Senior Network Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Abbey Street, Dublin

Basic Function & Purpose of the Role
Premier Lotteries Ireland
Job Title                                          Senior Network Engineer 
Department                                     Technology
Reporting to                                    Head of Infrastructure
Direct Reports                                 None
Date completed/updated               August 2023


Basic Function and Purpose of this Role

The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for the design and maintenance of PLI’s IT networks. The person will act as a senior member of the technology department, and will be able to offer guidance and best practice on a range of networking technologies, as well as be able to maintain the existing networking infrastructure.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Oversee all of PLI’s network, compromising of internal LAN, WAN, and support of the 3rd party networks
  • Design and secure all of PLI’s networks up to industry best practices
  • Partner with projects team and security teams, ensuring implementing network designs up to their requirements for upgrading existing corporate networks, as well as re-architecting network segments to facilitate new requirements, technologies and growth.
  • Resolve network communications and operations problems impacting external or internal customers.
  • Support other operational teams in the implementation of their projects where networks are affected.
  • Engage with the broader technical community to anticipate developments in innovation, often evaluating new solutions and recommending future business network requirements.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Math, or Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Relevant Experience
  • 10+ Years IT experience in the following areas:
  • Broad/Hands on knowledge across leading network vendors such as Fortigate, Aruba and HP
  • Knowledge in any of MS Teams telephony, Aruba wifi and Azure networking would be a distinct advantage.
  • Broad knowledge of Project Management methodology and best practices.
  • Knowledge of Network technologies, BGP, DMVPN, VPN, SSH
  • Strong command on Datacenter Network technologies
Technical Skills
  • Networking, including LAN/WAN - Firewalls, switches, telephony and wifi
  • Experience with TCP/IP protocol communications.
  • Experience in client VPN technologies (Knowledge of AOVPN would also be desirable)
  • Experience with Design - HLD/LLD is desirable
Key Competencies 
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated listening skills.
  • Serves as a mentor to junior employees and leads others and uses good judgment.
Working Relationships
Internal – wider technologies teams(namely IT security and IT Projects team), key business stakeholders
External – Internet providers, hardware providers, 3rd party vendors
About us
Premier Lotteries Ireland DAC (PLI) is the operator of the Irish National lottery having been awarded a 20-year license by the Irish Government in November 2014. We are committed to delivering our core purpose, to operate a responsible and world-class lottery for the people of Ireland, raising much needed Good Cause funds for the benefit of local communities throughout Ireland. Located in Abbey Street in the heart of Dublin, PLI is run by an experienced Irish based management team led by our CEO Andrew Algeo.

Life At National Lottery

Want to spend your days dreaming up ways to provide fun and entertainment to the people of Ireland, whilst supporting a host of Good Causes? Then the National Lottery could be the place for you. We’re always looking for positive and energetic people to join us and share in our vision to make dreams come true.

Why us?

At the National Lottery, we put our people first by cultivating a culture and environment that allows people to be at their best! Check out the benefits and initiatives we provide to our staff here.

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