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Network Architect

Excellent Package



Network Architect & Strategist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Network Architect to join a global financial services client based in Surrey. The role is responsible for providing infrastructure strategy and architecture services to global technology services with specific focus on network technologies.

The successful candidate will participate and drive all key decisions driving the definition of network strategies and work closely with the network platform engineering & support function in a close and collaborative manner.

Skills and experience required:

  • Deep understanding of all network, WAN, LAN, firewall, load balancer and connectivity technologies (incl mobile / 4G,5G etc)
  • IPv6 and implications
  • Cloud Networking
  • Automation & Orchestration
  • Understanding of technologies such as SD-WAN, vCPE, NFV, SDN, MPLS, Spine/Leaf network architectures, ACI, NSX, Container Networking, Storage connectivity,
  • Branch network connectivity
  • Mobile device connectivity / driving a mobile first agenda
  • Ability to collaborate and build strategies and roadmaps - with specific focus on networking
  • Broad range of technology infrastructure experience
  • Deep knowledge of network technology
  • Good working knowledge of voice and video technologies
  • Experience working in a highly regulated financial environment is preferred, with particular exposure to ISO27001 industry standards.
  • Ability to work as part of a Global team, to take the initiative, balance workload and prioritise accordingly

If this is of interest and you have the required skills, please submit your CV over for immediate consideration.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.