Job Openings Network & Network Security Engineer (Contract)

About the job Network & Network Security Engineer (Contract)

On behalf of our client, we are seeking a Network & Network Security Engineer.

This is a contract role. Preference is for the contractor to be based in Ireland. Initial contract is 12 months, with a possible extension to 12 months.


The network and network security engineer will join the existing Network & Technical Security Team to support the client’s global network and will report to the Network Architect. The team works very closely with service partners and key vendors to deliver network and network security services to the business. This role will be heavily involved in key network and network security projects and also in the day-to-day management of the global network.

The Network & Technical Security team support a global network spanning 150 locations worldwide – manufacturing plants to warehouses and corporate offices to datacentres. The network must support seamless transmission of business critical applications, internet and cloud services. The organisation has embarked on an all-encompassing digital transformation with a Cloud-first strategy that requires a major evolution within the Network & Network Security technologies. This role will be involved in the delivery of the Network Transformation programme of work.

Role Summary & Responsibilities

  • Network Lead for key deployment projects, e.g., SD-WAN, network refreshes, firewall replacement projects, acquisition integrations
  • Liaise and collaborate with multiple network and security vendors and service providers, including offshore teams to achieve project goals
  • Deliver network & security solutions to the internal business units in response to their high-level business requirements
  • Operate within the agreed Change Management Process for firewall, network and network security Change Requests and Project Changes
  • Support Cisco network environment (900+ routers & switches) located across the globe
  • Support Checkpoint & Cisco ASA estate (60+ firewalls) globally

Previous Experience and Skill-level

  • 5+ years of experience in enterprise routing, switching, wireless and network security
  • Ability to engage and communicate with key stakeholders within network and network security projects
  • Excellent communicator with ability to communicate ideas & solutions very well both to management, key stakeholders, internal customers & to other team members
  • Strong working knowledge of Checkpoint, Cisco ASA, Palo Alto or Fortinet firewall design
  • Experience with network monitoring and reporting
  • Ability to document and illustrate network proposals and solutions in articulate manner
  • Previous experience with managed-service partners
  • Self-motivated self-starter with strong organisational skills & ability to prioritise tasks well
  • Desirable to have some previous exposure to software-defined WAN project rollouts or network transformation projects