Network Engineer

Competitive plus benefits

  • Permanent
  • 151 Kilbirnie Street
  • Glasgow

We’re currently recruiting for an experienced Network Engineer to join our team at Kilbirnie Street, Glasgow.

Hours

Full time, Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm.

Flexible working is available with this role

About the role

As a Network Engineer for Arnold Clark, you’ll play a key role in our network team, which operates and manages a large geographical infrastructure, consisting of two core datacentres serving over 250 branch sites across the UK.

You’ll be responsible for the design, deployment and management of the network infrastructure and its related services, including LAN/WAN/WLAN, firewalls, load balancers and datacentres, and provide connectivity to various cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and previous experience in providing solutions across a range of network infrastructure systems is essential.

Day-to-day-duties

  • Helping the team to deliver new and innovative solutions: current projects include SDWAN, Wireless Networking, Datacentre HA, and Azure Express routing.
  • Collaborating with the other infrastructure teams (Server Platforms, Unified Comms and DBAs).
  • Assisting the Technology Change project managers to deliver projects, acting as a technical lead.
  • Liaising with the operations teams to resolve network-related incidents from a third-line perspective.
  • Working with the DevOps/ArchOps teams to provide designs and solutions for cloud connectivity and resilience.
  • Designing and configuring network security implementations.
  • Delivering HLD/LLDs in line with the company’s technology road map.

Essential skills

  • Expertise in LAN, WAN, routing/switching, firewalls, Load Balancer and other network infrastructure technologies within an Enterprise IT framework.
  • The ability to provide network solutions (designing, implementing, testing) across a range of network infrastructure systems.
  • Hands-on experience in some of or all following areas: VSS, data centre technologies, HSRP, QoS, VoIP (Cisco), DMVPN, SSL VPN/Ipsec VPN, wireless technologies, DHCP management, firewall skills, IPS/IDS, Internet proxy, load balancers, WAAS, WCCP, VPLS/MPLS services.
  • The ability to communicate well with stakeholders and senior management.

Nice to have (but not essential)

  • Experience of HP Aruba Switching and Routing infrastructure
  • Knowledge of F5 Load Balancer configuration and management, Fortinet Firewall configuration and management, SDWAN.
  • An understanding of wireless infrastructure
  • Experience of implementing / designing and supporting network technologies within AWS, Azure, deploying infrastructure as code (terraform/ansible).
  • CCNP/CCDP/CCIE-level certification.

In return for your technical skills, you’ll receive a competitive salary and one of the best employee benefits packages in the automotive industry, including flexitime, a lunch subsidy and free private healthcare.

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check.

Benefits

Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Discount on new and used vehicles
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance

About Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark is Europe’s largest independent car retailer with over 200 branches across the UK. And you could be part of it.

  • Over 11,000 employees
  • Annual turnover of over £3 billion
  • 24 new car franchises
  • Retails over 280,000 vehicles per year
  • Servicing, repairs, MOTs and tyres

Some benefits are only available after a qualifying period.