• Firewall / Network Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Edinburgh
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Role Description

    The role requires practical experience and in-depth network engineering skills.  The aim of the role is to provide FNZ with an in-house network expert.  Candidates require knowledge in network design fundamentals, superior skills in network routing, switching, firewalling and load balancing is essential along with excellent network diagnosis.

    The role reports the Head of Infrastructure - Europe and will be part of the IT Infrastructure team.   The network engineer role will also work closely with Information Security to ensure network security is maintained.



    Team Responsibilities


    Availability – applications that are available when the users need them

    Performance – applications that scale with user demand

    Security – applications that are protected from unauthorised access and data loss

    Reliability – applications that are fault tolerant with no single points of failure

    Value for money – shared core infrastructure improves application delivery and reduces costs per application

    Projects – new system delivery is high quality, on time and within budget


    Specific Role Responsibilities


    Availability:  ensure the network design is resilient to failure to maximise availability

    Performance:  Ensure networks are monitored and that any performance problems/faults are to mitigated to ensure minimal performance impact

    Information Security: ensure compliance with security policies and controls

    Disaster Recovery:  ensure the network is capable of delivering services in the event of a disaster.  Ensure DR plans, network diagrams are tested and kept up to date.

    Training: prepare and carry out in-house network training. Develop professional and technical knowledge and skills via networking, seminars and other forms of training in order to meet Continuing Professional Development requirements.

    Project Work:  work on projects to ensure network impacts are considered as part of the new systems rollouts.

    Budget:  follow the approval process; reduce costs per transaction; innovation in costs.


    Team Leadership


    Lead, manage and motivate a virtual team in multiple geographic locations, communicating project progress, and ensuring all team members take accountability for delivery.

    Ensure a culture of continuous improvement on the project, support process improvement initiatives, and identify new process improvements.

    Is an active member of the IT community, contributing to team sessions and central improvement initiatives, and sharing best practice and lessons learned?


    Experience Required

    ·         CCNA/CCNP Network Certification or Relevant Experience

    ·         Proven track record of delivering projects and complex change

    ·         Checkpoint or F5 Certifications would be highly advantageous but not essential

    ·         Extensive and proven experience in one or some of the below technologies

    ·         Cisco Routing and Switching – Essential

    ·         Checkpoint Firewalls versions R77/R80 – Essential

    ·         Experience with Cisco Nexus product lines- Desirable

    ·         Fortinet Fotigate Next Generation Firewalls – Desirable

    ·         Forcepoint/Stonegate Next Generation Firewall – Desirable

    ·         F5 LTM and GTM Experience - Desirable

    ·         VMWare NSX

    ·         Rancid or relevant Configuration Backup Tools

    ·         Observium or relevant SNMP Application

    ·         Linux – Debian


    About FNZ

    FNZ is a global FinTech firm, transforming the way financial institutions serve their wealth management customers.  We partner with banks, insurers and asset managers to help consumers better achieve their financial goals.  The business has grown rapidly in recent years, as its institutional customers have used FNZ’s platform to improve transparency, choice and drive down long-term costs for consumers of wealth management products across all segments: from mass-market workplace pensions to mass-affluent and high-net-worth clients.


    Today, FNZ is responsible for over £330 billion in assets under administration (AuA) held by around 5 million customers of some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including Standard Aberdeen, Santander, Lloyds Bank, Vanguard, Generali, Barclays, Quilter, UOB, Aviva, Zurich, UBS, BNZ, Findex and FNZC. In total, FNZ partners with over 60 financial institutions across the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia.  The company has over 1,400 employees in the UK, Czech Republic, Shanghai, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.


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