Senior Network Consultant - Global Network Services

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The Infrastructure Services organization is responsible for operations of the internal as well as customer facing data centers and services like storage, compute, and network. The Global Network Services department, as part of Infrastructure Services, supports the company’s global network infrastructure, including the local as well as the wide area networks.

The Cloud Network Delivery team EMEA supports the company’s regional Global Network Services teams, which are responsible for the operations of the data center network services.

Your primary tasks is to help the various teams to fulfill their daily tasks. This includes the design of new services, coordination of global roll-outs, operation and continuous improvement of the global network infrastructure. Alignment with the representatives of the various line of business will bring new requirement to our team. Close cooperation with the Regional Cloud Network Delivery colleagues will be required in order to ensure, that the network infrastructure is delivered in accordance with business requirements and global standards. You will provide second and/or third line incident support as well as knowledge transfer to other support teams.

EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS

Investigate and evaluate new network technologies.
Design and deploy solutions/infrastructures based on these technologies.
Provide subject matter expertise in the design of network services.
Be the link to storage and virtualization teams.
Engage with the line of business
Coordinate deployment of new network services (Project Management)
Responsible for second / third line incident support and problem management.
Ensure compliance of network infrastructure to global standards.
Ensure global alignment across the regional delivery teams.
Develop and maintain tools for automation of network device configurations and deployments.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Communications Engineering or equivalent.

Required skills

In-depth knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite: switching, routing, firewalling and load balancing
Good understanding of virtualization and SDN/OpenStack technologies like VLAN, VxLAN, VRF, etc
Experience with scripting and automation (e.g. Python, Java, Perl)
High understanding of Cloud computing, SaaS, hosted systems
Expert abilities in developing and documenting network designs and concepts
Basic Project Management Experience
Flexible, self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast paced and multicultural organization.
Flexibility to work on a schedule that is convenient for our customers.
Analytical thinking and problem solving
Fluent in spoken and written English is prerequisite
Good interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred skills

CCNP certification is a plus
Experience with Storage Systems
Experience with Server and Virtualization (VMware, KVM)
Basic Financial Understanding (OPEX & CAPEX)
German would be beneficial

WORK EXPERIENCE

5+ years of work experience in the networking field.


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