We are one of the UK's largest and most successful software companies. Our products sit at the heart of some of the country's best known businesses, charities and public sector organisations that you use every day. Is this a place where you would love to develop your career? An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join our growing team as a Network engineer in our Ashford offices. We can offer a unique working environment where you will be able to learn and grow simultaneously. This is a chance for a dedicated Network professional to not only fulfil their potential, but to go above and beyond. Key responsibilities: - Provide technical support and engineering services for Advanced Managed Services and Corporate networks in adherences with defined SLAs - Configure, amend, troubleshoot site to site and client based VPNs - Maintain and improve existing Advanced and client networks in accordance with Advanced design methodologies - Maintain a secure network environment in accordance to ISO27001 standards - Monitor and manage network components to deliver proactive support to all internal and external clients, enable more effective reactive support, to provide capacity & performance reporting and to generally enhance network management capabilities and services You will also undertake visits to the data centres and customer sites across the UK and Ireland as necessary. The nature of the role requires mandatory participation in flexible working. Essential skills to be considered for this role: - Previous experience in a similar role - Comprehensive knowledge of network infrastructure, including the ability to analyse and debug layers 1-7 - Experience of troubleshooting enterprise networks - Experience with Cisco layer 2 and 3 switches - Experience of firewall and VPN and troubleshooting Cisco ASA firewalls Desirable skills on these products: - Experience of Dell multi-layer switches and SonicWall products - Experience with Cisco routers - Experience of the following routing protocols: OSPF, BGP, MPLS EIGRP and OTV - Experience with administering and troubleshooting Cisco Wireless products - Familiarity with network-centric applications such as TACAS, RADIUS and Syslog wold be advantageous, as would experience of 802.1x network authentication - Familiarity with content switching/ network load balancing technologies such as F5 or Netscalers - Experience of ITIL What we can offer you: Join a business that supports innovation, gives you the scope to seize every opportunity and will help get you where you want to go. Life at Advanced begins in an unprecedented environment with a role that matters, taking you on a fast paced journey of discovery, however big that might be. - Competitive salary and car allowance - 25 days annual holiday - A development programme designed to help you reach your goals - Learning environment working alongside professionals in the latest technologies - Excellent benefits package available from day one: contributory pension, life insurance, income protection insurance, childcare voucher salary sacrifice, cycle to work scheme, and employee assistance programme - Extraordinary career progression opportunities, within the Advanced Group At Advanced, we strive for fair treatment and we are proud to call ourselves an Equal Opportunity employer.