IT Network Architect (12 month FTC) – Redde Northgate plc – Darlington

Redde Northgate plc

Location: Home Based

Contract: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37.5 hours, Monday-Friday

Are you looking for an opportunity to play a key role in the Technology team responsible for designing, implementing, and transforming network services for a FTSE business? It’s a really exciting time to join us here at Redde Northgate as we launch the Network Transformation part of ‘Project Connect’. You will have the opportunity to use your experience in networking transformation and SD-WAN to design the branch network for our businesses, securely integrating this with our legacy networks, allowing for a smooth transition for each business and all locations.

You’ll have migration experience in your kit bag and expertise in designing scalable, secure and resilient network services comprising SD-WAN, WAN and LAN . As well as being someone who thrives on technical challenge and a drive to see the journey through to the end. If this sounds like the next step you’ve been looking for, we’d love to hear from you!

What will you do?

As the Network Architect supporting our Network Transformation, your primary focus is the technical designs of our new network services, ensuring the technology employed in the designs delivers the agreed service and performance. This includes security, scalability, and availability, all of which are integral to all platform designs.

You will technically lead the Network Transformation project, working closely with the Project Manager and Network Engineer to ensure that proposed designs are implemented correctly as per design. The design artefacts will be critical to the successful delivery of the project and handover into operational services.

Reporting into the Lead Technical Architect, your design expertise will feed into the technology roadmap around WAN and allow for a future roadmap plan to adopt supplemental services post project completion.

What’s in it for you?

Salary- Up to £75, reflecting your experience and specialist knowledge.

Annual leave- 25 days plus bank holidays and an extra day off to celebrate your birthday!

Pension- 5% Employer Contributions. 

Financial Benefits- free life assurance and a range of national and local retailer discounts.

Lifestyle & Wellbeing Benefits- eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme with an NHS Approved mental well-being mobile app.

Motoring Benefits- free motor accident assistance, discounted vehicle repairs, discounts on weekend vehicle hire and van hire and access to an employee vehicle-leasing scheme.

Professional Development- We have partnered with Pluralsight to offer you the most relevant content authored by industry expert, giving you access to thousands of courses, skills test and learning paths.

About you

  • 5 years+ demonstrable experience of working in an architecture and design function for a large and complex business group.
  • 5 Years+ experience and knowledge of Cisco routing and switching to a CCNP/CCIE level with an excellent understanding of dynamic routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF and BGP.
  • 5 years + experience in business network migrations incorporating LAN, WAN and SD-WAN technologies for a large and complex business group.
  • Network transformation experience within a large and complex business, migrating from a traditional MPLS network-based WAN to SD-WAN
  • Demonstratable experience of designing SD-WAN Overlay hub and spoke networks and developing repeatable blueprints for network engineers to deploy new sites
  • Datacentre networking, SDWAN, Cloud Connectivity including ExpressRoute to Azure
  • Routing, switching, wireless and firewall experience including Cisco Nexus, Cisco Meraki, Cisco Firepower and Palo Alto firewalls
  • About us

    Redde Northgate was formed in early following a successful merger, bringing together a broad mix of market-leading operating companies to become the UK’s foremost integrated mobility solutions provider. IT is at the heart of our business and we continuously review how we deliver our services, the innovation opportunity we provide and our overall approach to the demands of our growing, corporate business.

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