IT NETWORK ENGINEER - Reed & Mackay
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IT NETWORK ENGINEER

London, Farringdon

21st July

REPORTING TO: IT INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER

Reed & Mackay leads the global travel and event management arena with extraordinary service and proprietary, client-led technology. Ranked first in the Sunday Times International Fast Track 2020, we are a business that is always looking forwards, while ensuring that we’re everything that our clients need today. In May 2021, we became part of the TripActions Group, and together we are setting the agenda for the future of business travel.

Reed & Mackay employs 700+ people and we have sites at Colchester, Aberdeen along with several client sites in Central London. We are currently rapidly expanding internationally, with offices having opened over the last few years in Dubai, the USA, France, Germany, Singapore, India and Australia.

This is an exciting time for the business as we prepare for a “return to travel” and the IT Department plays a crucial role in our success by delivering cutting edge technology to our end users and clients. As part of our Technology Strategy, we have embarked on a digital transformation project, incrementally adopting Microsoft Azure to host our proprietary technology applications. We are also looking at projects to improve collaboration options between Reed & Mackay and our parent company Trip Actions, simplifying the user experience when moving between the two environments and thus improving the client service provided.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

As an integral member of the IT Operations team, monitor, manage, maintain, standardise and develop Reed & Mackay’s IT network and related systems, across all sites and locations in the UK and overseas. To help review and assess options around facilitating the merger of networks and associated systems with a view to facilitating connectivity between the Reed & Mackay and the Trip Actions environments.

PRIMARY REPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and maintain the R&M core network, routers and switches as well as firewalls and related systems.
  • Monitor and maintain the security, performance and integrity of the network infrastructure and to advise or take pre-emptive action as appropriate.
  • Work with external suppliers, consultants and service providers, representing Reed & Mackay’s interest always.
  • Work with R&M support teams to identify and implement performance and other system enhancements to the benefit of the business.
  • Deliver solutions and proactively resolve issues to further Reed & Mackay’s strategic vision in line with the IT Change Management Process.
  • Maintain our ISO:27001 (Information Security), ISO:22301 (Business Continuity), ISO:9001 (QMS) and PCI (Payment Card Protection) accreditations. Ensure that audit requirements are met, and remediation activities are promptly carried out.
  • Support the service desk with 2nd-3rd line escalations and help train and mentor team mates to enable cross-skilling.
  • Promote knowledge sharing and ensure that documentation is captured and updated regularly in line with implemented changes.
  • Work to ITIL best practices to manage problems and ensure that root cause analysis is carried out to prevent future incidents.
  • Carry out vulnerability scans and liaise with 3rd party consultancy to conduct internal and external penetration system testing. Ensure that remediation is carried out promptly according to recommendations and industry best practices.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Methodical thinker with excellent attention to detail and a desire to achieve a thorough understanding of the environment/systems/problems. Prefers comprehensive solutions to quick fixes and shortcuts.
  • Thrives in a structured environment and advocates the importance of knowledge management and knowledge sharing.
  • Strong team player, keen to support and mentor team members and open to learn from others.
  • Drives continuous improvement internally and achieves and maintains externally recognised standards for excellence
  • Mature and confident with excellent communication skills to engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Commercial understanding with the ability to prioritise, analyse and resolve issues under pressure.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Essential

  • Networking:
  • MPLS, Leased Lines, VPLS
  • SD-WAN/SASE type solutions (Cato Networks, Z Scaler)
  • Cisco (3750x, 9300 etc) and Juniper (EX2300 and EX3400)
  • Cisco Meraki Wi-Fi, Security Appliance, Switches
  • VPN client-based and site-to-site
  • Checkpoint routing, route and policy-based VPN’s
  • Azure Networking – VNET’s, routing, NSG’s

Desirable

  • Telephony and related systems:
  • Avaya phone systems
  • Solarwinds – Network monitoring, Alerting
  • Palo Alto firewall (Trip Actions)
  • ITIL – Incident, problem, change management

OTHER RELEVANT SKILLS:

Microsoft Cloud

  • Office 365 (Especially Exchange Online, Teams and OneDrive)
  • Azure IaaS and PaaS

Other Vendors

  • MIMECast mail continuity and archival
  • Symantec/Broadcom Web filtering
  • HP Servers and storage technologies incl. NAS, RAID, iSCSI, HP Store-Virtual SAN
  • VMWare Management – VMWare ESxi 6.5

Microsoft

  • Windows Server 2012 – 2019 (incl. DNS, DHCP, DFS, IIS, PowerShell etc.)
  • Active Directory and GPO administration
  • SCCM 2012
  • Remote Desktop Services 2008 – 2019
  • Endpoint Security (Microsoft System Centre Endpoint Protection or similar)

Information Security

  • Tenable.io
  • Carbon Black/Crowdstrike EDR
  • Patch my PC
  • NIST/STIG hardening guidance
  • DLP, SWG, CASB solutions

IT Governance

  • Service Now
  • Vulnerability scanning and Pen Testing Remediation
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery technologies and strategies

EDUCATION:

  • Educated to HND/Degree in IT discipline
  • Network+, CCNA, CCNP, JNCIA, JNCIP or related certifications
  • Azure Network Engineer Associate (AZ-700)
  • ITILv3

NEXT STEPS:
If you believe this role is for you, please send your CV to Recruitment@reedmackay.com