Network Architect

Convergence Group Ltd
Solihull, West Midlands
06 Jun 2019
13 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Convergence Group has an exciting opportunitybased in Solihull, on a full time, permanent basis. In return you will receive a competitive salary with excellent additional benefits.

At Convergence, our vision is clear: we want to change people's digital experience in a connected world. We understand that communications are as essential to business today as power, water or gas. Connectivity isn't about LAN, WAN, Internet or Voice, it's about connecting users and devices to the applications and services they need.

We earn the trust of our partners and regulators every day by delivering superior service through superior people and processes. No-matter your need you can trust Convergence Group to deliver connectivity you can rely on - we're Connectivity-as-a-Service and our people. If you have the no nonsense, agile approach to match our DNA, then this is the role for you.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Substantial Bonus Opportunity
  • Private Medical Insurance (medical, mental, optical & dental)
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Holidays with option to buy or sell
  • Pension
  • Reward & recognition incentives
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Purpose of the role:

Technical Authority, leader and mentor for engineering team designing and delivering clients network solutions and professional services

Key Responsibilities:
  • Testing and acceptance of new devices/products from new and existing vendors to be deployed as part of customer solutions (LAN/WAN/Wifi/Security)
  • Testing and acceptance of new standard design principles and solutions to be deployed to customers (LAN/WAN/Wifi/Security)
  • Working with core team to deliver internal network projects and minimise customer impact
  • Mentor, develop and deliver training for colleagues and other technical teams in your subject matter
  • Delivery of customer solutions across LAN/WAN/Security and Wifi
  • Working with pre-sales on handover of HLD into deployment and creating LLD
  • Working directly on customer sites with customers on large LAN/Security/Wifi deployments
  • Support other team members to resolve problems and find solutions to technical issues that arise
  • Attend customer meetings as a post-sale delivery expert, supporting pre-sales with more detail for very large/valuable opportunities, and in post-sale project meetings for all other projects
  • Work with Pre-sales, Build and Core teams to identify and define new products and services
  • Work with Pre-sales, Build and Core teams as part of an approval board to approve bespoke solutions outside of standard design practice

What you need for the role:
  • Minimum CCNP or equivalent qualification
  • CCDP or equivalent design certification an advantage
  • 3+ years' experience in a network environment, designing, implementing or supporting complex networks utilising LAN, Wifi and Security products
  • Familiarity with ISO27001, CESG CAS(T), HSCN or PCI Compliance an advantage
  • Experience working as part of a team, working as a technical authority and dealing directly with partners and end-customers
  • Service Provider experience

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