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Network, Firewall Technical Specialist
Dallas, Texas Chicago, IL

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Why this role matters

BT has 21 data centers in the UK, including 2 that support EE, that are supported by this role. In the UK all change activity needs to be done out of business hours, after 10pm, so if the work can be done from the US, much of it can be done during normal working hours. These changes allow for growth in customers consuming additional products and services, as well as launch of new products and services.

The data centers host all BT applications and deliver critical infrastructure services that enable the different Customer Facing Units (CFU) to deliver products and services to their customers.

What you’ll be doing

Design and Implement configuration changes to BT?s data center network and firewall infrastructure, to meet LOB application growth in support of customer growth and market share.

Change must be delivered in line with the LOB expectations but whilst maintaining integrity of existing applications and services.

Technical evaluation, and risk assessment of proposed network and firewalls infrastructure changes to ensure best practices are deployed across the changes, and service impacts for customers are minimized. Where there is risk of impact to service, the role will advise the project team how to plan for and minimize the risk. Part of the change assessment will include estimating the time and effort required.

The role holder is responsible for creating change documentation to ensure that designs are delivered accurately and in the correct sequence. Relevant documentation describes the technical steps and inter-dependencies of any deployment including test and back out plans. These instructions form part of every delivery and ensure that the Service Delivery team continue to protect the business from failed or badly delivered/badly defined change.

To support deployment of new application for new product launch and growth of existing customers.

To respond to, analyze, and mitigate against cyber security threats to the data center infrastructure.

To provide operational 2nd line support, including out of hours call-out, for the data center infrastructure. To investigate, diagnose and manage the resolution of complex faults, to ensure the LOBs can deliver excellent quality of services to their customers. This will involve leading small groups of cross-functional technical teams, to investigate and diagnose application issues, which may be caused by infrastructure issues. Once the underlying issue has been identified, drive the resolution through, minimizing any further disruption, until the customers? service is fully restored.

Continuously improve the infrastructure by integration and deployment of new technologies and seamlessly managing the transition of service onto the new platforms.

Plan for, and implement changes, that move Customers? services and applications off legacy infrastructure networks and firewalls onto new virtualized converged platforms, whilst maintaining existing levels of Customers? services.

Providing technical leadership to cross-functional teams to deliver new infrastructure supporting new products and services. Ensure all new deployments are aligned with relevant security and operational standards, and are fit for purpose, and can be fully supported by the current tools, systems and personnel.

Champions technical Continuous Improvement in the Data Centre environment – promoting a culture of service obsession and cost reduction where processes are challenged, and our people are empowered to make change happen.

Administrative responsibilities for ensuring the US data center, and office, networks and firewalls can be locked down per CFIUS regulations.

Willing to work 10am – 6pm schedule – M-F

We’ll also need to see these on your CV

We?ll also need to see this on your resume:

Qualifications and Skills

Cisco CCNP accreditation, preferably in data centers

Checkpoint l2

Design, configuration and troubleshooting of :

  • Cisco data center architectures, networks and switches

  • Checkpoint firewalls

  • VMWare virtualisation, including virtual routers, switches and firewalls. NSX and ESX platforms

  • Cisco UCS

  • Load balancing skills , specifically Citrix based

  • DNS

  • LINUX, PERL scripting

  • HL programming language ? Javascript, Python

  • Cybersecurity threat evaluation

  • Business risk assessment

Good knowledge of ITIL, 6-sigma, and LEAN practices

Project management experience desired, but not essential

Why choose us?

BT in the Americas is a leading expert in managed networked IT services, operating globally and delivering locally. We work for 8,500 organizations, such as Nestle Purina, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Heinz, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fiat- Chrysler, Microsoft, NATO, NYSE, Thomson Reuters, Unilever, Volkswagen, Volvo and many more. By combining products and services with industry-specific solutions and consulting expertise, we deliver efficient and secure systems to our customers.

BT has had a presence in the United States for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, we have more than 3000 professionals, with offices in over 35 key cities across the US, Canada and Latin America. BT owns and operates its own network infrastructure in North America. This includes nation-wide reach to all major US cities with MPLS nodes across the US, making up one of the larger MPLS networks of any carrier in the region. This expanded footprint enables us to reach over 80% of key customer sites, as well as extending coverage beyond the US with MPLS points across the region.

BT sets high standards for its employees, but also strives to provide a work environment and culture that fosters health and wellbeing. Above and beyond your base salary, annual bonus and full comprehensive benefits, BT offers high deductible health plans that empower employees to make good health care decisions, with the ability to use funds from a health savings account – to which BT contributes – that the employee manages and controls. In addition to a generous vacation allowance, all employees receive an additional 3 paid days per year to volunteer in their communities.

Existing authorization to work in the United States is required. Relocation support for this position is not currently available.

BT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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