Network Engineer

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
15 Oct 2020
Closes
15 Nov 2020
Hours
Full Time

Overview

Discovery, Inc. is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages. 

Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, from linear, free-to-air and pay–TV channels to digital products, streaming services, social & mobile-first content and formats.

As Discovery Communications’ portfolio continues to grow – around the world and across platforms – the Global Technology & Operations team is building media technology and IT systems that meet the world class standard for which Discovery is known. GT&O builds, implements and maintains the business systems and technology that are critical for delivering Discovery’s products, while articulating the long-term technology strategy that will enable Discovery’s growing pay-TV, digital terrestrial, free-to-air and online services to reach more audiences on more platforms.

From Amsterdam to Singapore and from satellite and broadcast operations to SAP, we are driving Discovery forward on the leading edge of technology.

Discovery operates on a worldwide basis to produce & acquire content from thousands of global partners, schedule hundreds of linear TV & online channels, and distribute content to hundreds of affiliates including cable TV, free-to-air broadcast, and online video providers such as Amazon and iTunes. 

Job Responsibilities

 Located in our Chiswick, West London offices the Network Engineer will be responsible for working with the operations and engineering teams around the strategic, tactical, and improvement of the global network platforms. The individual will be evaluating processes regularly to ensure expected outcomes are achieved in the most efficient way along with identifying service improvements and document those improvements. Help ensure standards and processes are followed.

 

Among others, you will be -

Supporting all DCI network infrastructure by responding to and resolving all trouble tickets within the stipulated SLA time
Understanding the root cause of all the network outages and take remediation steps to prevent the recurrence of the problem
Implementing network infrastructure on a project-based approach
Requirements

Previous experience in network administration
Exposure to at least one dynamic routing protocol (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, IS-IS)
Good knowledge of the switching (layer 2, STP, VLAN, trunk, …)
Exposure to at least one key vendor equipment: Juniper, Cisco or Arista
Good understanding of DNS, DHCP, and IPAM concepts
Understanding of the mechanics of firewalling
Experience with a network management system (NMS)
Why Work For Us

You will join a multi-skilled, talented team, in a fast paced and complex environment. 

We value our staff and put people at the centre of everything we do. Consumers, Customers, Partners and Employees. In addition to our excellent benefits package we also have employee-centric offerings such as our on-site medical centre, back-up child & elder care sessions and enhanced family leave. We are proud to be a proactively diverse organisation with a variety of employee groups that we engage with to ensure continuous improvement of our organisation.

If you are an experienced Network Engineer looking for a challenging role with real business impact, we would love to hear from you.