Tech Ops

Network Engineer

We are looking for a Network Engineer to work as part of the Connectivity team, and deliver high value professional services to customers.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be working as part of the Systems/RMM team, and will help to deliver professional services to customers and our internal systems using our N-Able N-central monitoring systems and other tools.

Candidates are expected to be capable of working under their own initiative and to collaborative engagement with their peers.

Key Responsibilities

  • To liaise with customers to troubleshoot and resolve faults, and act as an internal point of escalation for technical issues
  • Pro actively handle customer queries by keeping them fully informed of progress, ensuring that requests are answered/fulfilled to the customer's complete satisfaction in each and every instance
  • Act as an interface with service suppliers, ensuring that incidents which need to be passed to them for resolution are done so professionally with a view to rapid response and to manage the same to successful resolution
  • Perform day to day management of network infrastructure and service provision to include, maintain, use & configure network management tools to monitor network status, and ensure maximum network performance and service availability
  • Pre-installation building, configuration and testing of network equipment
  • Co-ordinate planned works on the network, ensuring they are carried out in a controlled, timely manner with minimum service downtime
  • Participate in an on call rota for the provision of out of hours support
  • To identify and develop areas where personal knowledge is lacking in order to offer the most effective and efficient service to our customers
  • Create, update and manage network documentation, ensuring it is accurate and complete.

Key Skills

A thorough understanding and significant experience of the following is required…

  • Network switching and routing infrastructure (particularly Cisco, Microtik, and Dell; mostly LAN)
  • Firewalls (WatchGuard, FortiGate, Cisco etc)

Significant experience and expertise is expected in one or more of the following, with working knowledge of as many as possible being advantageous Networking (switching, routing, firewalls, load-balancers, WAFs)

  • Networking technologies such as OSPF, BGP, HSRP, VLANS, MPLS.
  • MPLS infrastructure
  • Enterprise Cisco Wireless.
  • IaaS and Cloud platforms (VMware, Azure, AWS etc)
  • Linux Server and applications (Apache/Nginx, MySQL/Maria DB, etc)

Its expected (though not essential) that the successful candidate will hold one or more qualifications in appropriate technologies from one of the following organizations

  • Cisco

About You

Ideal candidates for our new roles will live within commuting distance of our recently refurbished Newport office which sits on the same campus as the Vantage Data Centre – a critical datacentre node in the digital operational capacity of western Europe and in which SysGroup hosts and manages significant infrastructure for a range of customers.

We are looking for people who want to make a name for themselves in the IT industry and want to be part of the growth journey of SysGroup. You must be comfortable with working at pace and dealing with the inevitable ambiguity that comes with rapid growth and development. Finding ways to get things done is paramount. We have five core company values that underpin all we do:

  • Love what you do
  • Own it
  • Work smart and together
  • Delight your customer
  • Be Bold

To be part of our journey for all our new roles you will need to understand the principles that underpin Cloud – We often talk about the NIST principles as the foundation for this understanding. Furthermore, you will understand what an Enterprise environment can offer to organisations as they develop their IT capability.

Our Tech Ops team is critical for us. You will be joining a team of dedicated and hardworking individuals who care deeply about what they do and who care deeply about giving our customers the best possible service. We often go the extra mile to deliver the necessary service level and want to work alongside people who will also go that extra mile. As part of this approach to our work, self-awareness and vulnerability are also key traits we look for in the people in our teams. We need people who can build the right level of work life balance by understanding the cadence of projects and other activities so that our projects are delivered on time coupled with that healthy work life balance.


In addition to a very competitive base salary (which will be dependent on experience) we also offer:

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • An additional half a day holiday on your birthday
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme
  • Employee discounts
  • Cash plan medical care
  • PMI
  • Quarterly prize draw


SysGroup is an award-winning Managed IT Services, Cloud Hosting, and expert IT Consultancy provider. The Group’s head office is in Liverpool and has offices in Manchester, London, Telford and Newport.

We are in a significant growth phase and are looking to build out an enhanced team of Service Professionals to meet the demand we are seeing across our customer base and within the market.

Our SysCloud Enterprise Cloud supports a broad range of businesses and presents our technical team with the opportunity to work alongside organisations with a global outlook and footprint. From collocation of hardware to sophisticated PCI environments to IaaS and PaaS - SysCloud offers our technical teams an opportunity to work across a range of technologies from Private Cloud to integrating services from Hyperscale public cloud environments.

We are currently looking to fill a number of new roles within our Technical Operations Teams. These range from engineers with a broad outlook, high work ethic and natural problem-solving approach, Consultants who can help to positively challenge our customers as they take the next steps in their digital journey and solution architects who understand how virtualisation and Cloud environments provide value to a wide range of organisations.

Interested? Apply now!

Please send your CV and a covering letter to our People & Culture team