Senior Networking & Security Infrastructure Consultant

Manchester M50

Full Time, Permanent

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 and provide a point of technical escalation for other members of the Networking and Security practice.

 A Senior Network Infrastructure Consultant 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.  The individual is self-motivated with a focus on continuous development in line with LIMA’s technical product strategy.    


About you

  • 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

  • Consistent ability to appropriately escalate technical problems and issues

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

  • Commercial awareness within the context of project delivery with particular emphasis on consistently achieving deadlines and the impact of failing to do so

Accreditations

Required

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional – Routing & Switching

Desirable:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate - Cloud

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional – Datacentre

LIMA Benefits

  • Pension Scheme

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Birthdays off as a paid holiday

  • Weekly fresh fruit delivery

  • Quarterly social events

About the role

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

  • 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

  • Assisting Project Management team with the creation of Scope of Works (SOW) and Project Plans

  • Ability to deploy Solution Proof of Concepts (POC)

  • Handover of deployed solutions to LIMA’s 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 point of technical escalation for other members of the Networking & Security Practice along with assistance of escalated complex support cases

  • Adhere to LIMA Change Management procedures

  • Assist with the development of new product and solution ideas of part of LIMA’s Innovation strategy

  • Take an active role in LIMA’s Change Advisory Board

  • 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

    • QoS technologies.

  • Previous experience of working in a solution provider environment is highly desirable

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving


To apply please email your CV and Covering Letter to careers@lima.co.uk referencing the job title in the subject line.