Senior Network Engineer

About LINX: 

LINX is one of the biggest internet exchanges in the world where hundreds of service and content providers exchange their data every day on a massive scale.

LINX is an industry leader in network availability, high quality standards of customer support and at the forefront in network technologies and network automation.

We are interested in full stack Senior Network Engineers with experience across technology. As a Senior Network Engineer, you will contribute to the software and hardware testing, building and maintenance of the LINX LON1, LON2, LINX Manchester, LINX Scotland, LINX Wales, NoVA and JED-IX networks. On some projects you would work closely with our Software and IS teams.

LINX occupies a leading role in its sector and this is reflected in the high standards the Network Engineering team is held accountable for. You will need a self-motivated, flexible, team-oriented and enthusiastic approach to working with others to see the work through. We would like someone who is organised and focused on their development and are open to a change in focus in their role.

Reports to:

  • LINX Engineering Manager

Based in:

  • The position will be based in the LINX London office, but occasional travel to the LINX Peterborough office will be required along with some international travel


  • Lead and deliver successful projects following scale agile framework (SAFe) processes
  • Development and implementation of technology and infrastructure upgrades for the improvement and growth of the exchange
  • Plan and implement software and hardware upgrades, focusing on improvements to the network, implementation of new technologies, investigations, testing, enhancements etc.
  • Configure and maintain network automation platforms
  • Third line support function – provide back-up to 2nd line Network Engineers and 1st line NOC Engineers
  • Ongoing day-to-day network maintenance
  • Hands-on complex engineering, including heavy maintenance work
  • 24x7 on call rota
  • Training colleagues/sharing knowledge
  • Operational Improvements
    • Work with the operations manager to identify and address operational improvements, covering both process and technical opportunities
    • Engage in and contribute to retrospectives, addressing opportunities to drive incremental improvements
  • General Administration
    • Good at documentation
    • Keep Jira tasks updated and informative throughout the two-week sprint cycle
    • Gain and demonstrate awareness of and working to budgets

Any other duties required for the overall technical and organisational operation of the LINX

Prerequisite Skills:

  • Minimum 4/5 years’ experience in network/ISP environment
  • Advanced complex problem-solving skills
  • Debugging/analytical skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Eye for detail, self-starting and independent, but able to work within predefined areas of responsibility
  • Thorough understanding and experience of Ethernet/Layer 2 switched Networks
  • Thorough understanding and experience of Juniper routers and JUNOS
  • Thorough knowledge of IP routing protocols
  • Thorough understanding and experience of MPLS/VPLS/EVPN technologies
  • Firewall experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Knowledge of LINUX/UNIX system administration skills
  • Basic programming and scripting skills (Python, PHP)
  • Experience with automation/configuration management systems
  • Must be able to pass LAIT 3 within a reasonable period

Additional skills a plus:

  • Familiarity with continuous integration helpful
  • Familiarity with git helpful

Please note:

  • This post will be included in an on-call rota
  • You are required to be able to access the Docklands area within one hour
  • You will be required to be security screened to BS7858:1996 standard and CRB checked (this will start at your induction)
  • You are required to have the right to live and work in the UK

Remuneration package:

LINX is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered.

The salary for this position will be determined by experience however LINX offers a full range of employee benefits including:

  • Medical and Dental
  • Income Protection
  • Pension
  • Death in Service
  • Bonus (the Company aims to pay a bonus dependant on both the performance of the Company and the Employee however this is not guaranteed)

Closing date for applications:

31st May 2020 (unless the position is filled sooner)

Vacancies - Senior Network Engineer