Network Administrator – Forensic Services


Company Description
Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.
Job Description
Our company is searching for a Network Engineer who can implement equipment installation plans based on the Network Administrator’s specifications, maintain each component of the network and troubleshoot issues. The Network Engineer will be responsible for monitoring the network firewall, assessing the functionality of the network routers, ensuring all Internet security software is updated regularly. Your aim is to ensure the integrity of high availability network infrastructure to provide maximum performance for our users.

Depending on projects and tasks, the individual will be required to be available for queries during out of office hours. In addition, as part of this role the individual will be expected to deal with any system issues as and when they occur.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Minimum 10 years working in Information Technology with experience or specialization in:

High Skills and Extensive knowledge of networking and datacenter technologies, switching, routing, VoIP and high availability using Cisco components
High skills and extensive in a geographically diverse environment of LAN / WAN / WLAN topologies, Proxies, Load Balancers (A10 load balancer experience is preferred) and Network security technology especially:
Check Point
Cisco ASA
High skills and extensive knowledge of networking and DC Design and Architecture models
Desired knowledge of SD-WAN Technology Velocloud.
High skills and extensive knowledge of QoS and queuing theory, traffic shaping and policy management and other operational/engineering activities as required
High skills and extensive knowledge of MPLS, BGP/OSPF, Routing convergence optimization.
Experienced with IPsec, Dynamic and Route Based VPN tunnels
High skills and extensive knowledge of VPN technologies like IPSEC VPN
Remote Access, Authentication (such as Radius/TACACS), Intrusion Prevention/Detection Systems (IDS), Cisco ACS server
Deployment and administration of various Cisco Solutions;
High skills and extensive knowledge of Cisco Wireless controllers/LAPWAP/Autonomous AP and Hive manager with Aerohive access points
Experienced with Load Balancers like KEMP, A10 or F5;
Experienced with Cisco Call manager and UCS
Experienced with Cisco ASR, Cisco ACI platform.
Design and execute various Cisco Unity configurations and provide support to Unified Messaging;
Working in a tightly controlled environment with regards to Change Management;
Technical Documentation.
An extensively deep understanding and contextual experience with:
ITIL-based Incident management experience;
Networking Specifics:
All Layer 2 protocols, specifically:
Ethernet, IEEE 802.2, IEEE 802.11, SIP, H.323, MGCP, SDP, CAPWAP, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), First Hop Redundancy protocol (HSMY7RP,VRRP/GLBP), Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP);, DHCP relay configuration in switch and firewall
All Layer 3 Protocols, specifically:
Knowledge and experience with the management and configuration of Cisco switching devices and Cisco IOS, including Catalyst: 29xx, 3xxx and also Nexus devices like 5k,7k & 9k;
Knowledge and experience managing and configuring Cisco routing devices like 29xx,19xx,43xx;
Deep knowledge and experience of firewalling technologies with a focus on Check Point technologies, accepted best practices; Next Generation Firewalling knowledge highly desirable
Desirable Qualification

Additional Information
Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 per week

Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance will be required for this role. To gain security clearance you must have at least three years’ continuous residency in the UK preceding an application. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance.  In addition, successful applicants will be required to undertake drug and alcohol testing prior to commencing employment.

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