Network Architect
London, GB
6d ago

UK Wide

An overview of the role

Capgemini is seeking to recruit a Network Architect, ideally with experience of working in a large client outsourcing service environment, to work within a client facing project team.

The applicant will be capable of architecting, designing and implementing robust network solutions. The applicant will be a good team player with experience of working in geographically dispersed support environments and with third party network service providers.

The work

A highly technical role with a service and customer focus involving the design, evaluation and technical review of major network installations, implementation activities, client support, projects, transitions, due diligence exercises, and the development of new business solutions.

This is a varied role requiring a broad range of advanced network skills including :

  • Design technical solutions covering product selection for the key components of the network technology stack, including cloud services & connectivity, network hardware / software, load balancers, firewalls, proxies and sizing.
  • Provide ideas and innovation and maintain a view of emerging technologies that could enhance the Capgemini service offering for network propositions.
  • Provide the overall network technical strategy and leadership for a client, project or bid.
  • Review of client network infrastructures and propose options for improvements.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and drive complex network proposals to conclusion
  • Taking information from customer and or project specifications and turning those into completed design definitions and leading the implementation of those changes for the project.
  • Compliance with a stringent change management process, where levels of accuracy of proposed implementation activities will be subject to the fullest review and delivery must follow the agreed plan.
  • Why this role?

    Capgemini Cloud Infrastructure Services has an established global Cloud Practice, tasked with client advisory services, cloud project engagements and cloud service delivery.

    As a result of consistently high demand, the Cloud Practice is looking to increase the scale of the architect team by recruiting an experienced Network architect.

    Why this role?

    A good working knowledge of IP, Ethernet, routing and switching within LAN / WAN / Data Centre / Public Cloud environments is essential.

    Experience with any of the latest generation of networking technologies is highly desirable e.g. :

  • Software Defined Networks such as Cisco ACI, APIC ACI, MSO (Multi Site Orchestrator), NAE (Network Assurance Engine), ACI Anywhere;
  • SD WAN e.g. Cisco vManage; SD Access e.g. DNAC, APIC EM, Cisco ISE.

  • Automation / Orchestration : Network stack integration, Terraform, Ansible, Python, JSON, APIs.
  • Security products e.g. Firewalls : Cisco (+Firepower Threat Defense), FortiGate, Fortinet SD-WAN solution.
  • VMware NSX and other NFV products.
  • Tooling e.g. Cisco Tetration, Solarwinds, CA
  • Additional experience with load balancers, hardware proxy devices, IDS / AV, and Voice technologies would be desirable.

    Experience with key vendors, primarily Cisco (IOS, NX-OS, ACI) / F5 (LTM, GTM, ASM) / Bluecoat / Fortigate / Checkpoint, Azure, Amazon and Google Cloud plus other vendor experience is welcome and beneficial.


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