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Network System Engineer

NEC is a leading global manufacturer and service provider of telecommunication, computer and electronic devices, NEC has devoted more than 100 years of technological innovation to providing its customers with solutions of genuine value through innovative technologies for everyday use, as expressed in its slogan, "Orchestrating a brighter world".

NEC maintains a worldwide network of subsidiary companies, which includes operations in Europe where NEC performs various sales, manufacturing, and R&D functions.  Today, NEC Europe has more than 20 branches and subsidiaries throughout Europe, employing approximately 1500 personnel, located across Europe, Russia Africa and the Middle East. 

NEC Europe is the regional headquarters and responsible for the sales and marketing of Network Solutions products, High Performance Computing, IT Solutions products and services and Cloud computing products and services.

We operate hybrid working at our office in South Ruislip; 3 days are based on site and 2 at home.  We pay an allowance to cover your expenses whilst working at home.  Weekly hours are 35 hours per week.  We have plenty of parking and are located close to the Central tube line.  The role comes with private medical cover, life insurance, group income protection and an Employee Assistance Programme.  We offer a cycle to work scheme, and discounts with various retailers.

About the Role
To work and collaborate within a friendly and helpful team.
Support & grow the NEC Pan European Network. The role is to be 60% network, and 40% Linux.  The majority of work is network based supporting the WAN, branch offices, and core LAN + firewalls
  • Support and troubleshoot network problems incorporating system, network and security elements.
  • Produce documentation including network diagrams and procedure documents.
  • Design and implement solutions based on requirements gathered from several sources.
  • Work with our MPLS provider as a customer to aid in problem determination.
  • Identify network design issues including high availability and redundant configurations.
  • Be able to identify network problems and issues with the use of network sniffers such as Wireshark.
  • Configure Cisco network switches, routers, ASA firewalls, Checkpoint firewalls, Pulse Secure Remote Access VPN.
  • Collaborate with local and remote colleagues

Role Requirements
  • Experience in a system and network engineering role.
  • Possess an understanding and knowledge of, OSPF, BGP, IPSEC, VLAN, STP, HSRP, VRRP, WAN and SD-WAN technologies.
  •    Understanding and knowledge of TCP/IP. Be able to identify network problems and issues with the use of network sniffers such as Wireshark.
  •   Understanding of wireless protocols and management of corporate wireless networks. Knowledge of other vendors would be an advantage.
  •   Working knowledge of Linux (in particular Debian and Suse) and applications such as Apache, Squid, Bind, Network Automation.
  •   Configuring Cisco network switches, routers, ASA firewalls, Checkpoint firewalls, Pulse Secure Remote Access VPN.
  • Cisco CCNA level certified, or equivalent real world experience.
  • Working knowledge of IP addressing & subnetting.
  • Working knowledge of OSPF routing.
  • Working knowledge of LAN technologies, VLANs, VTP, Spanning Tree, DHCP, Layer2 switching.
  • Knowledge of security on IOS (access lists).
  • Attend the data centre based in Park Royal, West London from time to time, some of which may be at short notice.

Desirable additional experience
  • Configuration of Cisco network switches, routers, ASA firewalls and Checkpoint firewalls.
  • Understanding of virtualization technologies  (Hyper-V & ESXi in particular)
  • Collaboration with local and remote colleagues and good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Install Linux from scratch
  • Aware of various Linux distributions
  • Install software
  • Identify if required services are running
  • Identify what ports are open for connections
  • Search log & config files using grep
  • Perform standard linux tasks, SSH, Tar/zip, check mail queues, check DNS records via cli.
  • Experience of bash shell scripting
  • Knowledge of the following:
    • Hyper-V
    • VMware ESXi
    • Nagios system monitoring
    • SolarWinds
    • Pulse Administration
UK/West London
Job function
Information Technology