Senior Network Engineer – Service Provider, Sandton – Ref: 1154062-6


Ref: 1154062-6

Job Description:

Our client is a national network operator that builds and maintains its own infrastructure in South Africa. They are looking for a Senior Network Engineer to help maintain and grow their network.

Requirements: 10 years’ experience in a similar role within a service provider network environment. 3-year degree in computer science. Advanced networking qualification (CCNP / CCIE / MTCINE).  Any VOIP related certifications highly advantageous

Knowledge, skills and experience: BGP, OSPF, advanced OSI model troubleshooting, MPLS; MikroTik routers and switches; MikroTik Wireless PTP and PTMP; Ubiquiti wireless PTP and PTMP; Linux; VMware and Hyper-V hypervisors; NAS Storage products; VOIP; Porta Billing / Porta Switch or Mitel;  Yealink phone programming.

They offer many opportunities for growth and great training in this exciting profession.

Position details:

Type: Permanent

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Troubleshooting of network faults
    • Wireless link outages
    • Wireless link degradations
    • LTE link outages
    • LTE link degradations
    • LTE Routers
    • Wi-Fi-related faults
  • Configuration of networking equipment
    • New wireless radios
    • Internal wireless access points
    • Routers (Mikrotik, LTE, etc)
    • Switches (HP, Ubiquity, MikroTik, etc)
    • Repeaters
  • Configuration of wireless links
    • Configuration of new links and client service deployments.
    • Configuration of new wireless backhaul links implementing into the network.
    • Tweaking of settings for optimal performance on existing links.
    • MikroTik configuration on new services and housekeeping.
  • Solution scoping and design
    • New solutions required for ongoing / recurring faults.
    • Solutions to client change / service requests..
    • Researching and testing of new wireless radio technologies for proposed usage and implementation.
    • Physical server infrastructure design, deployment, management, and maintenance (VMWare and Hyper-V).
    • Storage infrastructure NAS / SAN design, deployment, management, and maintenance.
    • Virtual infrastructure (MS Windows and Linux), creations, management, and maintenance.
    • Office 365 tenant management and maintenance.
    • Print server management, and maintenance.
  • Liaising with clients to acquire information about faults and confirm resolution
    • Assist clients with remote troubleshooting to determine the root cause of a fault.
  • Liaising with 3rd party providers to acquire information about faults and confirm resolution
    • Liaise with upstream providers to troubleshoot and resolve any faults that occur.
    • Investigating new peering possibilities via NAP or JINX and implementing the BGP peers.

Job Qualification & Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience within a service provider network environment.
  • Expert knowledge and skills in BGP, OSPF, advanced OSI model troubleshooting, MPLS.
  • Expert Knowledge of MikroTik routers and switches.
  • Expert Knowledge of MikroTik Wireless PTP and PTMP and Ubiquiti wireless PTP and PTMP.
  • Advanced networking qualification (CCIE / MTCINE).
  • Fluent in Linux.
  • Expert knowledge on VMware and Hyper-V hypervisors.
  • Expert knowledge on NAS Storage products and High availability.
  • 3-year degree in computer science preferred.
  • VOIP experience highly advantageous.
  • Experience with Porta Billing / Porta Switch or Mitel would be highly advantageous.
  • Yealink phone programming would be advantageous.
  • Any VOIP related certifications highly advantageous.
  • Good communication and people skills – be a team player and a nice person, we are nice people and want to work with similarly minded people.
  • Honesty, integrity, patience, and a good sense of humour will be welcomed here – we believe that everyone can and should enjoy their time at work.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment, able to meet unmovable deadlines and enjoy being busy.
  • If you are attention-to-detail oriented, enjoy a challenge and can multi-task, this is the position for you.

Company Description:

A national network operator that physically builds and maintains our own infrastructure in South Africa and some African countries.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Senior Network Engineer – Service Provider, Sandton – Ref: 1154062-6


Senior Network Engineer

Senior Network Engineer – Service Provider, Sandton – Ref: 1154062-6


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