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IT network architect

  • Job reference: AQIT676
  • Location: Stafford, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: IT
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Job description: I am currently recruiting for an IT network architect to work in Staffordshire.

This role is initially a 6 month contract position working on large scale Infrastructure refresh projects, and falls outside IR35.

The successful candidate will be working within internal project teams delivering to low level designs, and will be expected to also be working directly with external suppliers and partners.

Main Projects:

Data Centre Network Upgrade, - moving from Cisco Nexus 7K environment to Cisco Nexus 9K (ACI Multi-Pod, APIC).

Compute and Storage Upgrade - Cisco UCS and Hyperflex

Microsoft Team Telephony - Moving from Cisco telephony solution (Call Manager and Contact Centre Express) to Microsoft Teams Direct Routing.

Cloud Connectivity - Azure ExpressRoute

Network Monitoring and SIEM - Evaluating and implementing a replacement network monitoring tool (IDS, Raw Packet Capture and IDS).

Essential Skills - Cisco CCNA minimum, preferable in switching and routing

Preferential Experience:

Cisco Data Centre Interconnect - OTV, VXLAN

Cisco WAN - MPLS, BGP and SD_WAN

Cisco Telephony - Call Manager and Contact Centre

Virtualisation - Cisco UCS and Hyperflex

Network Management - Cisco DNA, APIC, Prime, ISE and SNMP

If you are interested in this role, please contact Andy at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208968 or email