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Engineering Authority - Data

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  17-Sep-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

The Role 

Working in a team of like-minded and highly skilled Network Engineers, the primary focus for this role is delivery of reliable LAN, WLAN and WAN solutions using a wide range of products from data vendors including: Cisco and Vodafone for one of Vodafone’s largest Enterprise and Global customers. and qualitative service to our customers both internally and externally.


Role Responsibilities: 
•    Plan, Design and Implement network solutions to meet customer business requirements. 
•    Technical Lead for delivery of customer network projects. 
•    Ensure Change Control and other mandatory processes are adhered to. 
•    Co-ordinate and implement network changes across different time zones. 
•    Where required undertake hands-on build activity to stage, commission and install new network equipment. 
•    Production of customer site and solution network documentation. 
•    Monitor progress of activities within each project; providing regular updates to Management and key stakeholders. 
•    Management and coordination of 3rd party suppliers. 
•    Presentation of solutions delivered to team members and colleagues as required. 
•    Provide technical support and assistance to pre-sales activity. 
•    Develop and maintain departmental procedures and customer best practices standards. 
•    Ensure technical knowledge is kept up to date and make recommendations to changes in customer technical standards. 
•    Work co-operatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and organisational objectives. 


With us, you will:

  • Pre-Sales.  Assist Solution Consultants with scope of service and pricing strategy ensuring competitive quotes are supplied and evaluated for all works.  
  • Solution Production.  Ensure network solutions are delivered using current standard product set.  The solution is fully documented using standard format, has been formally agreed / signed off by support teams and security policy has been followed where necessary.  
  • Solution Implementation.  Installations adhere to customer and account engineering standards.  Change requests are raised and all parties involved are aware of change responsibilities.  Changes are scheduled in a timely manner, regression plans included and implementation aligned to customer brand and location time zone.  All projects are successfully completed within agreed SLA and on budget.  
  • Post Implementation.  Acceptance into Live Service (AILS) process is followed.  Documentation is produced and delivered to support teams.  All documentation is stored in line with current policy and in compliance with LRQA/QMS standards.  Updates applied to team processes and best practices documentation if required following introduction of new technology. 



 Apply if you have: 

  • Experienced in designing, configuring and implementing predominantly Cisco LAN, WLAN and WAN solutions in an enterprise environment.  
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of Networking Products from Cisco, F5, NetScaler and NetOptics including:  

Cisco Catalyst Series (LAN Core/Access) 
Cisco Blade Series 
Cisco Nexus Series (LAN Core/Data Centre) 
Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders 
Cisco Meraki MS 
Cisco ISR/ASR (Branch/Edge) 
Load Balancers 
Cisco 4492R Global Site Selector 
Cisco 4710 ACE  
F5 BIG-IP iSeries 
NetScaler Virtual Appliance 
Network TAP 
NetOptics LA-2400 TAP 
Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) 
Cisco 6248UP Fabric Interconnect 
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 
Cisco Meraki MX  
Wireless LAN 
Cisco Meraki MR Access Points 

  • Proven experience of working with Cisco Nexus 6000, 7000 and 9000 Series switches and NX-OS. 
  • Practical and theoretical experience of routing protocols: EIGRP, OSPF, BGP. 
  • Experience of Nokia VitalQIP Appliance Manager (DNS/DHCP and IP address management). 
  • Ability to develop strong customer relationships as well as functioning in a team environment 

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.