Network Engineer - Cisco

Network Support Engineer - Chester - Full Time - 3 Month Contract - £30ph umbrella

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Network Engineer to take up short term contract in Chester.

This role will involve delivering a professional service across the Cisco estate; monitoring and maintaining switches and routers for over 300 sites across Cheshire East and Cheshire West and some 200 schools throughout Cheshire.

We are looking for someone who specifically has experience with cloud, azure networks and NVA (Network Virtual Architecture).

Your duties and responsibilities will include;
- Standardising configuration using Cisco
- Deployment of configurations; zero touch deployment using APIC-EM and Cisco Prime Infrastructure
- Technical support; diagnosing problems and troubleshooting the entire estate, including our wireless access points, security appliances, and switches
- On-site manual replacement of hardware and recovery of redundant hardware
- Developing configuration templates and deployment procedures
- Fixing network outages, misconfigurations, and complex networking issues

To be suitable for this opportunity; you must have
- Experience in supporting and testing LANs, WANs, VLANs, and DHCP servers
- Experience installing and troubleshooting WiFi networks
- Experience with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
- Hands-on experience with Cisco network technologies including firewalls, routing/ switching, VLANs, and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless
- Thorough comprehension of fundamental networking protocols including TCP, STP, ARP, Ethernet
- Outstanding customer service skills
- Networking certifications a plus: CCNA, CCNP CWNA

The rate for this position is £30ph umbrella.

This position is available full time Monday - Friday 37.5 hours a week.

Additional checks will be required on application.

This role is based in Chester.

For more information on this opportunity and to apply please call Ali Worsfold at Excipion on 02392 322312 and email your CV to

STR Limited is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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