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Lead Network Engineer

Location: London

Salary: £46, 001 - £55, 000

Team: Smart Mobility Living Lab

Contract Type: Permanent

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Lead Network Engineer

About The Role                                   CIQUHP

We have a new opportunity for an accomplished Network Engineer with a strong technical focus, to build and develop operational capability within the Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) . With primary responsibility for ensuring service performance through the integrity of the network and effective delivery from the data centre, the appointed individual will bring strong analytics and network security skills together with a broad understanding of the use of data and GDPR compliance requirements. With a broader remit for ensuring the SMLL infrastructure is fit for purpose and fully utilised, you will support the development of business cases for infrastructure investment and be required to develop and deliver an infrastructure improvement roadmap.

The role will be based from offices in Woolwich, East London. The SMLL is an £18m project to provide an urban testbed for Connected and Automated Vehicles that will include over 20 km of instrumented roads, next generation communications equipment, data centres, vehicle workshops and state of the art control centres.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Network Engineer with the aspiration and competencies to take the next step into a strategic position.

Key Duties / Responsibilities

  • Manage the service performance of the network and ensure its integrity and security
  • Keep the digital twin up to date and support modelling / simulation
  • Manage the data centre and ensure it delivers effectively in support of customer requirements
  • Ensure appropriate data capture and management, including compliance with GDPR requirements
  • Act as the accountable person on GDPR matters
  • Ensure the SMLL infrastructure is fit for purpose, developing business cases for infrastructure investment when needed
  • Develop and deliver the infrastructure improvement roadmap
  • Ensure that learning from customer projects and customer intel are captured and inform future infrastructure improvements
  • Source and manage contractors who maintain and improve the network and infrastructure, running appropriate procurement processes
  • Develop a plan to ensure that the infrastructure is being utilised optimally
  • Report on network and infrastructure performance, utilisation and ROI

Skills & Experience

Interested applicants must be able to demonstrate experience in network and data centre management, including network security and GDPR considerations. You should also have strong project management skills – with the capability to to develop business cases for infrastructure investment. 

You must also be able to demonstrate technical knowledge and experience across most of the following areas:

  • Cisco DNA-C
  • ASAvNGFW
  • Field Network Director (FND)
  • Cisco Kinetic
  • VSOM/VSM
  • Cisco CSR
  • Cisco IOx / IOS
  • CentOS / RHEL
  • Windows Server

Communication Requirements

Eligible candidates must be able to demonstrate fluency in both verbal and written English and polished presentation skills. You must have the ability and confidence to engage with TRL colleagues, customers, stakeholders and technology partners in a meaningful manner.

Benefits

At TRL we offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Support for professional memberships and study
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance cover and Group Income Protection
  • Matched contribution pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible benefits package
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