Network Engineer

Coventry University - IT Services

38 Days Annual Leave (+Bank Holidays) rising to 40 days after 2 years’ service

Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contribution of 13%

Coventry University has seen huge global successes in recent years: Times Higher Education University of the Year 2015, The Good University Guides' Modern University of the Year 2016, and now the 12th best University in The Guardian University Guide 2018. We have also achieved the top accolade in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), published on the 22nd June by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). We are investing on a number of fronts, from research excellence, through to a new teaching and learning strategy, and a substantial campus building plan.  All of this is to enable us to continue our rise through the league tables and cement our place as a leading global university.

IT Services (ITS) provides the main development and support for IT related services to the University and is expanding its provision to match the growth in the University.  A key part of this is supporting and developing the University’s Network infrastructure. As a Network Engineer, you will be CCNP qualified and educated to at least undergraduate level, or with equivalent experience, you will have significant knowledge of networking/communication technologies and protocols.

In particular, you will have proven experience in several of the following: designing and configuring large IP data networks; installing Cisco hardware and software; network troubleshooting; IP network security; Cisco ASA/FWSM; Cisco WCS/WiSM; Cisco IPT. You will demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and levels of customer care and have the ability to work constructively within a team and with a wide variety of people.

Coventry University is a stimulating, diverse and enthusiastic organisation that is committed to delivering the very best experience for our students and staff alike. That's where you come in: if you would like to achieve the personal satisfaction of making a real difference to people's lives through your own individual contribution then we'd like to hear from you. As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including pension schemes, generous holiday allowances, flexible working, a childcare vouchers scheme, great training, personal and professional development and discounted membership to the University's bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre. In addition we have a number of lifestyle benefits, such as our cycle to work scheme, CU living and our CU car share scheme, all designed to support your career, wellbeing and the environment. The University is also primarily based in the centre of Coventry, allowing great access to the road and rail networks.

For further information, or to apply for this role, please email a copy of your CV to

Closing date: 8th January 2018.

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