CCIE Network Engineer

Job Category:
LAN/WAN Network Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
10 Years +
South Dublin, North Dublin, West Dublin
Citywest Business Campus, Dublin West
Salary Description:
Highly Competitive
PlanNet 21
Job Ref:

CCIE Network Specialist – R&S / Security / Cisco ISE ansible / python

We are currently looking to hire Cisco network engineers for permanent positions based in Dublin Citywest HQ. The successful candidates will join a dynamic organisation working within a team of 30+ engineers across Ireland.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the planning, implementation, identification and testing of network systems of high complexity.
  • Designs, tests and establishes protocol compatibility standards, develops and implements network test methodologies and makes recommendations for improvement
  • Lead the delivery of network solutions including routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers and other network hardware appliances.
  • Responsible for implementation of network architecture, design and testin
  • Planning and executing complex Network Upgrade and Network Migration activiti
  • Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of customer managed hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
  • Reviewing network requirements and producing high and low-level network designs
  • Reviewing customer implementation and change management plans
  • Supporting the delivery of services to our customers
  • Assists in the development and documentation of technical standards and develops and implements approved methods of procedure.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Must have at least 7 years of experience designing, deploying, and implementing core route/switch and/or data center networks in accordance with industry best practices
  • Experience with logical network design models (L2/L3, WAN, Network Optimization, Spanning tree, VFR, VTP, VLANs, physical cabling).
  • Working technical knowledge of network control protocols (QOS, PfR, PoE, NTP, DHCP), network management protocols (CDP, FTP, TFTP, SNMP) and security protocols (SSH, HTTPS, AAA, IPSec).
  • Experience with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), as well as Trustsec desired.
  • Working technical knowledge of advanced Layer 2 technologies (LISP and VXLAN)
  • Strong knowledge IP communication and routing is required (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP).
  • Understand WAN/LAN and transport technologies (Ethernet, Frame Relay, DMVPN, WAAS and MPLS).
  • Network Management tools such as Cisco LMS/NCS/WCS
  • Configuration management of networking devices using automation tools (DNA Center, APIC-EM, Cisco Prime) and API scripting with Python and/or Ansible.
  • Certifications in CCNP, CCIE R&S and/or Data Center Preferred.
  • Experience with Large-scale WAN deployments preferred. Knowledge or experience with Nexus 7K/5K/2K is a plus.
  • Knowledge or experience with Nexus 9K and ACI is a plus, as well as other SDN solutions, such as VMWare NSX, and Arista
  • Knowledge or experience F5 load balancing, Palo Alto technologies, Cisco UCS, or Cisco MDS is a plus.
  • 3 or more years' experience working in the WAN (Wide Area network) is desired.
  • Willingness for ongoing certification and training in different areas of specialisation Eg. Routing and Switching / Wireless / Security / Data Centre.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Related degree in computer science or electrical engineering and/or seven to ten years equivalent network engineering experience.
  • Car owner

Education Qualifications:

  • Cisco Certifications, CCIE preferred, CCNP required.  
  • Ongoing certification and training in different areas of specialisation will be available Eg. Routing and Switching / Wireless / Collaboration / Security / Data Centre specialisations.
  • 3rd level qualification in IT (or equivalent experience)


Contact Details:
PlanNet 21
Tel: 01 4611900
Contact: Emma Hirsch

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