Senior Networking Engineer - Technology & Network Operations (Technology Infrastructure)

Technology & Network Operations Division London, United Kingdom


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the AJMN’s network infrastructure. Works in a fast paced highly collaborative team and deals to resolve network failures, security attacks and outages etc. They perform activities, such as remote support, configuration and maintenance of network/security solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engineering, designing, configuring, installing, integrating, maintaining, and troubleshooting of enterprise LAN/WLAN/WAN networks and systems (enterprise converged networks, wired and wireless).
  • Network Security - Firewalls, Intrusion detection, incident response and escalation, security policy articulation and compliance checking.
  • Identify network trends and abnormalities and proactively take steps to prevent performance impacts to network traffic and business function.
  • Perform pro-active support functions and reporting to maintain the integrity of the enterprise network equipment and infrastructure.
  • Troubleshooting internal and external routing problems.
  • Assessment and optimization of the LAN/WLAN/WAN networks, through network monitoring, statistics, and daily health checks.
  • Maintains accurate and comprehensive documentation diagrams of Network Infrastructure.
  • Network performance evaluation, monitoring and optimization.
  • Systems and user support.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • Strong Cisco experience – CCNP
  • Experience in LAN/WAN and network Security
  • Experience with Cisco IP Telephony.
  • Experience with Wireless systems
  • Experience with network traffic analysis, QOS, VoIP and converged networks.
  • Intermediate experience in Layer 2 technologies. E.g. STP/RSTP/VSS
  • Intermediate experience in Layer 3 technologies, gateway load balancing protocols (VRRP/HSRP) and dynamic routing protocols (OSFP/BGP).
  • Knowledge of Quality of Service, IPSec, Multicast and load balancing.
  • Experienced in firewall design, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Strong problem-solving and logical analysis skills.
  • Strong documentation and/or technical writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

While not required experience of the following would be advantageous:

  • Palo Alto Networks Certification – ACE or CNSE.
  • Experience in installing, configuring and maintaining IPS.
  • Remote access VPN (IPsec, GRE, 3DES or AES VPN Tunnels).
  • Experience working in a 24x7 environment.
  • ITIL knowledge.