Network Engineer - Design
Wellington, NZ
2d ago

Are you up for a challenge?

Do you enjoy being part of a high performing team who collaboratively works to accomplish technically advanced projects within a tight schedule?

Do you posses a can-do attitude, are highly motivated with excellent communication, organisational and time management skills?

About Spark

These are exciting times in the data centre enterprise networking world at Spark. Spark is making a radical shift from being the national telecommunications provider to being a ground-breaker in mobile and internet technologies.

As one of New Zealand's largest employers, Spark strives to be the Customer Inspired industry leader in mobile technology.

An innovative and dynamic organisation, life is never dull; there is always something new and exciting around the corner!

About the Role and Duties

As a member of the Spark Managed Network team, your daily activities will include :


  • Independently perform assignments in the design, detailed configuration, integration and support of existing and future technologies within assigned technical area of expertise.
  • Perform problem diagnosis, initiate problem resolution and provide ongoing life-cycle support for technology deployments and upgrades
  • Delivery & Documentation

  • Create and maintain detailed design documents, diagrams, engineering specifications, configuration, technical implementation plans, trouble shooting and support guides, systems metrics and over project information.
  • Ensure that build activities are completed per engineering diagrams and in alignment with architecture and security standards.
  • Leadership and Partnerships

  • Manage effective relationships and work in partnership with leadership, team members, vendors, and contractors to deliver robust technical solutions that are stable, secure, scalable and manageable.
  • Provide technical subject matter expertise in designing and implementing stable, secure and manageable solutions.
  • Project Support

  • Utilise performance data and historical metrics to effectively : plan for growth, plan upgrades, migrations, optimizations and new implementations;
  • identify and resolve efficiency issues; and improve overall functionality.

  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Technical Skills

  • Relevant qualification in related field. CCNP, CCDP etc. CCIE advantageous
  • Proven analytical ability and problem-solving skills
  • Effective Communication - proven presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • In depth knowledge and practical experience of BGP, OSPF and / or EIGRP protocols, MPLS, L2TP, QoS, peering and transit
  • Conversant in best practice appropriate to network design and security
  • Understanding hardware and software performance and scaling limitations
  • Scripting skills advantageous
  • Ability to balance the "big picture" and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • Experience

  • Extensive experience in a network design environment gained in an ISP or telco or major enterprise environment
  • A minimum of 10 years in the IT Network Infrastructure field, focussing on design and operations
  • Strong understanding of IT operations and project engineering
  • Culture

    Experienced architects and engineers join us to be involved in innovative design, architecture and build out. We're an innovative and exciting group of highly qualified people who love working in a rapidly changing environment.

    Creating new technologies and being at the forefront of innovation will allow you to design your own career pathway with limitless opportunity!


  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive staff phone and internet package
  • Career development opportunities
  • Training
  • There's never been a better time to join us - apply now!

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