Network Engineer (Contract)

Location: Guildford, England, United Kingdom

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Requisition Number: 162085

Position Title: Contingent

External Description:

Network Engineer

The Information Technology group (EAIT) works as a global team to empower EA’s employees and business operations to be creative, collaborative, and productive. As a digital entertainment company, EA’s enterprise technology needs are diverse and span across game development, workforce collaboration, marketing, publishing, player experience, security, and corporate activities. Our mission is to bring creative technology services to each of these areas, working across the company to “ensure better play.”

The challenge ahead:

The Network Engineer will be part of a team responsible for delivering corporate network services for data centre and branch offices in a essential enterprise. This is a 12 month contract and the role will encompass engineering, delivery, operational support, performance management, network analysis, metric reporting, and administration for the EA Enterprise Network.

New non-incumbent role is established to develop passionate staff. This is an entry to mid-level role amongst senior delivery engineering team, essentially a junior position with opportunity for advancement. Opportunity exists for the candidate to specialise expertise in network programmability, cloud, data centre, backbone, security, and wireless areas.

What a Network Engineer does at EA:

  • configure and maintain network gear
  • capacity planning, performance tuning, and configuration optimization
  • Develop changes, assessing and mitigating risks
  • provision new services, migrate existing services, circuits
  • conduct feasibility, impact, and cost studies, develop solution options
  • highest level operational support, assessment, break/fix, incident resolution
  • Draw diagrams, producing solution (physical and logical) documentation
  • develop and evaluate network performance criteria and measurement methodology
  • configuration and deployment of network services in consideration of architectural standards
  • You will have use of network tools for administration, maintenance, automation, and visualisation/reporting
  • conduct economic and population growth studies to determine impact on network capacity and development plan projections

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate learning and development: Willing with an appetite for understanding new things, with a sense of curiosity.
  • Be passionate about network technology and demonstrate awareness of industry trends/direction.
  • 2 + years experience in delivery, provisioning and troubleshooting of network.
  • Experience with OSI Reference model and IETF TCP/IP suite and typical implementations.
  • Experience with OSPF and BGP routing protocols for routed protocols IPv4/IPv6.
  • Experience with the hierarchical network and next gen firewall platforms architectures.

If you have network programmability background:

  • Knowledge of intent-based networking solutions
  • Experience of Software-defined Networking and network controllers
  • Understanding of APIs and the use of YANG, NETCONF, RESTCONF
  • Working knowledge of SD-WAN solutions, for example, Viptela and Talari

If you have cloud background:

  • Have a working knowledge of cloud deployment models e.g. Public, Private, Community, and Hybrid
  • Experience with different vendor cloud platforms e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience of cloud automation and orchestration e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible
  • Knowledge of common cloud characteristics e.g. on-demand self-service, elasticity, multi-tenancy
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS)

If you have Cisco data centre background:

  • Good knowledge of 2 Tier, 3 Tier and spine-leaf architecture
  • Good knowledge network virtualization
  • Experience with the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches
  • Understanding of SDN, network function virtualization, OpenDaylight
  • Understanding of the concepts of overlays e.g. OTV, VXLAN
  • Experience with data, control, and management planes

If you have Cisco R&S background:

  • Practical and conceptual knowledge of routing and switching technology, static and dynamic routing protocols, network planes
  • Fundamental working knowledge of Cisco routing and switching technologies including Catalyst and Nexus switching, and ISR/ASR routing platforms.
  • Minimum: Associate level certification (i.e. CCNA)
  • Preferred: Professional level certification (i.e. CCNP) And intent to pursue/maintain

If you have network security background:

  • Practical and conceptual knowledge of network firewall behaviour, features, capabilities.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Cisco firewalling, RAS VPNs, Palo Alto or Juniper SRX
  • Basic proficiency of next-generation firewalls (i.e. Palo Alto or Fortinet).
  • Preferred proficiency with next gen firewalls feature sets like (User-ID, IPS, DLP)
  • Minimum: Associate level certification (i.e. CCNA-Security)
  • Preferred: Professional level certification (i.e. CCNP) And intent to pursue/maintain

If you have a Cisco wireless background:

  • Good knowledge of Cisco Wireless, AP’s, RF science. Experience with the Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
  • Good knowledge of Cisco ACS/ISE for AAA services.
  • Associate level certification (i.e. CCNA Wireless or CWNA)
  • Programming or development experience, at a minimum in scripts Windows/Unix scripting preference toward Python, or full programming language working knowledge.

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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