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Network Lead

Country:
Portugal
Work Location:
Porto
13 Apr 2021
Job Type:
Regular
About The Opportunity
Do you want to be part of this exciting opportunity to join our IT Center of Excellence in GKN Automotive’s new office situated in Porto?

Working out of recently refurbished, state of the art offices we provide multifunctional support to GKN Automotive’s global delivery activities across Finance, Procurement, IT, HR & Sales Order Management.

Our vision is to deliver sustainable value with standard, consistent, digitally enhanced processes and to achieve this we are seeking to attract highly motivated and skilled professionals. In return we offer a corporate culture which champions professional development, embraces and leads change, creates ingenious solutions for our customers and encourages collaboration.
 

We are looking for a Network Team Leader that will provide strategical advice and management on the client account and interact with multiple project teams. This person will be responsible for analyzing complex local and wide area network systems, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting and operating systems and protocol suites.

This position reports directly to the Head of IT Infrastructure. 
Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities include:
  •  Managing external supplier in managing the network
  •  Acts as a technical project leader and provide work leadership for employee
  • Develop and implementing Network strategy together with external partners
  • Supporting solution and security architects during new requests/projects
  • Evaluate new technologies and recommend future strategy
The skills and capabilities we are looking for include:
  • Proven experience with enterprise scale network infrastructure
  • Hands-on experience with LAN/WAN infrastructure design, implementation, and maintenance;
  • Experience in management of external partners;
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent related experience;
  • Experience with troubleshooting physical network technologies;
  • Expert knowledge in evaluating vendor products and make recommendations to purchase hardware and software;
  • Experience in Architecture and design of a global enterprise network
  • Knowledgeable in network security procedures, best practices, and implementation;
  • Knowledge of SD WAN, Cisco Solutions and Firewalls
  • Has achieved industry standard certifications, e.g.: Security+, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA, Network+,
  •  Ability to troubleshoot software issues and customer applications as required;
About Us

GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN Automotive. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, colour, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.