Network Design Engineer
IHS Markit
25 Ropemaker Street, London, United Kingdom
6d ago

Description : Department overview :

Department overview :

IHS Markit’s Technology Team delivers a globally consistent operational model with consolidated toolsets and compliant processes in support of all IHS Markit products.

The team is made up of Architecture and Engineering, Operational Support, Project Delivery and Project Management functions supporting over 10,000 users.

Support staff are based in 7 major locations (New York, London, Dallas, Amsterdam, Boulder, Singapore and Delhi) which allows Infrastructure to provide follow-

the-sun’ support to our product groups. Infrastructure will be organized on a Global, Regional and Local basis with the appropriate capabilities in each area to meet the business needs and drive the most efficient organization.

Position summary

IHS Markit is seeking an experienced Network Architect / Design Engineer to join the Network Architecture and Engineering team.

The team is responsible for the architecture and engineering of the technology underpinning all IHS Markit Data Centres, Campus and WAN data infrastructure components.

Duties & accountabilities

  • Responsible for the design and specification of IHS Markit’s enterprise network infrastructure to ensure the security, availability and integrity of the company’s data communications.
  • Help define and manage the Network and Security reference architecture and transition states within IHS Markit.
  • Research and develop solutions, proposals and effort estimations for the IHS Markit Data Centre network, WAN and Campus networks.
  • Develop and maintain standards, policies, procedures and operational guidelines for the delivery of Network and Security technologies and services.
  • Ensure the smooth transition of new network infrastructure deployments from design into production and minimise interruptions to live services.
  • Undertake research and development activities with new technologies to identify and report how these could be used to support business requirements and exploit new business opportunities.
  • Develop and lead proof-of-concept initiatives to evaluate the applicability and fit of new technologies and approaches, as well as defining the standards and best-
  • practices for their use within IHS Markit.

  • Analyze current state technology and make cost effective business justifications for moving to new models and introducing new technologies.
  • Ensure the integrity of all Network and Security solutions delivered in IHS Markit. Guaranteeing that they are fit for purpose and comply with the standards necessary to maintain a robust, consistent, efficient and effective technical infrastructure.
  • Act as a subject-matter expert for the enterprise Network and Security infrastructure and occasionally provide third-line support to resolve complex problems.
  • Education and experience

  • 7+ years’ experience designing multi-vendor network infrastructure for large data centres and campus LANs.
  • Real world experience designing and implementing Software Defined or Programmable networks.
  • Excellent knowledge of networking standards, protocols, and technologies.
  • Excellent core routing and switching skills
  • Experience working with a wide range of networking platforms, primarily Cisco and Juniper.
  • Experience with Cisco platforms such as Cisco Nexus, 65XX and ASR series.
  • Extensive experience working with load balancers and firewalls.
  • Qualified Specialist in one or more of the following : Routing & Switching, Data Centre, Security, Optimisation.
  • Proven competence in new technology evaluation.
  • Highly proficient communication skills.
  • Personal impact

  • A focus on delivery with attention to detail and the ability to prioritise projects according to business focus.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Experience with medium to large scale, geographically dispersed, technical environments.
  • A thorough understanding of the technologies & techniques in the commercial network space.
  • Experience of working successfully in a complex IT environment in major organisations.
  • Demonstrates a strong technical grounding.
  • Technical

  • Network design and administration
  • Cisco and Juniper networking and a thorough understanding of OSPF, BGP, MPLS and IP Multicast.
  • F5 load balancers, iRule, iApp and iControl.
  • Multi-Vendor firewall experience, Juniper, Checkpoint and Palo Alto. Including Next Generation Firewall functionality.
  • Network monitoring and management tools Solarwinds, Algosec, Splunk.
  • Software Defined Networking.
  • Cisco ACI.
  • Configuration management tooling Puppet, Ansible.
  • Programming and scripting experience.
  • Communication

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in the English language.
  • Must be proficient at creating network diagrams in Visio.
  • Teamwork

  • Must be able to work effectively with other Engineering and Operations groups (Network, DBA, UNIX, Windows etc.) to deliver projects and resolve technical issues.
  • Must portray a strong professional work ethic to other team members.
  • Company overview

    IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies.

    Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivalled insights and perspectives that lead to well-

    informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence.

    IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500.

    We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

    Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq : INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

    IHS Markit is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or accommodation to use our website to apply to a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399.

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    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing. As a federal contractor in the United States, IHS Markit is required to participate in the E-

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