Network Solution Architect

Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex / London
10 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
Hastings Direct
Contract Type
Full Time

This exciting new role offers an excellent opportunity for

the successful candidate to lead end to end technology solutions in order to

deliver the Technology Strategy. A bright and enthusiastic Network professional,

we want someone who is going to hit the ground running, utilising there

previous experience in Solution Architecture at an enterprise organisation.

Role purpose

Reporting to the Enterprise Architect, the primary purpose

of the role of Network Solution Architect is to define, maintain and ensure the

security, integrity and consistency of end to end technology solutions. The individual will be a subject matter

expert in Network architectures and implementations, particularly with Cisco

and Juniper technology stacks enabling a geographically disperse technology platform.

Skills Knowledge

& Experience

* 5 years experience as an Network Architect

* 10 years experience of design, implementation and support

of network solutions and technologies

* Strong expertise in Cisco, Meraki, Juniper, F5, NetScaler,

VMware, Nutanix, Arista and Cloud Network technology stacks

* Proven demonstrable experience and knowledge of supporting

datacentre migrations

* Excellent practical experience of network security

platforms including NGFW, IPS/IDS, Endpoint Protection, WAF, DDoS, VPN and

authentication technologies

* Implementation of network vulnerability management systems

* Proven demonstrable knowledge of designing and running

Branch office, Datacentre and Private (e.g. VMware, Nutanix) and Public Cloud

networks (e.g. AWS and Azure) supporting a hybrid cloud strategy

* Experienced in the design and implementation of Firewall,

Proxy and Load Balancer technologies

* Excellent technical knowledge of: DNS, DHCP, VPN, MPLS,

VOIP, IP and routing protocols

* Knowledge of network & application analysis toolsets

* Strong technical knowledge of: HDX, QoS, NAC

About us

Hastings Direct

is a fast growing, agile, digitally focused general insurance provider of

products and services to over 2.7 million customers in the UK. We've

significantly grown our customer base over the last three years and we now

employ over 3,400 colleagues

Benefits for


Please find some

of the great benefits we offer here at Hastings Direct;

Competitive basic salary which we

will share with you upon shortlisting, but do feel free to email the

Recruitment team for more details in advance of your application -

1-2 days working from home

Car allowance of £5,000

Up to 10% bonus earning potential

27 days holiday

Life assurance

Competitive pension

Flexible benefits - buy or sell


Discounted Hastings Direct


A friendly, dynamic and flexible

environment with a test-and-learn culture

Structured career path that rewards

achievements and solid performance

Broad exposure to senior management

and ability to contribute to real change

Hastings Group

is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We

welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their

gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual

orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status. Please also note

that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal

record checks.