Network Engineer

AED 400,000 - 600,000
Job description

Role: Network Engineer (Middle Level)
Location: Dubai
Long-term extendable Contract

1. Cisco campus-grade switches and routers
3. Aruba wireless network solutions
4. Aruba Clearpass network access control (NAC) technology
5. Aruba campus switches
6. Versa SDWAN solution

Among these technologies candidates main focus will be on Aruba Wireless and NAC.

Key tasks for the candidate will be:
1. Hardware refresh of Aruba AP-220 Wireless APs
2. Migrating wireless access points from tunnel to bridge mode
3. Reducing overall technical debt in branch & campus environment
4. Candidate must have experience and be comfortable working in a dynamic yet process-driven environment with rigorous approach to the change management and with multiple stakeholder teams involved in the initiatives.
5. Occasional visits to locations across UAE (mostly in Dubai) might be required, however constant field engineering is not a part of the job.

Hard skills required:
– Proven experience in managing and administering centrally orchestrated geographically (Aruba WLC/Aruba MM) deployments of ~1000 access points + RAPs. Relevant certifications are welcome.
– Proven experience in managing large scale Aruba ClearPass deployments. Relevant certifications are welcome.
– Understanding how these solutions must be scaled, observed, and monitored.
Hard-skills nice to have:
– Experience in technologies covered in CCNA/CCNP Routing & Switching track.
– Experience in integration of Aruba Clear pass with other cybersecurity devices in the network, for example firewalls.
– Penchant for network automation, track record in automating network-related task.
Soft skills required:
– Habit of documenting the work being performed. – Understanding of Agile delivery methodology, ability to plan and execute the work based on the agreed backlog and report all impediments proactively and clearly.
– Understanding of the concept of e2e accountability for the task
– Track record in stakeholder management is required.
– Ability to approach critical situations fully engaged, yet with cool mind and tolerance to the environment that can be stressful at these critical times.
– Understanding of ITSM practices and tolerance for going through tight change management protocols.
– Clear spoken and written English.
– Understanding that some network changes can only be done out of working hours and acceptance that as a result of this out of hours work will occur.
– Readiness to be on-call as L3 support as a part of rotation (not immediately required, but can be required in the future)