Network Solutions Engineer

Permanent for based in Cheshire

Job Description

Network Solutions Engineer

£35,000 – £45,000


gap technical are proud to be representing this global manufacturing business in their search for a Network Solutions Engineer to work at their facility based near Runcorn

Performance Objectives

  • Provide network design advice
  • Perform network configuration activities
  • Asses cyber security announcements for impact on customers systems
  • Configure security for the systems
  • Support the Product range by developing knowledge of:
    • Exaquantum package and associated products
    • VPS Remote survey/installation and operational support
    • IDS/IPS delivery and support
    • Develop knowledge of managed services tooling

Person Specification

  • Either have a minimum degree level qualification in an engineering or process related subject or have equivalent level of relevant experience
  • In depth knowledge of networking devices such as Firewalls, Proxy servers, Routers, Switches, TAPs etc.
  • Solid understanding of industrial cyber security (principles and practice)
  • Good understanding of network cabling e.g. copper, fibre and their characteristics. Working knowledge of network transport specifications including Ethernet and ISA 100 wireless
  • Proficient in CISCO LAN/WAN and wireless equipment
  • Hold or be working towards CCNA, CCNP, CCIE or similar Network/Security certification
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills across multiple IT disciplines
  • Strong prioritisation and organisation skills with the ability to handle confidential information
  • Strong record keeping skills
  • Understanding of ISO 9001 and Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, whilst an effective team player as part of a structured team
  • Confident communicator with a professional manner, and the ability to absorb and impart factual information to others and work within standard operating procedures
  • A positive self-starter with drive to achieve results in a friendly manner, but at the same time maintain quality and standards
  • Willing to learn and expand skills knowledge including Web and SQL technologies
  • Full UK driving licence

Ideal but not essential:

  • Knowledge of industrial networking protocols such as TCP, UDP, Modbus, OPC, Fieldbus, etc.
  • Cloud based (AW/Azure) application delivery
  • Fortinet FortiGate Next Generation Firewalls
  • Good understanding of industrial cyber security concepts including defence in depth, endpoint hardening, encryption, hashing, authentication and network segmentation
  • Experience in a similar role within the Industrial Automation / petrochemical environment
  • Knowledge and experience with industrial control systems
  • Experience with SQL and VBScript
  • Exposure to web technologies (e.g. HTTP, XML, REST, HTML, etc.)


Please send your CV and call Chris Roche at gap technical on 01925 406 525

If you have any questions or are interested in any other opportunities we may have, please do not hesitate to contact on 01925 406 525

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Closing Date: 02/06/2019

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£35000 - £45000 per annum

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Cheshire, Runcorn

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