Senior Technical Architect / Head of Networks


MA STA 7167851


Firewall & Security, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Consolidation, LAN/WAN, Network Administrator, Network and Telecommunications, Network Manager, Server Consolidation, Storage Virtualisation, System Admin Technician Engineer, Systems/Network Admin, TCP/IP, Virtualization, Wireless Technologies


£60,000 to £70,000 Per Annum


+ Bens



Contract Type:


We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the IT Management sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Technical Architect / Head of Networks to join a fast growing, highly accredited, award-winning group of technology companies. Specialising in the supply of software, IT hardware, training and service solutions to the public sectors, business and pro media markets.

Senior Technical Architect / Head of Networks’ Core Duties

  • Work with Head of Network on day to day performance and capacity of network and infrastructure stack and to enforce company infrastructure policy and industry best
  • Provide guidance and leadership on complex technical projects and deliveries.
  • Manage IT lifecycle in datacentres.
  • Ensure specialist delivery and infrastructure engineers deliver proactive and preventative maintenance to all internal and external infrastructure.
  • Ensuring proper project handovers and documentation generated by engineers to BAU support teams.
  • Guidance on creating appropriate documentation related to IT systems design, architecture and maintenance.
  • Shaping Incident response policies and managing recovery for major outages or infrastructure events.
  • Influence network and cloud/storage strategy.
  • Represent AS47704s interests at UK Networking events (UKNOF,LINX.LONAP)
  • Manage and Provide systems to monitor and report on service SLAs and associated infrastructure.
  • Provide consultancy on complex issues/customer needs.
  • Manage / Own change control process for services infrastructure.
  • Continually review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  • Solution Architecture for networks/linux/vmware when required, supported initially by the Head of Networks and Infrastructure
  • Network troubleshooting and diagnostics or Escalations (TCP/IP v4 and v6, DHCP,
  • DNS, BGP, MPLS, VPLS, EVPN, VLANS,, Firewalls, IVPNS, Routing)
  • Solution architecture/design /solution build and implementation
  • VMWare vSphere (v5.5+) Administration and design
  • Dealing with Customer and Infrastructure Alerts and Events impacting BAU operations
  • Being part of the extended hours call rota

Senior Technical Architect / Head of Networks’ Key Requirements

  • Experience working at the Highest Levels within a Telco or Hosting Environment
  • A passion for all things technology related
  • Excellent all-round communication skills especially in questioning and listening
  • Ability to demonstrate solutions to customers when necessary.
  • Experience and/or certification of JNCIA, CCIE VCP, not essential
  • Degree Educated 2:2 or above or equivalent Industry experience and/or Certifications
  • Ability to work under pressure

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