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Senior Telecoms Network Engineer

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Algeria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/07/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
As Network & Telecommunications Senior Network Engineer you will be part of the Service Availability team and ICT management team, providing mentoring and expertise to the Network and Telecommunications team.
You will be responsible for; ·Assessing and optimising the LAN/WLAN/WAN, via network monitoring, stats, and health checks. ·Engineering, designing, configuring, installing, integrating, maintaining, and troubleshooting of enterprise networks and systems (enterprise converged networks, wired & wireless). ·Coordinating calls and scheduling appointments with service vendors to ensure resolution of problems and malfunctions. ·Maintaining documentation diagrams of Network Infrastructure. ·Maintaining enterprise wide IP addressing scheme. ·Researching, evaluating, and recommending new tools and technologies for converged data/voice/video network vendor products. ·Identifying network trends and abnormalities and pro-actively taking steps to prevent performance impacts to network traffic and business function. ·Performing pro-active support functions and reporting to maintain the integrity of the enterprise network equipment and infrastructure. ·Performing site surveys and coordinate with vendors,
Network Security - Firewalls, Intrusion detection, incident response and escalation, security policy articulation and compliance checking. ·Network performance evaluation, monitoring and optimization. ·Design, organize, and lead any required system integration efforts required for VoIP implementation, deployment and troubleshooting. ·Troubleshooting routing problems. ·Isolating and replacing failing switches.

The Senior Network Engineer will operate on an on-call rotational shift pattern.

Position Duties:
* Day to day operations management of network-related incidents and service requests
* Resolution or escalation of incidents and service requests within Service Level Agreements (SLA).
* Management of network change communications and procedures within the change control framework.
* Monitor and report on network health using management tools including Solarwinds Network Performance Manager
* Install and commission network infrastructure platforms including switches, routers, firewalls and load balancers.
* Provide expertise in development design and deployment of Wi-Fi and mobile (3G/4G) communications solutions to Enterprise and customer engineering projects.
* Administer network protocols and technologies including: MPLS, BGP, OSPF, IPSEC, PVST, LCP
* Create and maintain accurate, clear and comprehensive network documentation.
* Assist in the recommendation of new network equipment to meet project requirements
* Work closely with other areas of the business to provide appropriate solutions and specialist support/advice for projects and variation orders as required
* Take responsibility for customer project deliverables
* Provide 3rd line support, including out-of-hours support in critical incidents and participate in on-call support.
* Perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
* Ensure application availability, performance, scalability and security throughout networks by using traffic management, delivery and acceleration techniques in conjunction with WAN optimisation caching and quality of service methods. Qualifications and Experience:
* Evaluate technology, benefits and the development of business cases to ensure strategic alignment and value for money on technology platforms.
* Drive change and transformation as ICT resources are cross skilled and become increasing proactive in an increasing integrated Telecom and IT work landscape
* Identify and recommend gaps and improvements to Network Infrastructure
* Develop training and development plans for team members
* Oversee Telecom and Security Service projects to ensure products are developed in compliance with security standards and practices

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Experience: 10+ years of Telecom and Security engineering experience
* 5+ years recent relevant experience working directly for operator
* 5+ years recent relevant experience working in a remote onshore location
* Extensive experience gained in a supervisory role in networking, telecommunications or cyber security
* Leading on ICT infrastructure and security projects
* Development and ever greening of policy and procedures in complex ICT environment
* Extensive and proven experience in designing, Installing, commissioning and supporting large complex multi-site voice and data LAN and WAN network solutions based predominantly on Cisco products.
* An in-depth understanding of network infrastructure design and best practice principles including routing and switching concepts and technologies, advanced IP addressing, dynamic routing protocols.
* MPLS, Secure and resilient routing solutions, Unified communications, Load

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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