Network Engineer

Ref: NE0823


Network Engineer 

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, full-time Network Engineer to join our team and work within a dynamic and diverse engineering environment. 

The position offers a unique and challenging exposure to the wide spectrum of service provider technologies and solutions. As a Network Engineer, the candidate shall work closely with Gibtelecom’s Principal Engineers and fellow Analysts, to maintain the high standards of both extant and future technical solutions.

Key responsibilites: 

  • Aid in the engineering, design and implementation of the core network, including but not restricted to, IP/MPLS networks.
  • Develop and update the network infrastructure, researching and deploying new features to provide enhanced services.
  • Document and develop procedures for the business and operations support teams.
  • Engage with vendors and internal teams to maintain network performance; develop RFP documentation, where required.
  • Support new product deployments with installation, integration, creation of SOPs and training.
  • Participate in the supplier and equipment evaluation and selection process.
  • Support Network Operations by providing tier 2/3 technical support. This includes 24/7 support within on-call rota system.
  • Undertake Client assessments and site surveys.
  • Carry out day-to-day activities including service installations, support requests, troubleshooting and system maintenance.
  • Resolve outages and trouble shoot error conditions on network platforms. Engage vendors as required for support and execute instructions to resolve issues and incidents.
  • Assist teams to develop scalable network designs and solutions for IP related areas of the business.
    • This includes the IP/MPLS core and access networking technologies.
  • Project management: Ensure core network projects are delivered on time and budget.
  • Life cycle management: Anticipate EoL/EoS dates for software and hardware. Propose and deploy action plans to keep software and hardware updated. 

What do I need to apply?

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a Computer Science or related Telecommunications field, or proven experience in a network engineering and Service Provider environment.
  • At least 5+ years of telecommunications experience working within a service provider environment.
  • Certification level
    • Cisco CCNP Service Provider or above
    • Juniper JNCIP Service Provider or above
    • MEF Carrier Ethernet (beneficial)


Mandatory knowledge and competencies 

The ideal candidate shall possess a broad skill set, with proficiencies in most, if not all of the following key areas:

  • Strong and demonstrable experience with service provider technologies and services (IP and MPLS based solutions) and their associated protocols (BGP, ISIS, OSPF, LDP, MPLS).
  • Strong Juniper JUNOS and Cisco IOS-XR skills required.
  • Understanding of firewalls and concepts – ACLs, NAT, IPSec and SSL.
  • Services testing (EtherSam, RFC2544, Etherbet).
  • Good understanding of DNS, DHCP, TACACs, Radius and other commonly used protocols.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills including presentation delivery.
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in technologies and an enthusiasm for learning.
  • Comprehensive understanding of high availability techniques.
  • Self-motivating with the ability to make critical decisions.


Desirable knowledge and experience:

  • Cisco ASR and Juniper MX/PTX platforms
  • Juniper switching platforms (EX & QFX)
  • Fortinet firewalls
  • Experience with Data Centre Fabric, using VXLAN/EVPN & EVPN/MPLS.
  • Scripting and automation (DevOps) experience, in the context of NFV & SDN (OpenConfig, NetCONF, Python)
  • Linux experience.
  • IPv6 experience.

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How to apply

If you are interested in learning more about current employment opportunities at Gibetelecom, please contact:

Human resources department

(+350) 20052217

15/21 John Mackintosh Square, Gibraltar

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