Network Engineer

Financial Services

ago

Location

West Midlands, Solihull

Hybrid

Salary

£50k-£60k

Our Client

Global Financial Solutions Provider

SPECIALTY

Personal Loans, Revolving Credit, Loan Consolidation Solutions, Payment Facilities/Short Term Credit, Real Estate Credit, Short Term Credit, In-Store Credit, Retail Credit Card, Car Leasing Services

INDUSTRY

Financial Services

Company Size

20000+ Employees

Aubay's Take

Our client is a leading finance provider in the UK and Europe and is part of one of the world’s largest financial entities. In this fast paced digital first world, our client provides responsible consumer finance solutions in a B2B and B2C capacity and offer a variety of creative strategies and adaptable lending choices that convert aspirations into reality. Their vision is to be a driver of positive change and to provide helpful and affordable finance options that customers can trust and use every day. Over the last 50 years, our client has built a portfolio of over 27 million clients and employs more than 20,000 employees globally – with a team of around 700 here in the UK. With their firm focus on creating a leading working environment with a strong emphasis on inclusivity and CSR, our client has been recognized as one of the top employers in the UK for three consecutive years.

Benefits from Aubay

At Aubay UK, people are at the heart of our business. We offer a competitive remunerations package which includes a range of benefits. You will receive continuous support from our dedicated team of Talent Acquisition Specialists who will support your career development and success during your assignment with our client.

25 Days Annual Leave

Perkbox Discount Scheme

Work From Home Opportunities

Pension Scheme

Opportunities to Work Directly with our Client

Training Opportunities

Discount Holidays at I'Aero Chalet

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Role Summary

Aubay is looking for an experienced Network Engineer to join our thriving client within the Financial Services sector. You will be collaborating with the Networks Team to implement new project initiatives and maintain existing infrastructure, maintaining uninterrupted service delivery across various networking technologies, while ensuring compliance with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and business security standards. Adherence to ITIL framework will be essential to meet SLA commitments for fault resolution and service requests, while making sure change controls align with internal and ITIL standards. Regular coordination with 3rd party providers and internal stakeholders is crucial to meticulously plan and execute changes, minimizing impact on clients. The ideal candidate will have a passion for quality, excellent communication skills, and a flexible and adaptable mindset. You should also value teamwork and be committed to personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the role.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) qualification is essential
  • Over 5+ years of experience in similar Network Engineer roles within a corporate (banking/financial) environment
  • Substantial experience in networking environments and practical knowledge of network troubleshooting
  • Experience working within a technical team and knowledge of current processes, protocols and standards
  • Experience operating across multiple projects concurrently and assuming responsibility for the applicable technical items.
  • Solid understanding of load balancing technology
  • Experience with Cisco Switching and Routing and Firewalls
  • Experience with Checkpoint FW, Fortinet FW, VMware NSX, vxLAN, OTV, F5 LTM, ASM, GTM/DNS, NetScaler gateway
  • Knowledge of PCI DSS standards and experience of working within requirements
  • Experience as a Technical lead analyst working within a similar technical team
  • Strong customer service orientation and negotiations skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Ability to make sound and logical judgments and informed decisions based on available information
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving environment with frequent changes
  • Ability to prioritise and execute tasks and make sound decisions in emergency situations


Desirable Skills

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • CCNP and CCSA certification


Key Role Responsibilities

  • Maintain the smooth operation of company networks.
  • Continuously monitor network performance to meet agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Focus on ongoing improvement of networks and overall IT effectiveness.
  • Resolve new and outstanding service requests and fault tickets promptly.
  • Ensure all network changes comply with PCI DSS standards and internal specifications.
  • Recommend enhancements to current and new architecture to increase resilience, efficiency, and reduce Network Infrastructure costs.
  • Uphold and adhere to network-related policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the development of network strategies in collaboration with the Network Manager.
  • Test networks for system performance and provide regular performance statistics and reports.
  • Develop strategies and roadmaps for maintaining network infrastructure.
  • Practice IT asset management, including maintaining component inventory and related documentation.
  • Act as a deputy for the Network Manager when required.
  • Resolve problems swiftly and permanently, proactively monitoring systems to prevent failures.
  • Identify single points of failure and develop recovery plans.
  • Facilitate capacity and availability management processes and procedures across all network services.
  • Create high-quality documentation for new infrastructure to facilitate smooth transition into support.
  • Participate in a 24/7/364 on-call rotation.
  • Ensure monitoring, inventory, and related documentation reflect changes made and new infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with IT Security to remediate security vulnerabilities in network infrastructure within agreed timelines.
  • Practice network aspects of Disaster Recovery (DR) at least annually.