Dell Principal Network Engineer in London, United Kingdom

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Sr. Advisor, Network Engineer

Remote – Home Based

Virtustream, a Dell Technologies company, is the enterprise-class cloud software and service provider trusted by enterprises worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, only Virtustream's xStream™ cloud management platform (CMP) software and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meet the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid.

As a Sr. Advisor, Network Engineer , your role will be to work collaboratively with Virtustream operations and engineering organizations deploying best practice operational standards, generate documentation and provide escalation support.

Position Overview

  • Build and deliver client network environments in a fast moving, mission critical Cloud environment

  • Provide 3rd level support for network environments, Cloud customers & changes.

  • Design and Document complex multi-site Data Center network architecture

  • Provision and troubleshoot Carrier circuits, VPN solutions, Layer 2 & Layer 3 services

  • Deliver internal projects to expected standards and assist with design and architecture as required.

  • Carry out regular maintenance and support tasks as defined

  • Contribute to the review, creation and amendment of group policy and procedure documents as directed by the Internal Services Manager

  • Interact with the members of the other Technical Services teams and Internal Clients as dictated by group policy

  • Work with external systems providers as directed by group policy and the Internal Services Manager

Essential Job Functions

  • Design, build & deliver Data Center & Cloud network systems as required to group standards utilising standard build templates.

  • Provide 2nd level & 3rd level support for Clients and Systems required

  • Carry out regular maintenance and tuning tasks for all internal systems as described in the group inventory and Service Catalogue.

  • Auditing of existing network structure

  • Maintain internal Configuration Item and inventory documentation as approved by the Configuration and Change Manager.

  • Cary out administration and management tasks

  • Insure all work completed is documented and signed off by the internal client, and filed in the group portal system.

  • Produce weekly & monthly systems status report as defined in the group reports list and deliver to the Internal Systems Manager

  • Complete all work in accordance with the group quality processes and procedures and ISO guidelines

  • Resolve complex technical issues escalated by other internal departments

  • Administration and troubleshooting of network and security device issues.

  • Create, build and amend network & technical documentation

  • Achieve required levels of operational scalability & performance


Solid product and configuration experience with:

  • Cisco UCS systems & infrastructure, Cisco Nexus product suite, Cisco routing (ASR, 2900/1800/1900 series), firewalls (ASA and FWSM)

  • Solid BGP, IBGP & OSPF to design level

  • Cisco management software – ACS, Cisco Security Manager

  • Solid and proven Design experience

  • Experience with large network upgrade projects in mission critical environments

  • Good communications skills both written and verbal

  • 7+ years experience in network support / design roles, 3 senior level

  • A current valid CCIE – Candidates without or lapsed will not be considered

  • Experience in ITIL environments

  • Shift working patterns & oncall once per month

Any candidates who progress to interview will be required to show evidence of previous design projects including documentation and being able to talk through both the requirements, design goals, design and implementation.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Enthusiasm and Drive

  • The ability to work alone and within a team

  • Responsible attitude to quality of work delivered

  • Ability to work to deadlines

  • CCSP desired

  • Cabling works including fibre and copper to a high standard

  • Unix / Linux admin skills desired

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