Principal Network Engineer

Job Type:
IT & Technical
Eastern Europe, Europe, Gibraltar, Malta
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
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The Principal Network Engineer will manage the architecture, design and implementation of network and connectivity projects with a focus on managing network virtual and physical network hardware, designing and improving connectivity designs and champion secure, reliable and scalable network standards for on-premises and cloud based globally distributed networks.

● Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in one or more of the following areas: Networking, Network Security/Performance/reliability
● Develop broad business and technical “ecosystem” knowledge and expertise for network architecture in order to ensure solutions meet business requirements and overall quality standards
● Ensure network solution architecture stays on course with the overall program and long-term vision of the entire suite of technical solutions
● Make critical decisions that define a specific direction for a system in terms of implementation, operational performance, scalability, usability and maintainability
● Will work with the different Project Management disciplines in order to provide architectural guidance on strategic Projects
● Lead the development of formalized network solution methodologies
● Perform proactive evaluation and assessment of new networking technologies
● Lead PoC activities and Teams to establish reliable confidence in new required network Technologies
● Develop and maintain network standards and guidelines
● Will act as a support escalation point
● Direct cross-functional resources to identify root-cause of system and operational issues, analyze data and recommend solutions
● Continually assess the existing environment and identify opportunities for improving solutions and services
● Evaluate and provide recommendations of overall network requirements for performance, availability, utilization and reliability
● Ensures that all architectural artifacts and deliverables are developed to the highest quality standards; provides architectural review and approval for major solutions

● Minimum of 10 years of experience in a network architecture role, preferably at a leading telecommunications company, defining long-term, highly impactful strategies that include system development and platform integration
● Expert-level knowledge in all areas of data networking, including Security, QoS, routing, and signaling protocols; e.g., BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, MPLS (RSVP-TE), AAA, SIP, SS7
● Expert-level knowledge of SD-WAN/SDN-WAN, particularly as it applies to CP/FP abstraction within large-scale WAN environments, and the integration of these technologies across legacy constructs; working knowledge of message bus and orchestration platforms; e.g., Kafka, Kubernetes
● Experience working within various industry and standards bodies; e.g., IETF, IEEE, NANOG
● Expert knowledge of defining and documenting complex technical solutions, and effectively communicating these concepts to highly varied audiences; e.g., product and software developers, sales personnel, leadership -including C-level executives
● Track record of successfully partnering with team members to define requirements and feature sets in a multi-vendor environment
● Ability to work proactively with minimal direction in a fast-paced technical environment
● Ability to influence without authority (both horizontally and vertically) analytical talent and leadership to achieve the goals of the business
● The intellectual and emotional capacity to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced environment
● Excellent social skills; ability to articulate verbally and written
● Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar engineering field, or equivalent experience required. Master's preferred

Contact Details:
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 588 988
Contact: Alex Barron

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