality, Integrity and excellence throughout the client’s solution engagement

  • Produce high quality Low Level Design (LLD) and configuration documentation as part of a solutions’ deployment within agreed timescales

  • Ability to deploy Solution Proof of Concepts (POC)

  • Handover of deployed solutions to LIMA Networks support team

  • Responsibility of the assigned technical solution deployment adhering to LIMA’s Network Infrastructure deployment Methodology

  • Responsibility for providing regular and timely updates to the assigned Project Manager as per LIMA’s Solutions Deployment Methodology

  • Provide technical assistance of escalated complex support cases

  • Assist the Project Management Office with the creation of Scope of Works (SOW) and Project Plans

  • Adhere to LIMA Change Management procedures.

LIMA Benefits

  • Pension Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Birthdays off as a paid holiday
  • Weekly fresh fruit delivery
  • Quarterly social events