Principal Network Engineer

  • Sky Betting and Gaming
  • Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Nov 06, 2021
Full time Information Technology Telecommunications Python Cisco

Job Description

As a Principal engineer within theNetwork Servicesarea of the?Infrastructure?tribe, you will be responsible for leading improvements and initiatives of Sky Betting & Gaming'sconnectivity.Working within the Core Network team you will help run all aspects of our network including the SB&G customer facing production facilities,WANand campus networks.

You will be very experienced delivering projects,designand implementation along with operational awareness. Always keeping an eye on the big picture.

You will have excellent problem-solving skills, putting them to use to deliver well thought out solutions which contribute to our overall goals,roadmapand strategy.

Excellent communication and collaboration are key to delivering our roadmap, this role is integral to influencing our direction. You will be able to deliver your message to both technical andbusiness people. Changing your approach for the differing audiences.!

How you'll do it

Reporting into theEngineering Manageryou will be part of a teamshaping the future of the Network services squads. You will work closely with the squad leadership team along with manytalented engineers.Workingcollaboratively and without boundaries on variouswork streamsincluding: Roadmaps, solutiondesign, projectdelivery,incidents,capacity planningand ad-hoc proactive improvements. You will act as a point of escalation, coaching and mentoring to engineers in the squads. Empowered to make decisions to shape the way Network Services are utilised within the business. In a culture where you are free to experiment - make a convincing pitch and no-one will say "no".

You will work closely with our architecture teams to ensure any new directives are suitable for our infrastructure, influencing the direction our squad takes


  • Technical expert inswitching and routing across a broad range of devices. Routers, Switches L2/L3, Chassis and Stack systems

  • Technical expertof Firewall concepts and technologies from majormanufacturersand the underlying tech;ACL, NAT, VPN

  • Working atCisco CCNPlevelor equivalent

  • Provenprojectdeliveryexperience

  • Deep understanding ofRouting protocols;BGP, OSPF

  • Excellent Troubleshooting skills, the ability to recognize,diagnoseand remediate any issue across any of ourservices

  • Excellent written and verbal skills with a variety of approaches to be able to modify language to influence technical and business stake holders

  • Collaboratewithother teams and 3rdpartyproviderstoseamlessly delivera stable, reliable,secureandperformant environment

  • Build and maintain strong,positive relationship with key stakeholders across the organisation


  • FortinetFirewall knowledge

  • CiscoNetworking, switches&routers

  • Cisco ACI fabric or other SDN

Knowledge of Cloud Architectures(e.gOn-prem connectivity,AWS, GCP)

NX-OS, IOS, IOS-XE/XRtroubleshooting and configuration

Scriptingand development tools (e.g.Ansible Framework,Ruby, Python, git)

Load Balancer technologyF5, ZXTM