Job Details

Senior Core Network Engineer


Location: Hook

Technology & Innovation

Salary: Up to £65,000 DOE, as well as 15% bonus, Private Healthcare, Pension and much more!

Senior Core Network Engineer
Hiook, Hampshire
£60,000 - £65,000

As we enter one of the most exciting times in our history we are seeking a Senior Core Network Engineer to join us as we continue to expand our network across the UK. Our Data Centre’s play a pivotal part in our delivery of exceptional service to all our customers, that’s why we are looking for someone that oozes our Virgin values and embraces our way of working in our T&I function with LG.

So why join Virgin Media?

Our Technology and Innovation function really is the force behind Virgin Media. Without these super people we wouldn’t have the latest technology in place to constantly challenge our competitors and continue taking the UK market by storm.

Working in our Technology and Innovation function is very unique. We work collaboratively with Liberty Global in a PAN European Delivery Function, meaning our opportunities are now more exciting than ever! We are very now proud to be part of the world’s largest broadband communications company and continue to delight our customers in true Virgin style!

What is the job?

As key member of the Core Network IP Engineering team, you will be responsible for Core Network IP Infrastructure & Solution design aspects of end-2-end services. As a core member of the function, you will be accountable for security by design, lab validation, as well as ensuring that you pass on knowledge to downstream teams and technical leads.

This is an exciting role where you will be responsible for the Core Network IP elements across the pan-European entities of Liberty Global, delivering high quality services and creative solutions. This includes the Backbone, Core, PE, Transit & Peering, Metro Ethernet domains of the network, as well as influencing other departments responsible for the various edge components of the network.

Key Accountabilities

*Creating clear network designs that meet needs of the Business in the most effective manner which can be supported by the Operational teams.
*Perform Tech Lead function for significant programmes of work, helping to shape and pull the different technical teams together to ensure a coherent solution is understood and key dependencies are then tracked by the Project Manager.
*Provide Scopes of Work for new Infrastructure platforms which require validation in the labs; helping to create test plans, network diagrams and execution of the validation work to ensure that deployed devices to the network meet the expectation of quality for the department.
*Fully document all outputs effectively so that others can use the information provided to complete their functions.
*Design and own engineering polices, rules and standards to deliver network performance, reliability, capacity, availability and resilience requirements.
*Provide input into Architecture HLA and support POC lab requirements.
*Supporting the network aspects of validating Architecture capacity planning guidelines and detailed forecasting models.
*Support the selection and introduction of new infrastructure, technology and suppliers, providing impact assessments and evaluation of design options.
*Manage laboratory facilities to support engineering & operations activities.
*Define test plans to verify correct operation of solutions against design objectives, monitor testing and review test outcomes.
*Provide third level incident and security incident management support for complex events that cause, or may cause, a reduction in the quality of service provided when required.
*Continually review performance of platforms throughout the lifecycle initiating improvements to ensure SLA and targets are met, defining platform roadmaps and continual service improvement plans.
*Engages across multiple functions, both business and technical, to ensure services consistently match needs and expectations
*Ensures accurate delivery progress reporting is completed and communicated to relevant stakeholders

Knowledge & Experience

*Significant experience in a Service Providers network environment.
*Previous networking experience gained within a large commercial environment.
*Deep understanding and experience of relevant technologies and systems.
*Familiarisation with Juniper, Cisco and/or Nokia platforms and OS.
*Strong experience in designing, integrating and deploying security solutions in a dynamic, high pressure working environment.
*Detailed and extensive technical knowledge of security challenges, risks, technologies, architectures and systems.
*Substantial experience and knowledge of network security risks and resolutions obtained with a major network operator.
*In depth understanding of technical trends and developments within the Telecoms/IT industry.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to form strong business relationships across multiple locations.
*Timeliness in all actions with quality consciousness towards services received and provided.
*Experience of analysing, assessing and resolving complex technology requirements, problems and issues
*Demonstrate strong influencing and persuading skills, encourage colleagues and teams to change established processes and achieve improvements and best practice.
JNCIP+ / CCNP+ / NRS-II+ accreditation

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a family friendly& flexible working environment where you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and, of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.

We are proud to work with Everywoman to champion the advancement of women in business, and through our partnership with Scope to help one million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020. We strive to build a diverse and sustainable workforce where gender balance and parity are integral features of our workplace, and where disabled candidates and employees can confidently perform to their full potential through our Work with Me adjustment process. If you are thinking about applying for a job with us and have a condition or impairment that could impact your performance we’ll be happy to work with you to explore adjustment options.