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Senior Network Engineer (Palo Alto and F5)

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Senior Network Engineer (Palo Alto and F5) Office location: Basel Department: General Secretariat Unit: Information Management Services Service:   Employment - Duration: 3 years Contract type: Fixed-term FTE%: 100% Application Deadline: 30/04/2019 Description

The BIS is looking for a Senior Network Engineer to join the team responsible for the design, implementation and secure operation of the Bank’s network infrastructure. As a solution-oriented standout colleague, you ensure the support and maintenance of business-critical networks through both service provider management and third-level support as required. You have a sound understanding of the technical interdependencies across different IT environments and are a strong communicator who approaches each challenge with a business focus.


Key responsibilities:

  • Implementation and maintenance of the networking infrastructure technologies, ensuring optimal secure environment availability and resilience
  • Management of service providers with an emphasis on efficiency and quality
  • Business-oriented customer relationship management with a focus on high quality of service
  • Willingness to work outside normal working hours during service windows and to provide on-call cover for evenings and weekends


Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • University degree or equivalent work experience
  • In depth knowledge of the following products including migrations/implementations/operations:
    • Palo Alto firewalls
    • F5 LTM and APM
  • Cisco – (Catalyst, Nexus, ISE)
  • Experience in network design, support, implementation and management, switching, routing and cabling (including fibre) infrastructure
  • Experience in monitoring e.g. Cisco Prime, Nagios, Cacti
  • Experience in developing and implementing zone concepts leveraging service defined networking tools like NSX/ACI
  • Experience with Cloud technologies e.g. MS Azure
  • Consistent track record in provision of third-level support and design input in an enterprise environment
  • IT project management experience
  • Creative, customer-oriented problem-solving approach
  • Excellent communication, presentation and team-working skills
  • Excellent command of English


The BIS employs staff on both open-ended and fixed-term contracts. However, all new entrants are initially recruited on a fixed-term basis. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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