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Technical Specialist: Networking

Job Description

About the role:

You will provide technical expertise within the IT networking space. Identifying technology gaps and spearheading new technology adoptions as per industry best practice. Be key in providing insight into new technologies and business benefit in exploring these options.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research and development
    • Engage with vendors regarding new technologies
    • Maintain technical awareness of market trends and solutions.
    • Document needs analysis based on company requirements and provide technical impact
    • Lead proof of concepts
    • Technology GAP analysis
    • Guide the implementation and deployment of new technologies
    • Identify training needs based on new technology implementations and train where applicable
  • Ownership of technology strategy and roadmap
    • Advise organization in technical direction
    • Maintain and improve service catalog
    • Technical documentation resulting from service catalog artifacts
  • Lead and participate in high impacting projects typically as a technical lead within the project team
  • Maintain strong relationship with the following teams
    • Architecture
    • Security
    • IT Services
    • Infrastructure
  • Responsible for technical escalation within the team
  • Coaching of junior engineers
    • Identify training gaps and report back to team lead

Internal Conduct

  • Maintains stable performance under stress/pressure by staying focused and behaving appropriately to staff and clients
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to the team & other departments, by sharing information and facilitating team goal accomplishment (Team Player)
  • Clearly conveys information and ideas through effective verbal and written communications (Communication Ability)
  • Effectively manages own time (multi-tasking) and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently and adjusts priorities as needed (Time Management)


Displays Company Values

  • Care: Supports others by treating them with dignity, respect and fairness
  • Ownership: Takes ownership for quality by dedicating the required time and energy to assignments and making sure no aspect of the work is neglected
  • Passion: Demonstrates passion by taking immediate/ independent action when confronted by a problem or made aware of a situation, while suggesting new ideas/ solutions to problems
  • Accepts responsibility for outcomes, whether positive or negative and is willing to admit mistakes and refocus efforts
  • Takes independent action by suggesting new ideas or potential solutions to problems
  • Remains open to ideas listens to others and objectively considers others' ideas and opinions even when they may conflict with their own


The requirements for the role are:

  • 10 to 15 years of experience in Networking and IT infrastructure preferable
  • Vendor certification to CCNP or equivalent preferable
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Experience in Enterprise/Datacenter Technologies and Architecture
  • Proficient Network planning and design
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience preferred in the following areas
    • IP routing
    • Network Connectivity and Protocols
    • Advanced L2 and L3 understanding
    • VPN technologies
    • LAN/WAN services
    • IP services/applications such as DNS, DHCP
    • CDN workings and concepts
    • F5 technologies
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Dealing with technical escalations
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain excellent standards and service levels
  • Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Candidate must have self and project management skills to maintain timely deliverables.
  • Able to communicate with end users across the business and tie together technical requirements.


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Dominique Bennett
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