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DevOps Network Engineer

Johannesburg – Gauteng

A specialised company that focuses on the architecture, design and deployment of IP and ethernet infrastructure for service providers is currently seeking a skilled and motivated DevOps Network Engineer to join their dynamic team. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in the Linux operating system and network integration.
  • Provide effective, timely and accurate network solutions for new and existing designs.
  • Identify initiatives covering Layer 1, 2 and Layer 3 topologies, Radius and QoS.
  • Ensuring standardisation across networks is supported and cost-effective scalable solutions are produced.
  • Raise and carry out change requests, after hours.
  • Provide accurate enterprise network design consultancy for approved projects.
  • Support and initiate network and operations optimisation activities.
  • Ensure network and infrastructure elements are correctly managed.
  • 5+ years hands-on experience, building and configuring complex networks.
  •  Demonstrated technical and analytical skills.
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  •  Strong understanding of IP/MPLS and associated protocols.
  •  Hands-on experience with carrier grade networking equipment and technologies.
  •  Solid experience at troubleshooting complex problems.
  •  Solid understanding of carrier grade requirements in terms of reliability and robustness.
  •  Network integration via the following protocols:
    • REST and/or SOAP API’s
    • Netconf and YANG
    • Radius and/or Diameter
    • NetFlow protocols (NetFlow, IPFIX, JFlow and SFlow)
    • SNMP and streaming telemetry
    • BGP and IGP’s (ISIS, OSPF)
  • Strong knowledge and experience of Python and/or other scripting languages.
  • QOS principles and familiar with networking protocols.
  • QOS and traffic shaping principles.
  • An understanding of policy enforcement solutions.
  • Content management/version control/source code management solutions (Bitbucket/Bamboo/Git Hub).
  • Routing protocols, such as BGP, OSPF, QoS, MPLS and MPLS VPN, etc.
  • IT security, DDoS mitigation and auditing a plus.
  • Deep understanding and experience in product delivery and maintenance service: router, switches, WLAN, firewalls.
  • Experience in professional services in the service provider and telecommunications space and data centre networking experience would be beneficial.
  • Good programming/scripting skills.
  • Excellent networking skills – Should be comfortable with mainstream networking protocols.
  • Comfortable with working with database technologies related knowledge and hands-on experience.
  • Understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript and HTML.
  • Working knowledge of object-oriented PHP programming and knowledge of functional programming.
  • Working knowledge Of SQL databases such as MySQL and other query languages.
  • Bachelor’s degree would be preferred (Engineering or Computer Science).
  • Related vendor certifications would be beneficial.
  • Good problem-solving, critical thinking and time management skills.
  • Fluent in the English language.
  • Good collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Is able to work closely with developers and other staff to solve DevOps issues with customer facing services, tools and applications.
  • Good presentation skills with an outgoing personality and good communication skills.
  • Self-Starter with no need to be micro-managed.
  • Team player that can work as a member of a broader team.
  • Can liaise with numerous teams at the customer premises in order to analyse and identify corrective measures. 
  • Ability to generate or write technical documents such as High-level designs and Low-level designs (as built). 

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