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Investigo • Liverpool, United Kingdom

Lead Network Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

4.5-day week

Core hours 10–4

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Job Description

About Us

Come and be a part of The Investigo Group (TIG), a dynamic coalition of cutting-edge tech firms specialising in Platform, Software, Data, AI and other bleeding-edge technology solutions. Our innovative prowess spans the globe while proudly hailing from the United Kingdom.

The group is multi-functional with a large portfolio of B2B products and services.

Our ecosystem is made up of: IIS, Providing secure internet access in both the public and private sectors. Its mission? To deliver world-class secure internet capabilities enhancing productivity across diverse skillsets and organisations. Vestigo Consulting is our training and consultancy company, tailored around specialist sector-specific knowledge, and provides regular courses and CPD for our community. The Consultancy side concentrates on expert support of our customers as well as specifically assigned individual deployments. CollaborAIte is a bleeding-edge company that provides our Data and AI capability. A collaborative partner for designing user-centred secure data solutions to overcome operational hurdles, delivered through design thinking and agile coaching.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are at the heart of The Investigo Group (TIG). We're dedicated to creating a workplace where people from all backgrounds are not only welcome but empowered to excel. We actively seek diverse talent, promote fairness, and foster an inclusive environment where every voice matters, driving innovation and progress in our dynamic tech community.

The group provides bespoke, secure, user-centric products fuelled by deep technical knowledge advanced data and analytical skills.

We proudly stand as a global leader in this space, partnering with esteemed entities that require these advanced forward-thinking capabilities. These partnerships have been forged from our understanding of customer challenges, as well as our expertise in developing world-leading enterprise product sets.

Join us at TIG, where innovation knows no bounds, and together, we'll shape the future of technology solutions for a safer, more efficient world.


About You

As our Lead Network Engineer, you will be instrumental in driving the continuous development, management, and maintenance of our core platform. Your expertise will guide the team in network innovation, identifying and addressing architectural deficiencies, and implementing effective solutions. We rely on your experience to ensure smooth operations, project success, and team mentorship.

About the Role

Join our dynamic Platform team here in Liverpool, we are a diverse and collaborative group responsible for managing our company's core platform, serving tens of thousands of customers globally. We value inclusivity and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences. Our team thrives on innovation, learning from each other, and collectively striving to improve our platform at every level.

Key Objectives:

The successful candidate will play a key role in leading the constant development, management and maintenance of the company’s core platform, delivering products worldwide. Key responsibilities and objectives of the role include network innovation identifying architectural deficiencies implementing mitigation strategies to address them. Daily responsibilities include project work, proactive monitoring of network devices, ensuring that changes are appropriately managed and communicated, and guiding team members on best practices. Projects include data centre work, new implementations and network redesigns.

The successful candidate will have a wealth of network experience and passion for new technology and innovation, streamlining network operations and simplifying management.

  • Develop and maintain a robust, secure, and scalable infrastructure.
  • Proactively monitor network devices, firewalls, and servers. (Windows, Linux etc)
  • Manage platforms including SAN storage and hypervisors. (VMware, Kemp etc)
  • Lead projects such as data centre tasks, network redesigns, and implementations.
  • Document procedures, projects, and systems effectively.
  • Ensure clear communication and management of environmental changes.
  • Participate in critical system and network failure resolution outside of regular hours.
  • Complete technical and security tasks as scheduled.
  • Uphold our commitment to equality, diversity, and non-discriminatory practices.

Requirements

What We're Looking For:

You are an experienced and knowledgeable professional passionate about making a positive difference. Your ability to work under pressure and your experience in secure environments make you an ideal candidate. As a calm, approachable, and conscientious individual, you're ready to contribute to a large and diverse team.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience managing with a host of network protocols e.g. IPv6, BGP, VRRP, VLANs
  • Experience in leading, planning and executing successful IT Infrastructure projects e.g. network migrations and expansions
  • Experience in the design, development, installation and implementation of IT infrastructure solutions.
  • Experience acting as a technical lead and mentoring other team members.
  • Experience in applying security controls and patching to network devices, Firewalls, Windows, Linux and other appliances.
  • Experience working with virtualisation technologies e.g. VMware and SANs e.g. NetApp
  • Experience of working in data centres for tasks such as server implementations, network outages and project work.
  • Experience with at least the basics of scripting languages e.g. PowerShell, Python etc
  • Experience in supporting the achievement of accreditations such as ISO/CSA CCM.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver projects and services to target.
  • Positive and approachable attitude, ability to communicate effectively with staff across all levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant industry-standard technical qualification(s), e.g Network+, CCNA, CCNPA, JNCIA, JNCIS
  • Experience working with Juniper, Palo Alto.
  • Experience working IPv6 would be advantageous.

Benefits

  • Flexible Working: We offer a hybrid working model with our HQ being in Liverpool.
  • Private Medical (Self/Family)
  • Inclusive Culture: Enjoy an inclusive culture and environment.
  • Flexible Benefits: Flexible benefits to suit your needs.
  • Holiday: Generous holiday allowance.
  • Learning: Access to continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Bonus Potential: Bonus potential based on performance and business-related factors.
  • Discounts: Discounts on a wide range of products and services.
  • Pension: Pension scheme contributions.
  • More Benefits: Explore additional benefits on our career site. Click here

How to Apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team is managing this vacancy directly and we do not require agency support.

Candidates who are successful will be required to undergo relevant security checks as such you must have 5 years consecutive stay in the UK.

Our Process

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you're successful, the team will arrange a short screening call (max 30 minutes) to learn more about you, and what you are looking for and answer any questions you may have. If all goes well, the team will share your profile with the hiring manager for review. Our interview process is tailored to each role but typically the first half of the process is run remotely with a final stage on-site.

For this position, you can expect a two-stage interview process:

1st stage - An informal 30-60 minute video call with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the role and ask any questions.

2nd Stage – A 60-minute formal interview where you can expect both competency and technical questions. This can be held either in person or remotely.

As an inclusive employer, please inform us if you require any reasonable adjustments.

Equal Opportunities

Here at TIG we are committed to equal opportunities and value diversity, equity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

As a Group, we seek to ensure that individuals with disabilities receive reasonable accommodation throughout the hiring process and ultimately within the job itself. Please contact us to request any accommodations.

Company benefits

4.5-day week
Season ticket loan
Birthday off
Enhanced maternity leave
Adoption leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Commuter loan
Mental health platform access
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Lunch and learns
Charity donation scheme
Financial coaching
Location
88%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
80%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
85%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
71%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
80%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
85%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Investigo

Company employees

350+

Gender diversity (male:female)

55:45

Office locations

London, Birmingham, St Albans, Milton Keynes, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Recruitment & HRTech

Recruitment & HRTech

Industry awards 2023

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