Senior Platform Engineer
Senior Platform Engineer required to join a Public Sector Organisation in Edinburgh on a 6 month contract with a high possibly of extensions. The role falls outside of IR35.
** Taking active part in the team's and department's Agile culture by learning and putting into practice the VFQ disciplines
** Managing workloads using Kanban techniques and/or other team defined methodologies
** Strong sense of ownership and duty of care to the platform
** Managing network platform health, availability, integrity and currency to an acceptable level
** Ensure appropriate access controls are in place, monitored and adhered with
** Monitor, manage and where necessary improve performance of network and platform to meet the expectations of the end-users
** Work with multi-skilled DevOps teams where skills allow and the need arises;
** Work closely with design authority, PMO representatives, the test team and developers
** Perform planned platform upgrades/patching when the need arises
** Review designs to meet system capacity requirements;
Create and maintain system and network documentation as appropriate (e.g. MS Visio diagrams, system admin docs and local work instructions (LWI));
** Troubleshoot and resolve any network and platform related issues; provide guidance to wider technical teams on issues that fall within own skill areas.
Key skills required:
** Cisco Routing & Switching
** Common Design topologies for layer 2 / layer 3 services
** Checkpoint / ASA Firewall administration
** Experience with Nexus product line
** Strong knowledge of OSPF design along with performance tuning
** Strong knowledge of BGP design and operational management
** RSA 2 Factor authentication.
** Expertise with data centre management and best practices
** Strong attention to detail
** Effective team working and technical decision making
** Quality focused, due care and attention taken to ensure solutions and platform meet their quality criteria and the team standards set
** Experience of designing and leading infrastructure projects
** Creativity - taking new approaches to tackle problems; embracing innovation and sharing knowledge with, a range of sources and stakeholders
** Certified to CCNP at least.
If this sounds of interest, or are looking to find out more information, please get in touch with Shane Gray at Cathcart Associates.