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Senior Cisco Network Engineer

United Kingdom, Leicester
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23 Sep 2022

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Senior Cisco Network Engineer

The University of Leicester is a leading university, ranked in the top 30 across the UK. We are currently celebrating our Centenary year and are proud of providing a world-class education for 100 years.

Digital Transformation is at the heart of our recently released 10-year Strategy, and we have the ambition to expand our technology capabilities, to enable innovation, and deliver better services for our students and staff. This is an exciting time in Digital Services as we transform with pace and agility, to help the University achieve its vision to provide inspiring education and research, working in partnership with our communities to become a truly inclusive university.

As part of our broader investment in our Digital Strategy, we are looking to recruit a Senior Cisco Network Engineer, an exciting opportunity where you will get the chance to lead on developing the University's network architecture, underpinning the Digital Strategy to deliver learning and research, enabled, and enhanced by IT.

The University network consists of around 1,000 network switches, providing network access to over 10,000 wired network devices, in addition to 1,800 Wireless access points, supporting 20,000 devices a day. Network services (DNS, DHCP etc) are currently supported by over 100 Linux servers

In this role, you will get the opportunity to play a key role in the development and delivery of the future network architecture, which includes the edge and core physical networks, wireless network and core services such as DNS, DHCP. You will take responsibility for evaluation, prototyping, design & development activity for new and changed services in this area, ensuring they are designed and implemented to meet functional, security, performance, scalability and business/IT continuity requirements. You will ensure the technical lifecycle management processes for network services are developed to enable efficient and effective management and support.

Core Skills
• Strong Cisco Network Engineering experience across a large enterprise environment
• Experience in network design, and the implementation and troubleshooting of network services across wired and wireless networking, network hardware, firewalls, IPAM technologies and network monitoring tools
• CCNP certified
• Good understanding of IT security
• Strong service management experience

The University of Leicester offers an extensive benefits package including:

• A competitive salary package of up to circa £50,296 per annum
• 38 days leave - 27 days, plus six closure days, plus bank holidays
• Excellent University pension scheme, with employer contributions of circa 21%

Hays Technology have been retained by the University of Leicester to manage the recruitment of this role. For all enquiries, please contact Marcus Osei-Tutu at Hays Technology.

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