UC Specialist Engineer

Recruiter
Convergence Group Ltd
Location
Solihull, West Midlands
Salary
£40000.00 to £60000.00 per year Benefits & Bonus
Posted
30 Jul 2019
Closes
26 Aug 2019
Ref
1221165701
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Full Time
Convergence Group has an exciting opportunitybased in the Midlands, 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.

Benefits:
  • 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:

The role of the engineer will be to provide senior level management and guidance in the design, implementation, management and support of Cisco Unified Communications solutions across our large Enterprise and Corporate customer base. The Engineering team consists of over 40 engineers throughout the UK with varying Cisco qualifications and experience and the role of the Voice Network Architect is to be the 'subject matter expert' on Unified Communications with an emphasis on Cisco.

The Voice Network Architect will work in a small team of senior network architects and ensure that R&D, product development and integration into our service provider network is optimised and effective, ensuring an excellent customer experience

Key Responsibilities:
  • Be recognised as a Subject Matter Expert in the field of Unified Communications (UC) within the Network Architects Team
  • Design, plan, establish, and deliver UC, Voice and Collaboration solutions utilising our key vendor equipment (Cisco)
  • Assist the Pre-Sales team where the Pre-Sales engagement requires detailed technical responses for UC solutions
  • Development of Low Level Designs and implementation plans for delivery of UC solutions
  • Implement customer solutions based on best practice experience & technical knowledge
  • Ensure projects align with Design Principles related to target standardisation, security compliance and operability
  • Provide Professional Service functions and Technical engineering for complex moves, adds and changes
  • Provide Professional Services in support of our UC, Voice, WLAN, LAN and WAN Services
  • Maintain professional working relationships with customers, vendors, suppliers and work colleagues.
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of customer's environment and challenges to enhance the trusted advisor status
  • Development and management of UC network implantation and configuration
  • Assist in product development and improvements
  • Identify training requirements to ensure that the skills required to perform the role are kept up to date and are relevant.
  • You will be required to travel to other locations within the UK as and when required and sometimes at short notice
  • Be available to perform Out of Hours (OOH) consultancy/engineering days as and when reasonably required
  • Mentor, develop and deliver training for the wider engineering team in your subject matter and ensure of Succession and development.

What you need for the role:
  • Hold a current Cisco certification: CCNP (Collaboration), CCVP or CCIE
  • Additional certifications such as: CCDP, CCIE, HCNP-UC, ACSS, FNCP, CWMA, MCSE etc. would be desirable
  • Experience in deploying implementing and supporting all aspects of Cisco VoIP solutions including Hardware, IOS, software and applications
  • Hands on experience with Cisco Unified Communications / Cisco Call Manager
  • Experience in, implementing and supporting LAN / WAN solutions
  • Knowledge in H323/SIP, AD, LDAP, XMPP and networking protocols and associated services
  • Knowledge of Voice/Video and IM protocols and services
  • Understanding of PBX, ACD, CTI, IVR and VoIP technologies
  • Knowledge/experience of Unified Communications products and services
  • Good knowledge of LAN / WAN technologies and network protocols gained via hands on experience
  • Experience of design, project delivery & consultancy across these technologies is essential
  • Previous experience of managing internal projects, creating low Level Designs, statement of works would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of Security devices and technologies such as: Cisco, Fortinet, Checkpoint etc.
  • Excellent communication skills - presentation, written and verbal

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