Network Architect

Bristol, United Kingdom
03 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University Network team requires a Network Architect.  This role works closely with the Network Manager to devise long-term network strategy, and is responsible for design decisions to ensure that all network services are secure, scalable and responsive.  This role takes a high-level view of network design and lifecycle planning, across all elements of network infrastructure from fibre and cabling through to user requirements and applications.

Working with colleagues across teams whenever necessary, you will design network solutions for new services, data centres, buildings, and new technologies.  You will often be required to design bespoke and ad-hoc network solutions particularly where needed for academic and research purposes.

The role holder will keep track of industry trends and define technical best practices for the Network team. They will also lead on defining documentation standards and maintaining a documentation repository for the Network team.

The role holder will lead on defining security policy for the Network team. They will coordinate network-related security activities such as intrusion & vulnerability tests, and responses to network-related security events such as DoS attacks.

You will also be responsible for normal operational running, administering, troubleshooting and maintenance of core network services such as data centre networks, server load balancers, firewalls, routers and switches. You will also help to ensure the resolution of highly technical problems affecting University IT mission and business critical services.

Specific network technologies include:

  • Juniper SRX platform
  • Cisco Nexus platform
  • F5 load balancers
  • Cisco wireless including WiSMs
  • Cisco Catalyst switches
  • OSPF & BGP routing protocols

The successful applicant will have the ability to communicate effectively to people in all areas of the University, to audiences with differing levels of technical understanding.  You will need to be highly motivated with demonstrable experience of enterprise scale IT operations and infrastructure.

For informal queries please contact Ian Stubbs, Network Manager -

For more information and to apply for this opportunity, please send your CV & details of which position you are interested in, to Harvey Nash at, whom are our exclusive recruitment partner for this vacancy.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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