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Networking Engineer - Bachelor/Master (Intern)

  • Type Internship
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Location Feltham, United KingdomFelthamGBGreater London
  • Posted
  • Start date
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  • INTERNEngineeringIT

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Solution Validation Services (SVS) at Cisco UK is looking for undergraduate students for a 1 year paid internship programme as part of a sandwich year placement.

Candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at University as an undergraduate 
  • Be eligible to work full time in the UK
  • Be willing to re-locate to Reading, UK
  • The ability to be given a task and be expected to research and deliver what is required
  • Have a keen interest in the following technologies:
  • Networking  - (Routing & Switching)
  • Automation / Programming - (Python, Bash, PHP etc)
  • Linux / Windows Operating Systems
  • Virtualisation Technologies - VMware
  • (Experience is ONLY required for Networking - all other areas are useful but not essential)

The day to day activities of the role are working as part of a small team of fellow interns and lab administrators to ensure the efficient running of the SVS networking lab in Reading.

Activities include the following:

  • Racking & stacking new equipment
  • Cabling network topologies for SVS engineers
  • Installing / Upgrading software across a variety of Cisco hardware platforms
  • Installing various Virtual Machines & operating systems for testbed usage
  • Taking requirements from SVS engineers and using knowledge of the lab to bring them to reality
  • Working closely with SVS engineers to ensure the successful delivery of SVS projects

What you will gain / what we can offer you:

  • A year of experience with the world's largest Networking company
  • Interns are expected to gain their CCNA & CCNP certifications by the end of the year
  • Knowledge about a massive range of Cisco products
  • A very competitive salary
  • The ability to take any equipment not in use in the lab and build whatever you like
  • A wide variety of troubleshooting skills which many Network Engineers lack
  • A chance to work with engineers who are experts in their fields
  • Access to the vast resources of Cisco

Some information about the lab & team you'll be working in:

  • More than 300 racks
  • Networking equipment ranging from Catalyst 2950 switches to ASR9922 core routers
  • Over 5000 pieces of hardware valued at more than $500m 
  • ~20 Network Consulting Engineers locally at Reading
  • A close working relationship with other SVS teams based in Israel, Sydney, Bangalore and the US

Some background information:

Solution Validation Services (SVS) is a global organisation within Cisco dedicated to validating complex customer-specific networks and accelerating the adoption of new technologies.

We validate architecture, design, hardware, software and configuration to exactly replicate the environment of our customers in order to deliver high quality validation services.

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