Network and Security Engineer (3 Months Contract)

£450 - £500 per day
Newcastle upon Tyne

Job description

Network and Security Engineer


£450-£500 Per Day

3 Months Contract


My client is a leading national educational Group who are looking for a Network and Security Engineer to come on board and provide an excellent level of support for IT infrastructure, primarily in the areas of security and network throughout the organisation.

Your Role:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administration, support and maintenance of various network and perimeter security appliances and security software to ensure a sufficient level of protection to all systems at all times.
  • Support the implementation of processes and introduction of systems to ensure the organisation is compliant with current security standards (e.g. Cyber Essentials, PCI DSS).
  • Implement devices and software to capture, analyse and record network traffic to provide a high level of visibility and immediately detect and resolve issues.
  • Lead on the configuration and deployment of new security appliances, which will involve translating configuration from legacy devices from a variety of vendors to the new equipment - ensuring downtime is minimised as much as possible.
  • Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure.
  • Ensure all systems, processes and standards are fully documented and available.
  • Keep up to date with the latest technologies and processes to continually improve overall security.
  • Identifying, mitigating, resolving and reporting on security-related risks.

What you need to succeed in the role:

  • Previous experience as a Network Engineer.
  • Experience of supporting perimeter security systems (firewalls and web filters) for a large and diverse user population
  • Support of one or more of the following systems; LAN switches, Layer 3 Switches/Routers, VPNs, WAN (in conjunction with 3rd party suppliers)
  • Experience implementing devices and software to capture, analyse, record, network traffic
  • Experience of one or more of the following systems: FortiGate NGFW, Palo Alto, Cisco ASA, Cisco Meraki, Censornet, HP Procurve
  • Knowledge surrounding Microsoft technologies (Active Directory, Group Policy, Windows Server, Windows)
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and storage
  • Network security knowledge e.g. IPS/IDS/ Firewall/VPN
  • Certificate management, DNS management
  • Thorough understanding of the latest technologies, security principles, and protocols
  • Knowledge of SD WAN

What you get in return:

£450-£500 Per Day

What you need to do next:

Apply by forwarding your most up dated CV

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Hassan Abdullah
Business Manager
Technology Team
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