MCS Junior Network Engineer

Job Overview:

Proact MCS is a leading provider of managed virtualisation and storage solutions in a number of Data Centres in the UK and western Europe. We are seeking a Junior Network Engineer to join our team delivering a high quality data communication infrastructure that underpins our overall service delivery. This position requires experience with Cisco or Juniper technologies, and working in a busy support environment. A minimum of a CCNA qualification is required and at least one years hands on experience across routing, switching and firewall technologies or a relevant degree in Computer Networks or Cyber Security and Networking.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Investigating, analysing and resolving network incidents and problems.
  • Installation and configuration of new switches and firewalls.
  • Monitoring and management of network performance.
  • Engaging in projects to provide network related input.
  • Participate in out-of-hours rota.


Essential Experience:

  • Current Cisco CCNA qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting Cisco Catalyst Switches and ASA firewalls, including IPSec VPNs, Or Experience with JunOS for Juniper switches and SRX firewalls.
  • A solid understanding of layer 2 and 3 routing, including dynamic routing protocols (such as OSPF and BGP).
  • An awareness of data centre security standards and modern cyber threats.
  • Knowledge of IP storage technologies such as iSCSI, CIFS and NFS.
  • Experience of working with command line tools such as VI, Telnet, FTP, SSH.
  • Experience of working with Windows Server and Linux Distributions.
  • Experience of scripting configurations using Shell Scripting, Powershell, Java Script or other relevant language.


Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of working in a team environment.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills, with an exceptional eye for detail.
  • Able to produce documentation to a high standard.
  • Incident handling and change management experience using ITIL procedures.



Ideal Qualifications

Company Benefits

One year’s industry experience or,

Bachelor’s degree desired.

Current Cisco CCNA qualification.



25 Days annual leave

Contributory pension

Private Medical Scheme


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