Senior Network Designer

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Position Title: Senior Network Designer

Requisition No: JREQ084414

Location: London

Role Summary:

The Senior Network Designer will be responsible for collecting business requirements and converting those requirements into technical network requirements and network design specifications as well as develop new network capabilities and standards when required. The Network Designer will have a strong ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements and anticipate end to end network infrastructure needs.

The ideal candidate must have a solid grasp of the PDIOO lifecycle of planning, design, implementation operation and optimization and be able to effectively participate in cross-functional meetings, clearly articulate network infrastructure capabilities and translate business requirements into technical requirements and ultimately network designs.

The candidate will document network designs and support the implementation of LAN/WAN network infrastructures.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for collecting and interpret business requirement and converting those requirements into tangible High Level generic LAN/WAN network designs.
  • Follow the full life-cycle of related networking infrastructure projects providing oversight from high level design and development and testing through to detailed design.
  • Participate in cross-functional requirements gathering sessions, lead and participate in technical working groups to document requirements and present them back to stakeholders.
  • Lead the development cycle to ratify standards and to produce to capabilities, network functions and configuration templates.
  • Maintain both a base network topology for the lab and support lab designs for solution and architecture engineering teams.
  • Convert business requirements into technical requirements and develop technical network solutions to meet those requirements.

Key Relationships:

Collaboration and close working relationship with technical Design Authority, Architecture, Proposition Managers, Engineering, Network Owners , Operations and Programme Office. External relationships involve close working relationship and collaboration with key TR partners, vendors, service providers and management consultants.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Strong hands on experience with Cisco IOS, Cisco hardware, Juniper Hardware and JUNIOS software, Accedian Network Interface Nodes, Ixia test generator, IP Routing and Switching. Additionally, the candidate will have MPLS experience, working knowledge of IP Firewalls, IP Load balancers and IP Multicast
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with: TCP/IP, Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNIOS, LAN/WAN, Service Provider/Extranet networks, Ethernet switching, BGP, EIGRP, SNMP, VPN, MPLS, Traffic Engineering, Network Service Orchestration and IPSEC
  • Excellent written and presentation skills, evident customer service bias and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and outstanding problem solving ability
  • Task and results oriented, manage multiple streams of competing work concurrently and maintain a focus on results while thinking like a customer
  • Experience with developing standards and network testing, software and hardware certification and qualification, writing test plans and producing network test reports.
  • Experience as a network design engineer with hands-on Cisco IP Routing/Switching design and implementation in a service provider environment.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Financial Services Industry Experience
  • Carrier and or IP Service Provider Experience
  • Real-time and low latency market data experience
  • SD-WAN
  • Network Service Orchestration

Education/ Certifications:

  • Degree in Engineering or Computer Science
  • CCIE
  • CCDA
  • CCNP
  • ITIL

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