Key Purpose of the Role:

Contribute to the design, implementation, and enhancement of Magnet Networks infrastructure. The roll encompasses all areas of network design ranging from the high design to the low level design and physical implementation of the solutions.

Key Points

Job Title: Senior Network Engineer
Department: Network Development
Reports to: Network Development Manager
Location: Clonshaugh

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement creative solutions to support our customers’ needs
  • Ensure timely delivery of network projects
  • Design and support Core network projects
  • Complete project documentation
  • Participate in “on call” schedules with other members of the team
  • Research and evaluate cutting edge technology for deployment in the network
  • Participate in the design and deployment of Smart City solutions
  • Design and deploy enterprise class wireless solutions
  • Design and deploy multi-site customer solutions
  • Design security solutions for customers

Person Specification Essential Skills & Experience (key competencies) Experience:

  • Have Cisco CCNP or 5 years + equivalent experience
  • Alcatel-Lucent experience is desirable
  • Experience in RGNets or Palo Alto firewalls
  • Experience in Castlerock SNMPc and Solarwinds Orion is desirable
  • Experience in DWDM/CWDM technologies is desirable
  • Experience in MPLS
  • Experience in Ruckus, Alcatel Lucent, Aruba, or Ubiquiti wireless solutions
  • ITIL certification is desirable


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Creative problem solving abilities
  • Extensive operational experience with carrier-class routers and switches
  • Extensive routing protocol troubleshooting skills (BGP, OSPF, MPLS)
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, PPPoE, GRE, VRRP, LACP, RADIUS, SNMP, Spanning tree
  • Extensive knowledge of BGP, OSPF, DMVPN and other routing protocols
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a growing team
  • Practical configuration experience of firewalls, Multi Site WANs, Wireless access points, layer 2 and layer 3 switches, routers
  • Strong multitasker with the capability to drive projects

Core Competencies Required & Importance – Core Job Related competences:

  • Experience in development of network designs and solutions meeting the product management expectations is essential
  • Analysis and resolution of complex network related issues
  • Identification and integration of new network tools and technologies
  • Knowledge transfer and mentoring of junior members
  • Support to other teams within the technical organization
  • Technical Expertise on all relevant Technologies
  • Vendor/provider management

Additional competences:

  • Strong Financial Awareness
  • Global Awareness
  • Creative Thinking and Innovation
  • Planning, organisation, project management
  • Ability to adapt to a changing management
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Strategic Vision & Direction Setting
  • Excellent numerical & data analysis
  • Deliver Results
  • Excellent English spoken and written
  • University level desirable

Essential Core competences:

  • Customer Focus
  • Commercial and Business Awareness
  • Performance and Results focused
  • Leadership, Motivated and People Management
  • Teamwork
  • Effective Communication
  • Continuous Improvement and Managing Change
  • Self-Management and Personal Development
  • Experience of dealing with senior managers at both customers and suppliers
  • Persuasive skills
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Relationship Building
  • Client Satisfaction
  • Delighting Customer

Company Benefits:

  • Death in Service Benefit – 4 x annual salary
  • Personal Health Insurance (currently with VHI)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 5% contributory Pension (after 6 months)
  • Educational Sponsorship Programme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Tax saver
  • Free Parking
  • Free Fruit for Employees (Monday + Thursday)
  • 20 days’ holidays raising to 25 days’ holiday (one a year for five years)
  • Strong Social Club
  • Free Company Events
  • Free Broadband
  • Referral Scheme @ €2000

Our Values:

At Magnet Networks, we have a set of core values that we require all our people to align. This is the DNA that defines how we operate as a business. These Values are;

  1. Customer: Excellence in Customer Experience, every time
  2. Challenge: Challenge and innovate for growth
  3. One Team: Take ownership, deliver a one team
  4. Fun: Celebrate success, quirky and fun
  5. Grow: Shaping the future, be all we can be
  6. Fresh: Earn trust through ‘Fresh’ and open communications

Note: FRESH is an acronym for Friendly, Respectful, Empathetic, Supportive & Honest, which defines the traits we expect from each other. It is important that our teams and partners also portray these values when working with our teams and our customers.