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Senior Network Engineer

IT – Support
Cape Town – Western Cape

MONITOR, maintain and grow both a local and national core network as well as access/client networks as your technical expertise as a Senior Network Engineer sought by an Internet Service & Network Specialist to join its team. Your role will also entail the design, spec and implementation of sound network solutions, providing 3rd Line support & handling escalated calls and ensuring proactive maintenance of access & core networks. The successful candidate must have a suitable tertiary qualification, 3+ year’s ISP industry experience at a senior level & strong TCP/IP and network stack proficiency. You must have 5+ years’ working knowledge of the following: Linux, IPv4 & IPv6, MTU, BGP, OSFP, VLANs, MPLS, Meraki, Viptella, Cisco, Juniper, Mikrotik & FortiGate.
  • Design, spec and implement sound network solutions.
  • Monitoring, maintenance and configuration of core network infrastructure.
  • Identify and plan for upgrades/capacity/hardware.
  • 3rd Line support, handling escalated calls.
  • Proactive maintenance of access and core networks.
  • Product R&D.
  • Liaise with various 3rd parties to ensure call resolution.
  • Adherence to call lifecycle processes and procedures.
  • Liaise with the Project Management team.
  • Will be part of an after-hours standby rotation cycle.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Have at least 3+ years’ experience in the ISP industry at a senior level.
  • Have a thorough understanding of TCP/IP and the network stack.
  • Be able to communicate and understand client requirements.
Must have advanced, working knowledge and experience 5+ years of below –
  • Linux
  • IPv4 & IPv6 understanding
  • MTU understanding
  • Routing protocols: BGP, OSFP
  • In depth knowledge of Technologies: Q-in-Q, dot1Q tunnelling, VLANs, MPLS
  • SDWAN: Meraki, Viptella
  • Cisco
  • Juniper
  • Mikrotik
  • FortiGate
  • Understanding packet capture outputs
  • Certifications in the above OME devices
  • Be analytical, structured and precise in their work with emphasis on attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask while prioritising workload and issues.