Principal IP MPLS Network Engineer

  • £100,000
  • Cheltenham
  • Permanent
  • 100000
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise Networking

We are seeking two highly skilled and motivated Principal IP MPLS Network Engineers to join our clinets dynamic team. The ideal candidates will possess a robust background in core networking, with specific expertise in BNG, Radius, and retail ISP networks. 

This is a hands-on role, requiring proficiency in network design, testing, configuration, and support. A passion for network automation, particularly using Python and tools like Ansible, Netmiko, and Nornir, is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Network Design and Architecture:
      • Design and architect scalable and robust core network solutions.
      • Work with Juniper MX, ACX, and QFX Leafspine technologies to enhance network performance and reliability.
  • Hands-On Engineering:
      • Engage directly in network engineering tasks, including testing, configuration, and support.
      • Troubleshoot complex network issues and implement effective solutions.
      • Perform subscriber management and work with BNG and GPON technologies.
  • Network Automation:
      • Develop and implement network automation scripts and processes using Python.
      • Utilize tools such as Ansible, Netmiko, and Nornir to streamline network operations and management.
  • Support and Maintenance:
      • Provide high-level support for the network infrastructure.
      • Ensure continuous network monitoring and proactive maintenance to prevent downtime.
  • Collaboration and Meetings:
    • Attend bi-monthly meetings in Cheltenham to collaborate with the team and discuss strategic initiatives.


  • Core Networking Expertise:
      • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with core networking components, including BNG, Radius, and retail ISP networks.
      • Familiarity with Juniper MX, ACX, and QFX Leafspine.
  • Network Access Layer Experience:
    • Experience with GPON technologies and an understanding of network access layer configurations.
  • Technical Skills:
      • Proficiency in Python for network automation.
      • Experience with automation tools such as Ansible, Netmiko, and Nornir.
  • Professional Experience:
      • Proven track record in network design, testing, configuration, and support roles.
      • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure.


  • Competitive salary up to £100,000 per annum.
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage.
  • Performance-based bonus.
  • Car allowance.
  • Professional Development: Opportunities for career growth and advancement.
  • Access to cutting-edge technologies and projects.
  • Work-Life Balance: Flexible working arrangements with periodic in-person meetings in Cheltenham.


  • Cheltenham (with meetings once every 4 to 6 weeks)

If you are interested, apply today! 

George Barnes Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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