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Principal Network Engineer

University of Portsmouth - Information Services

Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th January 2021
Closes: 17th January 2021
Job Ref: ZZ600742

Interview date: 02 February 2021

The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings.

The Network & Security Services team plays a key role in the provision of services throughout the University. The team is responsible for the wired and wireless networks, data centre management, telephony services and information security. The role holder will work within the EPS-NSS team on the operation and administration of principally the data network systems with a focus on Cisco technologies.

Specifically, the role holder will be required to be a point of reference for others in the area of fixed data networking and be the lead engineer in the management and development of the networking services across the University.

Additionally, to work with team colleagues, internal stakeholders and external service providers to ensure that the data network services are responsive and continue to meet the University's expectations.

The role also backfills network and firewall security and load balancing, and provides advice and recommendations on all other areas of the University campus network. Working closely with other engineers within the team to collaborate on best practices for wireless, voice, security and the principle role - data networking.

The role holder will be the point of reference for all data networking functions and although there is no personnel management responsibilities you will be expected to lead other staff members on 3rd line support issues through to conclusion, the role holder will consistently demonstrate a high level of experience and ability.

The Candidate:

● Substantial relevant experience of supporting Cisco data networking systems
● Experience in supporting large multi-site data infrastructure
● Cisco CCNP or equivalent accreditation (routing and security) highly desirable
● Prior knowledge of deploying and supporting Cisco ACI and DNA technologies
● Managing data networks (monitoring/security/firmware upgrades)
● Prior experience working in HE environments would be a distinct advantage

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of the University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address, will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

Please note that Non-EEA applicants can be considered for positions that have been advertised for less than 28 days unless they are currently living outside of the UK or a current Tier 2 visa holder in a different profession or at a different employer. The post must meet the minimum skills and salary requirements as set out in the UKVI immigration rules.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.

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