Lead Network Engineer - Sappi

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The main responsibilities of this job are:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Regional Information Services Networking and Communications Strategy.
  • Provide tactical and strategic direction regarding networking technologies to business units
  • Provide direction, manage and be accountable for the effective operational delivery of Infrastructure - networking Center of Excellence, including management of technical teams and team members.
  • Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, other Systems Architects, and software development teams.
  • Develop, document, and communicate plans for investing in systems architecture, and budgeting, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost-effectiveness and systems flexibility.
  • Document the company’s existing systems architecture and technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.



  • Confer with end-users, clients, or senior management to define business requirements for complex systems and infrastructure development.
  • Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance. Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop and manage a systems capacity plan.
  • Alignment with business partners and vendors and ensure that Sappi is aware
  • of, and aligned to, their strategies and product roadmaps
  • Develop, document, communicate and enforce a policy for standardising systems and software as necessary

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Minimum of an IT-related diploma and MCSE/MCSD or ACNT or relevant Network Certifications
  • IT-related degree or equivalent would be advantageous
  • 5-8 Years of experience managing and configuring enterprise-wide LANs, WANs, WLANs, VPNs, and Firewalls.
  • Advanced skills in planning, designing and troubleshooting complex network environments
  • Experience in designing and implementing enterprise network solutions in data centre and branch office environments including routing, switching and wireless LAN technologies; application networking and delivery technologies (data centre server and global load balancing solutions); WAN, Internet connectivity & related technologies (SD-WAN, MPLS, IPSEC VPN, WAN Optimizers, Rate Limiters, QoS, etc.), Network Monitoring & Management Platforms
  • Core expert knowledge of WAN products and solutions (HP, Aruba and Microtek routing protocols and features (MP-BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP etc
  • Proficiency in Load Balancing technologies (Citrix, F5 etc.), DNS (Bind, Bluecoat, Umbrella, etc.), Active Directory integration with WAN optimisation (NPS, etc.)
  • First-hand knowledge in designing network solutions to enable integration of VMWare, blade, cloud and converged network environments
  • Experience in evaluating, designing and implementing multi-vendor global WAN networks for integrated (voice, video, data) traffic using various connectivity means including SD-WAN, MPLS, IPSEC VPN and others.
  • Knowledge of perimeter security solutions technologies in the data centre and branch office environments including firewalls, remote access VPNs, IPS/IDS systems and Secure Web Gateway solutions is desirable.
  • Strong ability to document processes, procedures and network designs clearly and accurately for distribution to internal teams and customers



  • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards
  • Experience with telephony systems and VoIP
  • Excellent troubleshooting experience
  • Familiarity with legislative requirements and governance standards
  • Experience in service management beneficial
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with external vendors and suppliers in the network industry
  • Proven project planning and management experience




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