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Senior Network Engineer – 6 Month Contract – Clifford Chance

Job Details

About Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is one of the world’s leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution.

The Team

The Networks Team is an integral part of the Infrastructure & Platform Services function within Clifford Chances Global IT Operations organization. We are a high performing global team, who deliver a stable, secure and scalable service for Clifford Chance, in accordance with ITIL best practice. We operate a 24x7x365 operation tasked with engineering, implementing and maintaining our global operations.

The Role

Reporting to the Network Service Owner, this contract role is primarily responsible for delivery of the transition to a new global WAN (MPLS). Working with internal project manager and key stakeholders as well as 3rd party managed service provider to deliver to plan the various changes required as part of the overall transition.

You will have experience of working in high impact, mission critical environments where service matters and exceeding expectations is the norm.

You will be an excellent communicator with effective influencing skills essential in order to function effectively in a matrix-managed environment and liaise effectively with global colleagues and team members at all levels.

This role requires a strong background in Layer 2, Layer 3 & Layer 4-7 routing, switching and application switching technologies.

You will be familiar with a variety of testing tools, networking technologies and techniques to accurately troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems associated with the service, application and network hardware and software.

You will be a recognised expert in your field.
Key Responsibilities

In addition to delivery of the WAN transition project, you would also be undertaking some or all of the following tasks, at the discretion of the Network Service Owner.

Adhere and maintain network and company standards and documentation, including risk registers design documents and keeping the asset lists updated.

Assisting in investment planning, roadmap creation and delivery as well as providing input into the overall strategic direction of the network

Ensure that the network infrastructure is fully documented and performing as required for internal and customer SLA guarantees and expectations by means of specific metrics and measurements.

Provide technical expertise and support to Operations in the on-going maintenance and surveillance of related networks and applications.

Delivering projects that are business and operations driven

Change Management – response to network change requests for project related/task work based on the internal change management processes; following change management processes.

Network Management – Usage of tools to aid in support, monitoring and management of the network including Solarwinds, EOTS, Net Flow, Packet Capture (e.g. wireshark), Riverbed Steelheads.

Capacity planning across all areas of the Network service portfolio.

Provide support of and for Incident and Problem management activities.

Support to Operations Bridge and offshore Network Team;

Liaising with regional offices
Skills and Qualifications

Key Areas of Experience

You will have strong experience of internetworking, including demonstration of deep knowledge of Cisco technologies and best practices. You will have considerable first-hand experience of providing IT support/service in a pressurised environment, ideally within legal or investment banking and have developed and enhanced processes.

Minimum CCNP qualified with extensive hands-on, demonstrable expertise in implementing, managing and troubleshooting Cisco networking technologies.

Excellent experience in planning, implementing and maintaining enterprise-class global networks.

Must have specific expertise of large production Wide Area Networks.
You will be highly organised and have proven ability to operate well under pressure, working to tight deadlines. Leading complex investigations to root cause analysis.

You will be able to identify tasks and manage them effectively to completion autonomously without supervision.
Mandatory Technical Skills

The following skills are a must for this role:

Cisco Routing & Switching

BGP and OSPF routing

Policy maps for routing

MPLS, DMVPN, IPSec VPN, TACACS authentication

VLAN, Spanning Tree, L3 interfaces, HSRP, EIGRP, TCP/IP

QoS (Quality of Service), ACL (Access Control Lists)

Cisco Wireless, Cisco ISE, Packet Capture, Netflow

Load balancing and application content switching
Mandatory Platform Exposure

Exposure and strong experience of the following is a must for this role:

Cisco IOS switching lines

Cisco ASR and ISR routers

F5 GTM and LTM load balancers
Preferable Technical Skills

The following skills are desired in addition to the mandatory for this role:

WAN optimisation


Firewalls & Web Proxy / URL filtering

Systems management knowledge of Windows OS, Linux/Unix would be an advantage. scripting knowledge (e.g. peal, VB)
Preferable Platform Exposure

Experience of the following is desired in addition to the mandatory:

Riverbed Steelhead

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM)

CheckPoint Firewalls

Cisco ASA Firewalls

Network Security products (including IDS, IPS, DLP)

DDOS mitigation techniques and technologies

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