• City of London, London
Job types
  • Hybrid Working
  • Insurance

£85000.00 - £95000.00 per annum

  • Network Engineer
  • Senior
  • Microsoft Azure
Job reference


I’m currently looking for a strong hands-on technical architect with a specific background in Azure networking to join a leading insurance organisation.

Salary: £85,000 – £95,000

Location: C. London twice a week

The Role

They are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Azure Networking Architect with expertise acting as the lead for Azure and cloud networking, supporting infrastructure/applications teams and supporting the overall Platform Services technology strategy.


  • Design, Implement and manage robust network solutions within Azure and across global offices.
  • Identify, design, and document network and security initiatives in support of Enterprise Network, Wi-Fi, Unified Communications, and & Cloud solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to internal teams on network related matters.
  • Prepare and develop recommendation reports and presentations.
  • Reviewing HLD & LLD documents to make sure they align with the organisation’s architecture standards.
  • Documenting standards for best practices for outsourcing partners
  • Develop technical solutions, keep abreast of vendor products and services available in the marketplace.
  • Be the networking lead & SME when working with IT partners and vendors.
  • Participate and contribute to ongoing global networking projects.
  • Participate and contribute to the Designs Approval Boards and Technical Design Authority
  • Be part of the escalation team for any network related issues

Collaboration & Communication

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address complex technical issues and projects.
  • Communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner to non-technical users.
  • Escalate issues to higher-level support or management as needed.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure vendor capabilities meet business requirements.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong, positive relationships with vendors through regular communication and collaboration.
  • Address and resolve any issues that may arise during the vendor relationship.
  • Monitor and analyse vendor performance in terms of cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings or process improvements within vendor relationships.

Required Skills

  • In depth knowledge of Azure Cloud Networking, cloud first adoption experience.
  • In depth knowledge of Azure Virtual WAN inc design and implementation.
  • In depth knowledge of networking protocols, cloud network architectures and encryption techniques.
  • In depth knowledge of Azure Firewalls, NSG, App Gateway, IPS/IDS and VPN technologies.
  • Skilled at writing HLD and LLD design documents.
  • Good knowledge of Azure PaaS, SaaS and IaaS services.
  • Relevant and up to date Microsoft and Cisco Networking certification.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Cisco technologies inc Meraki.
  • Knowledge of FortiGate firewalls.
  • Excellent knowledge of routing technologies such as BGP, OSPF, HSRP.
  • Excellent knowledge of SD-WAN technologies.
  • Experience in deploying/implementing unified communication technologies.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex network related issues.
  • Experience in ZTNA technologies is desirable.
  • Provide technical guidance to the wider IT teams.
  • Experience and knowledge of DevSecOps is a plus.

Functional & Behavioural Competencies required:

  • Proven experience in a Senior Azure Network role is essential.
  • Ability to analyse complex networking systems and environments to identify weaknesses.
  • Strong vendor management skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with outsourcing models and vendor management.
  • Continuous learning mindset to keep up with new technology.

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