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Title: IT Network Specialist

Location: South West London 

Salary: £49,178 - £55,492 per annum (including Outer London HCAS)

Job Overview:

  • The IT Network Specialist role focuses on maintaining a robust network infrastructure to meet the evolving requirements of healthcare services.
  • The department maintains over 200 servers, serves 4,000 end users, and operates two data centers.
  • This role is a permanent position within the IT Network Services Team, serving as an expert in IT Networks.
  • The ideal candidate should be self-driven and eager to develop in their role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Install, upgrade, operate, control, maintain, and effectively use local and remote networks.
  • Maintain the security, integrity, and confidentiality of LAN and WAN services.
  • Implement network controls and procedures to protect information systems.
  • Handle inquiries, requests for guidance, and incident resolution related to IT infrastructure.
  • Investigate and diagnose complex network problems and work to maintain overall network performance.

Person Specification: Qualifications (Essential):

  • CISCO Certified Network Associate in Routing and Switching.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a large organization.

Qualifications (Desirable):

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional – Routing and Switching.

Experience (Essential):

  • Fault diagnosis and root cause analysis in complex networks.
  • Experience maintaining an enterprise-level infrastructure using Cisco technologies.
  • Expertise in configuration and change management systems and procedures.

Experience (Desirable):

  • Familiarity with Cisco Prime Network Management Tools, LAN, and Wireless.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems, including procedure and policy development and maintenance.

Skills (Essential):

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly to a non-technical audience.

Skills (Desirable):

  • Strategic thinking and the ability to track progress towards milestones while understanding detailed-level events.