Network Specialist Engineer

Job description

BUI require a suitably qualified and experienced Network Specialist Engineer to compliment an ever-growing team of cloud specialists in our Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town offices. With more and more companies moving to the cloud it is critical that our clients know whether or not their network is ready for cloud activities. We are looking for a networking engineer to assist in assessing, designing and securing our client’s networks when required. 

Non-Negotiable Skills required:

  • Advanced troubleshooting capabilities of network related issues
  • Technical pre-sales discussion with customers and the ability to recommend relevant technology
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience implementing and supporting networking equipment
  • PaloAlto Networks Certification 

Additional responsibilities may include the following: 

• Working with technical teams to ensure our clients networking requirements are met during projects 

• Candidate must be self-motivated and able to work under pressure 

• Candidate must be willing to work remotely and without supervision 

• Must possess positive, professional interpersonal skills and well-developed written and verbal communication skills • Must be willing to work after hours at times as well as be on standby where required. 

• Must be willing to travel (Own Transport Essential) 

• Must be willing to certify and renew certifications where needed

Job requirements

Technical ability and working experience:
• Designing, implementing and supporting layer 3 networking equipment
• In depth understanding of the 7 OSI model layers
• Firewall methodologies
• Routing protocols including PGP
• Network WAN topologies (MPLS and Metro Ethernet)
• Cloud essentials
• In depth working knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Routing, Switching
• In depth working knowledge of IP addressing and subnetting
• Experience in at least 2 of the following WAN/ LAN network technology partner equipment:
• Cisco
• Palo alto
• HP
• Mikrotik
• Ubiquity

• Understanding of worldwide networking trends
• Scripting principles
• Basic knowledge of virtualisation technologies (VMware and Hyper-V)
Advantageous experience or skill set:
The following skill sets or experience will be of benefit to a candid but are not a requirement.

• Microsoft 365 (EOL, ODB, SOL, Teams)
• Microsoft Azure  
• Microsoft ATP / ATA

• Functional knowledge of Amazon Web Services
• Functional knowledge of Google Cloud services
• Global cloud trends
• DevOps essentials
• Microsoft Cloud Computing

Qualifications and Certifications:
BUI is of the opinion that we would rather employ someone with the necessary working experience than someone with certifications and little or no experience.  

The following certifications would be beneficial to the candidate:
• Palo Alto Certified Networking Specialist / Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching certification
• Networking Essentials
• Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals
• ISACA CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate