Network Infrastructure Engineer (DevOps Team) at Gazprom, London, £Contractor Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Dec 04, 2019
Duration not stated

Contract Description





The purpose is to develop and deliver enhancements to the existing network architecture to a robust, scalable and always available network platform supporting high transactional trading applications and architecture to enable the expansion of GM&T’s business worldwide.


Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group – the world’s largest gas producer and one of the world’s largest energy companies. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide Gazprom group with a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX and also operates a retail business, trading as Gazprom Energy.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Group IT Shared Services

Group IT Shared Services are responsible for all Infrastructure Services, First Line Services and Workplace Services across 15 locations. Functions include DevOps, Infrastructure Engineering comprising: Networks, Servers, Database services as well as Desktop Support, Change Control, and Service Management for all GPG Group. The teams are responsible for all supporting all IT delivery teams, Infrastructure portfolio and day to day operational activities of 3 Datacentres, 7 Offices and over 1500 users. The infrastructure they support is critical for the Corporate (GPG), Trading (GM&T), Marketing & Storage (WINGAS) and Retail (GE) businesses. They also work closely with the Portfolio Management team to assist in the delivery of the portfolio of projects as determined by our business colleagues.



This role is part of Group IT Shared Services DevOps Team, driving the delivery of Network Services across the group both from a core infrastructure perspective and working with delivery teams to introduce new capabilities and enhancements.

The purpose is to develop and deliver enhancements to the existing network architecture to a robust, scalable and always available network platform supporting high transactional trading applications and architecture to enable the expansion of GM&T’s business worldwide.


  • Primarily to work on the DC Network Refresh project working on (i) network load balancer migrations (ii) firewall changes (iii) implementation of ACI core network
  • Develop and evolve the existing GPG Group network architecture in line with application, capacity and technology refresh requirements.
  • Drive and support the delivery of business projects ensuring that they adhere to standards and consume network services in the most optimized fashion.
  • Deliver technical network projects and requirements through the use of project management methodologies.
  • Act as an escalation point to troubleshoot complex incident and problem investigations to root cause analysis.
  • Lead service lifecycle management efforts to improve system resiliency and maximize operational efficiency, inputting into financial planning and budgets.
  • Provide and support governance efforts around service standards and team processes. Maintain operational documentation to aid troubleshooting efforts and swift resolution of incidents.



  • Proven hands-on skills in datacenter, routing and switching, security and migration with an extensive knowledge of Enterprise Network Architectures.
  • Extensive practical routing and switching experience with Cisco IOS and NX-OS supporting high end, active-active datacenters including 6000 and 7000 series chassis.
  • Knowledge of Nexus 9300 series with leaf and spine architectures
  • Extensive knowledge of Cisco firewalls and remote access technologies – ASA and Firepower
  • Cisco Load Balancing and Wide Area Acceleration Technologies.
  • Citrix Netscaler Technologies
  • Wireless LAN infrastructure.
  • VPN and MPLS WAN technologies.
  • VOIP, telephony infrastructure including IP and SIP based systems including video conferencing and telepresence.
  • Trading telephony systems such as dealer boards and voice recorders.
  • Practical knowledge of Internet Gateways & Proxies.
  • Monitoring tools such as Cisco LMS, Prime, Solarwinds, and Observer.
  • Constantly looking for ways to improve technologies, systems and processes.
  • Can-do attitude, willingness to take ownership and responsibility of projects and issues.
  • Working under pressure and delivering to timescales with changing business requirements.


  • Substantial demonstrable experience of implementing and maintaining high impact, mission-critical, secure enterprise-class networks.
  • Use of project management methodologies for delivery of requirements.
  • Demonstrate exemplary technical knowledge when managing major issues, faults and projects.
  • Experience of working across the OSI layer with strong emphasis on Layer 2, 3 and 4-7, routing, switching, and application load balancing.
  • Familiarity with a variety of testing tools, networking technologies and techniques to accurately troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems associated within the service, application and network hardware and software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to engage and build relationships across all levels within the internal organization as well as external partner organizations.
  • Experience of working in an ITIL environment.
  • Experience of working with security risk assessments, compliance and audit, information security standards such as ISO27001.



  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification or equivalent experience with strong preference for Routing & Switching and/or Data Centre track.
  • CISSP highly desirable.
  • ITIL certified preferred
  • Degree level education in Computer Science or a related discipline desirable.