Network Engineer

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  • Location:

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £325 per day

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    Tom McParland

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months +

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Network Engineer

Based in London Or Ipswich

£300 - £325 per day - Inside IR35

Key Purpose of the Role:

The role is a design function within a team who are responsible for the design of solutions targeting UK and International Broadcasters. This will mean that the designer will need to put together and take responsibility for the full E2E aspects that will include Network, Video and Audio elements of solutions to meet the needs of Broadcasters. These solutions typically comprise a mixture of 'off the shelf' pure Network (L3 IP/MPLS & L2 VPN), Broadcast technologies (Video, Audio etc) particularly in the Encoding, Decoding and Monitoring of TV and Audio signals for Distribution services between and within Broadcasters networks.

Key responsibilities of this role are:

  • To provide Engineering Design leadership and steer, guidance and support in managing aspects of the Media and Broadcast areas specifically in the conveyance of Broadcast and IP signals using an MPLS/ Multicasting. i.e. L3 IP/MPLS and L2 VPN, Multicasting point to multipoint within a VPN, BGP, OSPF, CoS.

  • Develop and agree scope for TV deliveries and designs and recommend scope for more complex and/or new network service feature and platform design activities.

  • Define and set-up environment or process to validate the work to produce standardised designs in a range of areas including core TV platform and customer specific TV solutions as well as develop non-standard solutions in some areas in response to customer demand.

  • Provide support and information to the wider team including operations, systems and customers.

  • Provide Major bid engineering support to Media and Broadcast Area and 3rd Line support of the Service and Network Platforms to Operations / Service Assurance if required by the Engineering Service & Development or Advanced Engineering Teams


Ideally B.Eng / M.Eng Degree or JNCIS / JNCIP level qualification or equivalent in various vendor areas.

Skills & Experience

The candidate will be able to show clearly the skills and experience outlined below:

  • Must have a proven track record of small to medium Network Design and solutions.

  • Must have an excellent knowledge of network technologies such as MPLS / IP, BGP, OSPF, Multicasting (pt to multipoint within a VPN), Class of Service with the ability to produce High level & Low level Design utilising various vendor equipment such as Juniper, Cisco and Adva. This will cover all stages of the design delivery milestones from initial design impact assessments, high level designs, low level designs, design governance, architecture and security conformance, test & delivery support to achieve business objectives and benefits realisation.