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Network Analyst

Job Reference: JSNETWORKAN

Salary: £35k - 40k per year + excellent benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: Permanent

Job Start Date:

Vacancy Posted: 05-09-2017

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Network Analyst – Birmingham

Working in the Birmingham area for a leading UK financial services company , this is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Network/Infrastructure Analyst to join a close knit team. You will cover the hours of 8am-6pm, usually operating either 8am-4pm or 10am-6pm and there is an element of flexibility with this rota (the management are happy for the team to sort this out themselves!). With the trust that the management put into the team, they allow you to flourish in your role allowing give and take within this position. This is again shown when the Network Analyst is required to do any on call, the manager will allow time in lieu.

This role also offers the succesful Network analyst the chance to work towards a more design/architecture orientated position . Over the course of the next few the years, whilst there is no guarantee, the team will hopefully expand, creating an opportunity for a Network Analyst to take up a new architecture/design based role and responsibilities.

Role responsibilities:

* Ensure that the IT infrastructure is fit for purpose and that service performance and availability is maintained
* Ensure that the IT structure is sufficiently flexible to cope with growth and business changes, aligning the IT strategy with the business strategy
* Design, configure, optimise, monitor and maintain clients server, LAN and WAN configurations and in doing so providing an effective, reliable and secure communications infrastructure that follows industry best practice to underpin all corporate systems.
* Ensure operations procedures and policies are reviewed and implemented effectively
* Ensure that BAU activity is undertaken and maintained on a daily basis
* Provide technical guidance and support to projects
* Ensure IT systems and services are secure and adhere to best practices, audit and regulatory requirements
* Maintain appropriate and up-to-date contingency plans to ensure continuity of operations as indicated by the business continuity planning framework
* Responsibility for operational IT Security and compliance
* Define and document architectural standards
* Interpret business requirements to design technical solutions in-line with agreed architectural standards
* Support systems in and out of office hours

Skills Required:

* Knowledge and understanding of ITIL and or CoBit and ISO27001
* Ability to communicate technical data to a non-technical audience
* Ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions
* Stakeholder management and people facilitation skills
* Knowledge of project management methodologies, preferably PRINCE2,
* Proven track record of delivering infrastructure change projects within time and to budget
* Excellent and practical knowledge of security, security techniques, there deployment and control within an IT environment
* Demonstrable knowledge of current protocols and standards, including Active Directory, Group Policies, MS Exchange, Core Switching/Routing, SSL/IPSec, SAN, Virtualization, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery
* Demonstrable knowledge of Windows server 2003 and above, LANs, WANs, Virtualisation, SANs, SQL Server, network design, firewalls, VMware ESX
* Knowledge of VoIP telephony systems.
* Hands-on experience troubleshooting hardware and software issues
* CCNA qualification
* MCSE qualification
* Six Sigma qualification would be an advantage

Benefits include:

* 23 days holiday + bank holidays
* Life assurance
* Matched contribution pension scheme up to 3%
* Excellent working atmosphere
* Trusting management team

Network Analyst – Birmingham

Due to the volume of applications received for positions it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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