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Bengaluru, KA
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Identify, understand and document our clients networking and outsourcing requirements; provide design support during the bid phase where required and post contract Produce cost-effective technical solutions in order to achieve BT Global Services business objectives Responsible for ensuring that the produced network designs are in alignment with networks strategy and are current and fit for purpose. Produce network design documents both High Level Designs (HLD) & Low Level Designs (LLDs) in accordance with the agreed network design architecture Working with E2E designers, solution Architects & Engineering teams for input and to understand and incorporate changes in the designs produced Technical risk assessment in a proposed solution Network design component pricing wherever required Network implementation & support activities Provide and drive complex, most critical and usually most costly network infrastructure solutions at both individual contribution & team level Managing team of solutions engineers working on the development of relatively small network designs Responsible for performance review and management of all direct reports, involved in overseeing performance and development of all technical staff within the portfolio Coaching, mentoring & training of other Network Infrastructure Technologists in his/her area of expertise Self-driven professional able to handle technical/team escalations Define and Champion the use of Technical Standards, Procedures and Best Practice Provide input to the recruitment of resources required to meet future demands for delivering against planned goals and objectives of Infrastructure Undertake work outside of direct responsibility when required on behalf of the leadership teamSkills RequirementTechnical Skills Detailed knowledge at design level of all major components of network infrastructure used within the data networking (Layer-2 & 3). Proven experience in designing and implementing large and complex network solutions Knowledgeable about existing best practices for network technology integration Aware of the history of networks and can explain how it came to be as it is Solid knowledge of all the major components in a vendor's solution Can see the bigger picture view of a complex network & break it down to smaller, manageable modules Strong desire to learn & catch up with new products, technologies & services in the field of data networking In depth knowledge of the 802.x range of IEEE layer 2 protocols, including convergence mechanisms such as STP, RSTP, MST. Working knowledge of other L2 technologies like HDLC, FR, ATM, PPP, LAG, LACP etc Thorough knowledge of the layer 3 TCPIP protocol Suite, VLSM, IP address allocation and RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF and BGP routing protocols, Multicast protocols like PIM, SSM & IGRP. Quality of Service for both LAN & WAN environments. Technical competency should cover components such as routers, switches, load-balancers, DNS, firewalls, WAN optimization, Routing protocols, multicast, QOS, network management platforms etc. This is not an exhaustive list but is intended to demonstrate the complexity and range of components that make up the network service Portfolio. Good understanding of MP-BGP, MPLS, MPLS VPN solutions, VRF lite etc. Skills with diagnostic tools including the output from network management systems, router and switch diagnostics Knowledge & experience of additional domains would be an advantage like Cisco and Nokia firewalls, IDS, FWSM, NIPS, Counterpane, Prolexic, DoS, VoIP, Data center technologies, GRE & IPsec VPNs, Wireless LAN etc.Soft Skills Effective inter-personal, leadership, communication and presentation skills; and ability to work within / lead technical teams Adept at influencing others even when position is not initially shared by others (e.g. is able to bring evidence to convince others) Challenges way of operating with a focus on pragmatism; encourages, solicits and rewards innovative ideas; delegates, coordinates and motivates teams into reaching challenging goalsExperience & Accreditations Bachelor s/Masters degree in Engineering Minimum 11 years of relevant experience preferable in the area of large scale & complex network design Must have professional experience in Telecom/Networking/System Integration company Experience in working for global Telco for enterprise network design is desirable Professional Level industry standard certifications like CCDP, CCNP, CCIP, JNCIS or similar certifications in data networking Expert level certification like CCIE, JNCIE etc. will be added advantage Multi-vendor environment experience
Degree: MCA/ PGDCA | ME/ M.Tech./ MS (Engg/ Sciences)

Additional Degree: BE/ B.Tech (Engineering) | BCA (Computer Application)

Experience: 11-16


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