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Global Network Engineer – Baker & McKenzie, London

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The Team

The Global Technology department is a critical team to the support of the business. The London based IT team, together with their global counterparts supports all offices in Baker & McKenzie and provides third line support to a demanding and highly professional user environment.

The Role

The Global Network Engineer is responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the Firm’s wide area and local area networks. This individual will critically analyse existing topology, process and procedure and suggest improvements. Interfacing with internal customers, external clients, and technical groups should be expected. Some travel will be involved to support Firm initiatives, systems, or projects. The position will require the individual to routinely provide large-scale project support on a regional and global basis. The successful applicant will be comfortable serving in both a technical leadership position and as a technical resource when required.

Responsibilities will include:

Leading the development and enforcement of infrastructure standards and policies as they relate to WAN and LAN technologies
Responsibility for assisting with day-to-day operation of the firm’s WAN infrastructure
Monitoring internal and external compliance with the Firm’s information security policies and procedures. Identifying non-compliant practices and assist with remediation
Participating in defining the Firm’s DR/BCP practices as required by governance best practices
Overseeing the testing and installation of all Global network and remote access services
Maintaining Global network hardware in a fully operational condition as mandated by internal and external SLA’s
Providing advanced network analysis and simulation skills in support of the Firm’s application requirements
Performing periodic performance assessments and generally monitor network performance versus established internal and external service level agreements
Remediating incidents within defined Service Level Agreement guidelines
Travelling as necessary to support security initiatives, systems, incidents, and projects
Skills and Experience Required


Possess a Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
Previous experience managing LAN and WAN devices
Extensive experience with Wide Area and Local Area Networks
In-depth understanding of concepts and operating principles of data communications and information systems hardware and software
Thorough knowledge of network monitoring systems, vendor-supplied packaged programs, macros, utilities, and other highly technical programs
Ability to gather and analyse facts, draw conclusions, define problems, and suggest solutions
Ability to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied package programs for use with existing information systems
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Comfortable with public speaking and presentations
Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

Knowledge or experience of Cisco CCNP and/or Cisco CCDP
The Firm

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Baker & McKenzie is a truly global law firm. We have more offices in more locations than any other law firm and most of our work has an international dimension.

Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. We’re aided in this by our culture- we call it Fluency- which describes how we work, think and behave when we are at our best. Fluency encourages high performance in a collaborative and fulfilling way. Every person in the firm is measured in line with Fluency.

In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker & McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and regularly involved in some of the country’s most high-profile legal matters. More than any other firm we can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of one of the world’s leading law firms but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2014: Ranked 3rd Most Innovative Firm in Europe
The Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15: currently
ranked 80th
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2015: currently ranked 63rd
The Lawyer European Awards 2015: International Firm of the Year
Stonewall workplace Equality Index 2015: currently ranked 6th (the highest ranking ever achieved by a law firm)
Chambers Global 2015: More lawyer and practice group rankings than any other firm globally
To Apply

At Baker & McKenzie we welcome direct applications.

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Baker & McKenzie, London is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker & McKenzie’s vision to be the premier global law firm. This vision cannot be achieved without harnessing the imagination and the creative problem-solving capability of talented people whatever their background. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices.

The London office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfill their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.

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