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Network Manager, Technology

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Network Manager, who will be responsible for the Network Infrastructure in the UK and sits within the Infrastructure team at PRH. The team is responsible for LAN, WAN, WiFi, Firewall, IDPS, VPN, Remote Access and VMware NSX. The role is responsible for the support and maintenance of hardware, contracts for services such as WAN/MPLS, DDoS Protection, project delivery and lifecycle maintenance.


You will report into Head of Infrastructure 


Core responsibilities:
Operational Infrastructure

  • The team is responsible for both “keeping the lights on” and working with Project teams to deliver new and upgraded systems. Taking escalations from the Service Desk the Infrastructure team identify and resolve issues and problems.

Networks Team

  • The networks team within Infrastructure are responsible for Routing, Switching, Firewalls, Perimeter security, Telephony & Audio Visual technologies, LAN/WAN and Wifi. Members of the team will have a broad knowledge across the technologies in the Networks team and beyond, but will also retain a specialism developed in more detail. 

Network Team Manager

  • As the team manager for Networks at PRH, you will be accountable for all network services at PRH UK. You will help set the strategy for our future network environment, provide a technical point of escalation for the network team, help design and deliver future network projects and ensure the lifecycle of the network environment is maintained. This role supports the 7 UK sites as well as some connectivity to our overseas offices.


Experience & Skills we’re looking for:

  • Technical expert in a range of technologies, who is driven, and able to work on their own

  • Strong Cisco skills, including IOS, NXOS, DNA Centre, APIC Fabric

  • Understanding and hands-on experience of troubleshooting network routing and switching, specifically using Cisco Products

  • Good working knowledge of networking security appliances: PaloAlto firewalls, Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco ISE, IPSec VPN experience.

  • Experience and understanding of SD-WAN technology would be beneficial.

  • Cisco certification to at least CCNP / CCDP standard.

  • Solid PaloAlto firewall experience

  • Understanding of SASE technology would be ideal.

  • Strong understanding of VMware NSX

  • Strong understanding of ITIL and Prince2

  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws. 

  • Working technical experience with designing, building, configuring and supporting complex systems.

  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and motivation, as well as problem solving capability and team working.


About you:

  • Background running large multisite networks with complex perimeters and connectivity requirements

  • “can-do” personality

  • Passion for continuous improvement

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative way

  • Willing to be hands on

  • Ability to manage and maintain support & maintenance contracts

  • Due to the technical nature of the role, a high level of attention to detail is required, and also an ability to both develop and follow processes to ensure consistent and repeatable outcomes.


Salary:£40k –£60k dependant on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits


Please apply with your CV and Cover Letter no later than midnight on 22nd September 2021

What you can expect from us:
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business 


Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.

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Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: England 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 168375

Date:  08-Sep-2021

London, ENG, GB, SW11 7BW

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