• United Kingdom, Uk
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  • 10 - 13 Years
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At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and youll develop beyond what you thought possible We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us

At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and were resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together

If youre swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then youre our kind of person

Design, Implement and Support AstraZeneca Networks

The Network Architect will work to ensure the end to end solution designs for business model enhancement are aligned to the strategic goals of the business and AZ IT
Experience of producing high and low-level designs for WAN, LAN, Wireless and Data Centre solutions to meet the businesses requirements
Participate in the AZIT Network Architecture Review Board (NARB) governance framework and ensure overall design and implementation plan document quality meets expected standards
Expert knowledge of integration techniques and vendor capability of routers, firewalls and compute infrastructure
Understand and appreciate industry best practices around fixed and wireless network design and configuration
Must have worked substantially in a similar role to the one specified for at least 10 years with reference able successful outcomes on a large scale complex enterprise network
Awareness of developments in the marketplace for manufacturing domain focus and potential impact to AZ
Strong analytical skills
Strong written documentation skills

Must have relevant skills, expertise and experience in one or more of the following capabilities

1) Enterprise, 2) Network Security or 3) Wireless infrastructure as follows


Expert design knowledge of IP based networking architecture
Experience of leading the implementing complex and first of type change
Experience of network build standard configuration and industry best practice covering Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and NX-OS platforms
Routing and Switching services based on Cisco ASR1K, ISR4K routers and Nexus 9K, Catalyst 9500/9300, 6807 VSS and 3850 switches
Demonstrate an expert understanding of networking protocols including TCP/IP and Ethernet protocols
Experience of designing and implementing Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies such as Cisco ACI or SD-WAN and Software Defined Access (SDA)
Experience in designing, installing and operating Cisco DNA Center to manage SDA environments
In depth knowledge of Cisco Catalyst 9500/9300 switches
In depth knowledge and experience on Cisco IOS and Nexus devices to include routing (OSPF & BGP), switching and QoS experience
High level of technical knowledge and experience on devices to include general load balancing principles on F5 and NetScaler platforms


Experiences in designing and configuring a Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) architecture including policies, profiling and posturing best practice
Experience in 801x supplicant setup and configuration
Experience of Tufin Products - SecureTrack and SecureChange desirable
Firewall Policy and ruleset optimisation, analysis and best practice
Cisco StealthWatch and NetFlow experience
Experience in a multi-vendor firewall environment consists of Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Cisco ASA, FirePower and Zone-Based Firewalls
Expert working knowledge of Cisco Products; ASA, FirePOWER, ISE,
Cisco CCIE Security or CCNP Security is a must have
Extensive experience related to Cisco Security Products


Proven experience in designing and implementing Enterprise scale wireless networks
Expertise in running Skype for Business over Wi-Fi networks
Expert knowledge of Cisco 3700/3800/4800 Access Points
Experience in Cisco and Aruba Wireless LAN Controller
Expert knowledge and hands on experience in performing wireless site surveys
Experience in Ekahau Site Survey Pro, Sidekick Pro and Spectrum Analyzer
HiveRadar Wireless Site Survey Kit (WSSK)


Relevant engineering degree or equivalent and expert accreditation in one of enterprise, network security or wireless networking mandatory


Cisco CCNP/CCIE Routing and Switching
Cisco CCNP/CCIE Data Center
Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)


CCNP/CCIE Security
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer (ECSE)
Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE)
CCNP/CCIE Wireless

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

Network Architect

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Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : IT Hardware : Hardware Products & Services
Role : Switching/Router
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th Feb 2020

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