Hybrid Cloud

About The Role

The Platform Services Network team is responsible for the design, implementation and support of the networking and security elements of Claranet’s UK private cloud hosting platforms as well as managing dedicated or multi-tenant network systems for customers and internal systems.

Working in the Cloud we can offer an environment where you will be surrounded by like-minded, highly technical people.  Due to the nature of our business, interesting projects and the possibility to learn and use new technologies are commonplace. We want you to develop and grow as our organization does.

Essential duties & responsibilities

  • Design, implementation and support of network solutions. This can involve any or all of the following:
    • Switching/ and Routing technologies.
    • Firewall technologies.
    • Load Balancing Technologies.
    • SDN Technologies (VMware NSX).
  • Assist in Infrastructure/System issues relating to Network services (e.g. DNS, Monitoring, Backups etc)
  • Utilise a “work smart” mentality: Automate where applicable and/or improve procedures.
  • Review, update and create documentation including network diagrams, technical documents etc.
  • Apply critical analysis to problems as part of a methodical approach to debug and troubleshooting issues.
  • Have a desire to grow both technically and professionally.
  • Join on-call support as required and be prepared to carry out customer activities out of hours.
  • Carry out business as usual activities that could encompass any network technology or support systems.


About You

Position Specifications

Experience & Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience working within a Networking environment.
  • Cisco CCNP certification. Other vendor qualification and/or experience will be considered.
  • VMware VCP-NV certifications.

    Essential Skills:

  • Hands on experience with layer 2 and layer 3 protocols.
  • Hands on experience with Firewalls, preferably Cisco ASA’s, FortiGate’s and/or Juniper Firewalls.
  • Hands on experience with Load Balancers, preferably F5.
  • Ability to read and understand vendor or internal documentation.
  • Troubleshoot affectively by defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Mentor and train colleagues within the department and other areas of the business.
  • Hands on experience with VMware technologies, specifically VMware NSX.

    Desirable Skills:

  • Understanding of Linux systems, preferably with basic hands on experience.
  • Experience with related network systems and services (e.g. DNS, Monitoring, Backups etc)
  • Experience with scripting or automation of network systems.
  • Ability to write and present affectively before groups of colleagues up to C level, vendors and customers.
  • Ability to lead (sub) projects and guide project members where appropriate.

About Us

Claranet combine pioneering technologies, practices, and expertise to propel our customers ambitions. Through a vibrant customer centric culture of collaboration, learning, and opportunity, we nurture a dynamic community of the best technology and service expertise spanning cloud, cybersecurity, networks, and unified communications. 

Founded in 1996, Claranet has evolved into a multi-disciplinary technology services provider with global reach. The company has annualised revenues of circa £350 million, over 6,500 customers, and more than 2,000 employees in nine countries. In the UK we have over 500 staff working in London, Gloucester, Warrington and Leeds, or as homeworkers.  

Claranet consistently appears in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 as one of the fastest growing privately-owned businesses in the UK. Our international success is driven by local service, out of local offices, using a mixture of local and international infrastructure, including hyperscaler clouds.

Business of all sizes need to get the most from the latest cloud technologies, tools, automation, and development practices to solve their toughest business challenges. We provide consulting and management services covering the full range of hybrid cloud options. Claranet is one of the only two companies in the world to hold premier partner status with AWS, Google, and Microsoft as well as providing our own Claranet Cloud solutions.

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