Network Services Engineer

Technical Services · Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Department Technical Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation £22,000 - £26,000 (depending on experience)

About Aspire

Aspire Technology Solutions is one of the fastest-growing IT companies in the UK.  Established in 2006, we have experienced continuous double-digit growth.

We were proud to be named as the North East Business of the Year in the 2020 North East Business Awards.

We provide end-to-end business technology, including infrastructure, connectivity, voice, and managed and support service solutions.

We’re a people-focused business, employing over 220 people, with a culture of continuous development where we like to work hard to deliver outstanding results and have fun along the way.  We have ambitious plans to continue to grow the business and be one of the best places to work in the North East.

Our success is driven by our technical excellence and underpinned by our passion for delivering outstanding customer experience.

About the role:

The successful candidate will work within the Network Services Team. This team is responsible for the successful delivery of network ISP/WAN projects as well as assisting with networking elements within other infrastructure projects. Additionally, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills and experience over time to ultimately be involved in all aspects of projects delivery from pre-sales support for our Sales department, solution design, building customer relationships and working with other teams within the business.

The candidate will be responsible for their own time management and task development. Working closely with our provisioning coordinators and project managers to ensure the successful delivery of projects in a timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of customer connectivity solutions within acceptable time frames.
  • Implementation and successful handover of connectivity projects.
  • Collaboration with other technical specialist teams within the business.
  • Collaboration with Network Services consultants to assist in project delivery.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:


The person we are looking for would possess the following skills and attributes; 

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP protocols and the OSI model
  • Experience working with Cisco routers and switches (IOS / NX-OS)
  • Good understanding of IP routing protocols including OSPF and BGP
  • Good understanding of general IT technologies including server and virtualisation
  • Good communication and documentation skills


Our ideal candidate would have the following experience;

  • Experience of implementing MPLS including L2-VPNs and L3-VPNs
  • Experience of fibre-optic technologies, including but not limited to CWDM
  • Experience working with VoIP technologies
  • Experience of IOS-XR platform
  • Good understanding of Quality of Service (QoS) principles
  • Experience working with firewalls (e.g. Cisco ASA / Palo Alto / Fortinet etc.)




No essential qualifications are required for this role.



  • CCNA (or equivalent network qualification)
  • CCNP (or equivalent network qualification)

Location and Working Arrangements:

The position offered is based out of Aspire’s Gateshead Head Office:


The working hours are normally Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:30 with 1hr for lunch, although extended or altered hours is often required to meet the needs of the business and our customers.


Reporting and Department:

The individual will report to the Head of Network Services. 

Hours of Work: 

37.5 Per week


£22,000 - £26,000 (depending on experience)


  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Fantastic company culture
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Corporate travel discount
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • TechScheme
  • Health Plan including eye care, dentistry, physio, 24-hour employee assistance
  • Death in service


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  • Location
    Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
  • Department
    Technical Services
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    £22,000 - £26,000 (depending on experience)